A masterpiece by any reckoning, Rang Rasiya has a dazzling display of colour, desire, erotica, drama and emotions. This is Mehta's most intricately woven and enchantingly textured drama since "Mirch Masala".
If you love art and cinema, and cinema as art, then don't miss this one.
Rang Rasiya is a colourful triumph, director Ketan Mehta meriting applause for his portrait of painter Raja Ravi Varma, skillfully blending a biopic, a period film, a love story and a social critique, within a tight frame.
Rang Rasiya is much more than just a period film. It’s a statement on behalf of people who reject intolerance and are continuously striving for a new India which will give space to free voice. It’s a piece of art.
Ketan, I am glad you are out of your circumstantial hibernation because you still tell a story more beautifully than most, but, this is not one of your best. I give it 3 stars mainly for the message.