Friday, 22 March 2013

Movie Review Of RANGREZZ.




In "Rangrezz", the script is spun into a spunky dizzying drama of brutal love and betrayal. When love comes to shove, all hell breaks loose. This is an elemental film, not the least apologetic about serving up a spicy dish.This is a film with very strong sensory perceptions. The landscape is ruthless, rugged and riveting. The emotions are primeval. Caveman tactics, with characters caught out of their cushy hideouts kicking dragging and screaming, are the prevalent mode of vindication. It's a tough world. And obviously a very tough film to make. 

SCRIPT & SCREENPLAY                                                                :      The story as well as the screenplay of this movie has been written by MUSHTAQ SHEIKH who has done a commendable job and written a plot full of unexpected twists which runs quite parallel to the mushy friendship or love stories that bollywood has been feeding to audience.The main protagonist Rishi Deshpande (Jackky Bhagnani) is that someone, who would be making his own life a colourless existence if it means splashing some hues on to his friends. Rishi, along with Winu (Amitosh Nagpal) and Pakya (an impressive Vijay Verma), live a carefree middle-class existence in Mumbai’s urban jungle, with hopes and dreams of a career and blissful wedded life some day. However, life takes an unexpected turn when Rishi’s childhood friend Joy (Raghav Chanana) attempts suicide and the story spills out that a woman is involved. Soon enough, the quartet, along with a fifth nameless individual that is never really identified in the movie, set out to abduct the girl. While this attempt is successful, the consequences are grave and the repercussions even worse. Rangrezz is a powerful social drama that brims with the urgency of the young and the audacious. Its ideology may be deeply flawed but perhaps that’s the point the film is trying to make: being clueless; and often misguided while being young is probably the right way towards self-discovery.


STARCAST                                                                                               :     JACKKY BHAGNANI, giving a subdued silently effective performance, roughs up the girl next door and shies away from any physical contact which proves he 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, but he really needs to work on his screen presence. PRIYA ANAND whom we have seen earlier in English Vinglish as Sridevi's niece has given an average performance as per her character in the movie. Although she is the leading lady in the movie but her presence on screen is such minuscule that you can hardly spot her in the second half of the movie. AMITOSH NAGPAL as Winu valiantly survives his act without very visible blotches. But 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. In what can be termed as RAJPAL YADAV's comeback, the actor rocks the screen with enormous doses of comic relief. The supporting cast also performs exceptionally well (particularly PANKAJ TRIPATHI and LUSHIN DUBEY as warring politicians) n SUNIL SINHA as Rishi's father, which kind of keeps us engaged despite the film’s rather shaky premise in between.


TECHNICAL ASPECTS                                                         :     The film’s music is by  SAJID WAJID which is frankly disappointing. The tunes and the music  sound no different from their earlier works and it is the predictability of the music which makes it bland. Indeed,the real hero of this surprisingly watchable film on the violent end of that much-abused emotion called love, is cinematographer SANTOSH SIVAN. Santosh's unerring eye for a detailed lush and vivid emotional and physical landscape has made this movie a visual treat for your eye balls. The editing of this flick has been done by T.S.SURESH who has done his job with utmost sincerity and surely deserves appreciation for the same. Irrespective of the twists in the narrative, he has managed to maintain the tempo of the movie at the same pace which is commendable.  Coming to the director, PRIYADARSHAN, deserves full marks for making a film with very strong sensory perceptions. The landscape is ruthless, rugged and riveting. The emotions are primeval. Caveman tactics, with characters caught out of their cushy hideouts kicking dragging and screaming, are the prevalent mode of vindication. It's a tough world. And obviously a very tough film to make. This is no state for the squeamish. Though "Rangrezz" is partly a coarse bromance and partly a mocking romance, its brutal landscape scoffs at softer emotions. The tyranny of the troubled territory is testimony to a history of family violence. The three guys, who form the core of the compelling content seem to convey more sincerity in their feelings for one another than the two man-woman relationships in the plot.


OVER THE HEAD                                                                        :      The biggest flaw has turned out to be the last scene of movie. After a finely edited movie all of a sudden things go haywire in the climax. No proper logical solution is visible when three protagonists leave the separated couple on the beach side. And cut next the scene shifts with a written caption 2 YEARS LATER where-in you find Jackky sitting in a police station posted as a cop. This ridicules the whole flavor of the movie. 


WOW MOMENTS                                                                          :      The most gripping part of the movie is the elopement sequence that lasts for a good 10 minutes and is shot with the razor-sharp alacrity. There is an air of unrehearsed casualness in the way the three friends flee, fall and scamper away from danger, bruised, battered, bleeding and bellowing like wounded animals, with the eloping couple in the backseat of a screeching car.


CONCLUSION                                                                                      :      The biggest highlight of this movie is that it takes a new fresh take on love which has hardly been portrayed on Indian celluloid.  The film poses some disturbing questions on the lack of genuine commitment in today's relationships. What if love is just hormones and chemical at work? In an urgent rush of energy and adrenaline, "Rangrezz" poses this question. So if you have penchant for this different league of cinema, you can go and enjoy this flick. But for traditional entertainment seeking audience it might not prove to be the right choice.


ROHIT SHARMA.
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