‘Rann’ Review – ‘Rann’ Movie Review
Amitabh Bachchan, Riteish Deshmukh & Paresh Rawal
Director: Ramgopal Varma
Star Cast: Amitabh Bachchan, Riteish Deshmukh, Sudeep, Paresh Rawal
Ramgopal Varma has always been experimental in his movies; no matter whether they clicked or not in the box office. His latest movie, ‘Rann’ falls into his collection of unconventional movie plotted out of the modern dilemmas. Though the movie seems to be based on the often-told story of politics versus media, the presentation of the plot makes the movie stand out. The movie is all about the media business which in modern day seems to be slipping from the moral code of ethics. Ramu brings out the present craze for sensational news in the media industry which is now considered to be the fastest means to produce revenue.
Ram Gopal Varma’s ‘Rann’ may make you feel like seeing another ‘Sarkar’. The movie has a strong theme and is made with the best intention to portray the evils revolving in the society. The movie may sound too idealistic to some but can be a right choice for the thinking viewers. The movie has a serious tone and it goes well with the requirements of the movie.
Harshvardhan Malik (Amitabh Bachchan) owns a news channel which runs on the principle of morals and ideals. Malik believes in presenting the true news and not creating news just to win public. However, his son Jai Malik (Sudeep) runs with the trend and takes media as a source to fill one’s pocket. He joins hand with the opposition leader Mohin Pandey (Paresh Rawal) and uses his channel to conspire against the ruling Prime Minister. Purab (Riteish Deshmukh) steps in to get into the truth of the issue.
Though ‘Rann’ starts very impressively, it begins to lack conviction as it progresses. The end becomes quite predictable and thus the movie lacks the suspense factor. One can easily draw a similarity between the climatic twist in this flick and that of ‘Page 3’. Dialogues are crisp and effective. Amit Roy’s cinematography makes a clear impression in the movie. Since it is a serious genre movie, music restrains itself to the background and it does this for good.
Speaking about the actors, Amitabh Bachchan is good as usual and one begins to feel the intensity of his acting particularly towards the end of the movie. Riteish Deshmukh comes as a surprise package in the movie and proves that he can do serious roles as good as the comedy ones. Paresh Rawal returns to his old genre of negative role after doing several hits of comedy roles. Other actors like Mohnish Behl, Rajat Kapoor, Gul Panag, neetu Chandra, Suchitra Krishnamoorthy, Simon Singh, Rajpal Yadav and Neena Kulkarni justify their roles.
To sum up, despite some shortcomings here and there, ‘Rann’ is a must-watch movie and has a real message for the society!