In their heyday, Raj Kapoor and Dev Anand were peers as well as rivals. Now Ranbir, scion of the Kapoor clan, is paying homage to Dev saab in his own sweet manner. For his next film 'Tamasha', he has gone ahead and done an almost perfect impersonation of the late evergreen actor.
“This is for the song Matargashti,” confirms our source, “A fun number which is basically a Ranbir song all the way with Deepika accompanying him, it has Ranbir stepping into Dev saab's shoes (or rather cap) for a good part. His body language, facial expressions and mannerisms are truly in line with that of the legendary romantic hero and his jovial persona has also been kept intact.”
It didn’t just end here. The song composed by A R Rahman even has lyrics by Irshad Kamil throwing more than just subtle hints around Dev Anand inspirations. So the words 'Dil Ka Bhanwar' have been borrowed from the title song of Dev Anand’s classic 'Tere Ghar Ke Saamne' while his 'Prem Pujari' is being referred to as well.
So happy was producer Sajid Nadiadwala with this song that he went ahead with a no-bar approach when it came to the presentation and grandeur, making it one of the biggest songs on play today.
When contacted, filmmaker Imtiaz Ali was happy to talk about the homage. He says, “The great personalities from cinema are a part of our upbringing and influence is just like a close friend or family member. We admire them, emulate them and they spring out from within us when we are happy — like in 'Matargashti'.”
'Tamasha' also stars Deepika Padukone and is slated to release on 27th November.