Ram-Leela - External Reviews

wogma rating: The keen should rent; else TV (?)
quick review:

Is an engaging first hour that takes you downhill through a stretched, predictable and melodramatic rest of the film, good enough? Just might be.



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39 reviewers have given Ram-Leela an average rating of 3.2/5.0 (?)

21 yays
10 nays
8 so-so

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Thumbs up by Subhash K. Jha , Apun Ka Choice ..."Goliyon Ki Raasleela Ram-Leela" is the most vital romantic musical in the last five years. To experience it is to serenade the divine. To miss it would be a crime... full review

Thumbs up by Yashika Mathur, Apun Ka Choice ...The strong point of the "Ram Leela" album is the soft romantic songs. Bhansali has put his best 'musical' foot forward. It deserves to be heard and enjoyed.... full review

Thumbs up by Taran Adarsh, Bollywood Hungama ...It's a work of outstanding artistry. No two opinions about it. A masterpiece by the master craftsman Sanjay Leela Bhansali! ... full review

Thumbs up by Khalid Mohamed, Deccan Chronicle ... Looking drop dead gorgeous and going at her part with a wallop, she’s the prime asset of 'Ram-Leela'. Eminently worth a dekko.... full review

Thumbs up by Smita, Desi Martini ...A beautifully crafted, well paced film with a strong story and great acting and sets. What more can I say... full review

Thumbs up by Nikhil Arora, Desi Martini ...Ram-leela works due to three reasons: Deepika Padukone, Sanjay Leela Bhansali and Deepika Padukone. ... full review

Thumbs up by Rony D'costa, Desi Martini ...Music, set design and sizzling chemistry ki ras leela is what Bhansali's Ram Leela is all about ... full review

Thumbs up by Ameetbhuvan, Desi Martini ... For all its visual splendor, Ram Leela has no particular point to prove, save for the fact that Bhansali and excess are synonymous ... full review

Thumbs up by Sarita Tanwar, DNA ...This is a film by a true romantic, who is brimming with crazy passion. If you share that with him, watch it.... full review

Thumbs up by Swayamsrestha Kar, fullhyd.com ...Go watch Ram-Leela. Although hardly perfect, it is a beautiful impassioned ode to the bard we all love, and deserves to be watched.... full review

Thumbs up by Rajeev Masand, IBN Live ...In the end it is Bhansali - credited for screenplay, editing, music, and direction - who leaves his stamp all over the film.... full review

Thumbs up Indicine ...Ram Leela is back to form stuff from the showman of the post-Subhas Ghai era. He knocks it out of the park with his Gujarati Romeo Juliet adaptation.... full review

Thumbs up by Mohar Basu, koimoi ...the film despite its ostentatious feel is at core a fierce love story enacted effectively by Ranveer and Deepika. Putting up an astonishingly prodigious chemistry, the duo pull through the film with might... full review

Thumbs up by Shubha Shetty-Saha, MiD DAY ...Ram-Leela is definitely a unique, deserving nothing but the big screen experience.... full review

Thumbs up by Jaidev Hemmady, Movie Talkies ...If passionate love stories rock your world, Ram Leela is a must watch!... full review

Thumbs up by Mansha Rastogi, Now Running.com ...Goliyon Ki Rasleela Ram-Leela has brilliance written all over it. One of Sanjay Leela Bhansali's finest. Yes, there are flaws but it isn't said for no reason that imperfections make a thing more real... full review

Thumbs up by Lidia Ostepeev , Planet Bollywood ...A team of choreographers was responsible for these beautiful sequences among them - Ganesh Acharya, Samir Tanna, Arsh Tanna, Vishnu Deva and Terrence Lewis. ... full review

Thumbs up by Sonia Chopra, Sify Movies ...The cinematography by Ravi Varman matches step with Bhansali’s vision, the performances are beautiful, and the chemistry will keep you riveted.... full review

Thumbs up by Meena Iyer, Times of India ...Deepika is breathtaking and in top form. Ranveer displays his six packs and histrionics with fair ease... full review

Thumbs up by Rummana Ahmed, yahoo! India ...Goliyon Ka Raasleela Ram-leela’ is visually spectacular but the love story makes little impression.... full review

