In my OPINION : I Loved it ! To put it rightly, “Not for the mediocre, the ordinary or the average”
“Beyond the idea of right doing and wrong doing, there is a field. I’ll meet you there…”
With Tamasha, Imtiaz Ali is back to tell us what happens when life is not about ‘Dil ki Duniya’ but ‘Dil aur Duniya’. I read & heard some very bad reviews about it, but to my surprise it turned out to be a gem of a movie!
Here’s how it starts:
Boy meets girl in Corsica, France. Both are out on a solo trip, taking a break from their routine lives. They decide to stick together and enjoy the stay but with a condition that they won’t reveal their identities and will only exchange lies about themselves.
Cut to India:
The girl comes back miserable thinking about the time she spent in Corsica with that unknown boy who called himself DON and realizes that she is in love with him. Years pass and then they meet, not by co-incidence. What happens next is something predictable but is artistically done by ‘The Story Teller’.
Though the trailer & promos made the film look like a love story between Deepika & Ranbir, it is not about love but about life. It’s a film about the boring and mundane life that a common man lives in a metro city, killing his/her dreams to fulfil what is expected of them – run a race no one knows about. Imtiaz Ali makes you look back to that kid we once were – that innocent questions, that curiosity to discover, that flamboyant character, that I-don’t-give-a-fuck attitude – all that which got lost on our journey between Dil aur Duniya. He tells you about how parents expect their kids to run a race everyone is running rather than encouraging them to find their own race track. It talks about :
‘Seize The Day’
‘Follow your Dreams’
‘Do what you love’
Film does gets a little slow in the middle but picks up near the end. The scenic beauty of Corsica is an added advantage of the movie with which it begins.
Actors have essayed their parts beautifully. Deepika and Ranbir were the perfect choice to play this madness on screen. There is a constant tug-of-war situation between both the characters Ved (Ranbir Kapoor) and Tara (Deepika Padukone). Deepika is a treat to watch in whatever space she is provided. Ranbir has shown time and again that his talent is like clay and proper directors can mould him the way they want. Imtiaz Ali is that artist who knows Ranbir’s acting prowess and exploits it fully.
“Matargashti” is ruling the charts, but my favourite song is “Agar tum saath ho”. The background score by A.R Rahman is not at Rockstar level, but there’s nothing to complain about. Music works well for the film.
Last but not the least. awaken that child in you, listen to it and decide for yourself how you want to live the rest of your life – because its never too late to start!