Rann Movie Review

Rann could’ve been a good film if it was technically sound, if the script did not have gaping holes, if the characters were well etched, if plot was well researched and if, on the whole the story was not so idealistically predictable. Rating: 2.5/5

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Ram Gopal Verma’s Rann is all about a good media baron, who is the pillar of journalistic values and integrity, fighting the bad ones who sensationalize news at the expense of truth to fill their own pockets. What happens in the end? Well, the good guy Harshvardhan Malik (Amitabh Bachchan), who has oft lost the TRP battle to his rival Amrish (Mohnish Behl), unearths the conspiracy between media and politics, delivers a smashing 8-minute soliloquy on integrity and social responsibility and voila! All’s well that ends well!

Like Madhur Bhandarkar, the only striking revelation Ram Gopal Verma makes through his film is – politics heavily influences media and misuses it and media people succumb to it because of their moral weakness. To throw in a bit of reality, they have peppered in a sting operation, and of course the RGV signature cinematography of dark and dingy frames, the lingering close-up shots and the haunting background score.

By the time all the characters are established you know exactly where the film is heading to, because every character is so flat and either black or white, that there is hardly anything left to expect out of the film.

Performances were good, Amitabh Bachchan deserves a pat on his back for pulling of the performance well, but it doesn’t seem any big deal for him to give performances like these. His character was so flat that he almost sleepwalks through it. We all know, at that age, with that experience and expertise, AB can definitely do much better in a well written role.

Rann could’ve been a good film if it was technically sound, if the script did not have gaping holes, if the characters were well etched, if plot was well researched and if, on the whole the story was not so idealistically predictable.

Can do better RGV! Keep trying!

Rating – 2.5/3

14 thoughts on “Rann Movie Review

  1. “Rann could’ve been a good film if it was technically sound, if the script did not have gaping holes, if the characters were well etched, if plot was well researched and if, on the whole the story was not so idealistically predictable”

    Therefore if it wasn’t an indian movie it would have benn good!

  2. RANN ROCKS…This is one of RGV’s finest work.

    Honest.

    This film has now made it possible for the aam hindustani to think a little more.

    Entertaining and Riveting. Fuck the cynics.

    RGV’s back.

  3. Rann is a nice movie I Liked it !!!!!!! i dont know about others !!!!!Hindi sudeep (jai malik)spoke was not good !!!!! the role he played was of a best journalists son & from a hindi speaking family !!!!!! Over all good try to remove frustration of what happen with RVG & Ritesh after 26/11 !!!!!!! but wat ever they did they made a good movie :)

  4. Rann is a nice movie I Liked it !!!!!!! i dont know about others !!!!!Hindi sudeep (jai malik)spoke was not good !!!!! the role he played was of a best journalists son & from a hindi speaking family !!!!!! Over all good try to remove frustaion of what happen with RVG & Ritesh after 26/11 !!!!!!! but wat ever they did they made a good movie :)

  5. god plzzz stop criticisin him..he’s still acting at dis age..i think u AB haters would already b dead by that age..its a gud movie with powerful performance…the film critic has been sold out i guess

  6. really the acting of amit ji was superb..plz bro dont right anything bad about him..his acting at the age of 67 was superb..plz respect the lagend of bollywood cenima..

  7. r u crazy… wht else do u expect from a movie. who is paying you to write this kind of review. the movie is good. RGV made d plot luk so flat coz many ppl can understand it. This movie is for the people to know whts goin on vth the tv channels, not just for intellectuals like you who want to be surprised in each and every frame.

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