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Tamasha Review

Tamasha Movie Review 

Tamasha Review
Average Ratings:2.71/5
Reviews Counted:13
Neutral: 5
Negative : 3

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Ratings:2.5/5 Review By:Rajeev Masand Site:CNN IBN
There are moments in Imtiaz Ali’s Tamasha that are so powerful they pierce you straight in the heart. Tamasha is an uneven film; it oscillates between inventive and indulgent, never quite striking a consistent tone.In the end, Tamasha doesn’t come together satisfactorily, but it’s not for a lack of trying. I’m going with two-and-a-half out of five. There’s a lot to appreciate here, and more than a few moments that’ll break your heart.
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Ratings:--- Review By:Komal Nahta Site:Zee ETC Bollywood Business
On the whole, Tamasha is a disapp­ointing fare for a large chunk of the audience. It will find favour with a section of the city youth and class audiences but that will be grossly insufficient to recover the investment in the film. It will, therefore, entail heavy losses to all concerned.
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Ratings:3/5 Review By:Anupama Chopra Site:Film Companion 
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Ratings:3/5 Review By:Meena Iyer Site:Times Of India
The philosophy of the film is simple. If you conform in life, you will exist. However, if you indulge, even from time to time, you can actually live. Like the protagonists, all of us know what it is to be tied down and not do what our hearts long. But the route Tamasha takes is long-winded and plain boring at times. Deepika and Ranbir convey their angst and passion so convincingly that you're hooked. Except for the curiosity about them, the rest of the drama is `oh,never-mind'.

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Ratings:2/5 Review  By:Sreehari Nair Site:Rediff
I have never quite understood the worship that’s showered on Jab We Met (though some scenes do have a buzz) or any of other Imtiaz Ali movies. Like it’s the case with all his movies, there are no real people in Tamasha -- there are only character-types written in little pink balloon-letters, all floating in cloudland. But between all that templatisation, here, Ali, very briefly tries to document darkness without trying to verbalise it. Very briefly, we see an honest film and some three-dimensional characters. The dread in Imtiaz Ali’s Tamasha feels real. The silliness, however, comes across as too orchestrated.
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 Ratings:2.5/5 Review By:Saibal Chaterjee Site:NDTV
An off-the beaten track love story that does not go far enough with its surprises, Imtiaz Ali’s Tamasha is a film that flatters to deceive. It rolls along smoothly, but so facile are its placid twists and pat resolutions that they cause nary an emotional ripple. Its overly simplistic fairy-tale construct – creative and free-spirited son versus pragmatic and domineering dad – is given a gender-reversal spin.Tamasha is at best a one-time watch because of the sparkle the leads lend to it. It could have been so much more.
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Ratings:3.5/5 Review  By:Shubha Saha Site:Mid-day
This is not a film telling us a trite, oft repeated story of longings and ecstasies of a man and woman in love. This unique love story talks of self love. It jolts you out of your safe cocoon of social conditioning to pointedly ask you if you love yourself enough to be able to throw up the rules of society and live the way you really want to. But watch this one. You might come out loving yourself a little more than you do.
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Ratings:2/5 Review By:Shubhra Gupta Site:Indianexpress
I really liked a lot of the second half. There’s so much good stuff going on, including the pair which strays, and then journeys towards each other. Despite its flaws, this is Ali’s most complex story, teeming with ideas, and gives us Ranbir back again, along with the lovely Deepika, even if the plot keeps losing sight of her : there are tracts when she goes missing.
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Ratings:2.5/5 Review By:Bollywood Hungama Site:BollywoodHungama
The sad part is that with TAMASHA, Imtiaz Ali fails to live upto the expectations and falls flat with the film. The movie suffers from a plot that appears confusing and is convoluted for an avid cinegoer. On the whole, TAMASHA comes across as a colossal disappointment in spite of towering performances and chemistry between the lead stars. At the box-office, the film will find it difficult to sustain and negative word of mouth will further erode its business capacity to a great extent.
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Ratings:2.5/5 Review By:Surabhi Redkar Site:Koimoi
In spite of the caption ‘Why Always The Same Story’, Imtiaz repeats himself and digs deeper into his style of storytelling. In certain portions, Tamasha is like Jab We Met meets Rockstar and that’s what disappoints as we the film does not elevate itself from his previous works. Tamasha is certainly a one time watch! It is a typical Imtiaz Ali film and hence you cannot go with an expectation of watching a frothy romance. Dealing with the concept of love in a cryptic form, this film will not appeal to everyone.
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Ratings:3/5 Review By:Zee News Site:Zee News
Overall, 'Tamasha' is a definite watch for all those who believe in love and the fact that people change, but not always for reasons of their own, but because of the world they live in. A clear picture of how twisted your life can become, under the painful currents of life. But, the clear winners in this 'drama' are the protagonists, more than the story itself.
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Ratings:3.5/5 Review By:Lokesh Dharmani Site:Masala
I like Tamasha because it talks about freedom that comes with solo travelling.The final verdict? Should we go and watch? Umm yes! I feel Shagun Batra dealt with the same issue in Ek Main Aur Ek Tu a shade better, devoid of any dramatics, real and urbane. But Tamasha, despite bringing in a touch of tamasha, is a one-time watch for sure. 3 stars. Okay 0.5 extra for Deepika = 3.5 stars!
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Ratings:2.5/5 Review By:Manjusha Radhakrishnan Site:Gulfnews
Tamasha may have its heart in the right place, but the conflict in Ved and Tara’s lives will not get your pulse racing. The lead actors and Corsica look picture-perfect, but the movie isn’t free of blemishes. Kapoor does a decent job of bringing out the anguish in Ved, but it’s Padukone who’s riveting
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Tamasha Storyline:  

