Goliyon Ki Raasleela Ram-Leela

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Goliyon Ki Raasleela Ram-Leela
Goliyon Ki Rasleela Ram-Leela poster.jpg
Theatrical release poster
Directed bySanjay Leela Bhansali
Produced bySanjay Leela Bhansali
Chetan Deolekar
Kishore Lulla
Sandeep Singh
Screenplay bySanjay Leela Bhansali
Siddharth-Garima
Rutvik Oza
Based onRomeo and Juliet 
by Shakespeare[1]
StarringRanveer Singh
Deepika Padukone
Music byMonty Sharma
Sanjay Leela Bhansali
CinematographyRavi Varman
Editing byRajesh G. Pandey
StudioSLB Films
Eros International[2]
Distributed byEros International
Release dates
  • 15 November 2013 (2013-11-15)
Running time155 minutes
CountryIndia
LanguageHindi
 
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Goliyon Ki Raasleela Ram-Leela
Goliyon Ki Rasleela Ram-Leela poster.jpg
Theatrical release poster
Directed bySanjay Leela Bhansali
Produced bySanjay Leela Bhansali
Chetan Deolekar
Kishore Lulla
Sandeep Singh
Screenplay bySanjay Leela Bhansali
Siddharth-Garima
Rutvik Oza
Based onRomeo and Juliet 
by Shakespeare[1]
StarringRanveer Singh
Deepika Padukone
Music byMonty Sharma
Sanjay Leela Bhansali
CinematographyRavi Varman
Editing byRajesh G. Pandey
StudioSLB Films
Eros International[2]
Distributed byEros International
Release dates
  • 15 November 2013 (2013-11-15)
Running time155 minutes
CountryIndia
LanguageHindi

Goliyon Ki Raasleela Ram-Leela (English: A Play of Bullets: Ram-Leela) is a 2013 Hindi romantic-drama film directed and produced by Sanjay Leela Bhansali. It stars Ranveer Singh and Deepika Padukone as the eponymous leads. The film is an adaptation of Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet, set in violent times.[1][3][4] The film's release, scheduled on 15 November 2013,[5] has been stayed by Delhi High Court. The film was initially titled Ram-Leela but was changed to Goliyon Ki Raasleela Ram-Leela in response to an order by the Delhi High Court[6] and released as scheduled. The film opened to strong box office collections worldwide.[7]

Plot[edit]

The movie is inspired by William shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet.[8]

In a village in Gujarat infamous for its uninhibited manufacture and sale of arms and ammunition (weapons are sold like vegetables at the place), two clans of Rajari and Suneda are at bitter ends with each other for the past 500 years. The film opens with a violent altercation between the two over petty matters. Meghji (Abhimanyu Singh), a Rajari head, sets out to kill Bhavani (Gulshan Devaiah) who is a Suneda, after the latter tries to kill the former's son. Bhavani is almost killed when Ram (Ranveer Singh) intervenes and saves him, only to be reprimanded by Meghji, who turns out to be his real brother. All the Rajari elders are irked by Ram's mindset of making truce with the other clan.

During the festival of Holi, Ram boldly enters the house of the Suneda heads and frolics with Leela (Deepika Padukone), while her mother, Dhankor baa (the chieftain of the Sunedas), is busy arranging a match for her daughter.

Kanji, Leela's brother, angered because of Ram's entry in the house orders the local policeman to conduct a raid of the Rajari house of heads, but the plan backfires with Ram's tactics. Soon after, Ram and Leela get secretly romantically involved and plan to elope. But a grim turn of events follows when Kanji accidentally kills Meghji, and is in turn killed by Ram on the spot.

In order to escape the suffering, Ram and Leela eventually elope and marry. But Ram's friends trace them and trick Ram by making him drunk and knock him out of his senses, and send an SMS about their location to the Sunedas from Ram's phone. The next morning, Leela is humiliatingly took back home by Bhavani, while Ram is hailed as a hero by the Rajaris, and made their chieftain.

Leela still retains faith in Ram and sends Raseela (her widowed sister-in-law), to give Ram an ultimatum to take her away. She, however is brutally assaulted by Ram's friends and when Dhankor baa gets to know this, she sends Bhavani and other men to assault Rajari women.

Ram storms into Leela's house and incapacitates the guards. He then requests Dhankor baa to consider negotiation for peace, following which she invites him for a function at home. However, at the event, Bhavani secretly shoots and seriously injures his aunt, and the Rajaris are blamed for attacking Dhankor baa.

