Thursday, 24 October 2013

The Ram-Leela fever!

Like I've said, I've stooped as low as to reading bollywood gossip about Ram Leela so the videos of 'songs in making' are primary, really... They tell a lot about the process of how Bhansali and his team created each song and then the choreography and intentions behind it, what Ranveer Singh and Deepika Padukone did for each song.  They are in the order that I like them (although I can't decide between the first two!) Check them out!

Ram-leela - Theatrical Trailer with English Subtitles ft. Ranveer Singh ...

*Fans the face*

Whaaaaaa......How.. I begin? I've never been the kinda girl who is manic about movies and awaits any particular movie with bated breath but Ram Leela changed me being a big bookworm. I saw a song in this, investigated and now here I type full of the Ram-Leela fever. I've since watched anything related to it (even gossip and I HATE bollywood gossip!) You just have to look at half the trailer and you're gone. You'll swear upon your life to watch the the first show at the first day!! I did.
 Sanjay Leela Bhansali is famous for Drama and Tragedy but here this movie has violence and boldness in heavy amounts along with his dramatic and tragic flairs... Devdas ended tragically. Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam ended in hope while going along the tragic route and still is preferrable to Devdas because of the more positive elements of it. Saawariya is 'meeeeh' and veery mild so has no impact. At first it seems Bhansali has tried to recreate the magic of Hum  Dil De Chuke Sanam in Ram Leela because of Nagada Sang Dhol or even Lahu Muh Lag Gaya but afterwards he has more commercial elements from his experience with being a producer for films like Rowdy Rathore, etc. Ishqyaun Dhishkyaun, another song of Ram Leela, is fun and sensual and thus hints at the theme in Ram Leela being different than HDDCS and Devdas, as the romance and even heroines are coy, understated and traditional in those former films (But Deepika Padukone is portrayed as a bold Gujarati girl here) and Ram Leela's bolder and violent. He has retained the traditional/regional elements, his individuality in creating visual poetry with that dramatic and tragic flair as his trademark and yet this story seems modern, unique, straightforward with a good plotline.
The beginning scene is disillusioning with rain clouds thundering in the sky and some beautiful camera work showing tthe distance to our story's setting- the town 'Nakhtaraana'. That scene of the kids is HILARIOUS and the guy getting angry at the kid is ummm violent and even more hilarious!!!!!!! Shit, I kept staring at thee screen the first time I saw it! (and missed the rest of the trailer but then replayed it again and again... I'm still replaying it!!) Those bullet roaring scenes between Ram-Leela seem exciting. Basically, we're introduced to Ram's character and the vague plotline of the movie with the feud of families going on in the town. The first half of the trailer is light, passionate then, there's the dramatic scene in rain and everything changes- The love of Romeo & Juliet isn't as easy as we thought- there's arguing, clashes and verbal fights going on which adds layers and makes the story more interesting. There are the famous scenes of Ram-Leela consummating their 'marriage', their hot kiss, the smoky atmosphere, the town's waterfront at night glittering with lights and Deepika-Ranveer's amazingly sizzling chemistry.  Then it gets too fast to really watch the scenes but they seem disconnected, raising our curiosity tenfold!!!! At the end, Ram and Leela seem to discuss what happens now that they have fallen in love with each other, Ram asks what she'll do if her family says no and Leela replies that she'll convince them. Then *giggles* Ram asks what she would do if he leaves her. Leela calmly tells him that she'll kill him... I dunno whether to laugh out loud or tell her to chill! I love the passion though.
The basic theme of the movie is Shakespeare's Romeo-Juliet. It is a universal concept and this has been given a Desi makeover in Ram Leela. As in Romeo-Juliet, Ram and Leela's families hate each other to death and then there's the famous balconey scene of Juliet and Romeo depicted between our Ram & Leela ... I also wonder when that scene happens, in which Ram and Leela argue and Ram hints that Leela left her family to come with Ram then Leela accuses Ram of having the 'filthy' Rabadi blood and killing someone (possibly one of her own family; like in Romeo-Juliet, Romeo kills Juliet's cousin, Tybalt, in grief and guilt of Mercutio's death which happened during Mercutio's duel against Tybalt ). That scene of Ram (Ranveer Singh) soaked in the rain at a funeral (Mercutio?!) makes me very curious. I dunno if Ram and Leela will die like Romeo-Juliet (Ahhhhh MAN! What do I expect? It's Romeo and Juliet! Their stupid family feud's gonna end because of their deaths!!!! I wanna scream 'NOOOOOOO!!!' Such a waste of Ram and Leela!!!!!!!) but I REALLY hope they won't!!

