Star Cast: Ranbir Kapoor, Deepika Padukone, Javed Sheikh
Director: Imtiaz Ali
Producer: Sajid Nadiadwala
Claps For: Ranbir Kapoor, his sparkling chemistry with Deepika Padukone, Story, beautiful locations
Slaps For: The pace at which the first half of the film picks up
What's new: The reason why one needs that little bit of 'Tamasha' in his or her life
Popcorn Refill: Interval
Story: Ved Vardhan Sahni (Ranbir Kapoor) have grown up hating Maths and being fed a staple of mythological stories by a story-teller in exchange of money. Fascinated by this exciting world, when he encounters Tara Maheshwari ( Deepika Padukone) in Corsica, the duo make a pact to hide their true identities and decide that they would never meet each other after returning back from the island. Because 'What happens in Corsica stays in Corsica'.
So Ved becomes 'Don' and Tara 'Mona Darling'.There begins a journey where the two live their moments to the fullest, doing 'Matargashti' on the streets and acting their roles. But then who has escaped from the harsh realities of life? At one point of the story Tara becomes a trigger point for Ved to question his ordinary existence and identify that hidden story-teller within him. Will Ved break the shackles and write his fate?
Performances: Ranbir Kapoor makes a terrific comeback with this film. Yes, he may have delivered flops at the box office recently. But with 'Tamasha' he proves why he is here to stay, for he portrays the character of Ved with such conviction and sincerity that you just can't help but marvel at his intense performance! Watch out for the scenes of his inner turmoil where he is torn between two worlds- one where he lives and the other where he wants to be.
Deepika Padukone lights up the screen with her presence. You just can't escape from her dimpled smile and exuberance!
Last but not the least, their sparkling chemistry is yet another reason why you should enter this world of 'Tamasha'.
Direction: Imtiaz Ali, the story-teller is back with yet another tale of self-discovery and a dilemma that each of us must have faced at some point of our life. 'Tamasha' is one such journey that unravels itself in three chapters. Mind you it's not a popcorn flick with 'seeti-maar' dialogues and trashy item numbers!
Yes, it has its flaws- the film does lose steam at several points and takes time to pick up pace.But despite of all that you leave the cinema hall with a thought-provoking message, that to be 'YOURSELF' in this world that constantly tries to suck you in the vortex of rat-race!
Irshad Kamil's lyrics laced with AR Rahman's music makes 'Tamasha' a melodious watch. Ravi Verman's cinematography is an absolute delight and the picturesque locations might just feature in your next vacation list.
Combo-on-offer: Romance+ Drama+Life Lesson
Verdict: We give 'Tamasha' CLAPS for Ranbir's Kapoor's intense performance and Deepika Padukone's charm. This story surely needs to be told!