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RamLeela (2013)

Goliyon Ki Rasleela Ram-Leela (original title)
Not Rated | | Drama, Musical, Romance | 15 November 2013 (USA)
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Modern adaptation of William Shakespeare's 'Romeo and Juliet' with an Indian twist, the film focuses on the story of Ram and Leela, their love, lust and the drama afterwards.

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Sanjay Leela Bhansali (screenplay), William Shakespeare (play) | 3 more credits »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Ranveer Singh ... Ram
Deepika Padukone ... Leela
Supriya Pathak ... Dhankor Baa (as Supriya Pathak Kapur)
Sharad Kelkar ... Kanji Bhai
Homi Wadia Homi Wadia ... Radhu Bhai
Abhimanyu Singh ... Meghji Bhai
Richa Chadha ... Rasila (as Richa Chadda)
Gulshan Devaiah ... Bhavani
Jameel Khan Jameel Khan ... Vanka
Barkha Bisht ... Kesar
Tarun Anand Tarun Anand ... Ujjwal
Masood Akhtar ... Pujalal
Mohammad Faizan Mohammad Faizan ... Goli (as Master Mohammad Faizan)
Utkarsh Naithani Utkarsh Naithani ... Karsan
Bharat Chawda ... Manga
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Modern adaptation of William Shakespeare's 'Romeo and Juliet' with an Indian twist, the film focuses on the story of Ram and Leela, their love, lust and the drama afterwards.

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Drama | Musical | Romance

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Film produced by Sanjay Leela Bhansali. See more »

Goofs

Even after Ram and Leela's finger are chopped off, we see their full fingers in some of the scenes that follow. See more »

Quotes

Raseela: It is disdainful, blatant and selfish; but that is how love is.
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Referenced in Rainbow (2015) See more »

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Nagada Sang Dhol
Performed by Shreya Ghoshal & Osman Mir
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Fierce, Effective, Tapping yet Erratic is what Ram Leela is all about.
5 January 2014 | by shivam-murariSee all my reviews

Goliyon Ki Raasleela Ram-Leela, one of the most anticipated movies of the year releases with all its bang and reveals itself as least related to stuff for which it had been declared controversial.

Sanjay Leela Bhansali's take on Romeo-Juliet, despite a known script, seems quite refreshing. The visuals, nobody questions, is by far Bhansali's best. Utterly flawless. You might want to compare the flawed VFX effects of movies like Krrish 3 and Ra. One and find Ram-Leela's visuals standing far ahead of them. The symmetry he puts in, the pattern he develops in every visual is like the best artist would.

SLB's poetry, dialogs and expression are so well that you might want other directors to get training from him. The professionalism is of Hollywood standard.

The songs are already chart-topping (Nagade Sang Dhol was No.1 on i Tunes for 7 consequent weeks), and when you watch them in the movie you feel mesmerized. So well choreographed are these dances that you couldn't stop yourself from thinking of performing them on some occasion. Though a bit raunchy, Ishkiyaon Dhishkyon seems more funny than vulgar. Priyanka's item number gives mph effect.

The strongest part of Goliyon Ki Raasleela Ram-Leela is the star performances. We do not doubt that Deepika Padukone, who has established herself as an equal of the Vidya Balan and Shaban Azmi only betters herself with this movie, giving her critics a yet bigger challenge. She, as Leela, is flawless. You wouldn't be watching Deepika Padukone, but Leela in the movie. Though in Cocktail, Ye Jawaani ha Deewani and Chennai Express, Deepika was the soul of the movie, here she has to share it with Ranveer Singh who acts equally well. This is his best performance so far. In fact, this is the best performance of the year by a male actor. Richa Chada is shockingly real as Leela's sister-in-law and Supriya Pathak, though sounds a bit like Hansa, is exhilarating and fear-inducing. Every dialog she delivers is pitch perfect.

The perfection that Bhansali has expressed in all the aforementioned topics gets polluted by the flawed script. Though in the first half you do not notice how time passes with the songs, acting and the chemistry setting fire to the screen, the second half takes a U-turn. The second half begins with impracticality, which moves on to deal with various serious topics, which is exceptional to a love story. What becomes a problem here is the absence of effective execution of these scenes. The sub-plots are in abundance but all last for so less time that the tears of Leela and Ram do not reflect on the audience's eyes. Before the audience could feel the pain, the scene changes. The ending becomes more like a fairy tale which ruins all the realistic happenings of the movie.

Despite its flaw, Goliyon Ki Raasleela Ram-Leela stands as WORTH WATCHING. One must definitely watch this class-and-mass movie for entertainment, visuals, star performances, songs, and by far the best adaptation of Romeo and Juliet by Bollywood. Go fall in love with Ram-Leela!


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Country:

India

Language:

Hindi

Release Date:

15 November 2013 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Goliyon Ki Raasleela Ram Leela See more »

Filming Locations:

Udaipur, Rajasthan, India See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$1,449,174, 17 November 2013

Gross USA:

$2,738,863

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$4,840,059
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2.35 : 1
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