Banner: Nadiadwala Grandson Entertainment
Producer: Sajid Nadiadwala
Director: Imtiaz Ali
Star Cast: Ranbir Kapoor, Deepika Padukone, Javed Sheikh, Vivek Mushran, Nikhil Bhagat, Faraaz Servaia, Punam Singh, Piyush Mishra et al.
Music: A R Rahman
Director Imtiaz Ali’s last fame to glory was a Randeep Hooda & Alia Bhatt starrer Highway. It had garnered rave reviews in tandem with a decent commercial success. But his latest uptake in Tamasha, director Imtiaz Ali indeed seems to be living in a fool’s paradise as he has ended up making a fool of the entire fraternity of viewers who have dared to witness this unnecessary & uncalled for tamasha. The movie Tamasha is like one big tamacha (tight slap) on the audiences face. Need I say anything more?
The plotted scenario of Tamacha starts off with the onstage robotic ‘introduction’ of Ved Vardhan Sahni (Ranbir Kapoor). The story then gets into a flashback mode wherein the audiences are introduced to the childhood of Ved, who gets mesmerized & enchanted by stories. The ‘impact’ of these stories told during his childhood is so huge that it starts hampering his ‘corporate life’. The story then takes the viewers to Corsica, the place that he chooses to break free from his routine stereotyped life. It is here where he meets Tara Maheshwari (Deepika Padukone), an ‘Asterix’ crazy Indian who gets stranded in Corsica because of her lost baggage. When Ved & Tara meet, they get into an agreement that they will refrain from asking each other’s personal details and that whatever they tell each other will be only lies, and lastly, ‘what happens in Corsica, stays in Corisca’. That’s why they decide to become ‘Don’ & ‘Mona Darling’ respectively. Thus continues their journey of break free & unknown identities. And if you are still curious of what Tamacha is all about, go take a stroll in your nearest multiplex.
Director Imtiaz Ali has displayed his poorest directorial prowess in the entire span of his illustrated & checkered directorial career. The movie Tamasha lacks the punch due to its confusingly contrived storyline. One song “Matarghasti” is catchy & hummable otherwise Allah Rakha Rahman’s music is too disappointing to say the least. Need anything more be said.
Performance wise Ranbir Kapoor surprises everyone with his effortless histrionics. For a change once again Ranbir Kappor’s on screen chemistry with Deepika Padukone is electrifying. Deepika Padukone has also delivered a commendable performance. While the other actors like Javed Sheikh, Vivek Mushran, Nikhil Bhagat, Faraaz Servaia, Punam Singh, Piyush Mishra et al are adequate in their respective roles.
Tail Piece: Tamasha should be strictly avoided if you don’t wish to end up loving in a fool’s paradise.