In the land of Chambal, the land of rebels, politicians, bullets and blood, you either live by the gun or die by the gun. Revolver Rani is set in this hostile world where there are no friends; only enemies and fragile alliances that aim straight for the head.
But sometimes you go straight to the heart instead of taking the lives of the enemies. Revolver Rani is a satirical It's about Alka Singh played by Kangna Ranaut, the leader of a political party, and her obsessive love for Rohan Mehra played by Vir Das, a rising star of Bollywood.
It takes all of fifteen minutes to realise that you are watching a desi version of Kill Bill in Revolver Rani.
The first half is absolutely delightful. Weird would be an understatement to describe just how absurd the film's treatment is. And I mean that as a compliment.
Revolver Rani returns in the style of The Bride to avenge the wrongs done to her. Till then, this part of her story remains a rather failed and half-hearted attempt to make a hero out of a heroine.
Revolver Rani aka Alka Singh (Kangna Ranaut) is not your regular daku (dacoit). She orders clothes from Paris, dreams of escaping to ‘Benice’, Italy, and has a Bollywoood struggler (Vir Das) for a lover.
Right from the beginning, this girl evokes a mix of emotions, part affection, part repulsion and part excitement. So is this film by the same name.
The only letdown in the film is Vir Das, who seemed to be struggling hard to (unsuccessfully) fit into the whole scheme of things. The next best thing about this film is its music. Watch it.