Movie rating: 1.5 stars
Rangoon Movie Review :Love, War And The Spunky
Having exorcised the great, dark tragedies. Vishal Bhardwaj looks to in a jolly sensible mood. From his latest outing it’s like he’s in a blissful state of postpartum contentedness, within the mood to frolic, have some fun, be silly and, well, a bit lame.
I spent most of ‘Rangoon’ looking for the film. Multiple threads make it up: it’s 1943, the British are fighting Adolf Hitler and are up against the rising tide of Indian freedom fighters, split between Gandhi’s pacifism, and Subhash Chandra Bose’s militarism.
It’s a heavy slice of history for anyone to withdraw and film gets tangled in superimposing a love triangle on the time and place. Post-interval, it battens down and focuses on advancing the plot. Like there’s, however overall ‘Rangoon’ remains a disappointingly patchy and disjointed effort. Rangoon isn’t quite as bad as Saat Khoon Maaf nor is it as disjointed and however delicious as Matru Ki Bijlee Ka mandola. It’s the ambition and delusion of being an epic, which it’s not. It could have been, of course. however that needed a sharper, additional bustling screenplay. Lucky for us, Vishal Bhardwaj has a issue for politics and humour and extracts memorable performances here not just from Kangana Ranaut, but Saif Ali Khan.
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Rangoon is a love triangle in a rather serious chapter of history. Set in 1943, there’s the world War II within which British, along with their Indian Army are fighting the Japanese at the India-Burma border. Since there’s conjointly Netaji’s Azad Hind Fauj that has declared war on British and is assisted by the Japanese. They have set up headquarters close to the border, in Burma.
The way Bhardwaj and his 2 writers Matthew Robbins and Sabrina Dhawan have concocted it. The story involves treason/martyrdom, patriotic junoon and tragedy. Since at the centre of it all they have placed the fearless and fabulous Nadia. Recast with a jaunty eye and a few mischief as Miss Julia (Kangana Ranaut). The most effective part of ‘Rangoon’ are its song-and-dances. There’s nobody quite like Bhardwaj when it comes to creating drama through melody and verse.
However they’re packed in too close. While giving us a lot of to watch also causes a loss in momentum. The interesting supporting cast, which has amongst others. Satoru Kawaguchi as a wandering Japanese soldier, Saharsh Shukla as Miss Julia’s constant companion and also the bearer of a terrible secret. Atul Kumar as a company actor, never extremely gets an opportunity to show its skills fully. And Richard McCabe because the ghazal-singing. Hindi-spouting bad Brit is a lot of unintentionally hilarious than menacing