Tamasha Review Rating: The latest movie of Ranbir Kapoor and Deepika Padukone has released today on the big screen. Directed by Imtiaz Ali, tamasha stands for Spectacle in english. While, Sajid Nadiadwala has produced it. It has been shot in Shimla, Delhi, Gurgaon, and Kolkata and for two days in Tokyo, Japan. (check: PRDP collections.)
When the poster of writer-director Imtiaz Ali’s Tamasha was launched the headline says “Why always the same story? Well, that’s a question I’ve wanted to ask director Imtiaz Ali who had made such love stories like Jab We Met, Love Aaj Kal, and Rockstar, which were all watchable but a had a sense of a familiar vibe.
Well Tamasha his latest film also goes down a similar path at points throughout the film, yet it feels fresh and energetic because Imtiaz has a leading pair that sizzles on screen and don’t lose a beat, even when his script falls flat.
Tamasha rolls on for 2 hours and 33 minutes and losses steam post intermission. Yet what Imtiaz has done in the past and wonderfully does in Tamasha is that he gives us so much depth in his characters that despite the film’s flaws he hooks you onto these character as you actually genially care for them.
As last seen together in Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani, ex-flames Ranbir Kapoor, and Deepika Padukone once again lights up the screen and show terrific chemistry as they bring out the best of each other.Tamasha Review
After finding herself stranded on the French island of Corsica and in loss of all her possessions, Tara (played by Deepika Padukone) meets Ved (played by Ranbir Kapoor) an Indian backpacker who helps her out. Making their trip more interesting and unpredictable Tara and Ved decide not to disclose their real identities to each other and not to go beyond the boundaries in this tentative friendship.
During the week, the two spend an indulgent and having the time of their lives in Corsica until Tara returns back to India earlier after crossing the boundaries and losing her heart to Ved. Four years later, Tara finds Ved again. But this time after knowing the truth that he’s an ordinary person who’s lacking the charm that Tara lost her heart too, she ultimately rejects his proposal, sending Ved on a journey of self-discovery and win back Tara’s heart.
What you might be expecting from Tamasha might be an enjoyable romantic comedy with some slapstick moments. Yet the film deals with complex issues such as mental illness, because of keeping things inside for too long, and how real life comes into play. But the message in Tamasha is as clear as gold, chase your dreams, live life as you please, and just be happy.Tamasha Review
Even if there are some minor quibbles in the first half its hardly noticeable thanks impart to the witty dialogues and the jokes keep coming at fullwant to give a mention to Piyush Mishra and Javed Sheikh who play minor roles but fill them out nicely.
Yet like most films in Bollywood the stories either been repetitive and somehow, someway the film seems to fall apart post-intermission. And Tamasha is no different as the pace drastically slips when our leading pair meet up again in the second half and Tara learns the truth about Ved.
Not to spoil the film’s scene but it must be pointed out that the exact same scene sequence repeats at least three times in a row. I get that Imtiaz is trying to put out a point, but it got tiresome and even the flashback moments which were nicely shot and placed in the right spots it slowed down the film.
Despite the minor and recurring hiccups in the film, Tamasha doesn’t derail thanks to Imtiaz’s main protagonists leads who don’t slip even for a second. Proving why she’s the best actress in India, Deepika Padukone completely owns the part as Tara, from looking stunning as always, too making you laugh out loud with her perfect comic timing but your heart goes out to her especially in the second half.
Just watch her facial expressions, which is shown clearly when she follows Ranbir after she finds out that something is wrong and bothering him. Just to nitpick a little bit would like to see her more in the second half. But to give credit where it’s due to you notice when she’s off-screen as her presence is missed.
But just like how he completely owned the part of Janardan Jakhar (Jordan) in Rockstar and won his first Filmfare Award for Best Actor, Tamasha belongs to Ranbir Kapoor and I’m happy to say that he’s back with a bang. He’s completely riveting as Ved and delivers easily one of his finest performance. From his dancing to going full heartthrob mode in the first half.Tamasha movie Review
Yet he completely chokes you up in the more vulnerable and sensitive flashes. Just watch the scene when comes to Deepika’s place after being rejected, to standing on a table and owning the room by selling products for his company. Yet your totally moved especially in the pre-climax scene film when he tells his dad and family a little story.
Despite not having the box-office claim he wanted from Bombay Velvet, in Tamasha, Ranbir once again proves why he’s one of the best actors in Bollywood and I truly believe that he’s in a league of his own.
From AR Rahman winning soundtrack and score, to Ravi Varman exceptional cinematography as the film moves from Corsica to India, and finally finishing off in Japan. Too long by at about 15 minutes, the film could have coasted along a little more briskly. But nitpicking aside, Imtiaz gives us an entertaining film that worth watching and a nicer film to come out of Bollywood. It’s Imtiaz Ali’s best work since his breakout hit Jab We Met.
I am going with two-and-a-half stars for the film and an additional star for Ranbir Kapoor and Deepika Padukone’s winning performance so that’s three-and-a-half stars for director Imtiaz Ali’s Tamasha. If you’re looking to have a good time and want to see an enjoyable film than Tamasha is just the film for you. As Ranbir Kapoor and Deepika Padukone are sizzling together as they light up the screen on fire.
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