How to go big and how not to be shy about it, in Bombay Velvet.
The writer and director Anurag Kashyap’s Bombay Velvet seemed like was focused more on building up the legacy, history, rather than world or character building. So you do get a sensational environment, tone in the film, with glamorous costumes and a feet-tapping head-bobbing jazz score. But as each act develops we don’t feel like something has been earned. I know everyone must have suggested the same thing to Anurag, but maybe, maybe a narrator? For a lot of the time, I felt that I was working hard to understand the emotions that these characters would be going through, rather than them making me feel them.