Ashdoc's movie review---Rangrezz

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Ashdoc's movie review---Rangrezz

Post by ashdoc on Mon Mar 25, 2013 3:26 pm

I went to see this film because from the promos I gathered that it
touches a topic that is important to young people ; a topic that was
always on the mind when I was in the twenties---that of parental
opposition to marriage between two young people who decide to marry ,
and elopement as a solution to this problem .

And what if the parents are powerful people who can bring enormous
resources to bear against such elopement ?? What does the couple do then
??

The pundits of the art of elopement ( yeah ,there are pundits in every field ) say that in such cases the couple in question has to have three Ms---money power , muscle power and manpower.....

.....And all three come only if you have loyal friends....friends who
are ready to take the risk of fighting and getting injured if a physical
battle occurs , friends who are ready to risk police trouble if it
comes to that , friends who are as steady as a rock....

Rishi is such a friend.....

So when his friend comes from Lalitpur to Mumbai to ask for help to get
his girlfriend to him against both parents' opposition , Rishi is
everready.....

And help comes from Rishi's bosom buddies who are ready to risk life and limb help a couple in love.....

Trouble is---Rishi is Rangrezz....or at least the director behind the creation of Rishi's character is.....

So what does Rangrezz mean ??

Google search revealed only that it means a person who dyes clothes---that is , gives colour ( rang ) to clothes.....

But if you see the film you feel that rangrezz means someone whose
approach to the question of elopement has the fanaticism of a
desperado.....

And Rishi is certainly one such person....

As the elopement unfolds in front of your eyes you feel that you see a bunch of ' love fanatics ' in action.....

Nothing will stop them from running away with the girl---yeah nothing....
No obstacle is too great.....

Big metal pipes are used to hit them till one of them becomes deaf due
to the blows , a truck runs over the leg of another one of them , and
goons are sent to kill another's grandmother......
Yet behold the chutzpah of our young heroes---they still elope with the girl.....

The sequence of the elopement forms a visually spectacular treat and is the high point of the film....
Full marks to the director and above all to the cinematographer for filming this brilliantly......

The actors playing Rishi and his friends act well and inject real zest and madness in their roles....

But at the end of all this comes betrayal---a betrayal that hits like a cold shower in the hot steam of true friendship....

So who betrays whom ???

Go and watch the film for that.....

At the end you feel that the whole concept of friends going to any length to help out the lover couple is a bit overdone.....
It is unlikely to get friends who make such sacrifices in real life , and the whole thing is unrealistic....

And as the film nears its climax , it becomes disappointing.....

Of course , it is a ' different ' film , one with its own unique take on
love and elopement---you have to give that to the director.....

But it offers a grim lesson to those who want to help people in love....
....And the method of teaching this lesson was not to my liking.....

Above all , its a film that is disappointing for those who believe in true love---like I do....

Verdict---Some people may like it but I didnt ; to each his own.....

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