In theaters now is the Imtiaz Ali directed film Tamasha starring Ranbir Kapoor and Deepika Padukone. Imtiaz Ali told us that the two actors make the film and audiences agree. The two actors are receiving brilliant reviews for their performances of Ved and Tara.
Tamasha tells the story of a prem kahani that begins on an exotic island, far far away, Ved and Tara meet.
Ved has grown up among stories. As a kid in Simla, he would collect money, even steal money so that the old storyteller would tell him stories. Ramayan, Helen of Troy, Laila Majnu, Heer Ranjha, Aladin, Romeo Juliet. The storyteller would also say that all stories are the same.
Ved wants his story with Tara to be different. So they decide to not tell each other who they are, to only lie about themselves and after returning from the island to never meet each other again.
But they do meet again.
The question is whether they will be able to shape their story in the way they want. Will the muse be able to make an artist of a common man, will Ved be able to break the shackles of ordinary existence, escape the corporate rat-race and become the way Tara sees him – the exuberant story-teller?
Corsica, Simla, Delhi, Calcutta, Japan – all the world is a stage – as the drama of Ved and Tara unfolds. Frolic, rage, quirk, laughter. Defeat, victory. Tamasha.
Find out more about Ved and Tara in these cool behind the scenes videos!