Rangoon - Preview

wogma rating: The keen should rent; else TV (?)
quick review:

The tiny step Bharadwaj takes towards Shakespeare is worth an applause, and a second-viewing too. Even so, the writing though has miles to go.



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5 years ago, if you would have told me I would look forward to a film because it has Kangna Ranaut in it, without heeding to the fact that it is a Vishal Bharadwaj film that stars Saif Ali Khan too, I would have tried to politely suppress a laughter dying to spurt out. And boy am I glad to be proven wrong, even in this hypothetical situation!

Having said that, the love-war-deceit triangle theme, not to mention the love triangle theme has been played out way too many times to demand any interest. Sure, it has the Vishal Bharadwaj touch and that bit piques your interest. But then, you are reminded that a non-Shakespeare adaptation by the man is only so interesting.

This makes expectations for Rangoon perfectly balanced, ready to be tipped on either side come Febraury 24th.

Music Reviews:
Bollywood Hungama – "3.5/5"
Bollywood Life - "3/5"
Deccan Herald – "3.5/5"
Firstpost - "It may not be as rebellious as his previous soundtracks, but it's familiar in a beautiful way."
Indian Express - "The album is acceptable, just not edgy enough."
Milliblog – a 200-worder that includes, "Vishal at his usual, unorthodox best "
Music Aloud - "4/5"