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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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Genres:

Drama | Musical | Romance

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

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Trivia

Kshatriya community opposed usage of community names in the movie, so Jadeja and Rabari community titles were changed to Saneda and Rajadi. 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

Ram: If I live, it'll be with you. If I die, it'll be by your hands.
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Version of Ishaqzaade (2012) See more »

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Performef by Shreya Ghoshal
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Mesmerising cinematography and good acting

I watched this film with mixed expectations. On one hand, I had seen the Nagada Sang Dhol and Lahu Muhn Lag Gaya clips on you-tube - exactly what caught my eye and made me want to watch it. On the other hand, a- not-so-good rating and most reviewers claiming it was very bad were lowering my expectations. I did, however, watch it, and I loved it.

The film is intense, wonderfully directed and benefits from great acting. I am not familiar with any of the actors; nor with Bollywood films in general, which I do not find appealing because of their over- dramatisation of... pretty much everything. And mostly, poor acting. This is where Ram-Leela stands out. Apart for a few scenes, the director made use of the actor's skills, and pushed them to the point they save the sometimes-poor script. There's great chemistry in there, as well as some more than convincing acting, all in wonderful colours and costumes.

I had a hard time understanding why it's got such harsh reviews, given how good it is, but reading them I realized what the problem is (and probably why I liked it): Ram-Leela is not a film for puritans. While it seemed quite tame to me, certain watchers found it "vulgar", or too sexual. From my point of view, it's aligned with European films. What it lacks in plot-line (although decent), makes up with daring performances and honest acting. As for those claiming it's not a love story, I agree: it's a battle of egos, and most important, a battle with the self for each of the characters. This could have been emphasized more, but you can't have everything.


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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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Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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