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Spectacle (2015)

Tamasha (original title)
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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
7 wins & 14 nominations. See more awards »





Credited cast:
Deepika Padukone ... Tara Maheshwari
Ranbir Kapoor ... Ved Vardhan Sahni
Piyush Mishra ... Storyteller
Naila Grewal ... Clown & Fangirl
Ishwak Singh
Sushma Seth ... Ved's grandmother
Javed Sheikh ... Ved's Father
Vivek Mushran ... Ved's boss
Svetlana Tulasi ... Sita (Hindu Goddess)
Arushi Sharma Arushi Sharma ... Sanyukta
Sukhesh Arora
Saurabh Pal Saurabh Pal ... Theatre Artist
Nikhil Bhagat Nikhil Bhagat ... Tara's Father
Teddy Maurya Teddy Maurya ... Servant
Yash Sehgal Yash Sehgal ... Younger Ved
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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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Did You Know?


Reportedly, Ranbir Kapoor and Deepika Padukone returned 10 and 5 Crores respectively to the producers as the film didn't do business as expected. 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 Procession of Memories (1973) See more »


Parade De La Bastille (Instrumental version)
Written by: Irshad Kamil
Produced by: A.R. Rahman
Performed by: A.R. Rahman
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User Reviews

TAMASHA - By all odds, it's not for Everyone!
27 November 2015 | by dsantoshkumarSee all my reviews


Tamasha is indeed an invigorated tale in today's times of fatuous films! It is clichéd, yes... It is flawed, yes... its story is nothing new, but the way Imtiaz presents the story in the form of musical narrative, and the manner in which lead protagonists, Ranbir and Deepika mark that presence is truly commendable.

Tamasha is all about the journey of Ved (portrayed by Ranbir Kapoor) and Tara (portrayed by Deepika Padukone) through self-discovery, love, passion, contend and vivacious emotions. Its screenplay is non- linear, mind you, which might make some uncomfortable for a love story, but Tamasha is not only about romance, if you're wondering.

Film's technical aspect is class apart. Ravi Verman's stunning cinematography deserves a standing ovation. Editing is arguably good, but its not for everyone's mouthful. Ranbir and Deepika's performance is one of the biggest strengths of this film. Their chemistry is wonderfully captured and presented in a grand celluloid!

Another highlight of this movie is its music. A.R. Rahman delivers a grand soundtrack once again, and Imtiaz weaves those songs in a perfect manner carrying the story forward. Is Imtiaz-Rahman combo slowly becoming Mani Ratnam-Rahman combo?

Tamasha is not an easy grasp, at least not for everyone. The film will have mixed opinions, that's for sure. But if you find the connection that Imtiaz tries you to find through Ved's character (or to some extent Tara's character), you are in for a treat.

Watch out for: Ranbir and Deepika's Chemistry, Imtiaz's direction, Songs and Score, Cinematography

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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 »


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Opening Weekend USA:

$1,006,059, 29 November 2015

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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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