Leela is made the chieftain and gets busy tending to her mother. Ram and Leela bitterly carry out a negotiation with the sarpanch but Bhavani manipulates things and makes Leela blindly sign a document ordering the killings of Rajaris.

During Dusshera, as the Ramlila parade is ending, many Rajaris are killed and the village is on the brink of war. Ram senses this and goes to Leela and suggests that they should kill each other instead of die fighting. Leela agrees and both commit suicide, unknown by the fact that Dhankor baa has undergone a change of heart and has killed Bhavani ordering peace to be meted out.

In the end, the two clans finally unite and cremate the dead bodies of Ram and Leela together respectfully.

Cast[edit]

Development and production[edit]

Budget[edit]

The budget of the film has been estimated at between 35 crore[9] and INR85 crore (US$13 million).[10]

Casting[edit]

Ranveer Singh was signed on for the role of Ram. Bhansali then cast Kareena Kapoor for the role of Leela. However, she walked out of the film and instead did Dharma Productions' romantic comedy Gori Tere Pyaar Mein.[11] There were then rumors going around that Bhansali had approached actresses like Priyanka Chopra and Katrina Kaif for the role of Leela.[12][13] However, Ranveer Singh confirmed in August 2012 that Deepika Padukone was finally signed on for the film.[3][14] Singh, who plays a Gujarati boy, had to learn some Gujarati abuses as well as gain muscle for his character in the film.[15] The first look of the film shows Padukone sporting a 30 kg ghaghra with a 50 metre 'ghera'.[16]

Richa Chadda was also signed on to play a significant role, cast by Shruti Mahajan[17] whereas Barkha Bisht plays a supporting role opposite Abhimanyu Singh.[18] Designer Sabyasachi Mukherjee, who previously worked with Bhansali on Black, was hired initially for the costumes of the leading lady, but was later replaced by Anju Modi.[19] Maxima Basu is the costume designer for Ranveer Singh and rest of the principal cast.

There were rumors that Madhuri Dixit would be performing the song.[20] Other actresses were also speculated to be signed for the song including Aishwarya Rai Bachchan (Bhansali's heroine from Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam, Devdas, and Guzaarish), Sonakshi Sinha, and Priyanka Chopra.[21] Chopra was eventually confirmed to be performing the song.[22]

Production, promotion and response[edit]

Initially shot in Gujarat, some sequences of Goliyon Ki Rasleela Ram-Leela were shot in Udaipur particularly at Udaipur palace and Gangaur Ghat where a song sequence was shot.[23][24] The story of the film is set in Gujarat.[25] In Udaipur, Singh shot a song sequence in freezing cold water for about 45 minutes.[4] Padukone was injured on set; however she had to continue shooting as an expensive set was put up at Film City for the song "Nagada Sang Dhol."[26] Sanjay Leela Bhansali had set up a gym on the sets in Filmcity Mumbai for the lead actor Ranveer Singh to not be late for the shooting and to avoid any delays for the movie.[27]

Some religious groups opposed the movie claiming that the former title Ramlila was misleading because the movie had nothing to do with Ramlila, traditional enactment of the life and story of Hindu deity, Lord Rama. A local court in Mumbai has issued an "ex-parte ad-interim stay" over the use of term Ramleela in the movie title.[28] A Delhi court, on 12 November, stayed the release of the movie[29] as per suit filed by six petitioners, including Prabhu Samaj Dharmik Ram Leela Committee, saying the movie hurt the religious sentiments of Hindus. Later the film's titled was changed to Goliyon ki Rasleela Ram-Leela. On November 21, 2013, Lucknow bench of Allahabad High Court banned the movie in Uttar Pradesh. [7]

Kshatriya community opposed usage of community names in the movie, so Jadeja and Rabari community titles were changed to Saneda and Rajri.[30]

Soundtrack[edit]

Goliyon Ki Rasleela Ram-Leela
Soundtrack album by Monty Sharma and Sanjay Leela Bhansali
Released2 October 2013[31][32]
GenreSoundtrack
Length47:02
LabelEros Music
ProducerZoya Akhtar
Monty Sharma and Sanjay Leela Bhansali chronology
Guzaarish
(2010)
Goliyon Ki Rasleela Ram-Leela
(2013)

