Where Ramleela fell short is that 'intense feel' in initial parts which SLB chose to describe the rivalary and bubble-gum romance with those rhyming smses, instead . But all that makes sense while the film progresses and how ! The sizzling chemistry between the lead fueled by the interesting twist of turning the tables, while nearing the climax - Ram Leela ends up as a spectacular tale of passion amidst all the odds.
Have always been a fan of SLB's 'colorporn', the grandeur scale, fluttering props and flowing colors in each frame - is more a treat than a distraction. When it comes to larger than life drama, set in a place you have never been to - SLB is master story teller. Despite of being unreal-he makes you part of the ongoings, call it OTT, it works ! The right mix of comedy, action, melodrama, romance and songs, studded with Sidharth-Garima's clever lines - everything goes extremely well with eye of cinematographer Ravi Varman. Each song is done perfectly. Worth mention are, Ang Laga De - sensuous at its best. And the color-splashed chorus-filled all songs. Just one - Laal Ishq left me wanting for more. How I wished that song would be.. sigh.
And more than that, what excels in each frame is his actors. He knows them so well, even a single shot is not sleepy. Apart from being an eyecandy, Deepika burns each frame of celluloid. Be it the energetic moves in the songs, the ticklish mush or kohl-eyed scenes in finale, yet another stupendous performance she delivers. Despite of the competition, Ranveer too makes his mark. From humourous parts full of Gujju dialogues in first half, he equally shines in intense second half. And the third lead - yes, not supporting but - Supriya Pathak literally emerge as the third lead of the tale. Power packed performance with magnetic presence, she perfectly manages to make believe how powerful the leader 'Dhankor' is. Though there wasn't much scope, would have loved to see more of Abhimanyu Singh, Richa Chaddha and Barkha. The two ladies especially spells fire in whatever short screen time they have.
Trademark SLB movie Goliyon Ki Raasleela : Ram-Leela is. Everything is grand, but has heart at its place. Everything is perfect - as 'cinematic experience' should be. Ram-Leela, is, a must watch for the magic of celluloid.