Onto the final new release of the weekend and I have just finished watching the Telugu Film Rang De on Zee5. This movie which earlier had a theatrical release in March was to premiere on Zee5 last month itself but it was indefinitely postponed. That changed when the film premiered this weekend. Starring Nithin and my favourite Keerthy Suresh, I really had high hopes from the film. But I decided not to watch the trailer and instead go into the movie blind. So then is it worth your time, stay tuned.
Story & Screenplay
Rang De follows the story of a man and a woman being neughbours since childhood. But both have different takes on the relationship that they want to pursue with one another. The story is light and frothy although nothing novel here. The screenplay also compliments the story well. Now you have to remember that this is a commercial film and so it will be packed with cliches. So I was basically interested in whether it does enough to keep me engaged or not. And it does for most parts. The drama keeps you engaged with its comic moments and a nice banter between the two protagonists. There are a few genuine funny scenes which will make you chuckle. I felt the issue starts in the latter part of the second half when things get a little too cliched for my liking. The drama gave me a vibe of the hindi film Salaam Namaste which was a little more convincing than the drama here that ended on a predictable note. But the screenplay is still light and frothy and can be witnessed once.
Dialogues, Music & Direction
The dialogues are decently well penned. The music is pretty good though a couple of the songs act as a road blocker to the drama. The BGM is pretty routine. Director Venky Atluri has done a fairly good job keeping things light and frothy. Maybe the length could have been further trimmed to avoid a slight repetition in the middle.
The performances mainly hinge on the dymanic main leads. Keerthy Suresh as Anupama looks so pretty and has such a disarming smile that you can’t help but fall in love with her character. And she does a fabulous job. Nithiin as Arjun also does a pretty good job and the two of them have some good chemistry together. All other performances are decent.
Rang De is light and frothy drama that can be watched once. Available on Zee5.