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Tamasha - Movie Review

Verdict - "A Perplexing Movie With Many Redeeming Aspects."

When it comes to Imtiaz Ali's movies, it's always quite difficult for me to come to a circumscribed conclusion, I have to sit down for a while after watching the movie, compose my mind and then have to share my thoughts with you guys. And unsurprisingly, Tamasha tumbled down to the same class where my brain got perplexed for a good thirty minutes, and that's what artistic films normally do, right?

Tara (Deepika Padukone) encounters Ved (Ranbir Kapoor) in Corsica, France and instantly establishes a hysterical relationship with him, as they both decide to lie every time, not to reveal their real names and never meet again once the trip is over. After coming back to India, Tara realizes that she has some feelings for Ved and nearly after four years, after moving from Kolkata to Delhi she comes across Ved and decides to spend some time with him. Will their relationship unfurl into something special? Find out in Tamasha.

Here's my problem with this movie, complexity. To start with, Imtiaz Ali's screenplay in the second half of the film was a little convoluted and felt all over the place without a definite structure. If I try to summon up about what I saw, I found it quite inexplicable and moreover, I only remember a few scenes. Subsequently, I doubt that this will hold up even after few years like Rockstar did?

But when it comes to the positives, they're many things to consider. Similar to all the other Ali's previous movies, Tamasha had a sensible message to convey and Ali managed to enlighten it amazingly by turning the spotlight on his actors in a few heartwarming and tear-jerking scenes that were a little poignant and touching. And coming back to the storytelling aspect of the film, although it's quite complex for at least forty minutes, I appreciate Ali's contemporary approach that is not atrocious.

A.R. Rahman's euphonious music and score were an incredible facet of the film mainly due to its mod narrative structure and premise. Similarly, Ravi Varman's cinematography had a lot to offer and the film remarkably beautiful.

Conclusively, the performances from the two main leads are one of the main reasons why I'm able to get through the entire movie without hating it. Primarily, Ranbir Kapoor did an incredible job with his distinct character which allowed him to shine in numerous scenes throughout the film. Deepika Padukone played an equally important character that carries a lot of emotions, and she never deluded my expectations.

Overall, Tamasha certainly had a few problems when it comes to the abstruse narrative structure. But, the heart-wrenching moments, astounding performances and the dulcet music are the few attributes that defined the movie magnificently. I recommend watching it in a movie theatre, cause it's worthy enough.

My Rating - 3.25/5 | Grade - B (Worth a Watch!)
-By Surya Komal aka KM (@SuryaKomal) | Website's Twitter Handle - @JustMovieFreaks

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