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Film Review: The Great Gatsby meets the Goodfellas in Anurag Kashyap's Bombay Velvet

The Rs 90-crore period drama falters in its storytelling but gets the styling just right. Anurag Kashyap's Bombay Velvet is a thing of flawed beauty

I went in to watch Bombay Velvet with some trepidation for what I perceived as the second-most anticipated film of the year after Detective Byomkesh Bakshy!, which turned out to be a damp squib. While Banerjee paid homage to his childhood hero, Kashyap has paid obeisance to his. Bombay Velvet begins with a tribute to Martin Scorcese, so much so that Kashyap roped in Thelma Schoonmaker, the Academy Award-winning editor who has edited all of Scorcese’s films since Raging Bull, for his film. Both are highly-billed period crime films by directors with serious “indie cred” ...