Ram-Leela

Sanjay Leela Bhansali

 

The result is equal parts exhilaration and exhaustion. Bhansali’s Ram-Leela is mounted as pure spectacle, no surprises there, because that is his style. The setting is the Rann, in Gujarat. The warring clans, the Gujju versions of the Montagues and Capulets, are attired in costumes where not one thread is out of place. Each scene is meticulously designed: the desert, the havelis, the swirling ghagras, the spurting of the blood. It gets to the point where you start feeling breathless, and that is exactly what Bhansali intends, for you to get encircled by his universe. And in that he succeeds. I was swept up by the way he builds up the love story, between Ram (Ranveer Singh) and Leela (Deepika Padukone).

 

Shubhra Gubta / The Indian Express

 
 

India, 2013. Eros International

 
Goliyon Ki Raasleela Ram-Leela
Käsikirjoitus/Script: Sanjay Leela Bhansali, Garima, Siddhart, based on the play Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare * Kuvaus/DOP: S. Ravi Varman * Leikkaus/Editor: Sanjay Leela Bhansali, Rajesh Pandey * Pääosissa/Cast: Ranveer Singh, Deepika Padukone, Krishna Singh Bisht, Supriya Pathak * Kopion lähde/DCP Source: Eros International * Kieli/Language: Hindi, subtitles in English * Kesto/Duration: 150 min * Ikäraja/Age limit: 16