The Lovers Alone...
Imtiaz Ali has always been one of my most favorite storytellers of all time. He laces love with the messages he tries to deliver. Above anything, he decides how his characters perform, and how moving or how ridiculous a frame might have to look. If we observe at a close, Ali has always been scrupulous, with a precise eye for details in the writing of the films, something which Bhansali does to his sets he does it with the emotional structuring of his characters. 'Tamasha' easily sets high bars with a lovely tale laced with storytelling and the art of doing so.
The meticulously driven tale has both storytelling and theater style entertainment. But interestingly, none of them overpower each other. And why would they, when here, the storytelling and the art of entertainment are soulmates! And romance has a key role to play, when, of course.
A well-made story about a girl and a storyteller who met in Corsica, this film started off as a theatre tale, kept its pace heavy in a mediocre love story and became an offbeat feel-good saga of delectable romance. Starring Ranbir Kapoor and Deepika Padukone as Ved and Tara, the film with it’s own vivid colours is amazing. Too bad it’s underrated despite its flavours. Imtiaz gets experimental and offers you layers of love stories for the price of one couple. He softly and avidly gives you a Bollywood version of passion, affection and adventurous strolls.
The film has a vivacious dazzle, but this never comes in the way of solidity in the ideas. The film's prowess lies in its never coming short of ideas. It is very long and sometimes, all of it feels overdone and manipulative. But it is never boring, and that's why I am giving it a 3.5 out of 5. Romance in the story indeed!
"Producers in for a rude tamasha at the box office!!!"
Among the high profile releases of the year, one of the most eagerly awaited was Imtiaz Ali's "Tamasha" which had hit the screens this week. With Ranbir Kapoor & Deepika Padukone cast as the lead pairs, the sense of anticipation was palpable among the audience considering their credentials & past history. The trailer promises it to be a rocking movie & seemed to be along the lines of "Yeh Jawaani Hai Diwaani". So does it deliver what it projects???
Tara (Deepika Padukone) had the worst start to her holidays when she loses her baggage the moment she set foot on the beautiful French island of Corsica. Luckily for her, she meets up with Ved (Ranbir Kapoor) who helps her out & within moments they hit off famously. However, the duo decide to withhold their true identities so as to avoid any emotional baggage later on. Though they part as planned with no questions asked, Tara couldn't stop thinking of Ved who had swept her off her feet. Four years down the lane, they meet yet again but will everything be same as before???
Imtiaz Ali brand of films have always been unique & exudes class be it "Jab We Met", "Rockstar" or his last release "Highway". In his latest venture, though the film does set off in a rollicking manner after a point of time it gets lethargic & doesnt seem to offer anything sprightly enough to keep the audience engaged. It would be fair to say that this is the most complex protagonist that Imtiaz had created who is weighed down by the inability to pursue his dreams but unfortunately for him the audience doesn't sympathize with his situation. In the technical department, Ravi Varman's visuals were awesome while A R Rahman's music didnt quite strike a chord with me.
Ranbir Kapoor hasn't been having the best of times with his last couple of releases being box office duds but there is no denying the sincerity that he invests in each character that he portrays. Even as Ved, he was fantastic exhibiting the myriad of emotions that the protagonist goes through. When it comes to the female lead, Deepika was brilliant & for me, she actually outshines Ranbir inspite of playing second fiddle to him. As for the rest of the cast, none of them really mattered.
Verdict: In all likelihood, the film should be able to garner a decent initial though how it fares depends solely on the multiplex audience. Unluckily for the makers, the film is unlikely to appeal to the audience which will hamper it's gross collections. In short, the lead pairs are fantastic but that doesn't quite salvage the movie!!!
Coming Of Age & Self Discovery
More Than A Love Story Tamasha Is A Coming Of Age Movie..A Self Discovery.2nd Half Is Decent, But 2nd Half Is Very Good.Characters Are Half Baked, Needed More Explanations.Ranbir Delivers His One Of The Best Performance