Why 96% of our users want to watch Bombay Velvet

Months before there was even a single poster for Bombay Velvet, the hype surrounding the film was already palpable. It’s no surprise that the buzz has just increased with every glimpse we’ve gotten into the film. With the film’s release just a few days away, the excitement has reached a fever pitch! In fact, 96% of our users can’t wait to watch Bombay Velvet. And if the numbers are any indication, they won’t be disappointed. If you are not a part of the 96% yet, here are 5 statistically sound reasons why you should be excited for Bombay Velvet too:

1. Prior to Bombay Velvet, Anushka Sharma and Ranbir Kapoor have only been part of one film together – PK. Though Ranbir only made a brief appearance in the film, it was enough to make a mark on the box office! At a worldwide box office collection of INR 649 crore, PK is the highest-grossing Bollywood film of all time, both in India and the world!

If Bombay Velvet recreates PK‘s box office success even partially, it’s safe to say that the film is going to be a hit!

2. The second quarter of the year has proven to be lucrative for Ranbir. Before Bombay Velvet, the actor has only had two releases in the second quarter – Raajneeti and Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani, two of the most commercially successful films of his career!

3. Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani and Raajneeti are also two of the most critically acclaimed films of Ranbir Kapoor‘s career. Don’t believe us? Here are the awards nominations that he has bagged for the two films:

  • Apsara Film & Television Producers Guild Awards: Best Actor in a Leading Role for Raajneeti (2011), Best Actor in a Leading Role for Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani (2014)
  • BIG Star Entertainment Awards: Most Entertaining Film Actor – Male for Raajneeti (2010), Best Actor for Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani (2014)
  • Filmfare Awards: Best Actor for Raajneeti (2011), Best Actor for Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani (2014)
  • The Global Indian Film and TV Honours: Best Actor in a Leading Role – Male for Raajneeti (2011)
  • International Indian Film Academy Awards: Best Actor for Raajneeti (2011)
  • Screen Awards: Best Actor for Raajneeti (2011), Best Actor (Popular Choice) for Raajneeti (2011), Best Actor for Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani (2014), Best Actor (Popular Choice) for Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani (2014)
  • Stardust Awards: Best Actor – Drama for Raajneeti (2011), Star of the Year – Male for Raajneeti (2011)
  • Zee Cine Awards: Best Actor – Male for Raajneeti (2011), Best Actor – Male for Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani (2011)
4. Karan Johar is all set to show off his acting chops in Bombay Velvet, and we can’t wait! The last time he shared screen space with Ranbir was in 2009’s Luck By Chance. Though it wasn’t a massive blockbuster, the film was well-received by viewers and film critics. With an average critic rating of 70% and an average user rating of 66%, no one can deny that the film did something right.

The duo have also had success when they’ve worked together in different capacities:

Now that Karan Johar and Ranbir Kapoor all set to reunite for Bombay Velvet, we’re ready for some more magic on the silver screen. Are you?

5. Manish Choudhary plays Jimmy Mistry in Bombay Velvet. However, he has worked with Ranbir before as well! The actor has also appeared in Rocket Singh: Salesman of the Year. Though it was far from Ranbir’s most successful film, Rocket Singh was a laugh riot that the audiences loved. In fact, the average user rating for the film is 7.5!

Ranbir’s track record with his Bombay Velvet co-workers has been exemplary so far. And it looks like Bombay Velvet will be another addition to his ever-growing list of hits. Are you excited to watch it this Friday? We know we are!