Rann - External Reviews

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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33 reviewers have given Rann an average rating of 3.3/5.0 (?)

19 yays
9 nays
5 so-so

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Thumbs up by Aparajita Ghosh, Apun Ka Choice ...Ramu pumps in enough drama, grit and a wee bit of suspense and thrills to make the movie a compelling watch. ... full review

Thumbs up bigoye.com ...Well-etched characters and logical sequence of events keep the audience engaged.... full review

Thumbs up by Baradwaj Rangan, Blogical Conclusion, The New Sunday Express ...The good guys are a distant presence in the first half, and even later, they must share space with their opponents, who dominate the screen... full review

Thumbs up by Bobby Sing, Bobby Talks Cinema.com ...very insightfully, the director shows Three kinds of mindsets prevailing in a society. ... full review

Thumbs up by Taran Adarsh, Bollywood Hungama ...Amitabh Bachchan is spectacular yet again, especially towards the finale. ... full review

Thumbs up by Shweta Parande, Buzz18 ...Rann is serious from the beginning, so the first half is a bit of a drag, when the plot is being established.... full review

Thumbs down by Deepa Gahlot, cinemaah ...As a very elementary thriller, Rann is fine—but as an expose of the wheeling dealing that goes in power circles, it’s a joke.... full review

So-So by Deepa Garimella, fullhyd.com ... The analysis obviously escapes Rann's notice, while the movie plays around with starkly black-and-white characters.... full review

Thumbs up by Martin D'Souza, Glamsham.com ...Ritesh surprises with his act of a besotted journalist out to uncover the truth while Rajat Kapoor lends that eerie charm.... full review

Thumbs down by Mayank Shekhar, Hindustan Times ...For a film that’s determined to seek the truth behind the media, it’s unsettling how little they’ve cared to even enter a newsroom.... full review

Thumbs down by Kaveree Bamzai, india today ...a movie on exactly the same principles that he trashes. Ensure your anchors/actors indulge in crazy histrionics, forget about the research and use hyperbole at all times.... full review

Thumbs up by Susan Jose, India-Forums ... Music is thumping, powerful …like a very strong cup of Assam tea or the all-American black coffee.... full review

Thumbs down by Mihir Fadnavis, india.com ...RGV managed to get half the world's population to star in 'Rann'... full review

Thumbs down by Shubhra Gupta, indian express ...he camera sways madly from one character to another, the background score swallows the dialogue.... full review

So-So by Gaurav Malani, indiatimes ...contemporary newsreel montages edited to a spooky effect, more symbolic of RGV’s horror flicks. The idea is to highlight the real horror that’s haunting humans – sensationalism by media houses.... full review

So-So Indicine ... * The first hour is a bit of a drag, but the director more than makes up for it with a gripping second half. Plenty of twists and turns, which while predictable, is well-written... full review

Thumbs up by Kshitij Mehta, merinews ...A special mention has to be made for the cinematography which is brilliant. ... full review

So-So Movie Talkies ...The film's premise is not ground breakin, but it is topical and has been very well narrated. ... full review

Thumbs down by Anupama Chopra, NDTV ...Banawlikar fritter away the opportunity with cardboard characters and feeble plotting.... full review

Thumbs up by Subhash K Jha, Now Running.com ... Not one of the characters need any explanation or occupy a superfluous place in the plot.... full review

Thumbs down by Kenny, Passion for Cinema ...Since the days of Sarkar, background music in RGV’s films have practically become foreground music. ... full review

Thumbs up by Padmaja Thakore, Passion for Cinema ...The issues that Rann raises are topical. The media-government/politician nexus needs to be probed and if need be, attacked. RGV does it in his ol’ gangster, make-movie-on-the run style.... full review

Thumbs up by Ankit Ojha, Planet Bollywood ...irony is shown in a very subtle, but hard-hitting format. ... full review

Thumbs up by Hanumant Bhansali, Radio Sargam ...The story by Rohit Banawlikar is realistic, aesthetic, up to the mark and deserves full marks.... full review

Thumbs up real bollywoood ...Kannada star, Sudeep exhibiting superb panache holds his own despite being pitched along acting powerhouses like Paresh Rawal and Bachchan.... full review

Thumbs down by Sukanya Verma, Rediff ...the background score is so dauntingly exaggerated and blaring, it's hard to tell shocked from spooked. ... full review

Thumbs up by K N Gupta, SmasHits.com ...Amitabh Bachchan is right in saying that the movie isn't anti-media. ... full review

Thumbs up StarBoxOffice ...Rann is technically slick.... full review

Thumbs up by K K Rai, STARDUST ...Amitabh Bachchan’s towering performance and dialogue delivery in his famous baritone that saves the flick from several loose moments in the middle of the film.... full review

Thumbs up by Nikhat Kazmi, Times of India ...Where it does score is the way it tells the story: thriller-like, taut and testy.... full review

Thumbs down by Mr Care, Upper Stall ...This was a subject that could have been brought out much better through lighter moments with real people.. ... full review

Thumbs up by Prasad Bhosekar, ZEENEWS.COM ...All the female star cast, Gul Panag as Ritesh’s love interest, Neetu Chandra as Sudeep’s girl friend and Suchitra Krishnamoorthy as COO perform their respective roles quite well.... full review