Wish I could lasso Nov 15 and pull it to me...

Ram Chahe Leela Song ft. Priyanka Chopra - Ram-leela

Priyanka Chopra is one of my favourite actors and here she is in one of my favourite and most awaited film!!!!!! I didn't think it could get better when I was anticipating the next song after Ishqyaun Dhishkyaun... I had guessed the item song would be Ram Chahe Leela as it was the only remaining raunchy number in the sound track and I also guessed somehow it would be next because it is an item song after all. Promos need such things! So today it came and I stand stunned. Priyanka Chopra has done an FAN -fuckin'-TASTIC job here!!!!!!!!! This is even hotter than Ishqyaun Dhishkyaun (I didn't think it possible!!!!) but I can't make up my mind about it as both the songs are equally good. The choreography is unique in each song and this one's no different.... Priyanka Chopra looks really sexy and does complete justice to the song! The set is gorgeous with real live candles burning throughout the song,, the colourful Indian lamps hanging and those rose petals scattered around. The choreograpgy is again, unique and impressive. Priyanka's expressions are eye-popping, and her entry-dramatic... Again You can't guess when this song's gonna happen with the careful editing but the extra Deepika-Ranveer scenes are relievingly welcome!!!!! This item number will rock you!
Seeing more of Deepika-Ranveer my excitement has burst out of the 100 range and shot to 500!!!! Now I can't wait for Nov 15 more THAN  EVER!

Tattad Tattad (Ramji Ki Chaal) Song ft. Ranveer Singh | Ram-leela

SHIT DAMN. Continuing with my Ram -Leela fever, here's the introduction song of Ranveer's character Ram Rabadi. His personality has been described lyrically in a beautiful manner and is very bold, solid and interesting. This is where Ranveer Singh shines through (although he's awesome in any of the scenes either in songs or the trailer) Really- there's no doubt that he rocks his character!!! Ram seems to be created as a person who can lure girls and make them lose their hearts to him... Ranveer Singh has done absolute justice to it! The cocky and playboy character of Ram Rabadi is sure to get to you...
The choreography is just like the character- arrogant, loud, attention-seeking, cocky, womanizing... The set is very Alpha with yellow and purple (in Ranveer Singh's costume) hinting at Royalties and qualities like the sun or the colour yellow. Ram Rabadi seems to wander according his own style in a carefree manner... The choreography brought to life, Ranveer Singh's character. The entry itself is all that Ram Rabadi is-effortlessly cocky. The costumes for others and the posters through the lit-up narrow street of the town are related to the Indian folk hero Ram from the legendary mythical story of Ramayana. There are people dressed up and painted blue to depict Ram, the posters have Hanuman (Ram's devotee/ right hand man) tearing his chest open to show Ram and Sita's picture seared in it. The overall effect is inevitable.
Amazing song, half the credit going to it's singer, Aditya Narayan who has a distinct, amazing voice- reminiscent of his father and yet managing to sound unique unto himself. He brings the tone of the words down into his voice, reaching us and telling the meaning of the lyrics.

Again, Why is Nov 15 SO FARAWAY????????????????

Ishqyaun Dhishqyaun Song ft. Deepika Padukone & Ranveer Singh - Ram-leela

HOT HOT HOT!!!! Yaozaaaah! Their chemistry is something I haven't seen ever before! The moves are fun and entertaining! Deepika Padukone is COMPLETELY different, I haven't seen her like this ever before! Ranveer Singh has been UNDESCRIBABLY AWESOME!! I knew he was good in Band Baaja Baarat and  Ladies vs Ricky Bahl as well as Lootera (which is on my list to watch) but This is completely overpowering my senses and thoughts about him!! He actually acts with his eyes and Sanjay Leela Bhansali has captured his as well as Deepika Padukone's manifestation of characters in a way that blows my mind away!!!!
The set is verry indicating. There are guns everywhere in the background and the lighting is low. Neon red gun signs start this raunchy number and the flute captures your attention immediately and you wanna groove to the music!!!  The song is telling of the basic nature of Ram and Leela's love story. As always, the lyrics are poetic and straightforward. The choreography is something unique and there's the back and forth volley of emotions from Ranveer and non-verbal yet very expressive and entertaining set from Deepika. The Choreography is metaphorical and clever. Ranveer looks classy and is seen enjoying himself so much with all his expressions!! Deepika's riot of emotions was unexpected and I was like, 'I didn't know she could do that!!!' Nobody else could have suited the characters better than these guys!!! Sizzle us away, you guys!!!!

