Ram Leela (2013) Hindi Movie Review | 28 Critic Reviews | Ranveer Singh, Deepika Padukone

cast:

Ranveer Singh, Deepika Padukone, Richa Chadda, Abhimanyu Shekar Singh, Shweta Salve, Gulshan Devaiah, Barkha Bisht Sengupta, Sharad Kelkar, Faizan Khan

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direction:

Sanjay Leela Bhansali

story:

Siddharth-Garima

screenplay:

Sanjay Leela Bhansali

dialogue:

cinematography:

Weird Aggregate Rating 6.1/10Ravi Varman

music:

Sanjay Leela Bhansali, Monty Sharma

produced by:

Sanjay Leela Bhansali

language:

hindi

genre:

drama

release date:

15-November-2013
run time:
155 minutes
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Udaipur Palace lit up for 'Ram Leela'-Indian Express
I Walked out of 'Ram Leela:Kareena'-Times of India
Deepika dons a Rustic-Desi avatar in 'Ram Leela' -India Today
Sabyasachi quits after differences with Bhansali-Times of India
Bombay High Court refuses to stay release of Ram Leela-India Today
Deepika Padukone's Ram-Leela gets a new name-NDTV

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  •  Times of India -Meena Iyer Rating-10
What new can a filmmaker do with William Shakespeare's classic love story Romeo and Juliet? The answer is, if you are Sanjay Leela Bhansali, who is technically sound and artistically astute as far as art and craft go, you just become impudent, set the story in Gujarat, sign Bollywood's
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  •  Bollywood Hungama -Taran Adarsh Rating-9
With every film, Sanjay Leela Bhansali [SLB] takes the audience expectations to a higher altitude. The expectations from GOLIYON KI RAASLEELA RAM-LEELA are no less. The effervescent colors, the attention-grabbing visuals, the intense drama ingeniously intertwined in the screenplay,
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  •  Rediff -Raja Sen Rating-2
Begone, pretenders.Why must Bollywood try to claw vainly at the works of The Bard? Or, to be fair, why must directors overreach as they aim for instant literary endorsement? In the last year and a half, three directors (who have previously made one good film each) have tried to tell the classic
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  •  Koimoi -Mohar Basu Rating-7
Set on the backdrop of Gujarat, the film is Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s imaginative take on Shakespeare’s most popular play Romeo and Juliet. Indianizing it with intelligence, the script manages to infuse in a spellbinding originality. I frankly did not go in expecting any of it.
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  •  One India -Nabanita Rating-7
Ram Leela is yet another SLB creation, replete with opulence and grandeur. The film is visually extravagant, sporting an amazing variety of colours, lighting, and visual flair, showing off breathtaking and intricate dance sequences and exuding catchy, melodic music.
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  •  Book My Show -Saumya Sharma Rating-6
It has been over a decade since we got to watch a film in signature Sanjay Leela Bhansali style. After giving some beautiful portrayals of love stories like Khamoshi: The Musical (also his debut as a director), Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam and a rather colorful version of Sarat Chandra Chattopadhyay’s
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  •  India Today -Rohit Khilnani Rating-9
Goliyon Ki Rasleela Ram Leela has each and everything that you expect in a Sanjay Bhansali film. Picture perfect frames, huge colourful sets, beautiful heavy costumes, emotions, poetic lines and melodrama. It's a spectacular show!The film opens with a weird gun battle between some trigger
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  •  Now Running -Mansha Rastogi Rating-7
Little, the greatest bard in history Shakespeare, would've known that there'd come another great man in the 21st century who would adapt his 16th century epic romantic tragedy Romeo & Juliet with as much romanticism as he had while writing it. There's been not one but two more attempts
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  •  India Express -Shubra Gupta Rating-5
To twist Shakespeare's immortal words, sometimes there is something in a name. In Sanjay Leela Bhansali's 'Goliyon Ki Rasleela Ram-Leela', the legacy is double-barreled. There is not only the weight of the Romeo-Juliet saga (which the director acknowledges as inspiration in the credits)
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  •  Zee News -Gayatri Sankar Rating-7
The film is good but could have been better, for expectations from Bhansali are sky high. The film has its own share of pluses and minuses. The visuals are indeed a treat to the eyes. The scenes are like paintings in motion; especially the one where Ram secretly meets Leela for the first time.
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  •  NDTV -Saibal Chatterjee Rating-4
When it’s Sanjay Leela Bhansali, Bollywood’s Maximum Man, rest assured that half measures are never an option. Unbridled cinematic hedonism is par for the course.Ram-Leela has, on a court order, been rechristened Goliyon ki Raasleela Ram-Leela. Quite a mouthful that and just as well.
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  •  India Today -Faheem Ruhani Rating-7
Mansoor Khan adapted Romeo and Juliet successfully in 1988 with Qayamat Se Qayamat Tak. More recently Habib Faisal did it with Ishaqzaade (2012), setting it in more contemporary times. Director-writer Sanjay Leela Bhansali takes the same basic idea of two lovers from opposite faction
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  •  India Today -Suhani Singh Rating-6
Love doesn't merely hurt it kills in Sanjay Leela Bhansali's romantic tragedy. An adaptation of Shakespeare's classic Romeo & Juliet, Ram-Leela unfolds in Bhansali's homeland, Gujarat. The landscape is colourful but it's also buzzing with the sound of bullets.
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  •  Rediff -Sukanya Verma Rating-5
Seductive, screaming, sly there’s enough colour in this one film to both -- compel you to pack your bags at once and set off exploring Gujarat’s sweeping landscape or flee from its pulsating sound of blood-thirsty  bullets and bottles.Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s pays ode to one of his favourite shades
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  •  FilmFare -Rachit Gupta Rating-6
Sanjay Leela Bhansali takes his movie-making leela (play) a little too seriously. To say that the result shows in his indulgence is stating the obvious. But the fact is he spends too much time and effort in setting up epic shots. The outcome of that is a flawless visual spectacle
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  •  Indiaglitz -Vishal Verma Rating-8
Superb. Sheer brilliance. Take a bow Sanjay Leela Bhansali. What a sexy, innovative and memorable sumptuous feast for eye and ear. Sanjay Leela Bhansali has stunned William Shakeshphere's four century plus old play with such ambition, passion and imagination that this genuinely fresh take
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  •  Sify -Sonia Chopra Rating-7
Quick question. How many films will it take before we finally let go of Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet? After Ishaqzaade and Issaq, we see Bollywood churning out yet another adaptation. It’s clear…Shakespeare cannot escape Bollywood.True, Romeo and Juliet is an exhilarating story

