All movie buffs, we have some great news for you! Today, we are all set to tell you about a new café. No, we are not talking about just another café but a ‘filmy café’. Yes, that’s what it’s called that too in the heart of Delhi – Connaught Place! Delhi-ites are known to be movie buffs….hollywood or Bollywood, you will always find movie halls full on every weekend.
As Team ChicLifeByte made its way to the café situated in the PVR Plaza building, we entered the 35 seater Bollywood zone followed by a 20 seater Hollywood zone. Both of them had different furniture and fixture with one common thing – the essence of Bollywood and Hollywood respectively with walls adorning characters, movies, and dialogues from their favourite movies and characters. The Bollywood zone showcased the likes of Hum Aapke Hain Kaun, Qayamat Se Qayamat Tak, Sholay, DDLJ, Andaaz Apna etc on one side and on the other side we saw some iconic dialogues which made us go nostalgic. Even you would go down the memory lane once you read those – Basanti in kutton ke saamne mat naachna to All Izz well….we all have wonderful memories associated with these dialogues. Well, anyone will feel inspired by this wonderful place. Its not just walls but they even have quirky cushions which have characters and dialogues as well. Hollywood was full of 007, Casino Royale, Die Another Day, From Russia with Love, Arnold Schwarzenegger. The Hollywood zone had nice big classy golden brown couches while the Bollywood zone had lively blue and white furniture.
Team ChicLifeByte also caught up with Thakur Bhuvan Singh, co-owner, Filmy Café & Bar who is a true film buff. A Modern School, Barakhamba Road pass-out, he had been a regular at PVR Plaza and wanted to open something funky for the Delhi crowd. In the past, he has helped his father at Deez biryani which has about 6 outlets in Delhi & NCR (2 in Ggn, 1 each in in Noida, CP, Kamla Nagar and Defence Colony). Well, it would have been an easy task for him to open another Deez biryani outlet but that would have not been an ideal thing for him and that’s the reason he thought of opening a Bollywood and Hollywood themed café & bar in one of the oldest building in Connaught Place. Its not just business he is passionate about, he has a creative side as well and that’s his interior designing skills. Bhuvan has done interiors for Filmy Café as well as all the outlets of Deez Biryani. A big thumbs up as this place surely won our heart.
Now, it was time for the scrumptious food and that’s what Deez is famous for. I know we were not at Deez but we did expect some really awesome food coz of the parentage. We did try some stuff which includes Veg and Non Veg Pizza, Chilly Chicken, Seekh Kabab, Spring rolls, Roasted chicken and each one of them was scrumptious and delicious. On expansion plans, Bhuvan seemed confident but wants to wait for first 6 months to test the market and will open 2 more outlets after that. Wait wait… we will tell you the location as well. Its good news for people who stay or work in Jasola and West Delhi. Excited Bhuvan was all praises of his father and cant stop thanking him for his guidance and support. Being a 90’s kid, he has grown up on movies like Maine Pyaar Kiya, DDLJ, Dil Chahta Hain, Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara and adores Salman Khan and Katrina Kaif as his favourite actor and actress.
We must say the place was buzzing on the day of the launch. The right music, food, service was what made the place stand out with its awesome ambience.