Movie Preview | Ramleela – To be, or not to be?


Picking up odd characters and sketching them on larger than life canvases is the only uniqueness you will ever see in Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s movies. It’s not like you can’t fit these characters in normal circumstances, but that’s the luring factor for Bhansali which has always worked for him. Huge sets, over the top use of color themes, exceptional makeup, and costumes of characters are the significant factors you won’t miss in Bhansali’s movies; in short it’s a large scale waste of money for viewers. After watching stupid shit like “Saraswatichandra” (ohhh..!! Yes I watched it, thanks to my family), I am confident
He really makes it work out with money, no wonder how the movie turns out at the end, viewers can never ignore the trailers which he put in front of them, reeling them in with eccentric characters, playing with subliminal minds of viewers with colors, gigantic sets, and costumes. He hit a template with Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam, and has stuck to it ever since. Ramleela too seems to be in the same mould, which strongly seems like raunchier version of “HDDCS” – similar music, similar tracks, similar set, similar theme, and similar characters – almost everything seems similar, except Deepika and Ranveer harmonizing the romance of current times.


Although the tracks, music, and more importantly trailers all could electrify your senses to watch the movie, but I will say it’s just another “Saawariya”, or a washed down version of “Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam” in the making … obviously with a more seductive, raunchy screenplay.

The movie has several strong points which subliminally influences the brain, which will surely lead you towards theaters. Although it all seems repetitive, Sanjay Leela Bhansali has done great work with music, especially with Laal Ishq which is a well rendered mixture of soothing strings and shehnai to create a tranquil atmosphere.

Ranveer-Deepika, first time onscreen pair promises a huge potential as they portray epic characters from the legendary Romeo-Juliet of Shakespeare. Ramleela’s Leela in ‘Lahu Muh Lag Gaya’ will surely remind you of the girl which you have always dreamed of to be with – seductive, aggressive, and more importantly bold enough to kiss you in the public without any hesitations. Ranveer has surely come a long way since his debut and made a great impact recently in Lootera, and will promisingly do well in Ramleela as Indian Romeo.


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