Ram-Leela Critics Reviews

Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s latest directorial venture “Goliyon Ki Rasleela Ram-Leela starring Ranveer Singh and Deepika Padukone released on 15, November 2013. Read what critics have to say about the film - 

Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s latest directorial venture “Goliyon Ki Rasleela Ram-Leela starring Ranveer Singh and Deepika Padukone released on 15, November 2013. Read what critics have to say about the film - 

Review Overview

Average Critics Ratings - 66%

66%

Very Good

User Rating: 2.93 ( 4 votes)
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Movie Review by Taran Adarsh (90/100) – Bollywood Hungama

RAM-LEELA not only has a spellbinding effect, but it ships you to an unfamiliar world absolutely. You may have an inkling of the plot, but you definitely don’t know how SLB will give an altogether innovative twirl to the premise. On the whole, GOLIYON KI RAASLEELA RAM-LEELA ought to be watched for multiple reasons: the electrifying chemistry between its lead actors, the strong dramatic content, the scintillating musical score, the violent streak in the narrative and of course, Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s execution of the material. This is Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s most accomplished work to date. It’s a work of outstanding artistry. No two opinions about it. A masterpiece by the master craftsman Sanjay Leela Bhansali!

Movie Review by Meena Iyer (100/100) – Times Of India

Quite unabashedly, the filmmaker uses his lead pair’s real and reel chemistry, fuses it with sexual tension and makes it compelling for you to partake in their love-hate relationship. For the most part, Ram-Leela, SLB’s most commercial work till date, has nice doses of raunch and ras (juice). Deepika is breathtaking and in top form. Ranveer displays his six packs and histrionics with fair ease. This could be the start of his journey into superstardom. You have to also applaud Richa Chadda and Supriya Pathak Kapur for being the talent they are.

Movie Review by Sneha MayFrancis (Emirates 24×7)

Sanjay Leela Bhansali gives Shakespeare’s ‘Romeo and Juliet’ a befitting Indian twist. There have been exceptions like ‘Qayamat Se Qayamat Tak’ and ‘Ishaqzaade’, which adapted Shakespeare’s love story sincerely, so Sanjay’s ‘Ram Leela’ isn’t novel in thought, but he has tweaked it with incredible passion and intensity, making it one of the most befitting adaptations ever. While Sanjay’s indulgent script, which runs into two-hours-and-thirty-five-minutes might appear a bit tedious, we forgive him because what he eventually spins out is an enchanting love story.

Movie Review by Raja Sen (20/100) (Rediff)

Goliyon Ki Rasleela Ram-Leela — an acronym of which unfailingly reminds me of Greater Kailash Residential associations — is a monstrously excessive film with a riot of colours, a girl who looks very pretty indeed and a daft hero, but despite that being the warning on the tin whenever you attempt (foolhardily) to buy into a Bhansali product, this can’t be what you bargained for. GKRR is an overplotted, bloody mess.

Movie Review by Mohar Basu (70/100) (Koimoi)

Ramleela is one of India’s most novel take of Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet. There is an alluring magic in the film that will enchant you. The primary reason why you shouldn’t miss this one is because of Ranveer and Deepika’s wonderful and visceral chemistry. It is quite a daunting affair to encapsulate the nuances of love’s wilderness and Ramleela epitomizes the menacing feral love between its lead characters with poise and ease.

Movie Review by Saibal Chatterjee (40/100) (NDTV)

It is a bit of a miracle that the film doesn’t actually implode and disintegrate in a giant blaze like some explosives-laden Ravana effigy on a festive night. If you are drawn by the raw magnificence of the setting and the inevitable excitement of the occasion – after all an SLB offering cannot but be an event film – here’s sound advice: your travel agent could do a better job of getting you to Kutch. Goliyon ki Raasleela Ram-Leela is all body and no soul.

 Movie Review by Mihir Fadnavis (FirstPost)

Ram Leela has the soul of a cynical old noir peppered with a few small glimmers of masala. We all know the story by now. Borrowing a few pages from Shakespeare’s play and more so from Baz Luhrmann’s Romeo + Juliet, this movie is the epitome of formula.By the time Ram Leela winds down with a finale that would make Luhrmann proud, Bhansali does a pretty good job of winning his intended audience over. It would have been so easy for the film to wallow in opportunistic schmaltz or obvious sentimentality but instead Ram Leela is a slyly fun movie, and one that is best appreciated on big screens.

Movie Review by Rohit Khilnani(90/100) (India Today)

Goliyon Ki Rasleela Ram Leela has each and everything that you expect in a Sanjay Bhansali film. Picture perfect frames, huge colourful sets, beautiful heavy costumes, emotions, poetic lines and melodrama. It’s a spectacular show!The film has a lot of moments that stay with you, Ram and Leela’s passionate attraction that draws them to each other is very well done and that’s what makes the kissing scenes just a part of the big picture.It’s well hyped and still surpasses all expectations. For me Goliyon Ki Rasleela Ram Leela is a masterpiece!

Movie Review by Mohar Basu (70/100) (Koimoi)

Ramleela is one of India’s most novel take of Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet. There is an alluring magic in the film that will enchant you. The primary reason why you shouldn’t miss this one is because of Ranveer and Deepika’s wonderful and visceral chemistry. It is quite a daunting affair to encapsulate the nuances of love’s wilderness and Ramleela epitomizes the menacing feral love between its lead characters with poise and ease

Movie Review by Shubra Gupta (50/100) (Indian Express)

‘Ram-Leela’ creates a couple that ignites the screen, and most of the time when these two are on screen, you keep watching. It’s when the guns come on, and the gun-masters start roaring and shouting, that the love-story drowns, and everything gets both too noisy and too choreographed. I enjoyed the lovers, and their ram-leela: if only the film had been more ras, not goli-leela, more roses than guns.

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