Goliyon Ki Rasleela Ram-Leela movie review: Deepika Padukone and Ranveer Singh make this one worth watching!

Goliyon Ki Rasleela Ram-Leela review

Sanjay Leela Bhansali has stuck to the title of his film….literally. Like most of his movies, this one too has romance, drama, songs and larger-than life sets, but there is violence – which we usually don’t associate Bhansali with. And while Goliyon Ki Rasleela Ram-Leela is an adaptation of Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet, the story is rather like the Aamir-Juhi starrer Qayamat Se Qayamat Tak

After all the hype and buzz around Deepika Padukone and Ranveer Singh’s sizzling chemistry, everybody – including us – was eager to see Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s Goliyon Ki Rasleela Ram-Leela. There is no doubt about the fact that Bhansali is one of the finest filmmakers in Bollywood and he proves it yet again. With his new offering the talented director takes you to another world, where goli (bullet), ghoda (gun) and chaku (knife) are easier to find than anything else. Real-life locations, captivating music, great performances not just by the two lead actors but the supporting cast – that makes it worth watching. And when it’s a Sanjay Leela Bhansali film, you expect it be visually stunning, which his film is from the word ‘go’. But the problem with this one is the story – it’s nothing that we haven’t seen before. However, Dippy and Ranveer carry it all off beautifully with their acting.


Ram (Ranveer ) and Leela (Deepika) aren’t supposed to fall in love coz they are from two different communities who have been fighting with each other for 500 years. But they do… at first sight. We can’t blame Mr Singh; Ms Padukone looks absolutely gorgeous throughout in her desi avatar. The lovers are left with no option but to elope. However, their families manage to find them and Ram and his Leela are forcefully taken back to their villages. Things change drastically after Ram replaces his father and becomes the don of the Rajhadi community. In between, there is lot of fighting, killing and politics. You hear a gunshot in every scene, expect for when Ram and Leela are together and then all your hear is the sizzle of steam. Though Ram and Leela believe in the power of love, they are dragged into the mess and before you know it, they become rivals. Leela becomes the leader of her community, the Sanedo. Does this mean that the love story comes to an end? You have to watch the film to know that.


Once again Deepika Padukone delivers a good performance, as was expected. However, Ranveer is the surprise package. Bhansali has managed to get the best out of him. If DP charmed with her graceful moves and beauty, Ranveer has given a solid performance. From his dialogue delivery to his comic timing, the young actor gets it all right. And how can we forget the chemistry that he shares with his co-star! There are quite a few kissing scenes, but they have been shot aesthetically. There are a few scenes where Singh completely overshadows Deepika. In one, Ranveer says, “ Ab hum dushmani bhi nibhayenge, pyaar se.” Though Dippy is present in the frame, all you see is SLB’s Ram. His presence is so strong and charismatic. Also, his shirtless act is visual treat. Supriya Pathak does full justice to her villainous role. After a point, you actually start hating her. Richa Chadda, Barkha Bisht, Sharad Kelkar and Gulshan Devaiah have played their parts well.


Goliyan Ki Rasleela Ram-Leela is surely worth watching. Besides Ranveer and Deepika’s performances, Bhansali’s music is captivating. While the story of the film is not extraordinary, Bhansali’s brilliant execution is what makes it special. Priyanka Chopra’s item number is nothing less than exotic – it’s like icing on the cake! Watch this one for stellar performances, great music and because it has been shot beautifully.

PS: Don’t expect too much and you’ll be satisfied after watching the film…

Rating: 3 out of 53 Star Rating

Reviewed by Namrata Thakker

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  • saurabh sthapak

    ram-leela movie is very very gud n song is avesome
    super hit

  • vs

    excellent film!!!!!!!! ram-leela is the best romeo juliet adaptation…ranveer deepika rocked in the film…and SLB really bring the best from both the actors…well directed! a must watch film!!

  • amelia

    the movie is exellent!!!!!dippy and ranveer rocks!!!!!!

  • ketan garg

    maha bakwas movie

    • rajesh

      did you watch this movie…

      • Reena

        I did and it is 2.5 hours of my life wasted. The movie quite literally gave me a headache, i don’t know why people are liking it so much. According to me too, it is a maha bakwas movie.

        • Baig

          Horrible review. Very misleading. Pathetic movie. So painful to c some1 like SLB caliber copying himself from his old movies! Shakspeare wud hv sued SLB for butchering his characters. its insane. But luking at the way ppl r responding positively n liking such crap, its understandable why even gud directors r offering such dabba movies. Ppl no more know what a gud movie is. No takers now for K Asif, Kamal Amrohi, Basu Chatterji, Shekhar Kapur n d clan……

          • Asif

            I agree with you…some of the critics have given it a 5 star…!!! How absurd…I watched the first 40 mins and felt that both the leads came across as sex starved and vulgar. The characterisation of Leela raised quite a lot of questions…Leave Shakespear’s adaptation to Vishal Bhardwaj please…SLB you really can’t do justice to it…

  • Shrikant Inamdar

    Awesome Movie………No words……Songs is awesome

  • nitesh

    its nt possible its should based on naturality as lord rama and seeta

  • amelia

    exellent movie!!!!!

  • ravi

    Ranveer I am in love with you. You have capacity of being superstar of bollywood and replacing all three khans . Wat a intensive performance . Speacially when u were doing that scene . ” leela jaisi koi nahi” . I can clearly compare you to shahid kapoor of kameeny. Superb superb superb .

    • rajat

      i m agree with u…………rj

  • pooja

    its OWSOME MOVIE i had seen first day first show dont go on remurers MUST WACHT it.

  • sonia

    MUST WATCH !!!!!!

  • gagan

    soooooooooo nice movie….i give five star

  • olla

    The movie is a good adaptation of Romeo and Juliet but I thought there were way too much close scenes considering that it is a 12A movie! Bit over the top

  • Vicky

    a must watch!!

  • jae_hero86

    the movie was simply amazing. i haven’t watched such a bollywood movie in forever. thank you sanjay leela bhansali for creating a piece of art~

  • gajendra thakur

    Ram-lila is verry god movie bepika is verry good

  • aartikamble

    the movie was very good.the most beautiful love story.