Tamasha - External Reviews

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Tamasha – a film about breaking molds while doing so itself. Even if not 100% successful, the attempt is engaging.



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34 reviewers have given Tamasha an average rating of 3.1/5.0 (?)

13 yays
5 nays
16 so-so

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Thumbs up by Baradwaj Rangan, Blogical Conclusion, The New Sunday Express ...The last scene shows Ved and Tara as they were in Corsica – just basking, just being. They have headphones on, and they’re dancing to a song we don’t hear. That’s Ali, really. He makes movies out of the music inside his head.... full review

So-So by Prateeksha Khot, Bolly Spice ...In spite of the flaws, Tamasha is one movie which will make you appreciate the director’s vision of giving us something quirky and unique. What Shaandar could not achieve, Tamasha does. Of course, the audience with a favorite diet of the “300 crore club” kind of movies may hastily tag this movie as boring. My advice, ignore them and watch this movie at least once – who knows, it manage to strike a chord! ... full review

Thumbs down Bollywood Hungama ...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. ... full review

So-So by Rukmini Chopra, Bollywood Life ...What to do: If soul searching and matters beyond your mundane existence intrigue you then Tamasha is the perfect film to watch. Also we need more of RK in our lives I say! ... full review

Thumbs up by Mehul S Thakkar, Deccan Chronicle ...Imtiaz Ali, in this film, creates a different world and makes you believe in it till the last shot of the film. The movie isn’t a conventional love story, but every emotion has been layered with justification that only Imtiaz could pull off successfully. This ‘Tamasha’ is definitely to be seen again and again. Going by the full house that came in to see the film for a 9 am show, Ranbir Kapoor had never lost any audience despite 3 flops in row. ... full review

So-So by Smita Vyas Kumar, Desi Martini ...Verdict - A sluggish movie that shifts focus from romance to self discovery. Watch if slow cooking love is your thing. ... full review

Thumbs up by Parampara Patil Hashmi , Desi Martini ...Verdict - Rahman plays the lead role in Ranbir and Deepika’s Tamasha ... full review

Thumbs up by Krish Sripada, Desi Martini ...Verdict - Imtiaz, Rahman, Ranbir and DP make this journey absolutely magical! ... full review

Thumbs up by Aneela Zeb Babar, Desi Martini ...Verdict - Hota Hai Shab o Roz Tamasha Mere Aage indeed ... full review

So-So by Shefali Saxena, Desi Martini ...Verdict - Ranbir Kapoor steals the show and is worth the Tamasha! ... full review

Thumbs up by Ameet Bhuvan, Desi Martini ...Verdict - Despite a flawed narrative this works ... full review

Thumbs up by Maulin Parmar, Desi Martini ...So, on the whole, whatever critics or RJs are saying, watch it if you like Imtiaz Ali's movies. Kapoor's fantastic performance will never let your mood of. If you think you are not doing what you like, or if you are not be able to find out yourself, then please watch this and get inspire. The ten minutes long story which Ved tells to his family in the climax steals the show. It's okay to live a life that others don't understand. You are here to live as you want, not as someone else wants. Just be you, and the right things will start to happen. Find the reason why you are born, and then go for it. At the initial stage, you may witness some troubles, some negative incidents, but, just don't stop your journey, don't try to change yourself. Just be consistence, and the happy times will surely come! ... full review

Thumbs down by Manish Pokhriyal, Desi Martini ...Disgusting... full review

Thumbs down by Naveed Hussain, Desi Martini ...overrated... full review

Thumbs up by Sarita A Tanwar, DNA ...What to do: Watch Tamasha because it’s beyond the ordinary and for the fantastic screen chemistry of Ranbir and Deepika. ... full review

So-So by Rachit Gupta, Filmfare ...Imtiaz Ali makes good films. You could even call him the authority on love stories with a sufi flavour. But Tamasha doesn't quite make the cut. Not for Imtiaz, not for Ranbir and not for Deepika. Even the Mohit Chauhan and AR Rahman combination of music seems like a leftover from Rockstar. There was so much potential here. So much the team could've achieved. But in the end, despite some flashes of brilliance here and there, Tamasha turns out to be no show. Ironically, it has a story that tries to ward off mediocrity in everyday life, and yet the film only manages to evoke mixed reactions. ... full review

So-So by PTI, Free Press Journal ...It isn’t. Yet, thanks to the chemistry between Ranbir and Deepika and the occasional stretches when they plunge headlong into their roles, Tamasha is no washout either. Watch Tamasha for the verve that the leads bring to the table even when there isn’t much on it to dig one’s teeth into. ... full review

