A fascinating film. Much like Imtiaz Ali's previous film, Highway, I'm not sure if it's good or not, but it might be great.
The ending, if taken literally, is super-cheesy, insultingly so, even. But I don't know how one can take anything in this film about the unreality and deceptiveness of images and narratives literally. I can read it as metaphorical: Ved has mastered his own narrative and come to understand himself, thus is finally fit for a real relationship with Tara. Or I can read it as pure fantasy: crushed by Tara's rejection, Ved loses the ability to distinguish between fantasy and reality and fully immerses himself in a dreamworld in which he's the mastermind behind a smash hit piece of musical theatre. Regardless, I'd love to know what his second play is about.