Never wanted to see this movie because of the over hype that it had and the National Anthem controversy. Highly mixed reviews cemented the desire in me on not to go for the movie. Reached the movie hall to see Ishqiya, but as my luck would have it, No tickets 😦 Thought of leaving then friends said, lets see RANN. I was like theek hain
Had zero expectation while seeing the movie. Mainly because I had lost faith in Ram Gopal Varma. I wish he returns to the person he was.
Its basically a half cooked story made with guest artists. That should sum it up all.
The plot: A media empire built on truth and ethics. Headed by Mr. Bachan. He has a son Sudeep who is frustrated that the competitors are doing well and his channel doesnt have TRP’s. The son in law Rajat Kapoor, who is a shrewd business man. This makes up the family.
With the employees you have Ritesh Deshmukh who is an aspiring journalist and considers Bachan to be his role model. Mohnish Behl as a cunning competitor. Suchitra Krishnamurthy as a spy in Bachan’s organization. Paresh Rawal as ruthless politician.
Plot is simple: Paresh & Rajat convinces Sudeep to show a phony news on the PM on their channel. Sudeep then in turn convinces dad to air the news. Govt falls. Paresh is the next in line. Ritesh revolts.
An easily guessable story. Half cooked by an uninterested cook – Ram Gopal Varma. Garnishing is done by horrible background score. Thank god I didn’t waste time to listen to them. Oops, I forgot the horrible camera angles and the crappy background score.
The second half was much much better. Last 30 minutes was torture and with an undigestable climax.
A look at the actors:
Riteish: He has one basic expression throughout the movie. Frustration+ sadness. Less dialogues. I felt he was facing constipation.
Bachan: You acting was good, no doubt about it. Like his son tweeted today, this movie doesn’t deserve you at all.
Sudeep: You were good in the beginning. But you sucked as it improved. Learn to shout and show emotions!
Gul Panag: You were there just for 4-5 scenes. So I leave you. Waise loved your dimples as usual 🙂
Paresh Rawal: Didn’t impress nor disappoint.
Rajpal Yadav: You were fun to watch as usual. Can’t complain at all.
Rest, are not even worth commenting. Either they weren’t good or they were not there much.
Couple of good scenes noted: The clippings from various channels after new break out. Rajat Kapoor mocking Paresh Rawal.
A request to Ram Gopal Varma: This was a genre which Madhur Bhandarkar has started boring us with. Please return to your original class.
Verdict: Not worth a watch in a movie hall unless ticket is free. If interested wait for DVD release.