28 November, 2020

Goliyon Ki Rasleela Ramleela

A fervour and fanaticism so pounding that it utterly tires one down, rather than offering any highs.

Goliyon Ki Rasleela Ramleela

Starring: Deepika Padukone, Ranveer Singh, Supriya Pathak, Richa Chaddha, Gulshan Devaiah
Directed by Sanjay Leela Bhansali
Rating: **

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...



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