Rangrezz - External Reviews

wogma rating: Watch when on TV (?)
quick review:

Rangrezz, surprisingly puts a solid effort in writing a decent story. Yet, it takes the events to extremes towards the end, makes it too long and loses the plot. Some witty dialogue and a few well-timed performances keep the interest alive in an otherwise uneven second half.



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34 reviewers have given Rangrezz an average rating of 1.4/5.0 (?)

3 yays
18 nays
13 so-so

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So-So by Anna Vetticad, annavetticadgoes2themovies ...the entire point of Rangrezz is to preach to us that pig-headed parents are completely justified in preventing children from choosing their own life partners because, well, young people are too irresponsible, hormonally driven and sexually obsessed to be taken seriously in such matters.... full review

Thumbs down by Baradwaj Rangan, Blogical Conclusion, The New Sunday Express ...I hated the Tamil original Naadodigal, but at least that film was set in a somewhat rustic milieu where such attitudes – towards friendship, towards love, towards life – could be expected. ... full review

Thumbs up by Bobby Sing, Bobby Talks Cinema.com ...Though not perfect, but an important film... full review

So-So by Githa Vanan, Bolly Spice ...The refreshing aspect of the film is that life is bound to introduce you to one or more of the characters in Rangrezz. ... full review

Thumbs down by Taran Adarsh, Bollywood Hungama ...Like all Priyadarshan movies, RANGREZZ has been filmed very well, although I wish to add, the director's newer lot of movies, for some reason, appear like a diluted version of his earlier accomplished works. ... full review

So-So by Latika Payak, Bollywood Life ...Coming to the performances of the actors, Jackky Bhagnani doesn’t impress, but (and thankfully) doesn’t make you cringe too, unlike his onscreen girlfriend, Priya Anand who has a loudspeaker attached to all her expressions.... full review

So-So by Shadab Hasnain, BookmyShow ...A moderately entertaining masala film skillfully based on traditional Indian values.... full review

Thumbs down by Mayank Shekhar, Daily Bhaskar ...It’s only the audience that suffers sometimes, that is, if they choose to buy the ticket of course. ... full review

Thumbs down by Smita, Desi Martini ...Jackyy's sidekicks are quite good, the heroine is a total waste and so we come to Jackyy. I had this dialogue running in my head through the movie saying "his dad is paying for this" but he is not terrible. He has a sincerity about him which I like. But that's that... full review

Thumbs down by Tushar Joshi, DNA ...Jackky Bhagnani seems at ease playing Rishi. He excels in scenes where he interacts with his friends and exudes confidence.... full review

So-So by Rachit Gupta, Filmfare ...One of the best twists on love, killed by dispassionate execution... full review

Thumbs down by Ravina Rawal, FirstPost ...I want to at least be able to say that it has its heart in the right place, but I’m really just not sure where its heart is... full review

Thumbs up by Subhash K Jha (IANS), FirstPost ...This is an elemental film, not the least apologetic about serving up a spicy dish .... full review

Thumbs down Free Press Journal ...Priyadarshan has Santosh Sivan behind the camera to give his film the look and polish of a distinctive product. ... full review

Thumbs down by Kritika Deval, fullhyd.com ...Of course, love is superficial when such scatter-brained people are involved. ... full review

Thumbs down by Martin D'Souza, Glamsham.com ...The first half is interesting while the second just drags and drags... full review

So-So by Anupama Chopra, Hindustan Times ...Rangrezz is an over-wrought melodrama that has stray moments of power but is ultimately too convoluted to be convincing.... full review

Thumbs down by Swati Deogire, In.com ...'Rangrezz' perhaps carries an important message for elopers and those who help them, but it gets buried six feet under by the ridiculous acting.... full review

Thumbs down by Fatema H Kagalwala, India Entertainment ...All this is done with the usual Priyadarshan flair of loud music, garish colours, break-neck chases and snappy editing. ... full review

Thumbs down by Shubhra Gupta, indian express ...I've been at a loss to figure out exactly why parental figures in Priyan's movies are so uniformly draconian. ... full review

So-So by Joginder Tuteja, Indicine ...What makes matters further interesting is a very good background score coupled with the song ‘Shambhu’ that can well be termed as the highlight of the film.... full review

So-So by Mohar Basu, koimoi ...It is Vijay Verma whose impressive work you’ll remember the most while summarizing the film mentally... full review

Thumbs down by Arun Janardhan, Live Mint ...Naadodigal was remade in all the other southern languages and in Bengali, but it needed a cultural adjustment that’s missing in Rangrezz.... full review

Thumbs down by Janhavi Samant, MiD DAY ...Rangrezz is loud but not enough to be cheesy; it is funny but not enough to be a comedy, it is serious but not enough to be taken seriously and has an interesting premise but with so many gaps that it can barely make sense... full review

So-So Movie Talkies ...Though the story of the film is quite unique and the performances decent, the execution is somewhat unsatisfactory and the desired impact is not achieved.... full review

So-So by Aakash Barvalia, MoviezADDA ...However in the second half, the movie doesn't pick up to a high note and rather slows down a bit, to which eventually it maintains a fine balance between poor and excellent. ... full review

Thumbs down by Karan Anshuman, Mumbai Mirror ...For all its drama, competently shot images (cinematographer: Santosh Sivan), and intriguing climax, Rangrezz fails to hold for much of its long duration.... full review

So-So by Mansha Rastogi, Now Running.com ...Rangrezz had immense potential and a thorougly tested story to make for a great watch but the lose screenplay and trite writing ruined the chance. ... full review

Thumbs up by Ankur Pathak, Rediff ...What’s sweeping is the vibrant urgency with which the camera detains some of the movie’s crucial scenes. The exaggerated background score compliments the swift camera movements, but somewhere the Singham-esque violence doesn’t fit in. ... full review

So-So by Sonia Chopra, Sify Movies ...The film has been executed with conviction. The actions scenes are great and accompanied by some great music. Camerawork by Santosh Sivan is commendable.... full review

Thumbs down by K N Gupta, SmasHits.com ...The performance of the cast is praiseworthy with Jackky acting and dancing quite well, ably supported by Vijay Verma's crazy mannerism. Priya Anand looks pretty and acts well.... full review

Thumbs down by Narendra Gupta, Star Blockbuster ...Confusion of genres leaves an unpleasant taste.... full review

Thumbs down by Sudhish Kamath, The Hindu ...Rangrezz is a tight slap on the face of Indian cinema. It hurts to see such abuse of power, money and technical talent.... full review

So-So by Madhureeta Mukherjee, Times of India ...Jackky performs earnestly, showing far more promise and confidence since his previous films.... full review