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10 interesting things you need to know about Anurag Kashyap’s new movie Bombay Velvet

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Mumbai Velvet and Gone with the wind

By Anurag Paul

Bombay Velvet, based on historian Gyan Prakash’s book Mumbai Fables, set in Bombay of the 1960s, tells the story of a boxer, Johnny Balraj, and an aspiring jazz singer, Rosie, and how their hopes and dreams collide with their individual realities. The trailer of the film was released on 19th  March 2015.

The film is directed and co-produced by Anurag Kashyap, starring Ranbir Kapoor, Anushka Sharma and Karan Johar. Kay Kay Menon, Mansh Chudhary, Raveena Tandon and Siddharh Basu are in the supporting roles.

Here are 10 things you need to know about the new film.

  1. Director Karan Johar will be acting in this movie, playing the character of Kaizad Khambatta who is described as a flamboyant, quick-witted, Parsi media mogul with a high-end attitude. This will be probably his second appearance on big- screen after Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge.

 

  1. The dialogues of Bombay Velvet are very hard to crack. “Ab ghora decide karega kaunsa jockey uske upar baithega,” (Now the horse will decide which jockey will ride him). Only Johnny Balraj can crack this dialogue.

 

  1. Ranbir Kapoor will be seen on big screen after one and a half year of hibernation period.

 

  1. The movie is based on 1960’s Bombay, if it would have been 2015’s, Anurag Kashyap had to change its name and make it, Mumbai Velvet.

 

  1. Bombay Velvet is the first movie in which Ranbir Kapoor and Anushka Sharma will be sharing space onscreen. Virat Kohli will be certainly jealous.

 

  1. Ranbir and Anushka are posed in almost the same manner as Clark Gable and Vivien Leigh in the Gone with the Wind (1939).

 

  1. Majority of Bombay Velvet was shot at real location in Srilanka, no made up false set.

 

  1. Bombay Velvet is presumed to be high on aesthetics, as Thelma Schoonmaker was part of the Editing team.

 

  1. Plenty of visual effects have been used in this movie but Anurag Kashyap has clarified that it will have his touch of realism.

 

  1. The movie is based on Mumbai Fables by Gyan Prakash. Gyan Prakash is a historian at Princeton University but don’t worry there is enough of Chemistry between Ranbir and Anushka on the screen. Kissing scene in the trailer assures that.

The film will be released in two versions, one for Indian audience and the other for an international release. The editing for the international version is by Oscar-winner Thelma Schoonmaker, who has been a frequent collaborator of director Martin Scorsese, and edited films like Goodfellas, Raging Bull and The Departed. While the Indian version simultaneously, is being edited by Prerna Saigal, who was an associate director and editor for the Indian film, The Lunchbox. The film with a budget of US $ 14 million is set to release on 15th May, 2015.

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Lust Stories Makers Happy With Empowered Platform Like Netflix

"That is why there is more scope for the digital platforms to reach out to these urban pockets than cinema halls. The idea is not one versus the other... The approach is more inclusive."

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Netflix is an empowered platform- Karan Johar. Pixabay

Four Indian filmmakers Karan Johar, Anurag Kashyap, Zoya Akhtar and Dibakar Banerjee — each known for their unique style — have come together for the anthology “Lust Stories”, which will be out on Netflix next month. They are happy to associate with an “empowered platform”, which allows their creativity to be showcased far and wide.

At the trailer launch of “Lust Stories” here on Friday, when asked if Netflix has given them extra freedom as there is no censorship on digital media, Karan said: “Look, we are not showing the film on Netflix because there is a lot of freedom (in terms of censorship). We are showing the film because of its reach.

“Netflix reaches 190 countries. For a filmmaker and storyteller, it is important to reach out to the widest audience with our story. There is no scene in the film that might get censored…Netflix is an empowered platform with a worldwide popularity.”

Karan’s short film features Vicky Kaushal, Kiara Advani and Neha Dhupia.

Ronnie Screwvala, one of the producers of the film, said: “Netflix is a global platform. We have been trying to do crossover cinema for 100 years, and now people will get a chance to do crossover cinema. Now we have an audience (through Netflix) that caters to a wider audience, not just to the South Asian (audience), but all over. That is a great opportunity.”

How are they planning to reach out to rural India where people may not necessarily have access to mobile phones, Screwvala said: “If we are talking about rural India, of course, it will take time to reach. But when we look at the footfall and box office collection, 60 per cent of it comes from metro cities like Delhi and Mumbai.

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Lust Stories will be out on Netflix from next month. Bollywood Country

“That is why there is more scope for the digital platforms to reach out to these urban pockets than cinema halls. The idea is not one versus the other… The approach is more inclusive.”

Actress Bhumi Pednekar, who features in Zoya’s short story, said: “As actors and filmmakers, we want our stories to reach as many people as possible, and Netflix is one of such platforms. I think the digital audience is braver and more accepting towards new content. They are looking for new stories.”

Asked if practising freedom of expression is easier on a digital platform, Zoya said: “Yes and no… I mean there is not something we are showing in the film that cannot be shown otherwise.”

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Talking about the given freedom on a digital platform for the filmmakers and viewers, Dibakar said: “You see, as filmmakers we will find our way even within the limited freedom we are given. But this platform has given freedom to the audience.

“I believe that freedom is about having a choice. If we do not have the choice, then freedom is a theoretical discussion. So I think with this platform, the audience should have the choice to experience an intimate experience with few people or with oneself… So this platform provides more freedom to the audience than filmmakers.”

The film “Lust Stories” will release on June 15. (BollywoodCountry)