Lahore November 26, 2015: Troika Events and PR in association with Lexus Grand Cinemas held Red Carpet Premiere of the recent Bollywood Blockbuster Tamasha Starring Ranbir Kapoor and Depika Pudikone in lead roles. The premiere was a well attended affair where models, actors and socialites were spotted.
About the Cinema: Luxus Grand Cinemas started its operations in January 2015 and is the only cinema in Lahore which is located inside a hotel. The three screen multiplex has digital 3D screens, with a state of the art 7.1 surround sound system and is situated in Luxus Grand Hotel. However the initial response was not good so the cinema was redesigned to meet the demands of the movie lovers and as part of their relaunch and promotion strategy the Tamasha Premiere was held so people could come and enjoy the luxurious cinema experience.
About the Movie: Imtiaz Ali the Director always comes up with interesting and unique concepts and this one without doubt is his most complicated and intriguing journey till date. The movie goes on about how one forgets his/her real self while growing up to the robotic mannerism of life.
The story reveals around the character of Ved (Ranbir Kapoor) a normal, average man going about his life in the routine prescribed by his immediate society and family – a character caught in the drama of routine and decency. The film traces Ved’s journey from following the set patterns of life to getting back to his childhood self where he was in awe of stories and characters. As a child he is always fascinated by stories and theatre but demands of his father and real life makes him forgets his real self. It is only when he goes on a holiday trip to Corssica that he meets Tara (Depika Pudikone) and finds his real crazy self. Initially they both agree that they wont reveal their real names and identity and also part ways to never meet again.
However story takes a twist when after 5 years Tara eventually finds Ved but this time not the crazy fun loving Ved but an average decent Product manager instead. Seeing the decent Yess Boss guy that Ved actually is Tara With a broken heart, decides to leave Ved alone and move on, but you cannot move on from love, from your own heart. Thus Tamasha traces this journey of Ved leaving behind his put-on, robotic character and coming back to real himself and Tara.
One can without doubt appreciate Imtiaz Ali work in terms of story line and Ved Character but somehow Imtiaz has failed to keep the audience intact as there were a few glitches where one finds it hard to keep track of what is going on. AR Rehman needs to be given a standing applause for his exceptional work and mesmerizing songs especially “Agar Tum Saath Ho” and “Matargashti”.
All in all Tamasha is a good package movie and one that might specifically change your opinion about what you want to make out of your life.