Rating: 2/5 stars (Two-Star)
What’s Good: The film’s honesty is its sole USP. Period!
What’s Bad: Lack of able screen presence of its actors. Despite a decently impressive script, the execution is done rather sloppily.
Loo break: For sure!
Watch or Not?: Rangrezz’s sincerity is killed by the mere lack of good actors in the film. I still recommend this film for its eye opening take on love.
While the fever of bromance on its peak, following the Kai Po Che fervor, here’s another film trying to use the same concept, to build their story on. Living in the populous city of Mumbai, Rishi, Winu and Pakya are buddies for life. They have wonderfully assorted their respective dreams of vocation and marriage, negating all the eventually destined unharmonious circumstances of life.
The tranquility takes an unusual turn when Rishi’s childhood pal Joy tries to kill himself over a girl. The friends eagerly want to help the heartbroken lover and hence decide to embark on the ridiculous journey to abduct lover boy’s girl.
What follows is an interesting perspective on the modern day love, where the eternal and forever tenure lasts not more than a few months. Passion kept at the helm, most love stories are lust driven without an inkling of real feeling, and hence falls apart at the most whimsical of reasons causing turmoil to each other and others who have their faith on them.
Rangrezz Review: Script Analysis
The script scores for it’s wonderfully thought climax. I was especially impressed with the writer’s creative bent to conceive a thought provoking and unusual take on otherwise rather delved into concept of love and relationships. There is a good blend of intelligence and drama. It is the film’s melodrama that makes it a tad bit too unbearable. Selflessly getting maimed and ending up handicapped for people that they don’t know at all is something you wouldn’t want to buy. Whilst the happy ending element has been taken too seriously, not to mention that cliché is reemphasized stronger in the film. Besides that for the climax alone, the film is worth it. Picking up pace in the second half, the film does get much better towards the end.
Rangrezz Review: Star Performances
Jackky Bhagnani has improved manifolds since his last on screen venture. The film is loaded with intense dramatic sequences as well as action stunts; one can clearly see him earnestly doing his best at holding his ground. Despite having the meatiest role of all, he scores low mainly because of his dull screen presence and fails at the quintessential ability of a good actor to deliver and emote impeccably for his audiences.
Amitosh Nagpal valiantly survives his act without very visible blotches.
It is Vijay Verma whose impressive work you’ll remember the most while summarizing the film mentally. His colloquial language with an apt reproduction of nascent mannerisms of his character, this man is really good at his work.
Rajpal Yadav, being the seasoned actor he is does his part well. What’s sad is the man’s potential has been ignored and left unutilized the film.
Rangrezz Review: Direction, Music & Technical Aspects
The film has recorded magnanimous success in four vernacular films. Does that past record add volume to the film? Perhaps, yes. The film wouldn’t be half as watchable without Priyadarshan behind its wheels. The man given his legendary stature knows the right way to extract out the best from his actors who are rather unpolished in their work. He deserves the due credit to be able to bring out the nitty gritty details of the characters well and use them adequately in the film.
The film’s dramatic hilt is entirely woven by him straw by straw and despite bordering on preaching, it safely remains in the domain of dramatic. The film’s music reeks of typical Sajid Wajid style which is frankly disappointing. The tunes and the music mores sound no different from their earlier works like in Dabangg 2. ‘Govinda ala re’ was the most striking one of the lot. Yet, it is the predictability of the music which will make it bland.
The screenplay could have been penned down better and does not do enough justice to the film’s script.
Rangrezz Review: The Last Word
Rangrezz does its best to enthuse a fresh perspective on the clichéd tale of love, which is commendable. However, the movie fails for its lusterless screenplay and dull stars that leave the audiences famished despite an intriguing plot.
Rangrezz released on 21st March, 2013.
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