Anurag Kashyap’s period drama Bombay Velvet has been making news since its inception. The makers of the movie have put a lot of effort for creating the magical scenes of old times Bombay in the movie.
Bombay velvet is set in Bombay of the 60’s. The director has recreated Bombay of that period. He has made sure that everything is in sync with the 60’s, from the look of the characters, to the cars and the streets. More than 200 vintage cars have been used in the movie.
The film has worked hard for its sets to recreate the feeling of old Bombay on the screens. With more than 600 crew members every day, 25,000 kilos of art material, and around 10,000 of costumes have been created. This is the reason the movie budget is very high.
Recently the makers of the movie released the making of the movie with the sneak peek into what all it took to the makers to make Bombay Velvet film. Take a look at the video where you simply cant stop appreciating the creativity and talent.
Tabloid journalism of that 1960’s too plays a major part in Bombay Velvet. A tabloid called ‘Glitz’ is an important part of the film’s narrative.
This tabloid breaks sensational stories on the rich and famous of the city. It writes about the big and wealthy people of Bombay. It also talks about sting operations and blackmail stories that are a part of the narrative of the film.
It is a well known fact that ‘Blitz’ was a major tabloid in the 60’s. It is India’s first tabloid with Russi Karanjia as it’s editor. He is known as the man who pioneered tabloid journalism in India.
In the film, the role of the editor of Glitz is played by Manish Chaudhari. He plays a charismatic newspaper editor named Jimmy Mistry.
Manish did a lot of research and preparation for his role. He visited Russi’s closed up house in Cuffe Parade, went to his office and even spoke to Russi’s colleagues.
Manish also met an 80-year-old tailor working out of the ground floor of the former Blitz building. He shares, “He and his father made Russi’s suits. His anecdotes and pictures, along with the other research, were my references. I hope Russi’s family, friends and colleagues will enjoy Jimmy.”
Bombay Velvet starring Ranbir Kapoor and Anushka Sharma is co produced by Fox Star Studios and Phantom Films. It is one of the most awaited films this year.
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