Ram – Leela Review : The magnum opus love story – tangled with Colors, Blood and Bullets

Ram – Leela is a story narrated by Colors. Truly, you can say – ‘Bhansali is in the details’. Check out the movie review.

Initial credits starts with fusion folk song through great music. It raises expectation on great altitude for the next best. The first half beautifully sets the stage for the love story and the second half is full of twists and turns. The story is set on the back plate of two communities’ love and hate relationship named Sanedo and Rajri. Ranbeer and Deepika are at their best. They both are strong candidates for various 2014 movie awards. They share very vivid chemistry which helped for intimate love shots which are soulfully ‘choreographed’.

Artistic costumes and sets, indigenous Gujarati dialogues, attractive landscape shots, music and songs designed as a story teller, s class apart drama sequences, love and violence going parallel – everything is master piece.

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As we know, Sanjay Leela Bhansali is very close to his mother. That’s why all the mother characters are more powerful than male character in this movie.

The second lead characters are outstandingly screen played. All characters are identified with his/her individual shades to improve the over all story telling. Supriya Pathak is sheer brilliance. Abhimanyu Singh, Sharad Kelkar, Barkha Bisht, Gulshan Devaiya, Richa Chadda are had given proper justice to their character. Priyanka rocks the item number.

The last chord of the movie is beautifully played – What else can be the great climax than the strong narration of Raza Murad !!!


Color is the ‘Character’ in this movie. Hatts off to the colorist, Ken Metzker, he bring alive Bhansali’s feelings in digital medium. Ravi Varman, DoP, has weaven the story with great visuals. Monty Sharma’s background score is just perfect.

Ram-Leela is one of the finest visual treats of Bollywood. The movies of Sajay Leel Bhansali (SLB) will always be a school for learning colors, costume, set and high-octane drama. This movie is not for the small screen. Please watch this gem in theater only.

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