The Shakespearean adaptation of 'Romeo and Juliet' has worked yet again with cineastes. Yes, Sanjay Leela Bhansali's GOLIYON KI RAASLEELA RAM-LEELA is rocking the domestic and international BO. The sizzling chemistry between the lead pair [Deepika Padukone and Ranveer Singh], the power-packed drama and emotional quotient, the lilting soundtrack and the spectacular visuals have done the trick and ensured wide reception from both classes as well as masses.
Apart from the above-mentioned factors, the controversy surrounding the film's release also worked for and against the film. On one hand, it stirred the audience's anticipation and inquisitiveness and on the other, it cast a shadow on the advance booking of this keenly-anticipated biggie. But all's well that ends well, right?
GOLIYON KI RAASLEELA RAM-LEELA is radically different from SLB's earlier endeavors. It's violent, has sexual overtones, contains strong lingo... even an item number [Priyanka Chopra] has been integrated in the narrative. Perhaps, SLB, as a producer, seems to have understood the audience's desire and appetite for newer-edgier content. There's no denying that GOLIYON KI RAASLEELA RAM-LEELA marks the return of one of the finest storytellers of India.
2013 has emerged a breakthrough year for Deepika Padukone. With four back-to-back Hits [RACE-2, YEH JAWAANI HAI DEEWANI, CHENNAI EXPRESS and GOLIYON KI RAASLEELA RAM-LEELAâ€¦ five actually, if one includes COCKTAIL in 2012] attached to her name, she's the topic of discussion within and outside the film fraternity. It can't get better, frankly. What's worth applauding is that the stunning beauty has proved her mettle in every film and is, without doubt, the Numero Uno actress of Bollywood today. Ranveer Singh too has hit big time with GOLIYON KI RAASLEELA RAM-LEELA. The film has catapulted him to the top bracket.
The Kangna Ranaut starrer RAJJO got hit badly by the GOLIYON KI RAASLEELA RAM-LEELA wave across the nation. With minimal hype and expectations surrounding the film [RAJJO], the film has gone completely unnoticed, despite its makers spending a good amount on its promotion.
On the other hand, KRRISH-3 has emerged the highest grosser in the domestic market. The super success of the film proves that entertainment targeted at kids [and kids at heart] can work wonders at the BO. Now everyone's expecting DHOOM-3 to overpower KRRISH-3 and reach the 300 cr mark. Trust Aamir Khan to set new benchmarks... yet again!