Movie Review: Goliyon Ki Rasleela – Ram Leela

After a decade Sanjay Leela Bhansali returns with the same color palette and story telling which was reminiscent of his style after Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam and Devdas. Ram Leela is not only one of the finest cinemas to grace this year but also one of the most accomplished work of Sanjay Leela Bhansali.

Based on William Shakespeare’s Romeo + Juliet the story and the ending is something which every viewer is aware off. Moreover with hordes of movies that were made based on the bard’s most loved and famous work, it is a huge task to bring something fresh with the same story, which I feel Sanjay has come out well.

Like in Romeo and Juliet, Ram (Ranveer Singh) and Leela (Deepika Padukone) belong to the two warring tribes based in a fictional region of Gujarat. The love between the two characters are based on passion and even though they know that their families wouldn’t accept their relationship they still dare to dream of a life together.

The movie totally belongs to Ranveer Singh who has got his career’s best performance to enact as Ram while Deepika does full justice to her character of Leela. The chemistry between both the actors is scintillating and cannot be missed by any eye. The songs composed by Sanjay Leela Bhansali is quite mesmeric translating into a fantasy land. The songs are picturized and choreographed giving full justice to the maestro’s composition.

On the acting front apart from Ranveer and Deepika every character has done full justice to their characters. Supriya Pathak gives a wonderful performance as the matriarch of Saneda clan. She is evil personified and some of her scenes brings out goosebumps. If there is any category for best vamp it should go to her for this year. Richa Chaddha as Deepika’s sister-in-law and Barkha Bist as Ranveer’s sister-in-law gives some superb performances. Gulshan Devaiah as the menacing and conspiring villian’s sidekick does a wonderful job. So does Abhimanyu Singh and Sharad Kelkar.

Cinematography by Ravi Varman is brilliant, every frame, every scene looks like a portrait which is actually a trademark of SLB. The editing could have been crisper as the duration of the movie is too long. Overall the movie is a classic in the making and will do wonderfully well at the box office too.

Final Verdict: *****

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KRISHH 3 – Movie Review

The festival season has kick started with a BANG with the third installment of KRISHH and as expected the movie does a wonderful job in entertaining its target audience.

Krishh 3 is a visual treat with superior VFX ever seen in any of our movies and to note that the VFX was used in fraction of a budget that Hollywood uses for its super hero movies. The story is average and the movie is too Indian with songs and dances which I feel does not add much to the progression of the movie and if edited out will not do any harm.

Lets not compare our super hero with the super heroes of the West because unlike their super heroes our KRISHH doesn’t wear his briefs over his pants, he does not have a cape, he sings songs and woos his heroine running around the trees (err! in this movie we can say woos his heroines around the city of Petra) and he has a family that he needs to save from the Super Villian ‘Kaal’ who happens to be his evil brother.

Now coming to the story, Kaal (Vivek Oberoi) is a wheel chair bound Pharmaceutical giant who resides somewhere in the Alps with a bunch of self created mutants (one among them is Kaya played by Kangana Ranaut) and scientists. His aim in life is to find a cure for his paralysis and to take over the world, therefore he creates viruses and antidotes and creates havoc among the human kind.

Krishh aka Krishna (Hrithik Roshan) is happily married to Priya (Priyanka Chopra) and they are expecting their first child. Rohit (Hrithik Roshan again) is busy researching the science that Jadoo used to get power from the sun light that might help human kind over come any kind of diseases. The story takes progress when Kaal comes to know that the virus he has created (that can be cured only by an antidote created from his own blood) to attack India has been defeated by an antidote used from a similar DNA structure from someone else’s blood. The search leads to Rohit and his family of Krishna and Priya. The story takes momentum the moment Priya is kidnapped and Kaal comes to know of some truths that were hidden from him since long.

Acting wise Hrithik as father and son does a superb job. Priyanka and Kangana are in top form. Vivek Oberoi for a change gets one of the best roles of his career and he does justice to it. The music is plain average. The cinematography and VFX is TOP CLASS. The background score by Salim – Suleiman is average. Action is again top class watch the climax fight between Krishh and Kaal which is one of the highlights. Even the pre-climax fight between Krishh and the mutants have been filmed wonderfully. The direction by Rakesh Roshan is without doubt excellent, he knows the pulse of the audience and has always picked subjects keeping the changing trends and audience tastes. However I still feel the script could have been tighter in the first half and the songs could have been done away with as I suggested above.

Overall India’s first Super Hero movie is a Superb attempt and will be loved by children and families. So my verdict go for it and please do not compare our movie with the west, then you will be able to enjoy it.

Verdict: ***