This is the second time Sanjay Leela Bansali will compose for a film, the first being the 2010 film Guzaarish.[31] Monty Sharma who composed for Saawariya (2007) returns after long gap. The lyrics are penned by Siddharth–Garima[33] apart from 'Mor Bani Thanghat Kare' which is a 1941 Gujrati poem written by Jhaverchand Meghani and music composed by Shree Hemu Gadhvi.[34] The soundtrack album was released on 2 October 2013 after a delay due to Ranveer Singh's health issues.[31][32]

Track listing
No.TitleSinger(s)Length
1."Ang Laga De"  Aditi Paul, Shail Hada5:27
2."Dhoop"  Shreya Ghoshal3:36
3."Ishqyaun Dhishqyaun"  Aditya Narayan4:51
4."Laal Ishq"  Arijit Singh6:27
5."Lahu Munh Lag Gaya"  Shail Hada5:00
6."Mor Bani Thanghat Kare"  Osman Mir, Aditi Paul3:58
7."Nagada Sang Dhol"  Shreya Ghoshal, Osman Mir4:33
8."Poore Chand"  Shail Hada4:08
9."Ram Chahe Leela"  Bhoomi Trivedi4:04
10."Tattad Tattad"  Aditya Narayan4:58
Total length:
47:02

Reception of the soundtrack[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Mohar Basu for Koimoi4/5 stars[35]
DNA4/5 stars[36]
Yashika Mathur for Business Standard4/5 stars[37]
Bollywood Life
Joginder Tuteja for Rediff3.5/5 stars[38]

Mohar Basu of Koimoi gave the album four out of five stars stating, "Bhansali’s artistic finickiness is something that shows even in his music. He is neat with his tunes and creates soulful sounds with visible conviction. Perhaps the songs won’t hit you well in the first shot, but with the lapse of a few loops, it will be hard to take off the songs from your playlist. The album is one of the best of this year and it resounds with near perfect mystical rendition. I am going with a 4/5 and recommending that you don’t miss this little masterpiece of an album!"[35]

Daily News and Analysis also gave the album four out of five and wrote, "Packed with 10 culturally nourished songs, the Ram-Leela soundtrack has no remix or reprised version, but it's a feast for music lovers. Director Sanjay Leela Bhansali, known for making many a magum-opus, adds grandeur to the album with his compositions but at the same time gives enough space to the singers to shine."[36]

Yashika Mathur of Business Standard stated, "The strong point of the "Ram-Leela" album is the soft romantic songs. Bhansali has put his best 'musical' foot forward. It deserves to be heard and enjoyed." [37]

Joginder Tuteja of Rediff.com stated, "With just about everything working for the music of Ram Leela, what with classical, folk, fusion as well as contemporary sound finding their place under the sun, Bhansali makes sure that the soundtrack stands out from the clutter of some below average music of some notable biggies that have been making the rounds." [38]

Box office[edit]

India[edit]

According to Box Office India, Goliyon Ki Raasleela Ram-Leela had a strong first day with collections of over INR15.50 crore nett despite limited release due to controversies.[39] The film grossed INR16.50 crore nett on Saturday and INR18 crore nett on Sunday to take its first weekend domestic total to INR50 crore (US$7.7 million), the third highest weekend of the year.[40] The film dropped on Monday and netted INR7.75 crore.[41] The first week collections were about INR74 crore nett [42] The film remained steady in its second weekend with collections of INR15 crore, taking the ten day nett total to INR89 crore.[43] Goliyon Ki Raasleela Ram - Leela grossed around INR97 crore nett in two weeks. The second week collections were around INR23 crore nett.[44] The film earned INR1.25 crore nett on its third Friday. Total Collection in India is 107.50 crore[45]

Overseas[edit]

Goliyon Ki Rasleela Ram-Leela had excellent collections overseas as well as it opened better than Krrish 3 and Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani. The movie collected $450,000 (approximately INR2.83 crore) in the US-Canada region on Friday, as against $311,000 (approximately INR1.95 crore) earned by Krrish 3. It also earned A$ 66,365 (approximately INR39.11 lakh) in Australia in two days, beating A$ 58,283 (approximately INR34.35 lakh) collected by the latter. In UAE-GCC, the movie opened with AED 1.3 million (approximately INR2.22 crore). It also collected £87,000 (approximately INR88.26 lakh) in UK on Friday, debuting at No. 9 in the chart and two days collection in New Zealand stands at NZ$ 12,869 (INR6.73 lakh).[46] The film's overseas figures were around the $4 million mark in the first weekend.[47] The collections abroad are $7.25 million in seventeen days.[48]

See also[edit]

Bollywood films of 2013

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