3 Good


If you are a die-hard RK fan, you're going to like what you see. Directed by Imtiaz Ali, Tamasha brings RK and Deepika Padukone on the big-screen once again.

Ranbir Kapoor and Deepika Padukone's reunion on the big-screen is one major reason why people are flogging to theatres, to catch Tamasha. After Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani, RK and Dippy come together once again to remind us, how flawless they look as an on-screen couple. The trailer gave us the crux of the venture and I personally believed that Tamasha is essentially about Dippy and RK's togetherness and how they overcome the battle of being in a complicated and unconventional relationship. But as the film progresses, I realize that it is in truth, an out and out Ranbir Kapoor film and a story about his journey. As I sit back and write this review, flashes of RK's scenes from the film come to mind and I'm further convinced of the fact that he has owned this Imtiaz Ali directional. However apart from this, I find little reason to convince people to watch this film.

For any story, the beginning and the end is crucial. And Tamasha sets its foot on the right note. Packed with brilliant visuals, the base of Ved's character and his imaginative world is formed in an appealing way where we are taken back to the stories of Ramayana, Romeo and Juliet, etc. Ranbir Kapoor proves yet again, that he is one of the finest actors we have in Bollywood. His impeccable act is what makes the venture interesting in the second half. He is convincing as a lost soul searching for meaning, and proves his versatility while playing the lunatic, jilted lover, don Teja, a storyteller, etc. Imtiaz Ali makes sure to give viewers a visual treat by capturing the serene locations of Corsica. AR Rahman's music is sheer perfection and adds flavor to the plot line. My favourites are Tum Saath Ho and Heer Toh Sad Hai. RK and Dippy's chemistry in the first half is natural and sizzling, no surprises there. The actors live up to the expectations as a couple and prove that they are in fact, capable of being tagged as he modern day Raj and Simran of Bollywood.

BUT the film is haphazard in its treatment and lacks spontaneity. The first half of Tamasha is predictable. Where RK lives up to his eccentric, impulsive avatar in the first half, Deepika stumbles to play her part with the same conviction. Moreover, her character doesn't have much to offer. So blame it on the writing. Imtiaz Ali gives us yet another soul searching film after Highway and Rockstar. After having watched Tamasha, I wish to ask Imtiaz, "What next?" Though this topic seems to be close to the director's heart, I can't help but think that Imtiaz's creativity is stagnating with the same soul searching ventures over and over again. I wish to see a different plot from the filmmaker for his next. There are parts where Tamasha will test your patience. The sequences drag on unnecessarily and soon, this venture comes across as a mere compilation of scenes, having no flow. Till the time RK's solo plot starts, this venture doesn't have much to offer.

If soul searching and matters beyond your mundane existence intrigue you then Tamasha is the perfect film to watch. Also we need more of RK in our lives I say!