Tamasha

Tamasha

3.3 2,286 Ratings

Directed by : Imtiaz Ali

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Tamasha tells the story of an individual who loses his self by living according to the social conventions expected of him. The film is directed by Imtiaz Ali and features Ranbir Kapoor and Deepika Padukone in lead roles.

Verdict

“Despite its complex narrative, Tamasha ends up with more highs than lows.”

Tamasha Credit & Casting

Ranbir Kapoor

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Cast (in credits order)

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Imtiaz Ali's much awaited next, Tamasha releases today starring the hit couple, Ranbir Kapoor and Deepika Padukone.

Tamasha is the story of Ved and Taara, who accidently meet on their vacation in Corsica and have fun as they put on fake identities but their real selves in action. As expected, they fall in love but abiding by their promise in the beginning never reveal their name or identity to each other.

Destiny brings them together years later in Delhi. Taara confesses her love and Ved gives in, but she realizes that he is not the same free spirited person she fell in love with. He is just another mediocre person trying to overtake his many competitors in the rat race, living a routine life. She confronts him and that hits him.

Taara is looking for the Don (Ved's name in Corsica) in him and Ved has let him go. All hell breaks loose as he begins to feel the conflict within himself after the confrontation and he is forced to go back to where he started from him. Without understanding which way to go, Ved goes to find his answers to the baba who would tell him stories as a kid. It's time for him to face what he really wants in life!

What might be assumed as a typical Imtiaz Ali plot repackaged with new actors is actually not because the film has a different message to convey. While the film looks like a lot of fun in the making, there are many bits in the film that lack the Imtiaz Ali flavor. There are chunks in the first half that fall dull and flat in this linear storytelling pattern unlike most of his other works. But then Imtiaz Ali well knows how to make up. The last 45minutes of the film accelerate like a bullet and provide wholesome energy and entertainment.

Before getting to the actors, the highest point of the film is it's music. AR Rahman it seems has co-directed the film with his mood setting melancholy that works like magic for the film setting every note and mood right. It's like a third element in the film apart from the actors that does all the talking and creates the perfect atmosphere even through the dull moments.

Ranbir Kapoor to put in the least of words is brilliant in Tamasha. If Barfi is his best act, Tamasha stands parallel to the same. There are scenes and too many of them, especially towards the end that will give you a crazy high as you watch this Kapoor scion. Surprisingly, unlike most of Imtiaz Ali's female protagonists, Deepika Padukone is underutilized as an actor and has little to contribute to the film with a weakly carved character. Nevertheless, she is a visual delight and makes an undoubtedly impeccable pair with Kapoor.

This Tamasha is a special treat for the hungry soul.

Imtiaz Ali, you genius! <3

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