Rangoon Review: Rangoon has all shades of love, passion, betrayal – Gossip Glue

Vishal Bhardwaj’s Rangoon has all shades of love, passion, betrayal and more in the story and with the brilliant performances make Vishal Bhardwaj’s Rangoon a bloody good film.

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Director: Vishal Bhardwaj.


Cast: Saif Ali Khan, Shahid Kapoor, Kangana Ranaut.


Producer: Sajid Nadiadwala, Vishal Bhardwaj, Viacom 18 Motion Pictures.


Run Time: 2 hours and 34 Minutes

Genre : Drama



Rangoon Directed by Vishal Bhardwaj, begins with scenes from a war, set in  1943 and World War II is in full swing And India as a nation was at the peak of it’s freedom struggle. With three major characters. The film is blessed with offbeat subjects, superb music, memorable characters, realistic performances, and subversive streaks. And with their brilliant performances make Vishal Bhardwaj’s Rangoon a bloody good film . Rangoon has all shades of love, passion, betrayal,  Let take a look  at the main character of the story.

Nawab Malik (Shahid Kapoor), an Indian soldier in the British Army who has spent eight months as a prisoner of the Japanese. He escapes, earning the respect of his superior officers.

Rusi Billimoria (Saif Ali Khan), a producer whose career as an action star comes to an untimely end when he loses a hand while performing a stunt.

Julia (Kangana Ranaut)— Rusi’s  muse, leading heroine in the film and darling of the masses. She is unaffected by the ongoing freedom struggle and is happy dreaming about becoming Mrs Billimoria.

Let’s have a look at the Reviews given by the expertise.

Review By Taran Adarsh : Frankly, RANGOON is a complex film and it does take time to dissolve oneself wholly in the world of Rusi, Julia and Nawab. Thankfully, there’s much meat in the second half. In fact, Vishal reserves the best for the post-interval portions, when Rusi, Julia and Nawab’s worlds collide. There’s turbulence in their lives and that, for me, is the film’s biggest strength. The myriad emotions [love, jealousy, betrayal], the sequence of events in the second half, the nail-biting finale. On the whole, 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!  


Review By Raja Sen : Rangoon haunts in unlikely fashion and, while the director’s most straightforward picture, holds enough of its own marvels to justify multiple viewings. Like a song-and-dance troupe trampling all over a map of Europe to tell their own fractured, misguided jokes, or an old man cosily swilling wine after having faked his own death, Rangoon may be direct, but it is never obvious. As the credits used to say back in the day at the close of a spectacular film, ‘Remember, it’s a Vishal Bhardwaj creation.’


Review By Meena Iyer From Times Of India : Bhardwaj, whose repertoire includes truly-fine works like Maqbool, Omkara, and Haider delivers, but not entirely. Some frames just hang, some scenes feel tedious. In his attempt to pack in too much on war, love and deceit, the maker ends up with some haphazard division of war scenes versus love games, leaving the viewer muddled.  


 Review By Shubhra Gupta From Indian Express : The intention of Vishal Bharadwaj’s ambitiously mounted film is clear: to weave the skeins of love and war in order to make a movie full of throbbing passion and grand statements. But the execution never quite matches up, the gap narrowing in just a few places, in the second half.


Review By Rohit From Hindustan Times :  It’s an ambitious film where Bhardwaj wants to merge two worlds: One inspired from Shakespearean tragedies and other motivated by the valiant lovers of the Indian cinema. In the end, neither comes alive on screen – on top of it a messy climax that topples whatever hard work was done building a world of romance.




Review By Rashma From Bollywood Life :  If you are a Vishal Bhardwaj fan, let us warn you that this might not be his best, but we bet you’ll see another kind of a storyteller here. And yes, he does deliver a movie that is embedded with fine performances from the cast and great visuals by cinematographer Pankaj Kumar and that makes the movie deserving of a watch despite its flaws.  


At the special screening of film Rangoon which  was held in Mumbai on Wednesday for bollywood celebs, After watching the film the Celebs shared their Bloody Hell review all praising the performance of the actors.



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