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 expressions.
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.