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Rangam – Movie Review

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KV Anand worked as a photo journalist for some time before entering the film industry. Keeping his experience in mind, he penned a subject, adding some commercial values to it. He has dusted the old story, which he penned long ago and has moulded on the celluloid. Rangam, a dubbed version of Tamil movie Ko, is based on some real life incidents with politics and extremism in the backdrop. Read on for Rangam review.

Aswathama (Jeeva) is basically a photo-journalist. He captures the photographs of burglars, who loot a bank and that helps the police to nab the culprits in very less time. When he was a student, Aswat had a friend called Vasant (Ajmal) and a group of others. Vasant was of the opinion that young blood should enter politics to clean the politics. He launches a party called Navataram and plans to contest the elections. Aswat plans to promote him indirectly and hence exposes the chief minister (Prakash Raj) and the opposition leader (Kota Srinivasa Rao), with the help of his co-journalist Renuka (Karthika). Karthika loses her heart to Aswat. Another colleague called Saru (Piaa Bajpai) also loves him, but Aswat throws weight on Renuka.

Once, while Vasant is addressing a public meeting, Aswat gets an SMS from Saru that there is a bomb beneath the dais. Aswat wants to save Vasant and pulls him down. During the blast, several college friends of Aswat who joined hands with Vasant die. In the same blast Saru also breathes her last. The rest of the story forms the stunning part of the climax.

Jeeva is impressive as a photo journalist and he has done his job extremely well. He has carried the entire film on his firm shoulders. Karthika, who failed as heroine in her debut Telugu film Josh, opposite Naga Chaitanya, has proved that she can perform extremely well if the characterisation is good. Piaa Bajpai, who played another heroine in the film has done her character with ease as a mischievous girl. In fact, she left an indelible impression in the minds of the audiences with her sacrifice. Kota Srinivasa Rao and Prakash Raj are at their usual best. Ajmal has too has done justice to his role.

Richard M Nathan"s cinematography is the highlight of the film. He has maintained perfect lighting and has captured the action scenes perfectly. All the songs in the film are melodious with impressive background music. Editing by Anthony is acceptable, however, he should have shortened some boring scenes in the first half. The screenplay is very tight and though the director has lost grip for some time in the first half, the twists and tight screenplay in the second half arrests the audiences to their seats till the end.

Watch the film for Jeeva and Karthika"s performance and impressive narration of the subject.

Cast               : Jeeva, Ajmal, Karthika, Piaa Bajpai, Prakash Raj, Kota Srinivasa Rao, Sona and others
                        Credits: Dialogues – Sriramakrishna, Music – Harris Jayaraj, Presents – RB Choudary,                             Producers – S Kumar, R Jayaraman, Story, screenplay and direction – K V Anand
Banner          : Super Good Movies
Released on : May 13, 2011

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