Can NOT wait for NOV 15.

Nagada Sang Dhol Song - Ram-leela ft. Deepika Padukone, Ranveer Singh

Learning those incredible moves and CAN'T get it OUTTA MY HEAD!!!!!!
Ohhhhhkay, I know many of you are saying this is similar to Hum Dil de Chuke Sanam but that's just your Associative Disorder. Don't compare these two and even if you do, there are far too many differences to be found easily. Or maybe I am fangirling. Whatever.....
This song has so many reasons to be addicting... The set is, of course, beautiful, extravagant and full of grandeur being Sanjay Leela Bhansali's signature style. The Choreography is what captures anyone's attention because it's full on hardcore Gujarati Garba- that beautiful regional and traditional element coming alive, perfectly synchronising with the lyrics, beats and music of the song and this is why Sanjay Bhai ROCKS! Those moves are so addicting that I always am up on my feet when it comes on and  I'm halfway through learning them, No Joke! The costumes, especially Deepika Padukone's Ghagra Choli is traditional, beautiful, classy and yet loud to grab attentions. Deepika Padukone, herself, has done an awesome job on her part. Supriya Pathak steals the show in her designated scenes with her dramatics. Those lyrics of Gujarati- 'Leeli limbudi re/ Leelo nagarvel no chod/ Parbhu parodh na ro/ Maar gher uttara karta jao/Uttaro nahi karun re/Maar gher Seeta juve vaat/Seeta ekla re/ Juve Ram Lakhman ni vaat' made the whole song out of charts!!!!!!!! They add mystery and I wonder if there's a Seeta for Ram Rabadi and not our Leela..... The whole song is orchestrated wonderfully and has that mysterious element in scenes when Ram Rabadi (Ranveer Singh's character) enters the song and later stares (with what seems sternness and maybe anger) at Leela (Deepika Padukone's character) as she draws a Tilak on his forehead. You can't understand where the story is at this point and the songs are carefully edited so as not to give in any clues of the plot. This mystery helps in creating the buzz for the movie itself and excitements run high.
So I CAN'T WAIT for Nov 15! Yes, I admit shamelessly to being consciously manipulated.... Who cares when the  movies seems to be so incredible?

Thursday, 17 October 2013

Lahu Munh Lag Gaya Song - Ram-leela ft. Deepika Padukone, Ranveer Singh

ShitDAMN!!!!!!!! I haven't seen anything hotter, more expressive and better and there's just something I can't put my finger on, at the beginning of the song and that brings beauty..... This is the best of both worlds- old and modern...!!! In the signature Bhansali style, the song seems colourful and exciting. That beginning is so perfect I couldn't have imagined anything better! God! Deepika surprised me by being so expressive! Ranveer! OH RANVEER! You have captured every girl's heart out there! Ranveer Singh manages to talk with his eyes and comes out shining as an actor here! His energy reaches out from the camera lens and steps into the screen, easily sweeping us away in it!!! Their non-verbal chemistry and volley of emotions tossed back and forth without words holds our hearts tightly and digs in deep. Deepika Padukone surprises even me as she does that bold move and goes to join the Garba. Then Ranveer grips our hearts with his 'stunned' expression. I haven't seen anything more expressive, hot, effortless and heart-rending before. This is one emotional start.
The choreography is second to Nagada Sang Dhol and very addictive, once again! The set is colourful and again very exuberant like the song and in Ranveer Singh's words 'flamboyant and very passionate'! Those costumes are again, unique, attention-grabbing and colourful. Throughout the song, the chemistry between Deepika and Ranveer is visible and doesn't seem to recede. There's the mysterious element as in all the others, albeit at the end of the song when Ram Rabadi (Ranveer Singh's character) abruptly and mysteriously leaves and Leela is seen staring at his Gulaal-smeared hand...

 Doesn't that leave you wanting for more???

CAN'T WAIT FOR NOVEMBER 15!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!