  •  Hindustan Times -Anupama Chopra Rating-6
If Sanjay Leela Bhansali is to be believed, Gujaratis are the most colorful, passionate, violent, loud and lusty community in this country. So everyone in the fictional village of Ranjaar is permanently brawling, killing, drinking or loving.There are no half-measures in this town.
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  •  Bollywood Life -Namrata Thakker Rating-6
Sanjay Leela Bhansali has stuck to the title of his film….literally. Like most of his movies, this one too has romance, drama, songs and larger-than life sets, but there is violence – which we usually don’t associate Bhansali with. And while Goliyon Ki Rasleela Ram-Leela is an adaptation of Shakespeare

  •  Yahoo Movies -Rummana Ahmed Rating-7
A viewer is overwhelmed by the opulence of the sets - the colour, the grandeur, involved in the tragedy that strikes the star-crossed lovers, ready to suspend rationale and inhabit the director’s universe for a few hours. The question is whether you remain engaged for all the time that you decide

  •  Glamsham -Martin D'Souza Rating-4
To be fair to Sanjay Leela Bhansali, the creation of GOLIYON KI RAASLEELA RAM-LEELA is a visual delight. The sets are grand; the set pieces, be it in the desert or during songs, well thought out. Ranveer Singh and Deepika Padukone as the lead pair are sizzling hot.

  •  DNA -Sarita Tanvar Rating-7
Ram Leela, director Sanjay Leela Bhansali's crazed tribute to Shakesphere's Romeo and Juliet, is a doomed love story of Ram (Ranveer Singh) and Leela (Deepika Padukone). Set in Gujarat, they belong to two different families who have been enemies for over a hundred years.

  •  Mumbai Mirror -Karan Anshuman Rating-6
Sanjay Leela Bhansali is back. Taking a break from producing uncharacteristic bilge like Rowdy Rathore, he storms the helm again to have a go at what he knows best - using Bollywood elements like song, dance, larger-than life heroes and their epic love affairs -and attempting to redefine

  •  IBN Live -Rajeev Masand Rating-7
Cut off from the world, tucked away somewhere in Gujarat, a fictional small town named Ranjaar is a battleground of sorts for the eons-old enmity between the Rajadi and the Sanera mob clans. But even with guns blazing, beer bottles being shattered, and harsh words flying about in the air

  •  Mid Day -Shubha Shetty Saha Rating-8
It’s time to sing and dance again. Sanjay Leela Bhansali this time brings back a passion on screen that seems to have lost in the lets-concentrate-on-amassing-hundreds-of-crores kind of cinema. A larger-than-life film as is Bhansali’s signature style, Ram-Leela is definitely a unique

  •  Deccan Chronicle -Khaled Mohamed Rating-7
No apologies tendered: it’s lust at first sight. At a Holi celebration, their eyes meet, clouds of colour powder explode, and she grabs him for a hard kiss on the lips. The passion is on. And the woman is no coy cutie. She demands and receives an equal relationship.

  •  Daily Bhaskar - Rating-8
You will witness a transformed Deepika in this film. She has never looked this beautiful before, neither did she act (this well) in any of her films. Another actor without whom it is impossible to imagine Ram Leela is Supriya Pathak. Her character in the film is sinful and she has delivered
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  •  Cinema Confessions -Gautam Anand Rating-5
Sanjay Leela Bhansali is a visual poet, an artist of extreme aesthetic sense who treats camera like a painting brush to paint cinematic portraitsHis film are beautiful to look at, arguably as stunning as the best in the world - Wes Anderson, Terrence Malick and Kar Wai Wong - when it comes
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