There’s something about Ranbir Kapoor and Deepika Padukone. They may have other partners in real life (and stellar ones at that) but when you put them together in one frame, you can feel their chemistry sitting in a desk all the way in your offices.
It’s this exact chemistry that was the hero in Yeh Jawani Hai Deewani and it’s the same chemistry that is twisted around two different characters this time in Imtiaz Ali’s Tamasha.
In the trailer, Ranbir Kapoor’s character Ved meets Mona Darling (Deepika Padukone) in faraway France, and he falls for her free-spirited nature (no surprises there). Everything is breezy and fun while the two of them are in Corsica, amid laughs, songs and beautiful scenic backgrounds.
But upon returning back to reality, Ved returns to his routine, and that’s when the cracks appear in their relationship.
It’s a story we’ve all heard before, and that is something Imtiaz Ali acknowledges in the trailer. “Why always the same story?” it asks.
Perhaps Tamasha is trying to decode relationships. And what better way than to have ex lovers to do so? It’s the actors’ personal past that possibly brings that extra edge to their performances. Either that or Imtiaz Ali just brings out the best in both actors.
Meanwhile, we only get to hear strains of AR Rahman’s music, which is a bit of a travesty. Tamasha is set to release on 27 November.
Watch the trailer here: