Rangrezz Cast & Crew:
BannerPooja Entertainment India Ltd.
Release Date21 Mar 2013
Star CastJackky Bhagnani,
Executive ProducerVashu Bhagnani
Music DirectorSajid, Wajid
Rahat Fateh Ali Khan,
EditorT. S. Suresh
SoundParikshit Lalwani, Kunal Mehta
Verdict : Interesting subject with nice performances but could have been better
After generating a lot of hype about getting the rights of the Korean singer Psy’s global hit number ‘Gangnam style’ for his Hindi film ‘Rangrezz’, the Bhagnani family of actor Jackky and producer Vashu Bhagnani released the movie today. Rangrezz is directed by Priyadarshan and is a film on male bonding that stars Jackky Bhagnani, Priya Anand, Rajpal Yadav, Amitosh Nagpal and Vijay Verma in lead roles. Like most Priyadarshan movies which are remakes of south films, Rangrezz too is a remake of hit Tamil film ‘Naadodigal’. Let’s see if Rangrezz can replicate the box-off success of the original…
Rangrezz starts with three best friends, Rishi (Jackky Bhagnani), Vinu (Amitosh Nagpal) and Pakkya (Vijay Verma), living a cheerful middle class life with a strong urge 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 complete U-turn when Rishi’s childhood friend, Joy (Raghav Chanana), who is also the son of a powerful politician enters their life. Joy is in love with the daughter of another bigshot but is scared to go against the wishes of his parents. Rishi and his two best friends come to Joy’s rescue and manage to get him married to the love of his life. However, Joy ends up betraying his friends and the sacrifices made by them which in turn throw up severe repercussions on Rishi and his friends who end up in more trouble. Rest of the film is about how they manage to gather themselves and get back to their normal lives. Will the friends help the lovers get married and what problems will they face in the bargain is what constitutes 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 and the whole film uses these strong concepts. The fabulous direction by Priyadarshan only enhances it more. Rangrezz also some unpredictable twists, drama and amusing humor.
Speaking of performances, Jackky Bhagnani is growing as an actor with each film. He delivers a splendid performance when compared to his 2009 debut film ‘Kal Kissne Dekha’. Amitosh Nagpal essays the role of computer whizkid and a close friend with perfection. However, newcomer Vijay Verma is a show-stealer. His dialogue delivery and rowdy performance marks him out as a star and he definitely shows promise of going places after this film. Rajpal Yadav is flawless as usual in portraying his character on the screen with his comic timing taking 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 lacks substance despite the strong concept of love and friendship. Priya Anand, who showed her acting skills in English Vigils, has been completely wasted in the film while Rajpal overplays his character in some sequences. The biggest disappointment is the climax of the film that is left unexplained by the director. Just when the viewers start to show interest in the proceedings, the script loses its plot and goes haywire. 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 Shiva Shambho, the song adapted from the original 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.