Tamasha movie (earlier titled Window Seat) tells the story of an individual who loses his self by living according to the social conventions expected of him.
The character played by Ranbir and Deepika is one of the reasons for the film's title Tamasha as it refers to the Shakespearean monologue, 'All the world's a stage and all the men and women merely players'.
Ranbir Kapoor's character is about a person who is enchanted by stories, who grows up hearing them and expresses himself by performing them. Kapoor plays a free spirited person who wants everybody around him to be happy. He is a nomad, going out of his way to please people. The film portrays Kapoor's life in three stages–as a nine-year-old child, a 19-year-old adolescent and a 30-year-old foreign-returned adult.
The character played by Deepika Padukone (as Tara Maheshwari) is a quick, eloquent and emotionally agile girl who with a gentle gait. In an interview Deepika Padukone stated that her character is a fan of the French comic series, Asterix, which takes place in Corsica, France.
7 Outstanding Dialogues From 'Tamasha'
Story in detail:
There is something special in you. Don't ignore it. Don't try to change yourself to fit into this world. Please give yourself a chance.
She reminds him of who he is. He is the small town boy who has grown up in the world of stories. He belongs to that world. He is not suited to the corporate rat-race.
The journey he goes through to reach himself is the stage for Tamasha. It's a personal journey - passionate and quirky - that dismantles his life, so that he can become how she sees him... the exuberant story-teller.
Exotic island, youthful abandon, far...far away, Ved and Tara - a story begins.
Ved has grown up amongst stories. As a kid in Shimla, he would collect money; even steal money so that the old storyteller would tell him stories. Ramayan, Helen Of Troy, Laila Majnu, Heer Ranjha, Aladin, Romeo Juliet. The storyteller would also say that all stories are the same.
Ved wants his story with Tara to be different. So, they decide not to tell each other who they are and to only lie about themselves. And, after returning from the island, never to meet each other again.
But they do meet again.
The question is whether they will be able to shape their story in the way they want. Will the muse be able to make an artist of a common man, will Ved be able to break the shackles of ordinary existence, escape the corporate rat-race and become the way Tara sees him - the exuberant story-teller?
Corsica, Shimla, Delhi, Kolkata, Japan - all the world is a stage - as the drama of Ved and Tara unfolds. Frolic, rage, quirk, laughter, defeat, victory. Tamasha.