Rann - Notepad

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

In an arena where character's dilemma should have battled within, the camera and sound fight for attention. Ace, touching performance by Big B tries its best to win the war against an interesting yet predictable plot.

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This page has additional observations, other than the ones noted in the main review.

Warning: this section has some details that could distort your experience while watching the movie. I strongly recommend reading this only after you have seen the movie or if you have decided not to see it.

Plot Summary

TV channel owner Vijay Malik is an idealist. But his channel's TRPs are taking a bad hit. Can he save the channel without selling his soul?

What Worked

  • Rajat Kapoor snickering at the political speeches.
  • The brief scene between Amitabh Bachchan and Rajat Kapoor on the dining table. Established their relationship instantly.
  • Ritesh's dialogue in the meeting.
  • The argument Vijay uses to rest his case in the Hindu-Muslim discussion, but note points in the "what didn't work" section.

What did not

Note: This section simply lists the things that I did not like in this movie. This is not the overall impression about this movie. Please read the full review here

  • Comic relief in the form of Rajpal Yadav - Extremely annoying!
  • The close-ups of the elderly lady in Paresh Rawal's house. Also the close-ups of his henchman standing by his side, glaring at everyone Paresh Rawal spoke to with spite.
  • Ok now, why did the Khanna guy, have to be, of all the people, Jai's (Sudeep's) friend!?
  • The on-the-face metaphor (for example: pressure cooker!)
  • What was the need of putting in that sub-plot? Also, the lady was so easily convinced. Another lamely written role for the woman.
  • The missed call drama - a bit too long.
  • How did Purab (Riteish Deshmukh) know Jai would behave exactly the way he behaved?

Nitty-Gritty

This section lists things that I think are not important to the overall impact of the movie. In most cases, it could be explained away by something like, "we noticed the glitch after the scene was shot and there were schedule/budget issues and thus we could not re-shoot it". I like giving the makers the benefit of doubt, but I am amused nevertheless. Hopefully, they will tickle you too.

  • Why didn't Purab keep his phone on silent, in the first place?