Tamasha is the story of a conventional good boy we often refer to as the 'Hero' in India, played by Ranbir Kapoor (Ved Sahni) who breaks free and leaves for Corsica for a no-frills experience.

There he meet a girl of his kind Deepika Padukone (Tara Maheshwari) and the two decide to have fun. But what happens when their lovely unexpected vacation comes to an end?

 This one is definitely going to make the younger generation itch for a vacation and leave moviegoers teary-eyed with what will follow next.

Tamasha  Release Date:

Nov 27, 2015

 Director:   Imtiaz Ali

 Music:  A. R. Rahman

Ranbir Kapoor as Ved Vardhan Sahni
 Deepika Padukone as Tara Maheshwari
 Javed Sheikh as Ved's father

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  1. http://bollywoodkibua.blogspot.in/2015/11/a-few-minutes-into-second-half-of-movie.html

  2. Tamasha is mind blowing after PRDP...these critics are waste they dont know how to write a review...movie was fab..acting by rk and deepika was awesome..songs are to good to listen especially mastargarsti heer tho badi sad hai and agar tum saath ho..a perfect film from imitiaz ali..my rating 4.5/5

    1. actually most of them have appreciated the movie.....they have not liked the unevenness of the film.......read the reviews, don't just go by ratings

  3. ‪‎Tamasha‬ helmed by Imtiaz Ali is a very brilliant picturization of a mirage-framed farce we play with our lives in our lives till someone comes as an Avatar and makes us feel special about those things which even we feel to identify in ourselves, "The Actual Me". For my detailed review, please visit........http://rohitmoviereview.blogspot.in/

  4. Dumb film! Even worse than Rockstar! Colossal waste of my money.

    1. Rockstar was amazing you dumbfuck

    2. Rockstar was a really good movie. If this is worse than rockstar, then this must be a good movie too. Cuz Rockstar was amazing af. Your statement is so contradictory...

    3. Have you gone mad ?
      rockstar was brilliant you idiot....
      one of the best performance by RK

  5. No Tamasha Only Nirasha & Hatasha for Audience

  6. tamasha is yet again a soulful film created artistically in imtiaz ali style.. if u understand & connect to imtiaz ali films u will love this film as one of the best of the year... on the other hand if u r more of PRTP and happy new year kind of movie lover then u might come out confused about the movie. all said its a wonderful film giving u a nice message with a simple love story told brilliantly. dipika and ranvir takes the movie to another high with superb acting. cinematography is superb and direction is yet again spotless.. songs r perfectly timed n lift the spirit of the film.. its a full on paisa vasool movie go for it.. i vl rate it 4/5

  7. Tamasha review:
    Music excellant
    Location good
    Acting good
    Storyline ok ok
    Overall rate: 3/5
    Heart touching some moments
    One time watch for deepika

  8. These all r paid peoples
    They never want a to make a rational and deservind review bcoz these r already paid to write negative
    See the reviews of all these people on PRDP a worst film of the year
    All r paid peoples
    Friends go and see tamasha
    U will sure that no shahrukh no amir no salman
    Our Rockstar is superstar

  9. each & everybody love the film except these "waste" critics.i never understand what they want from a film ?????.......................

  10. each & everybody love the film except these "waste" critics.i never understand what they want from a film ?????.......................

