Why Always The Same Story? (Movie Review: Tamasha )

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The movie was just more than awesome than I expected and I need to blog this now!

It’s been just over two years since the movie Tamasha came out. 
Needless to say, I was excited for this movie. Everyone who’s anyone knows that Ranbir Kapoor and Deepika Padukone are two of the best couple to ever grace our screens; combine the two and I was set to be thoroughly entertained. And they did not disappoint.😆

Tamasha (2015) tells about…the moment you enter a party thrown by your friend and he comes to greet you, asking “How are you?” and without second thoughts you say “I’m fine. Thank you.” But what if you start bumbling about how ‘not –fine’ you are and he starts finding ways to avoid you and ends up telling you that he doesn’t want to know. And there it strikes you. Why does he have to ask the question when he doesn’t want to know the answer? Why do we have to succumb to the same patterns of mundane, mechanical lifestyle where we are required to ‘play roles’ of who we are not, but what others want us to be? Why can’t we be our ‘real’ selves in our real lives? Why can’t we just live in the moment? Why do we have to look up to others for finding solutions to our problems? These are but a few questions that linger in your mind after watching Tamasha, directed by Imtiaz Ali.

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Imtiaz celebrates the art of story-telling while instigating you to discover your inner self. The plot revolves around Ved (Ranbir Kapoor), who meets Tara (Deepika Padukone) at the warm, chrome yellow island of Corsica.

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They decide not to reveal their identities to each other and play the roles of whoever they wanted to be. They spend the following week being what they could never be in their ‘real’ lives and then part away.

Four years later, they stumble across each other in Delhi. This is when Tara meets a completely different version of Ved and tells him that he’s not being himself. Ved, on the other hand, is torn between playing the part of an average, robotic, nine-to-five Product Manager, blindly running in the rat race of life and the hero of his life’s story (the world and his heart respectively).

Tara, guided by her guilt on rejecting Ved’s proposal and realizing her love for him, apologizes to him. But Ved, unable to come to terms with his inner conflicts, deserts her in the most sensitive scene of the movie. At this point, Imtiaz makes you question the extent to which you are ready to go, in order to hold on to your love and bring him back to his real self.

The troubled conscience of Ved resolves its inner strife when he takes charge of his life and seeks the way out, from within himself. Ved switches to his mirror reflection (read Dev), the hero of his story and finally finds his love.

To me, This movie is constantly on my mind from the time I finished it, gotta watch it again soon.

Overall, you like romantic drama film, watch this. You like Ranbur & Deepika, watch this. Just go watch it.

Favourite Line: “ Wait for a moment
This heart will be stable
How should I stop you
Every sorrow, coming to me, will skid
My eyes are full of you
I will talk to you without speaking
If you’re with me
If you’re with me”

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