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Tamaasha- hindi film

Not best but good movie

Director: Imtiaz Ali
Cast: Ranbir Kapoor,
Deepika Padukone, Jawed
Sheikh, Piyush Mishra
A promising premise,
unconventional treatment,
luminous visuals and
energetic performances by
the lead pair of Ranbir
Kapoor and Deepika
Padukone make Tamasha
a distinctive love story.
Yet, it isn't the sort of film
that is likely to send
audiences into paroxysm
of delight. Superficiality
and predictability are the
undoing of Tamasha.
Writer-director Imtiaz Ali
knows his onions all right
and the director of
photography S Ravi
Varman composes frames
that are both bewitching
and evocative.
At a basic level, therefore,
Tamasha is a film that
would pass muster by
most yardsticks. But given
the benchmark that the
film seeks to touch, it falls
disappointingly short.
This story of a pair of
young lovers, which
unfolds in two time frames
separated by four years,
revolves around a man
(Ranbir Kapoor) who is
compelled by his father
(Jawed Sheikh) to abandon
his dreams and follow a
path of conventional
career advancement.
Trapped and unhappy, he
goes on an outing to
Corsica, France. There, he
befriends a fancy-free girl
(Deepika Padukone) who,
on a cue from him, agrees
to pretend to be
somebody that she isn't.
They reveal neither their
names nor their identities
to each other but travel
around the place like two
long-lost friends. Yes,
friends and not lovers.
He calls himself Don. She
passes herself off as Mona
Darling. They promise not
to speak a shred of truth.
At the end of this
weeklong and exhilarating
encounter, the duo parts
and decides never to meet
again.
But in a fairy-tale of the
kind that Tamasha aspires
to be, you never say never,
especially in matters of the
heart. The woman realizes
that she is in love. So, a
few years later, she travels
to Delhi from Kolkata in
search of the man who
caught her fancy in a
faraway land.
They meet again but
nothing is the same
anymore. This man - his
name is Ved Sahni - is a
staid product manager in a
telecom company and
leads a life so crushingly
boring that Tara - that is
what the woman is
actually called - recoils in
horror.
It sets off a chain reaction
that sees Ved fly off the
handle repeatedly before
going off the rails
completely. His only hope
now lies in reclaiming the
life that he wanted for
himself.
Two young individuals
desperate to give the
stories of their lives the
spin that they deserve
make for a fascinating duo.
If only the exploration of
true love had the depth of
their dreams, Tamasha
would have been an
outright winner.
It isn't. Yet, thanks to the
chemistry between Ranbir
and Deepika and the
occasional stretches when
they plunge headlong into
their roles, Tamasha is no
washout either.
Watch Tamasha for the
verve that the leads bring
to the table even when
there isn't much on it to
dig one's teeth into.


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