Shahid Kapoor, Kangana Ranaut and Saif Ali Khan starrer war drama Rangoon has been released today. Directed by Vishal Bharadwaj, Rangoon Rangoon is a period love drama set during World War II. As always. the expectations are high from Vishal Bharadwaj as far as content in concern. The reviews are out and it looks that Vishal has delivered one more complex film which will fail at the Box Office. Let’s read what the critics have to say on Rangoon.
Rangoon Movie Review By Bollywood Hungama: 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!
Rating: 4 stars
Full review at Bollywood Hungama
Rangoon Movie Review By Meena Iyer from TOI: 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.
Rating: 3.5 stars
Full review at TOI
Rangoon Movie 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.
Rating: 1.5 stars
Full review at Indian Express
Rangoon Movie Review By Raja Sen from Rediff: 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.
Rating: 4 stars
Full review at Rediff
Rangoon Movie Review Rohit Vats 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.
Rating: 2 stars
Full review at Hindustan Times
Rangoon Movie Review by 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.
Rating: 4 stars
Full review at Bollywood Life
Rangoon Movie Review: Our Take
The reviews have been mixed and one thing is sure that Rangoon is a complex film. It is not everybody’s cup of team. If you are Vishal Bharadwaj’s fan and want to see some superb performances on big screen, go for it. But if you expecting a masala entertainer set during World War II, we advise you to save those hard earned 300 bucks.
Average Rating: 3.16 stars
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