Thumbs up by Gayatri Sankar, ZEENEWS.COM ...Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s films have always been high on passion. His films have given us visual references to his incredible imagination and storytelling prowess. And the mise-en-scene has always reflected his fetish for perfection!... full review

So-So by Pooja Rao, Bolly Spice ...Ram-Leela, the thrill of being a fulfilling movie experience. Consuming, thoroughly entertaining, with little unexpected surprises and twists that keep you engaged for most part of it, Ram-Leela is well worth a watch.u... full review

So-So by Namrata Thakker, Bollywood Life ... Don’t expect too much and you’ll be satisfied after watching the film... full review

So-So Daily Bhaskar ... A lust story amid bloodshed & Bhansali's extravagance ... full review

So-So by Piyasree Dasgupta, FirstPost ... Ram Leela is almost like that chick-flick pretending to be noir, or a noir killed by its secret wish to be a romantic musical. For all its beauty, it’s a baffling film.... full review

So-So by Shubhra Gupta, 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.... full review

So-So by Sanjukta Sharma, Live Mint ...The lead pair is played radiantly by Ranveer Singh and Deepika Padukone. Singh seems to fit neatly into the Bhansali scheme of histrionics... full review

So-So by Divya Solgama, MoviezADDA ...On overall basis a decent comeback from the ace film maker, though not in his best form. But due to average screenplay, tiring length and connectivity with the theme of the film, viewers will end up with little bit of disappointment. Thus, would sum it up by saying that this time 'leela toh acchi rachi lekin ram wali baat nahin thi'... full review

So-So by Karan Anshuman, Mumbai Mirror ...So can we reward a film for the way it looks, superlative acting, and a director who knows exactly what he's doing despite the indulgence in the writing department... full review

Thumbs down by Baradwaj Rangan, Blogical Conclusion, The New Sunday Express ... Ram-Leela is so generic, it could have been made by anyone with the sense to hire a good cinematographer and art director. After a while, there’s nothing to see except the calligraphy on the curtains and the murals on the walls. Bhansali, earlier, had vision; now he just has visuals.... full review

Thumbs down by Bobby Sing, Bobby Talks Cinema.com ...RAM-LEELA - Bhansali's another self-obsessed film, which is visually stunning with few notable performances but how many times I am supposed to watch the same story again & again. ... full review

Thumbs down Cinemaa Online ...It happens with all Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s films—they are extravagant, flamboyant, loud, the unoriginal content packaged into Incredible India ad style visuals... full review

Thumbs down by Aneela Zeb Babar, Desi Martini ...Apt that a movie calling itself Goliyo Ki Rasleela wants me to put a goli through my head. Or at least a Saridon ki goli ... full review

Thumbs down by Deepa Deosthalee, Film Impressions ...Although objectively speaking, he's right. What's Ram Leela if not an amalgam of Shantaram and Kondke channelled through Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet at the designer village nautanki?... full review

Thumbs down by Rachit Gupta, Filmfare ...Goliyon Ki Raasleela Ram-leela is an illogical love tale dressed up in opulence. A classic case of looks can be deceptive... full review

Thumbs down by Martin D'Souza, Glamsham.com ...Apart from the lead pair, Supriya Pathak, Gulshan Devaiah and Richa Chadda stand out in their respective roles. ... full review

Thumbs down by Saibal Chatterjee, NDTV ...Goliyon ki Raasleela Ram-Leela is all body and no soul. ... full review

Thumbs down by Raja Sen, Rediff ...At one point in this silly, wasteful, loud film with many a shifting accent, Ranveer Singh’s Ram, a leading man addicted to selfies, takes a picture of himself and Deepika’s Leela, proclaiming that it be announced immediately across Twitter (!) that Ram-Leela are now one.... full review

Thumbs down by Karan Bali, Upper Stall ...Finally, for all its visual and technical strengths and some fine performances, Goliyon ki Raasleela Ram-Leela fails to dig itself out of the hole it creates for itself by taking on an overtly familiar and hackneyed scenario and just not being able to do enough with it. ... full review