  11. If you understand the movie you will say " Brilliant work" if you dont its a waste for you.

  12. Movie Review : Tamasha | www.bollyreviewsnow.com

    Ratings: 3/5 (Just for the last 30 mins of the film, which delivers an inspiring message)

    Tamasha is an abstract, which won't go down easy in your digestive tract. Film starts with a wacky storytelling concept which keeps you bewildered and might be repulsive for some.
    I can draw a parallel between Tamasha and a 3 course meal. 1st course is a dubsmash, where video is of 2015 but all the dialogues are from 1970s films (Teja from Zanjeer, Mona Darling). If you can't relate with that era, you won't be able to decrypt the cryptic filmi language. Ranbir extends this character to play Dev Anand and fails miserably in mimicking his mannerism. 1st course lasts for 45 min and is largely unimpressive, far fetched and way too filmy.

    2nd course starts with a peppy song "Heer Toh Badi Sad Hai" and the film transitions from a Matargashti to a mushy mushy romance. Plot starts coming on track and looks believable, however this happiness is short lived and what follows is an hour long emotional melodrama. Character sketch of Ranbir is half baked and shifts gears from being a non-conformist of herd mentality ==> battling with internal complex ==> Schizophrenic ==> Wondering what director has in mind ?? Lack of clarity in Director's vision rubs off on lead characters and makes audience scratching their head. You'll also see inspiration derived from Hollywood classic Groundhog Day (1993) in showing routine scenes.

    3rd and final course is a short 30 min power packed punch, which explains the mayhem shelved out at audience for last 1 hour 45 min. This is where the message becomes crystal clear and you admire the abstract beginning and director's point of view. However, it is too late and difficult for audience to appreciate the film. Having an awesome dessert doesn't absolve your sins of serving tasteless bland food.

    Director Imtiaz Ali is a champion of romance and his effort of delivering an abstract art film fell flat on his face. I can clearly see him bruised and distributors bleeding at the box office. Ranbir Kapoor handled his highly ambiguous characterization very well. Alas, his role is highly confusing for which I won't blame the actor. Deepika Padukone is consistently mediocre without any effort on improvement. Piyush Mishra as storyteller is marvelous and talks in poetic language (as always), which is very
    classy. I am sure he must have written some of those dialogues as well.

    Cinematography by Ravi Varman is impressive but not a differentiator. These days, every film has great photography, locales and sets. Music by AR Rehman is above average with special applause for "Heer Tu Badi Sad Hai". Music in other songs isn't impressive but none of the songs are forced and very situational. I loved the spread of singers ranging from Mohit Chauhan, Mika, Lucky Ali, Arijit Singh, Sukhinder Singh to AR Rehman himself. Wow!

    Verdict: Definitely a hatke film as poster says, Why always the same story? It could have been a wonderful film if it was executed well. Don't go to theater expecting a lighthearted fun filled romantic film. This film might leave you a little heavy. Message delivered in the end is indeed inspiring.

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    1. Very well written, Sir. Loved the way you described everything. Looking forward to more of your reviews in future. Cheers!

    2. Thanks for appreciating Mayank. Please subscribe to bollyreviewsnow.com for more reviews.

  13. A great review from author. Tamasha is really fun to watch. Nothing exceptional but sure a good entertaining movie. For more bollywood movie review click following link

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  14. Give an ordinary story to Imtiaz Ali , he will make it EXTRA ORDINARY......

    Among the best director....

    Great performance by ranbir and deepika

    Go and watch it ......

    Dont read crap and sold out reviews

  15. Nowhere near rockstar..but its lyk taare zameen pe by imtiaz Ali..good work..don't go for it if u want entertainment

  16. I don't know who are these people, praising this movie.
    one of the worst movie of recent times.
    concept was fine but execution was completely dragging and silly...
    total time wastage...

    1. R u stupid... Execution ws the most magical thing about this movie

  17. My first comment.. Critics are absolutely ridiculous in judging the movie as this movie deserves at least 3.5/5 and if I'm given to rate this movie, maybe 5/5..
    How can any movie have lesser rating than absolutely nonsense PRDP..
    GREAT movie by Imtiaz Ali.. Acting is ridiculously amazing

  18. This is not new at all,we have seen this before many times...Old bottle old wine same old taste..I do not know why many people like this .Not expecting this from Imtiaz ali whom I regarded as the best romantic director of country.I saw in a packed house but people are mostly silent or waiting for something extraordinary till end.Only twice in a movie I think people became cheerful and that lasts for only a minute each.1.apki husn ki baadiyan 2.???????.Very sorry to say that in such a so called big talented industry only one romantic movie for the year 2015 ;Tanu Weds Manu Returns, thats all for the 2015.

  19. TAMASHA:
    A Bioscope to life, and to your ‘self’ within! [3.5/5]

    I dare not go any sentence further in approving Imtiaz Ali’s most personal artistic take on love, life and limitless conflicting conditions around the both, before having a word of strict advice for you that TAMASHA is not an easy watch. It neither is just another ‘boy-meets-girl’ love-story to write, shoot, edit and release. Only an Imtiaz Ali can helm the project of such risky, self-destructive and boomerang-like nature; and my suggestions here are heading towards Imtiaz Ali of today and not of pre-ROCKSTAR. If JAB WE MET and SOCHA NA THA were busy twisting the lighter side of love, if ROCKSTAR and HIGHWAY were falling for the darker region; TAMASHA is a multihued psychological exercise to reinvent, reestablish and renew your ‘self’ under mystically painful care and custody of love. TAMASHA is not an extravagant, star-studded, all flashy WIZCRAFT production of a celebrity world-tour but a cute, tiny, little bioscope which immediately transports you to the world of your dreams and your aspirations; where you’re the ‘Tamasha’ and not just a sitting idle spectator.

    In the very earliest scenes, Imtiaz makes Piyush Mishra playing an older than the old storyteller in the film mouth an exposition when he mixes up with two different stories of worlds poles apart, “toh pareshaani kya hai? The story is always the same. Do not fall for their names, places and other details. Just sit back and enjoy.” and that’s enough to hint you about the most predictable plot one can have for a love-story. Boy meets girl, on the beautiful locations in Corsica, France. They decide not to reveal their identities and be complete strangers to each other. Both part their ways. Four years down, the girl still in awe of the vibrant personality of the boy reaches to him. He is now succumbed to the all emotionless, motorized and mechanical race of the corporate world. The girl rejects the new bore. The dejected boy is now looking for a new end to his story. After all, it is never too late to start a fresh. Now as an easy entertainment seeker, you may voice a question that why always the same story, even the tagline on the posters suggests the same but then, I think TAMASHA was never about the story. It doesn’t take the easy route with over-simplified solutions to the monstrous-looking problems but decides to go on the ‘self-discovery’ mode to find some of the toughest answers only you and life can juice it out together.

    There are more than a couple of reasons when I call Imtiaz the new-age ‘Yash Chopra’. The way he makes it happen, the way he breaks into the susceptible space of separation and the way he paints the pain, is meticulously relatable, unswerving and apt. He hardly creates a situation; he just opens up another unseen layer buried deep within his characters. Apart from the dialogues that rarely sound anything written, scrumptious camerawork, soul-pleasing soundtrack by A R Rahman and imaginatively decorated lyrics by Irshad Kamil, TAMASHA marks towering performances from both the leads. Though the film belongs more to Ranbir Kapoor’s character in the central role, let me honor Deepika Padukone first to talk about. The cranky, complaining independent girl of PIKU here shows off her complete different avatar in a more edgy, persuasive and in pain character of an anxious lover. You don’t have to make an extra effort to notice some of her atypical expressions you sure haven’t seen anywhere else. If she effortlessly makes your heart bleed in ‘Agar Tum Saath Ho’, she also steals it with her sparkling eyes even while being utterly there in playful conversations with Ranbir. And now the boy himself! TAMASHA brings back Ranbir in the race. The inconsistent ‘velvet’y touch is forgiven and forgotten. The all new and fresh Kapoor shifts gears like a pro. The bathroom scene, the story-telling session at home, the apology scene; there are moments that will haunt you even after full night sleeps in the next couple of days. Undoubtedly, one of the best performances this year! [3.5/5]

    1. Why so late but this is a perfect review you got imtiaz's point. Not too many professional critics were able to handle tamasha thats why such mixed reviews

    2. thanks D. Was busy in some important family affairs, couldn't catch it any earlier.

    3. Totally agree with Gaurav's review! Loved the movie.

  20. I left the theater before the movie ends culdn't take it longer. Salute to the those ppl who watched the full movie till the end either they are ranbir's fan or for the sake of paisa wasool sat in the theater till the end. Sadly ranbir's career turns into besharam to Tamasha wonder what will the media brand him next.

  21. Tamasha surely does wonders in patches, The comedy angle of Ranbir attracts more If we can see Ranbir's comedy bit more it would be amazing, Read my complete review on “Movie updates” on www.kitwall.com

  22. Lovely movie, I will totally agree with Gaurav Rai's Review, Specially Ranbir's timing is excellent


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