So-So by Josh, fullhyd.com ...Ali tries to be a dream peddler with this one, with only partial success. Tamasha could still inspire you if you looked beyond the execution and peered into the heart of the story. We'll call a spade a spade, and tell you that you might not get as entertained as you'd expect from a Kapoor-Padukone romance. However, we hope this mild misfire doesn't really impact Ali's own dreams - he does have some really good ones, you know. ... full review

So-So by Martin D'Souza, Glamsham.com ...The musical segment filmed in Corsica is wholesome; the same cannot be said of the music when the scenes return to India. Close-up camera is used effectively to capture delicate moods. ... full review

So-So by Anupama Chopra, Hindustan Times ...But even as the story stumbles, Ranbir and Deepika power through. They have a special kind of talent — the ability to be both extraordinary and instantly relatable. They are transparent actors. Their tears have a genuine ache. ... full review

So-So by RAJEEV MASAND, IBN Live ...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. ... full review

Thumbs up by Ananya Bhattacharya, india today ...In all, Tamasha is vintage wine. There are inhibitions that keep you from falling head-over-heels in love with the film the first time you watch it. Once done away with the initial hesitation, Tamasha is an experience. Watch the film for, well, everything. ... full review

So-So by Surabhi Redkar, koimoi ...Tamasha is different but not perfect. Ranbir Kapoor and Deepika Padukone deliver fine performances, making this film a one-time watch! ... full review

So-So by Uday Bhatia, Live Mint ...While no one could accuse it of being subtle, Tamasha is affecting in parts, thanks in large measure to its lead players. Kapoor, with his gift for light comedy and mimicry, outpaces Padukone in the Corsica leg, but when they return to India and things become complicated, her pain is as palpable as his (this in spite of Tara being an underwritten character). Ali’s direction has also acquired a lightness of touch; when we first see Ved as a child, the legend reads “Shimla, flashback”, a little joke but also perhaps a reference to how memories are edited into home movies in our imagination. What he might need, though, is a writing partner, someone who can supply him stories and characters that aren’t composites of what he’s written earlier. ... full review

Thumbs up by Shubha Shetty-Saha, MiD DAY ...What didn't work was that the film was unnecessarily stretched to two and half hours. Besides, there were one or two logic-defying, difficult-to-relate-to scenes which seemed forcibly introduced to take the story forward. - ... full review

Thumbs down by jaidev Hemmady, Movie Talkies ...The only good thing that can be said about the film is the way it has been shot. Cinematographer Ravi Varman does credit to the genteel lanes of Shimla and the sun-kissed streets of Corsica. The music is not bad as such and had the two been accompanied by a good story, Tamasha could have surely been a delight. ... full review

Thumbs up MoviezADDA ...All we can say it's a khichdi served in a pasta plate. Sumptuous & Aromatic. Try this delectable dish at the cinema near you. ... full review

So-So by Saibal Chatterjee, NDTV ...Tamasha is at best a one-time watch because of the sparkle the leads lend to it. It could have been so much more. ... full review

Thumbs down by Sreehari Nair, Rediff ...Ranbir Kapoor’s Ved, too, isn’t a fully-realised character and it’s to the actor’s credit that he makes it blare out. A master of segues and wild improvisations, it’s the digressions from real-life conversations that sends Ved over the rainbow. ... full review

Thumbs up by Sonia Chopra, Sify Movies ...The conflicts he creates, like Ved's altercations with his father, are too neatly wrapped up. And one truly wishes the incredible Deepika Padukone and her Tara were given space to shine brighter. ... full review

So-So by Manishaa R, Star Blockbuster ...Last Word: The film does not live up to the intensity that was evident in Imtiaz Ali’s past films like Jab We Met and Rockstar. If at all, the film is worth a watch only for its brilliant locations. Watch the film if you must provided you have the tenacity to decode complex personality traits and analyse them.... full review

So-So by Namrata Joshi, The Hindu ...The film might be Ranbir’s and he might be good and earnest and all that but Deepika makes a bigger impact. So, for a change, next time, turning the tables won’t be such a bad idea either. ... full review

So-So by Meena Iyer, Times of India ...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'. ... full review

Thumbs up by Rummana, yahoo! India ...Will his narrative work with the larger audience? I am not sure. Did it work for me? Hell, yes, it did. No one understands a complicated heart better than Imtiaz Ali. Did you like the film? ... full review