Rann

3.2/5
| | 2010-01-29
CAST

Amitabh Bachchan, Ritesh Deshmukh, Sudeep, Paresh Rawal, Gul Panag, Neetu Chandra and others

Director - Ram Gopal Varma
Producer - Sheetal Vinod Talwar
Banner - Vistaar Religare Film Fund, Big Bang Films Product
Music - Debasish Mishra

Ram Gopal Varma's Rann is all about how media is manipulating the news and misleading common man.

Story:

Vijay Harshvardhan Malik (Amitabh Bachchan) is a founder of a private news channel, India 24/7. He is a honest man, who follows journalistic ethics. But, his son Jay (Sudeep) is fed up with his dad’s journalistic ethics. Jay sees the news channel as medium to make money. Mohan Pandey (Paresh Rawal), a corrupt politician, uses the news channel to his advantage to become Prime Minister. Jay creates a news story ‘exposing’ Prime Minister Huda’s hand in the recent blasts. Jay persuades dad that the story is true. Purab(Ritesh Deshmukh) is an ardent follower of Vijay Harshvardhan Malik and his principles. He joins India 24/7 and does some good work. How Purab goes about exposing Jay Malik, Mohan Pandey intentions forms the rest of the tale

Performances:

Amitabh Bachchan steals the show as usual with his inpressive histronics, especially towards the end. Ritesh Deshmukh comes up with a riveting performance. Rajpal Yadav as news presenter is hilarious. Sudeep goes overboard at most times. Paresh Rawal is an apt choice to the role of a corrupt politician. The rest of the cast did their roles to content.

Plus Points:
Amitabh Bachchan
Ritesh Deshmukh
Rajpal Yadav's comedy track

Minus Points:
Too much preachy

Technical Depatments:

Direction by RGV is good. Cinematography is of top notch. Dialogues are hard-hitting. The background score is excellent. Production values of the film are good.

Analysis:

Rann exposes the dark side of the Media. It tells you that television today is more about entertainment than it is about news and how some news channels act as a mouthpiece for certain political parties. One can't expect a great story in Ram Gopal Varma's film. Why you watch his films is to see what he has done with the story he has chosen. And he does it well this time.

Verdict: The Next Time You Watch News, Think About It!