Starring: Deepika Padukone, Ranveer Singh, Supriya Pathak, Richa Chaddha, Gulshan Devaiah
Directed by Sanjay Leela Bhansali
More than its adaptation of Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet, Goliyon Ki Rasleela Ramleela’s setting is what’s most striking, almost catching one unawares. At one level, it’s the beauty and khushbu of Gujarat that the film sets out to market. It may not be a Gujarat rooted in realism but yes, the sets, colours, textiles, jewellery do scream the lush aesthetics of a Gurjari (remember the iconic Gujarat emporium) on screen. But more than that, it’s the celebration of a new seductive, enticing, sensual and violent Gujarat. Once upon a time, the Gujarati stereotype in popular imagination may have been of someone meek and docile. The film tends to mock it through the character of...