Serving humour with a strong message is perhaps the trickiest as well as pleasant gift that a director can offer to his audience and the movie Guddu Rangeela attempts the same. Although, India is a fast developing nation, certain parts of this country still lingers holding the age-old prejudices which results in horrific incidents like ‘honour killing'. Guddu Rangeela highlights the same issue with a touch of comedy and action. As a matter of fact, this film is inspired from the real incident of Manoj and Babli honour killing case.
Guddu Rangeela Cast: Arshad Warsi, Amit Sadh, Ronit Roy and Aditi Rao Hydari
Guddu Rangeela Director: Subhash Kapoor
Guddu Rangeela Story:
Arshad Warsi (Rangeela) and Amit Sadh (Guddu) run an orchestra
and the film starts with the controversial song ‘Mata ka email'.
Ronit Roy plays the role of an antagonist who happens to be a
powerful man in the village and is strictly against inter-caste
marriage. Arshad Warsi falls in love with a girl outside his caste
and gets married with her. Ronit Roy cannot tolerate that and he
murders the girl.
Eventually, Ronit Roy kills his own wife also and then Aditi Rao
Hydari (Baby), who is the sister of Ronit Roy's wife, comes into
scene. Aditi intends to avenge her sister's death and makes a plan
of getting her own self kidnapped, for which she appoints Arshad
Warsi and Amit Sadh. Then starts a cat and rat race which involves
a lot of drama. Will Aditi and Arshad be able to take revenge from
their common foe, Ronit Roy or the villain will stand strong
against them? You need to watch the movie to know that.
Guddu Rangeela Performances:
Talking about performances, Ronit Roy's name comes first as he
is the key element in the film. The versatile actor played the role
of a villainous village leader to the core and his performance is
best in the film. Arshad Warsi as usual impresses us with his comic
timing while, Amit Sadh also does full justice with his role. On
the other side, Aditi Rao Hydari also is brilliant with her
Guddu Rangeela Positives:
Apart from a good script and almost flawless performances, the
film includes some catchy punch lines and a strong message. The
movie highlights the issue of honour killing with a mix of humour
and action which makes it a good entertainer.
Guddu Rangeela Negatives:
There are certain aspects in the film which lacks logic. For
example, why would any MLA get her daughter married to an
ill-famous village leader, played by Ronit Roy? And why an MLA's
educated daughter would tolerate all the tortures meted to her by
her uncivilised husband and eventually get killed and nothing
happens to the accused?
Guddu Rangeela Verdict:
In a nut shell, Guddu Rangeela is a good entertainer with a mixture of humour, action, drama and a social message. Can be a one-time watch.