Venue: PVR Ambiance
“Ooh Aah….Take the world and paint it Red”… the famous song from “Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara” is probably what Sanjay Leela Bhansali was humming throughout the making of Ramleela. There is a lot of Red here… Red gulaal / Red Sindoor / Red Lehenga cholis and a lot of blood. Its a typical Guns ‘n’ Roses film. Alas the guns are fake and roses, plastic.
After watching Ramleela, whoever said Sanjay Leela Bhansali is back, probably meant he’s back from a loo break or something. The film completely misses the emotional quotient of “Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam” and the subtlety of “Saawariya”.
Shot mostly in semi lit “Kingdom of dreams” like sets, the film lacks the soul and doesn’t make any sense. The multi colored sets and attention to detailing in creating the “look” is so annoying that you want to rush to the exit gate for fresh air and to see something colorless every now and then.
Ranvir Singh is probably the weakest thing about this film. He is extremely repulsive and over the top. Deepika Padukone is alright in parts. Supriya Pathak – well… we wish she was not a part of this film.
Another huge disappointment is the dismal music of the film. Composed by Mr. Bhansali, not a single song is hummable. Choreography is pathetic in “Ram ji ki chaal dekho” and vulgar in Priyanka Chopra item number “Ram chahe leela chahe Ram..”
We had high hopes from this director but after watching this film, all we can request him is to stay away from colors. Don’t give us films like “Black” and please for god’s sake (Don’t) Give Me Red…