The life of a man with borderline personality disorder is relived in three stages: as a nine-year-old child, a 19-year-old adolescent and a 30-year-old adult.


Imtiaz Ali


Imtiaz Ali
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Credited cast:
Deepika Padukone ... Tara Maheshwari
Ranbir Kapoor ... Ved Vardhan Sahni
Piyush Mishra ... Storyteller
Sushma Seth ... Ved's grandmother
Naila Grewal ... Clown & Fangirl
Vivek Mushran ... Ved's boss
Javed Sheikh ... Ved's Father
Arushi Sharma Arushi Sharma ... Sanyukta
Ishwak Singh
Svetlana Tulasi ... Sita (Hindu Goddess)
Sukhesh Arora
Yash Sehgal Yash Sehgal ... Younger Ved
Teddy Maurya Teddy Maurya ... Servant
Ishtiyak Khan Ishtiyak Khan ... Rajesh Autowala
Nikhil Bhagat Nikhil Bhagat ... Tara's Father


Tamasha is about the journey of someone who has lost his edge in trying to follow acceptable conventions of society. The film is based on the central theme of abrasion and loss of self that happens in an attempt to find oneself. Written by King Motwani

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adolescent | See All (1) »


Comedy | Drama | Romance


Not Rated | See all certifications »

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Did You Know?


it is the third time Deepika and Ranbir Kapoor are acting as their opposites See more »


In the introductory scene of Tara, she politely abuses the restaurant owner, which is then rewinded from Ved's perspective. But in the rewind, her dialogue is slightly changed, addition being the word "Saale". See more »


References Aashiqui (1990) See more »


Written by: Irshad Kamil
Produced by: A.R. Rahman
Performed by: Lucky Ali
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Imtiaz Ali's most complex product till date
27 November 2015 | by AmanAjmaniSee all my reviews

I was damn excited for a movie with the deadly combo of Imtiaz Ali and Ranbir Kapoor including AR Rahman (cherry on top). I loved Rockstar, it was among one of my favorites in 2011. Which automatically made Tamasha my most anticipated movie of 2015 and damn was I spot on.

Tamasha is a visual treat, a movie with a PURE soul attached to it. There was a constant smile stuck on my face throughout its 139 min of runtime. Ranbir Kapoor's performance literally gave me awe-bumps (you know like goosebumps). Dayum, he's an excellent actor cum artist. Deepika was magnificent. And the songs, man. Each and everyone of it is bound to snug around your ears throughout the year.

Now let me get this straight, those who criticize this masterpiece are the same audience who disliked Rockstar, not because it was bad or something, it's just that they don't get it. They do not understand these kinda films. It's a piece of art. And I don't blame my fellow Indian audience to not to get along with these musical dramas, 'cuz they're way more inclined to commercial movies and the basic recipe of Bollywood masala crap. It's their comfort zone, and these movies make them uncomfortable.

Well, I'm shocked seeing negative remarks or even mixed reviews on such an extravagant cinema. But well, worry not 'cuz Imtiaz Ali's works are always slow burners and within a week or so Tamasha will begin. ;)

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Release Date:

27 November 2015 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Spectacle See more »

Filming Locations:

Corsica, France See more »


Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$1,006,059, 29 November 2015

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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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