Film Review: Goliyon ki Rasleela - Ramleela

I finally got a chance to watch one of the most awaited films on my 'Must watch' list of 2013, directed by the man who is known for his detailed inputs in almost every department - Sanjay Leela Bhansali. The film may have got mixed responses and recently managed to cross the 100 crore mark, but I have never allowed all these elements to affect my opinion of a film. For me, the film was very well presented and yes, it did have its share of highs and lows. Please don't tell me the story was predictable or lame, because Bhansali was very clear that the film is an adaptation of William Shakespeare (unless you missed the hype around the film or the opening credits). So, here's presenting my list of highs and lows.

Head over heels in love

Highs (in no particular order)

- The overall presentation, complete with grand sets, colorful costumes and excellent cinematography

- Ranveer Singh and Deepika Padukone's magical chemistry and their individual performances. Oh boy! It's not easy to pull this off. Their equation proved that they were extremely comfortable with each other. Not to forget, the romantic scenes were not your regular run of the mill stuff. Their love blossomed with every scene and so did the passion. Both the actors have managed to speak in Gujarati accent with perfection. Padukone will surely sweep all the awards this year.

- Bhansali, take a bow! The songs of this film are hands down one of the best this year. Be it Shail Hada's magical Lahu munh gaya or Shreya Ghoshal's Nagada sang, each song had a unique touch.

- A special mention for Arijit Singh and his beautiful rendition of Laal Ishq. Isn't his voice simply magical?

- The supporting cast was incredible. Each character stood out and so did their performance. Supriya Pathak Kapur is one of the finest female actors of our time and she has proved it with her portrayal of Baa.

- The choreography was simply brilliant. Ganesh Acharya has set some really catchy and unique moves on Tattad Tattad and Ranveer has done perfect justice to it. Choosing a favourite between Nagada Sang Dhol and Lahu Munh Lag Gaya is extremely difficult, because I am in love with the overall presentation of both the songs. Samir and Arsh Tanna's choreography is the best I have seen this year.

Deepika Padukone in Nagada Sang Dhol

Lows (In no particular order)

- Ranveer Singh aka Ram's performance was a little too cheesy in the first half

 - The editing could have been more crisp

- If everything was so archaic (including the cars), how were they roaming around with Blackberry phones?

- Some dialogues were crappy. Made me feel like I am watching Grand Masti.

- Deepika Padukone aka Leela's house left me confused. I mean, was that a zoo or some waterfall like area with peacocks all around?

- Priyanka Chopra's so called Item number (Ram chahe leela) was a total washout. Bad choreography, terrible expressions and a confused song.

Ram and Leela dance it out

Verdict: Despite of some lows, Goliyon ki Rasleela - Ramleela manages to shine. You will fall in love with SLB's overall presentation, Deepika and Ranveer's performance and of course, the brilliant songs.

1 comment:

  1. I found PC's number unnecessary to then plot of the story. And the cinematography & sets - Stunning :)
    Great segment on the blog, Priya - Keep it coming :)



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Priya Adivarekar

Priya Adivarekar - Founder and Creative Director at Diary of a Dancebee. She is also a renowned Voice Actress and award winning artiste, with serious passion for dance. When not working round the clock, she can be seen reading, enjoying a movie-binge or listening to music.
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