Movie Review By 'G9 Divya Solgama'
'Exhibits The inner Caliber..'
Our Hindi films have been highly dominated by the romantic genre right from the golden musical era of the 60’s. As a matter of fact even in the action era or today’s time, romantic films are been loved by all cast and creed. While most of the love stories in these films seems similar, filmmakers like Yash Chopra or Raj Kapoor every time presented their love stories in a different and unusual manner. Yash Chopra’s ‘Darr’, ‘Lamhe’, ‘Silsila’ or ‘Kabhi Kabhi’ are perfect variations of love stories told in a different manner. From the today’s lot we have filmmaker like Imtiaz Ali joining this elite list of love storytellers with his unique display of romance in films like ‘Jab We Met’, ‘Socha Na Tha’, ‘Love Aaj Kal’ and ‘Rockstar’. For the first time, this filmmaker has repeated his lead actors (Ranbir Kapoor & Deepika Padukone) in his latest film ‘Tamasha’, due to which the expectations level have rose up to sky level (also, due to Ranbir-Deepika’s last blockbuster film ‘Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani’ ). Thus, let’s find out whether ‘Tamasha’ will manage to do justice to the mammoth expectations riding on it or might end up being yet another product based film, made only to cash in over its past glory.
‘Tamasha’ is a story of a Ved (Ranbir Kapoor), who loved hearing different kind of stories right from his childhood. While vacationing in Corsica, he meets Tara (Deepika Padukone) and both of them decide not to share their identity with each other and enjoy their vacation like a free bird. Tara returns back to her original life but fails to adjust herself into the normal routines until she meets Ved again. What happens next is what the entire film is all about.
Screenplay & Technicalities:
The story has mildly reminds you of films like ‘Anjaana Anjaani’ and few more, but on an overall basis, has its own tale to narrate. This movie is more of finding ones identity with a love story attached to it. The love track acts like the uranium in a nuclear reactor, as it’s been brilliantly placed by the writers of the film. The first half of the film is superb and goes without any hiccups. It starts with brilliant metaphoric scene featuring Ranbir and Deepika (as a clown & a robot) followed by the sweet part of young Ranbir (Yash Sehgal) and the story teller (Piyush Mishra). The whole romantic part featuring Ranbir-Deepika in Corsica is superb right from their first meet scene with references of Astrix and Don followed by the pact between them, Ranbir’s Dev Anand act, Ranbir-Deepika’s bet over getting quick date followed by gatecrashing in a local party, both of them trying to control their physical urges in order to respect the pact and few more. The pre interval scenes like Ranbir-Deepika’s re meeting and display of Ranbir’s routine life (reminds you of Saif Ali Khan’s song ‘Main Kya Hoon’ from the movie ‘Love Aaj Kal’) gears you up for the second half of the film. The second half of the film starts with some powerful scenes like Ranbir’s outburst on Deepika followed by the same over his boss (Vivek Mushran). Sadly, after these scenes the movie slows down with repetitive scenes and drags till the finale part (which could have been bit better). Though, the pre-climax scene featuring Ranbir and his father Javed Sheikh is outstanding and covers up for the grey areas in the film. The message in the film is positive and is displayed beautifully with the love story as its backdrop. The camera work is superb and adds as a positive point for the film. The brilliant locations of Corsica and Shimla will make you fall in love with those places. Editing could have been better in the later part of the film.
Music & Direction:
The music of this film is not highly popular in comparison to Imtiaz Ali’s earlier films, but A.R.Rahman’s songs fits perfectly in the story telling of the film. ‘Matargashti’ is full of romance and masti followed by highly energetic ‘Heer Toh Badi Sad Hai’. ‘Agar Tum Saath Ho’ is brilliantly placed in the film and adds up as the soul value in the film. ‘Wat Wat Wat’ and ‘Chali Kahani’ are average. ‘Safarnama’ and ‘Tu Koi Aur Hai’ goes with the flow of the film. Background music works in the favour of the film. Ranbir Kapoor singing 'Husn Hazir Hain' from his father Rishi Kapoor's film 'Laila Majnu' is a treat for his fans.
Director Imtiaz Ali comes up with a film about self-discovery but presents it with a good backdrop of romance in it. The minute detailing in all of his scenes adds as an additional screenplay for the film. He creates plenty of small moments in the film displaying the finesse of his characters in a brilliant way. The whole presentation of the film in a dramatic manner is creatively remarkable. Though, the hurried finale part could have been more soul touching especially, after the superb scene involving Ranbir and Javed Sheikh.
Ranbir Kapoor is superb in his part and displays a fine performance. The actor outshines everyone, especially in the second half of the film with his brilliant acting skills. Deepika Padukone looks stunningly beautiful and does her part with full grace. She has evolved as a good actor and one hopes to see some fantastic work from her in future. The chemistry between Ranbir and Deepika is breath taking as both of them complement each other. Yash Sehgal as young Ranbir Kapoor is fine example of the best casting. The innocence and curiosity on his face says it all for his character. Piyush Mishra, Javed Sheikh and Vivek Mushran lend good support. Sushma Seth is wasted.
So bol meri 'Filmi Khopdi' iss film mein kitna hain Dum???
Dum???? Well, this movie has all the dum required for a good film. ‘Tamasha’ will quench the thirst of all those who love to see good simple films. This movie is not highly entertaining like ‘Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani’ or hard hitting like ‘Rockstar’, but has its own merit to cherish. The masala loving audience might find it slow and boring due to the high expectations. But, for all those who love good cinema, “Tamasha’ exhibits the inner caliber of a brilliant story teller with good performances attached to it.