Sanjay Leela Bhansali's latest release Ram Leela, that features Ranveer Singh and Deepika Padukone in the leads, is an adaptation of Shakespeare's novel 'Romeo and Juliet'. Ram Leela is a high-voltage romantic drama, set against the backdrop of guns and vengeance. This is one of the most-awaited movies of the year.
The movie Ram Leela have received mixed response from both the audience and film critics. Most of the critics have been praising Ranveer Singh and Deepika Padukone's chemistry in the film, while a few others are going gaga over the fantastic musical numbers. Ram Leela revolves around two major characters - Ram and Leela, and the only thing common between them is their families' hatred for each other. They fall in love with each other and promises to fight against all the odds.
Ram Leela is yet another SLB creation, replete with opulence and grandeur. And performance-wise, Ranveer Singh is dynamic and delivers an award-winning performance, while Deepika Padukone is simply fantastic. Check out what the critics have to say:
TOI (Five Stars): Deepika is breathtaking and in top form. Ranveer displays his six packs and histrionics with fair ease. This could be the start of his journey into superstardom.
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India Today (Four and half stars)
Bhansali keeps you glued to the screen, gets terrific performances out of most of the actors and keeps the plot together.
Bollywood Hungama (Four and half stars)
This is Sanjay Leela Bhansali's most accomplished work to date. It's a work of outstanding artistry. No two opinions about it.
Koimoi (Three and half stars)
Reigning as the master of films with operatic feel in Bollywood, Ramleela is one of India's most novel takes on Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet.
Zee News (Three and half stars)
The visuals are indeed a treat to the eyes. The scenes are like paintings in motion; especially the one where Ram secretly meets Leela for the first time. It looks like a true tribute to Shakespeare.
Bollywood Life (Three stars)
Goliyan Ki Rasleela Ram-Leela is surely worth watching. Besides Ranveer and Deepika's performances, Bhansali's music is captivating.
Indian Express (Two and half stars)
'Ram-Leela' creates a couple that ignites the screen, and most of the time when these two are on screen, you keep watching. It's when the guns come on, and the gun-masters start roaring and shouting, that the love-story drowns, and everything gets both too noisy and too choreographed.
By the time Ram Leela winds down with a finale that would make Luhrmann proud, Bhansali does a pretty good job of winning his intended audience over.