Bombay Rose movie rating: 3.5 / 5 (three and a half stars)
Featured actors: Anurag Kashyap, Cylie Khare, Amit Deondi, Makrand Deshpande, Geetanjali Kulkarni, Shishir Sharma, Virendra Saxena, Amardeep Jha
Director: Gitanjali Rao
What is good: Each image is worth a million dollars and elevates the level of animation in Indian cinema to a much higher level.
What is bad: It is not promoted enough to reach a good number of audiences.
Loo break: Well, it’s an art film and you’ll be watching it from the comfort of your home, so yes, you can take as many breaks as you need.
Watch or not ?: A big yes for never seen before painting animation that fills your eyes with pure beauty.
Bombay Rose is the story of 8 characters in the city and how their lives are directly or indirectly linked to each other. There’s nothing special about the story here, but the storytelling, emotions, and socio-political issues that have always been relevant grab your attention.
Bombay Rose Movie Review: Screenplay Analysis
Bombay Rose is only a movie of around 1.5 hours, so the slow nature of the script doesn’t affect you. The beautiful thing about the script is that it pulls your chords at your heart with the right emotions. The trace of the unfortunate Hindu girl and Muslim boy falling in love with each other, the old woman who loves to dwell on her glorious old days is sure to melt your heart. Also, there is so much purity in the trail of a little girl bringing the labor of deaf and dumb children home. It won’t be wrong to say that the script is full of extraordinarily sad, beautiful, and extremely relevant things in our otherwise ordinary lives. The story also beautifully captures the impact of Bollywood movies and stars on the lives of normal people.
Bombay Rose Movie Review: Star Performance
It’s an animated film so there are only voiceovers and everyone did a good job. But it was a treat to see a realistic filmmaker like Anurag Kashyap talking about the OTT dialogues of Bollywood action star Raja Khan.
Bombay Rose Movie Review: Director, Music
Gitanjali Rao gave fantastic direction and viewers will be totally in awe after watching this cinematic gem. She designed each frame with so much love it shows brilliantly. It won’t be wrong to say that the film is a great treat for art cinema lovers. It will actually make many of you fall in love with art cinema even if you haven’t yet developed a taste for it. Well done to her and to her entire team. However, the movie would have been a lot better if she could take care of the details.
Music is a big part of the story and adds value to the narrative. The song “Rewa” will stay with you for quite a long time.
Bombay Rose Movie Review: The Last Word
Bombay Rose is a cinematic delight and it’s an irony that it doesn’t hit theaters. To see him on the big screen would have been a pleasure of a different kind. Still, it’s now on Netflix and you should be watching it on the biggest screen possible. Watch it to know that India is full of talented filmmakers. They are trying to hit us and now the ball is in our court.
Three and a half stars
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Bombay Rose released on March 08, 2021.
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