It’s been a year, Imtiaz Ali presented his self-discovering tale of Ved and Tara Tamasha. Some people loved it and some were not able to connect with it. But without imposing one’s opinion lets just try to figure out what makes it special.  in Before cracking down Imtiaz Ali’s “

Before cracking down Imtiaz Ali’s “Tamasha”, one needs to know about Persian poet of 13th century Mawlana Rumi. Rumi was a famous maulavi in Iran, who used to live by the rules and books and even used to interpret that for others till the time he met a dervish illiterate mystic – Shams, and everything changed after that. Shams sensed the real “Rumi” inside maulana and forced him to question on whatever he was believing from decades. This resulted in the rise of a great Sufi poet who is the most read poet of the present century worldwide.

It’s not a mere co-incidence that the lead of “Tamasha” – Ved ( which actually a name of a book) was living a rules abiding life till he meets Tara ( Shams means Sun in Persian, that is also a star) and she re-evokes a deep desire in Ved to find his own story and myth and become a great story teller.



Imtiaz has always been inspired by Rumi and hence even the in the “Rockstar” he clearly used the couplet of Rumi’s poetry – “Far away beyond the ideas of right and wrong, there is a beautiful land- I will meet you there”.

Even if you don’t know anything about Rumi, Tamasha entertains and inspires you to follow your heart. Definitely, it’s not everyone’s cup of tea and does not follow the rules of standard storytelling but again it is all about finding your own story and own path. Latently it falls into the trap where one may find it uneventful and irregular. In spite of these minor flaws Ranbir’s split personality cum, the bipolar act makes it worth watching again and again. Deepika wins the hearts and once again comes to center stage after delightful ‘Piku’, in one of the most well-enacted roles of her career so far even in a relatively smaller role.

The Best Scenes What you actually take home are the scenes which are individually efficient on it’s own like Opening act where a robot and Joker having a conversation signifying childhood and adulthood on a stage called life, The scene where Tara and Ved meets again in Delhi, Pre-interval scene where Tara dumps Ved Scenes in which where Ved starts splitting into various personalities and not to forget the Rahman music especially “Agar Tum Saath ho” scene and song.



The only point where Tamasha kind off disappoints is the climax where after winning his family with his storytelling art you expects a little bit more of “Tamasha” but it ends abruptly. Still Imtiaz quote Rumi in an interview – “ Appear as you are and become as you look.”Tamasha is definitely ahead of time if not flawless. Tamasha defies the norms of society which always kills the artist inside us who is no one else but a childhood survived.

On the whole, its may not be an entertainment “package”  but it’s a must watch for every cinema lovers.

Saurabh Bharat
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Saurabh Bharat

Dentist turned Radio Jockey turned Social Activist turned New York Film Academy Graduate. Passion for telling stories in all possible forms. Writer and Editor.
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