Ranbir Kapoor and Deepika Padukone starrer "Tamasha" has witnessed a mixed response from the critics.
Some reviews speak positively about the much-awaited flick, some labelled it "one time watch", while few others call it a below average film.
The movie brings back the iconic chemistry between Ranbir and Deepika after two years. Directed and written by Imtiaz Ali, the story of "Tamasha" revolves around two characters Ved (Ranbir) and Tara (Deepika), who meet during a trip to Corsica.
Ranbir wanted to become a theatre artist but ended up being a product manager owing to his authoritarian father, played by Javed Shaikh.
He leads a monotonous life, until he meets fun-filled Deepika during a vacation at Corsica. They both leave their routine life behind and started exploring the island, flirting with each other in typical filmy manner.
When the trip comes to an end, Deepika realises that she is in love with Ranbir. However, there comes a twist when she also realises that the person she met at Corsica was completely different from the one he actually is.
Produced by Sajid Nadiadwala, "Tamasha" has been distributed by UTV Motion Pictures.
Check the critics' reviews of "Tamasha" below.
Sneha May Francis of Emirates 24/7.com: "'Tamasha' works because of its two incredibly talented performers. Each feeding off each other, and challenging each other at every moment. While the spotlight is deservedly on Ranbir, Deepika lends him the perfect backing."
Manjusha Radhakrishnan of Gulf News.com: "Tamasha may have its heart in the right place, but the conflict in Ved and Tara's lives will not get your pulse racing. The lead actors and Corsica look picture-perfect, but the movie isn't free of blemishes."
Lokesh Dharmani of Masala.com: "Shagun Batra dealt with the same issue in Ek Main Aur Ek Tu a shade better, devoid of any dramatics, real and urbane. But Tamasha, despite bringing in a touch of tamasha, is a one-time watch for sure."
Subhash K Jha of Firstpost.com: "Tamasha is a film with ambitions of being mature and experienced. It creates an alternate reality for its principal characters and lets their emotions grow naturally to a point. But then the journey gets tiring for everyone concerned. This is a film that doesn't entirely succeed in its endeavour to decode the heart's enigmatic excursions. But the journey is fascinating and admirable, thought not entirely fulfilling."
Saibal Chatterjee of NDTV Movies: "Tamasha is at best a one-time watch because of the sparkle the leads lend to it. It could have been so much more."
Surabhi Redkar of Koimoi: "Tamasha is different but not perfect. Ranbir Kapoor and Deepika Padukone deliver fine performances, making this film a one-time watch!"
Ananya Bhattacharya of India Today: "In all, Tamasha is vintage wine. There are inhibitions that keep you from falling head-over-heels in love with the film the first time you watch it. Once done away with the initial hesitation, Tamasha is an experience. Watch the film for, well, everything."
Shubhra Gupta of The Indian Express: "Despite its flaws, this is Ali's most complex story, teeming with ideas, and gives us Ranbir back again, along with the lovely Deepika."