Sanjay Leela Bansali, somewhere, mentioned Shakespeare for inspiring Bansali with his Romeo- Juliet. I think he should also have thanked Habib Faisal. For the ones who cannot recollect Habib Faisal, he was the writer-director of the Political Love Hate Saga Ishaqzaade. Goliyon Ki Raasleela Ram-Leela (Ram-Leela hereafter), to me, seemed like Ishaqzaade taken from some rusty land of darkness and presented to the ‘drooling for love’ audience with the elements of colourful Gujarat. The noticeable changes would be contemporary use of suggestive and vulgar language, Quick Sand like Love (The only couple who would have fallen in love faster than Ram and Leela would be Ranveer and Deepika; who the media claims to be a madly in love couple) and most importantly the elegance that is a part and parcel of a Bansali Movie although this time with extravagant(Too Much) use of Gun, Gundagardi and Gujju’ism.
For the ones who haven’t watched the movie, Ram- Leela is a must watch movie for sterling performances from every actor and noticeably Supriya Pathak, Deepika, Ranveer, Richa Chadda and Abhimanyu Singh to mention a few.
Apart from the enchanting production design by Wasiq Khan, colourful costume and some great performances along with laughable raunchy dialogues, one can hardly miss the excellent cinematography by Ravi Varman.
Not giving away much of the story, like most reviews, I would like the readers to spend their moolah to enjoy this beauty from Bansali.
P.S.: Music by Sanjay Leela Bansali is something you would notice in the Credits and enjoy during the cinema. Also, not trying to add fuel to the fire of controversies, it is hard not to notice the Hindu Gods dancing during the ‘Rasleela of Ram in Hanuman Gali’ sequence in the movie. Ok Then.