By Goher Iqbal Punn, Film Critic & Entertainment Analyst, Showbiz Bites
Director: Sanjay Leela Bhansali
Cast: Ranveer Singh, Deepika Padukone, Supriya Pathak, Gulshan Devaiah and Sharad Kelkar
Music: Sanjay Leela Bhansali
Well, Sanjay Leela Bhansali comes up with his most-awaited film ‘Ram-Leela’. The time, when the movie was announced and eventually Deepika Padukone was taken on board opposite not much high profile actor Ranveer Singh, everyone got stunned as to what happened to a brilliant filmmaker of Bollywood. Deepika, who has been tasting success since quite some time and is rated amongst the top notch actresses of Hindi film industry, was taken into a leading role opposite the actor who is junior to her. Question started happening about their onscreen chemistry. But now, as the promos and songs are out and even the movie is out, all are silent and satisfied seeing their brilliant onscreen chemistry. Sanjay Leela Bhansali makes it superb and as lavish as it should have been. Goliyon Ki Raasleela Ram-Leela was being awaited supremely and colossally by the moviegoers since the film’s hype was big and the promos plus songs were raising the curiosity level to the fullest.
Sanjay Leela Bhansali is undoubtedly the best and most creative filmmaker of the film industry. His intellect, creative mind, thoughts and his luminous sense of filmmaking are what hardly anyone can fit on them. He is simply an intelligent storyteller of our times. Admit, often his movies turn out to be failures at the box office, but it doesn’t mean that he does not have the grip over the art. Failures and successes are the games of this business of entertainment.
With Ram Leela (Goliyon Ki Raasleela Ram-Leela), he has come up to show the world that his creativity is still there and he is still supreme with his abundance of talents. The film is class and a treat to watch from every aspect. Each department of the film works big time and impresses the audiences fully – from acting to music, editing, cinematography, dialogue, story, screenplay to execution – you cannot help getting enormously impressed by this cinematic product Bhansali endows you to watch.
Ram-Leela is based on the most famous play of Shakespeare ‘Romeo & Juliet’. Admit, we have witnessed numerous rather abundance of movies on this subject on screen in the past. But Sanjay Leela Bhansali makes his offering utterly different from all angles. This is what is called the difference that Goliyon Ki Raasleela Ram-Leela carries for the entertainment of its viewers.
The film carries romance, hi-octane action, intense drama, lavish ambiance, heart-touching musical score, catchy story, adroit execution of the subject on screen and one of the finest performances by the leading stars and supporting cast. What else you need more? Hopefully and ofcourse nothing…!
Ram-Leela is set in Gujrat and it is utterly Bhansali’s most commercial film to date. You will surely take it back home after you leave the theater. This is called the brilliance of the movie. Bhansali presents his venture with real style and grace that one cannot help getting dragged along with the unzipped reels of the movie.
Ram Leela talks about the love between the two lovers who are from two warring families. When families come to know about their loves, bloodshed and brawls follow.
Ram (Ranveer Singh) and Leela (Deepika Padukone) are from the families who have been at war for years and years. The families’ anger and aggression is known to all and sundry. But destiny brings the two much close that they start loving each other being true desperate lovers, who cannot live now without each other. By the time, the truth unzips on both families, the battle begins and bloodshed follows.
As mentioned in above lines that we have watched abundant of movies on Shakespeare’s Romeo & Juliet on screen, but SLB’s Goliyon Ki Raasleela Ram-Leela is way different from the previous all movies in terms of execution, screenplay and style. The way the film progresses is what gets the viewer glued to the screen and even the viewer does not want to blink the eyes or take the eyes off screen even for a moment. This is the brilliance of the execution of the script on screen, for which Sanjay Leela Bhansali deserve big applauds.
Story is simply awesome. Script penned by both Sanjay Leela Bhansali and Siddharth Garima is a masterpiece. Although there are minor hiccups, but they are ignorable when the overall product is lavishly superb. The creativity is vividly seen in Ram-Leela. Sanjay Leela Bhansali very skillfully and brilliantly narrates the story on celluloid.
Apart from all other great things of the film, musical score is another brilliance for which once again Sanjay Leela Bhansali deserves to be applauded massively. The songs of the film have been making biggest mark among the listeners. ‘Nagada Sang Dhol Baaje’, ‘Ishqyaun Dhishqyaun’, ‘Lahu Munh Lag Gaya’ and ‘Ram Chahe Leela’ are the big highlights of the album. Cinematography by S Ravi Varman is mind-blowing. Background score by Monty Sharma is first-rate. Sham Kaushal’s action is superb. Siddharth Garima’s dialogues too work big time.
This is Ranveer Singh’s first most lavish and biggest release so far of his career and he delivers his character with brilliant ease and grace. He slips into the character skillfully. Deepika Padukone has been enjoying success with the movies like Cocktail, Race 2, Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani and Chennai Express. And now she is geared up to enjoy another upcoming success with Ram Leela. Supriya Pathak is fine to watch. Homi Walia is excellent. Gulshan Devaiah shows his class. Raza Murad delivers his performance with brilliance. Richa Chadda is fantastic. Sharad Kelkar is exceptional. Rest of the cast is brilliant as well. Another mention is for sultry Priyanka Chopra, who sizzles and impresses in her item number.
On the whole, Ram Leela (Goliyon Ki Raasleela Ram-Leela) is an exceptional and outstanding movie by the creative and intellectual filmmaker Sanjay Leela Bhansali. It is his most accomplished work till date. Film is worth to watch for brilliant plot, classy performances, skillful execution, best dialogues, artistic ambiance and melodious musical score. MUST-WATCH. You might also like reading Ram Leela opening day occupancy.Also read Ram Leela box office prediction report and Ram Leela advance booking.