Release date: 21st March 2013
Rating : 3.25/5
Director : Priyadarshan
Producer : Vashu Bhagnani
Music Director : Sajid-Wajid, Sundar C Babu
Starring: Jackky Bhagnani, Priya Anand, Rajpal Yadav
After creating a lot of hype by getting the rights of Korean singer Psy’s hit number ‘Gangnam style’ for his Hindi film ‘Rangrezz’, the Bhagnani’s, Jackky and Vashu Bhagnani are back with their upcoming film Rangrezz. Directed by Priyadarshan, Rangrezz is another male bonding flick starring Jackky Bhagnani, Priya Anand, Rajpal Yadav, Amitosh Nagpal and Vijay Verma in lead roles. This movie is a remake of Tamil hit film Naadodigal and has finally hit the screens. Let’s see how it is…
The movie starts off with three best friends, Rishi (Jackky Bhagnani), Winu (Amitosh Nagpal) and Pakkya (Vijay Verma) living a cheerful life in a middle class background and struggle to make it big in their respective career paths. Megha (Priya Anand) is Rishi’s childhood sweetheart who is also his uncle’s daughter.
Their lives take a U turn, when Rishi’s childhood friend, Joy (Raghav Chanana), who is also a son of a powerful politician enters their life. Joy is in love with the daughter of another A-lister but is scared to go against his parents. Rishi and his two friends come to his rescue and help Joy to get married to the love of his life. However their sacrifice is later followed by a strong betrayal by Joy. Because of this repercussions Rishi and his friends get into more trouble.
Rest of the story is as to how they manage to gather themselves and get back to their normal lives. Will the friends help the lovers to get married to each other and what problems will they face in the procedure, forms the rest of the story.
Rangrezz is one of those movies, where you enter the movie hall with no expectations but come out totally satisfied. The movie is basically about friendship and sacrifice. The whole film relies on this strong concept and fabulous direction by Priyadarshan only enhances it more. The movie has some unpredictable twists, drama and amusing humor.
Speaking of performances, Jackky Bhagnani is growing himself as an actor with every film. He gives a splendid performance as compared to his debut in 2009’s ‘Kal Kissne Dekha’. Amitosh Nagpal portrays a role of computer intellect and a close friend with perfection. However, newcomer Vijay Verma is a show-stealer. His dialogue delivery and rowdy performance, makes him the star. He has the capability of going places after this.
Rajpal Yadav is flawless while portraying his forte onscreen. His humor takes the movie to another level. Priya Anand plays a bubbly in-love girl with ease. All other characters look refreshing on screen.
Rangrezz is one movie that inspite of a strong concept, lacks some substance. Priya Anand, who showed her acting skills in English Vinglish, has been completely wasted in the film. Rajpal over does his character in some places.
The biggest disappointment is the climax of the film, which is left unexplained by the director. Just when the viewers start to shower interest in the movie, it looses plot and scatters. The story also has one nameless and dialogue-less character, who is not been introduced at all, but is present in almost all major scenes.
The music of the film is decent enough to entertain the viewers. However, Shambho Shiv Shambho, the song adapted from Naadodigal, is the highlight. It leaves an impact and goes with the flow of the scene. While the first half of the film is short and informative, the second half needs serious trimming.
The first half is engraved with some engaging drama and humor and also has some nail-biting sequences. The social message sent across by the filmmaker is powerful. Cinematography and screenplay is laudable and editing is decent.
On the whole, Rangrezz is a total surprise and is targeted to the youth of today. Apart from being entertaining, the movie is thought provoking and an example of good cinema. However the lack of big names may hinder the movie’s performance at the box office. Finally Rangrezz is surely worth a watch.
Friday, 22 March 2013
Rangrezz movie review
Release date: 21st March 2013