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9 years of Bombay Velvet - Reflecting on Anurag Kashyap's bold filmmaking feat. Vicky Kaushal

Exploring the collaborative spectrum of Anurag Kashyap and Vicky Kaushal, from gangster epics to poignant love stories.

9 years of Bombay Velvet - Reflecting on Anurag Kashyap's bold filmmaking feat. Vicky Kaushal
Anurag Kashyap and Vicky Kaushal

Last Updated: 04.50 PM, May 15, 2024


Exploring the universe of visionary director Anurag Kashyap, particularly his collaborations with the talented Vicky Kaushal, is fitting as Bombay Velvet marks nine years since its release. The filmmaker has a history of pushing the envelope with his masterpieces, such as the lavish yet gritty Bombay Velvet, the bleak Raman Raghav 2.0, and the emotionally charged Manmarziyaan. With Kashyap's signature directing style and Kaushal's mesmerising performances, these flicks take viewers on a mesmerising trip through ambition, love, and the intricacies of human nature. They are now available on numerous OTT platforms.

So, get some popcorn and settle in for engrossing stories directed by one of India's most acclaimed filmmakers, starring the irresistible Vicky Kaushal.

Anurag Kashyap films starring Vicky Kaushal to watch on OTT

Bombay Velvet - Disney+ Hotstar


Anurag Kashyap both directed and co-produced the 2015 historical gangster film Bombay Velvet, adapting it from historian Gyan Prakash's book Mumbai Fables. The film's main stars are Karan Johar, Ranbir Kapoor, and Anushka Sharma, while supporting actors include Siddhartha Basu, Vivaan Shah, Manish Choudhary, and Kay Kay Menon. Vicky Kaushal shines in the role of Basil, Kulkarni's (Menon's) subordinate.

The film's first-week earnings were approximately Rs. 23 crore, despite its Rs. 120 crore budget. After receiving negative reviews on its opening night and performing disastrously at the box office, the film faced financial failure.

In Bombay Velvet, a regular guy (Ranbir Kapoor) ultimately becomes a "Big Shot" after overcoming all obstacles. This is the tale of how a man's fantasy turns into a universal terror.

Raman Raghav 2.0 - ZEE5 (OTTplay Premium)

Anurag Kashyap directed the 2016 neo-noir psychological crime thriller Raman Raghav 2.0, known globally as Psycho Raman. Producers Kashyap, Vikramaditya Motwane, Vikas Bahl, and Madhu Mantena produced the film, which stars Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Vicky Kaushal, and debutante Sobhita Dhulipala. Over the course of eight chapters, we see crooked police officer Raghavan (Kaushal) pursue serial killer Ramanna (Siddiqui). Raman Raghav, a real-life serial killer active in Mumbai in the 1960s, served as the film's inspiration.

This psychological thriller takes place in modern-day Mumbai and chronicles the life of serial murderer Ramanna, whose inspiration comes from the notorious 1960s serial killer Raman Raghav. He develops an odd fixation on Raghavan, a young police officer, and continues to secretly trail him, frequently setting them up to meet face-to-face.

Manmarziyaan - JioCinema, ZEE5 (OTTplay Premium)

Anurag Kashyap wrote and directed the romantic drama Manmarziyaan in 2018. Phantom Films and Colour Yellow Productions both co-produce the film, which stars Abhishek Bachchan, Taapsee Pannu, and Vicky Kaushal.

The story of Rumi (Taapsee Pannu), a free-spirited young woman living in Amritsar, Manmarziyaan, centres on her tangled web of feelings for her impulsive and careless partner (Vicky Kaushal) as well as her strong-willed fiancé (Abhishek Bachchan).

Almost Pyaar with DJ Mohabbat - Netflix

In 2023, Anurag Kashyap helmed the romantic musical drama Almost Pyaar with DJ Mohabbat. The film's leading actors include Alaya F and newcomer Karan Mehta. Filmgoers were effusive in their praise following its debut. The film nonetheless bombed at the box office, earning barely Rs. 25 lakh, despite the positive reviews.

A girl (Alaya F) in London has a slight crush on a boy (Karan Mehta). A boy has feelings for a girl in an alternate reality. Both of these love stories eagerly approach one another despite their limitations due to social rank, caste, religion, and inequity. According to DJ Mohabbat (Vicky Kaushal), the Guru of Love, there are three tragic love stories: one musical, one tragic, and one with an eerie coincidence.