Goliyon ki Raasleela Ram Leela- Movie Review


Ramleela-posterSanjay Leela Bhansali is a fantastic director! Goliyon ki Raas Leela Ram Leela just proves that. Here’s more.

So Ram (Ranveer Singh) and Leela (Deepika Padukone) belong to families that are constantly at war with each other, trying to kill and beat each other up all the time. Yes, you guessed it right. It’s Mr. Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s take on Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet.

If you’ve seen Ishaqzaade and Issaq in the recent times, you would see a lot of similarities. Ram Leela however, is a classier more passionate film in terms of content among other things. With films like Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam, Devdas and Black to his credit, Sanjay Leela Bhansali has created magic yet again. His every idea is romanticized on screen creating visual poetry you would like to continue watching in real life as well. His vision is both dreamy and real and that translates beautifully. Cinematographer S Ravi Varman creates perfection in his every frame adding to the exquisiteness of the gorgeous sets and locations. The Art director has a huge hand in this who brings out the best in every shot with sets that look grand and palace-like. There’s richness in every frame and the culture, traditions and music are depicted beautifully, making India look more beautiful than what it already is. The screenplay may seem stretched in the second half but you wont mind it because there’s this magnetic force pulling you in which has the ability to keep you gripped. There’s a lot of passion with which the film has been made and it shows.

The costumes, hair, make up and overall look of the film have been given a lot of attention. Each character has a defined sense of dressing. The background score is great and the music by Sanjay Leela Bhansali himself is alright. The songs ‘Lahu muh lag gaya’ and ‘Dhol baaje’ have this Gujarati-folk-ish thing to it that makes it nice to listen to and watch. Brilliant choreography in both the songs. The rest are quite blah.

Ok so now when it comes to performances, Ranveer Singh and Deepika Padukone sizzle on screen. They have this raw, sensual chemistry that is sexy and unpretentious. They look great together and have done a brilliant job acting as well. Ranveer Singh’s accent sometimes slips but Deepika is steady and shines in her performance. Supriya Pathak with her annoying Gujju accent is still powerful and holds your full attention. All the other supporting actors too are exceptional and create the right impact.

Sanjay Leela Bhansali is definitely back with a bang and Goliyon ki Raasleela Ram Leela is a film you must watch for its richness in every form!

Rating– 4/5

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