Rangoon: Movie Review
Amidst romantic, comedy and action genres, Vishal Bhardwaj thought of coming up with this period drama. Rangoon is a love triangle set in the 1930s against the backdrop of the World War II.
The star cast is being immensely applauded. Kangana Ranaut as Miss Julia has once again proved that she is an actress with class. Well, if a woman is the center of attraction in a film revolving around the WWII then Kangana must have done a flawless job.
Saif Ali Khan as Rusi Billimoria is intense (okay, a bit more than required) but he has tried his best to do justice to the role. His pairing with Kangana looked good on the screen.
Shahid Kapoor is winning hearts as Nawab Malik. The sizzling chemistry between Shahid and Kangana is something that is making the movie interesting and worth watching.
The story is complex because of the flaw in writing and do I need to say anything about the length of the film? Can’t period dramas be made short? 😀
Taran Adarsh is impressed and rated the film 4 out of 5. He said, “RANGOON is an epic love saga with strong emotional quotient, riveting second hour and nail-biting finale. Watch it for its layered plot, serpentine twists, proficient storytelling, and bravura performances. A content-driven film that’s worth a recommendation!”
Rajeev Masand isn’t satisfied with the film and gave it 2.5 stars out of 5. “In the end, the film is neither entirely satisfying as a compelling romance, nor as a stirring patriotic drama about the role of the Indian National Army in India’s freedom struggle,” said Masand
Anupama Chopra blamed the writing for the clumsiness of the film.
Saibal from NDTV is positive about the film and rated it 4 out of 5.
Overall, the film is gaining mixed reviews. You can go for it and decide yourself whether the love triangle is worth watching or abrupt and clumsy.