Revolver Rani - External Reviews

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

Such a shame. A woman-centric film and all that. Hard to like despite the quirks.

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33 reviewers have given Revolver Rani an average rating of 2.5/5.0 (?)

6 yays
6 nays
21 so-so

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So-So by Anna MM Vetticad, annavetticadgoes2themovies ...Wish Dhulia had taken Sai Kabir’s basic concept, but chosen to script and direct this film himself. As things stand, Revolver Rani has many wonderful moments and ideas, but as a whole it’s neither satirical enough nor farcical enough nor intense enough nor thrilling enough to be what it seems to want to be. It’s not the cracker of a film that it could have been. Despite all its pluses, what it ends up being instead, is a damb squib... full review

Thumbs up by Nikhil Kumar, Apun Ka Choice ...Revolver Rani is a quirky, kitschy, weird, outrageous, funny, soppy, outlandish tale of a marauding woman’s coming of age. It does fire blanks at times, but more often than not hit the bull’s eye... full review

Thumbs down by Shalu Dhyani, Bolly Spice ...It is difficult to forgive a film that dulls Kangana’s sparkle, especialy after Queen. All that fire going to waste. The potential of a biting satire, of an entertaining hinterland tale going to waste. Here’s hoping co-producer Tigmanshu Dhulia learns from this mistake and gives us the real deal in his next venture.... full review

So-So by Taran Adarsh, Bollywood Hungama ...On the whole, REVOLVER RANI has engaging moments, but they are few and far between. This being Kangna's immediate film release after the remarkable success of QUEEN may benefit the film to an extent.... full review

Thumbs up by Bhagyashr​i Pawar, Bollywood Life ...Kangana Ranaut’s performance in Revolver Rani is rip-roaring. She outshines everyone else in the film. Vir Das’ role could be done by anyone else and we couldn’t care lesser.... full review

Thumbs down by Teena Elizabeth, BookmyShow ...Otherwise a futile effort, Kangana’s enigma and a Quentin Taratino-styled racy plot will pull you to the theatres to watch this week’s release – Revolver Rani.... full review

Thumbs down cinemaah ... The only bit of drollery he pulls off, is in the reporting of all the mayhem around Alka by a solemn newsreader trying to make sense of the absurdity. ... full review

Thumbs down by Kusumita Das, Deccan Chronicle ...For those still in the ‘Queen’ hangover, ‘Revolver Rani’ won’t be an easy pill to swallow. However, the film does manage to establish Kangna’s range as an actor. The transition from Rani to ‘Revolver Rani’ has not exactly been a seamless one, but full marks for the effort. ... full review

Thumbs up by Inspector VIjay, Desi Martini ...This one could have been a knockout if it wasn't for a botched 2nd half! ... full review

So-So by SOMESH SINHA, Desi Martini ...The *most brazen* dark humor to have churned out of Bollywood in recent times. Give this one a shot with a strong appetite!... full review

So-So by Ameet Bhuvan, Desi Martini ...If only the director had some more confidence in himself, this would've been a winner all the way... full review

So-So by aneela zeb babar, Desi Martini ...She aint Jhansi Ki Rani. but khoob chaleygi ye Rani ... full review

So-So by Rony D'costa, Desi Martini ...Revolver Rani fires a lot of blanks. Thaayein thaayein phuss. ... full review

So-So by Harshada Rege, DNA ...Vir Das is just about alright. Kangana delivers her acting chops, but this Rani may not be able to score over the Rani of Queen.... full review

So-So by Rachit Gupta, Filmfare ...There’s a brief period in the second half where Vir Das is getting married on the loop to different women and it's truly hilarious. Pity then that the rest of the film is so bipolar in nature. Had Sai Kabir maintained the same vein of rhetoric throughout the film, this would've been a memorable adult, action comedy. Ironically it is... full review

Thumbs down FirstPost ...The only thing more infuriating than a film with no redeeming qualities, is a film that has an interesting concept but wastes its potential. Revolver Rani falls smack down in the middle of the latter territory... full review

So-So by Johnson Thomas, Free Press Journal ...The cross-pop-culture references, smattering of English in the dehati dialogues, the badly done dark make-up are hindrances to enjoyment.... full review

So-So by Nupur Barua, fullhyd.com ...Revolver Rani is not a novel movie, although the concept certainly is. If you are not expecting much in terms of intensity, then you must watch it. And if you are a Kangna Ranaut fan, does the story really matter?... full review

So-So by Divya Pal, IBN Live ...Revolver Rani' is Kangana Ranaut's film. Besides giving an insight into her bad-tempered ways as an avenging dacoit and politico, she also gives a glimpse into her human side and maternal instincts... full review

Thumbs down by Shubhra Gupta, indian express ...This Rani, who hefts revolvers and shoots to kill, is neither wholly a cartoon figure, nor completely credible.... full review

So-So Indicine ...Revolver Rani will open below average and will find it difficult to grow beyond the small towns. The chances of the film emerging a success are small... full review

So-So by Mohar Basu, koimoi ...Revolver Rani is a better than good film that is pulled back due to its hassle some screenplay and craggy editing. The film could have been way more meritorious with heightened drama and better action but suffering from the known second hour plague, the film loses focus squandering its potential in thin air. Kangana Ranaut however, doesn’t allow the film to waste away. Her enigma alone makes it quite an irresistible and scrummy watch... full review

So-So by Shubha Shetty-saha, MiD DAY ...The best thing about this film is of course, Kangna. The capable actress portrays this offbeat role of a violent, passionate but vulnerable dacoit with commendable ease. Wish her make-up was in sync with her character, as she seemed more fashionably tanned than dusky. The other actors, Mishra, Hussain and company are competent as usual. The only letdown in the film is Vir Das, who seemed to be struggling hard to (unsuccessfully) fit into the whole scheme of things. The next best thing about this film is its music. Watch it.... full review

So-So by Joginder Tuteja, Movie Talkies ...The film may not be an idea of a perfect weekend getaway. However for the fans of Kangana and those who like to have a dekko at an (occasional) quirky narrative, Revolver Rani does make for a fine watch... full review

So-So by Divya Solgama, MoviezADDA ...Dum?? Well the movie has plenty of wacky stuff indulged in it along with a different type of performances by Kangana Ranaut. The movie's plot line is interesting and has some good dark humor attached to it. However, the movie is ruined by bad execution, weak screenplay and unwanted sidetracks. Besides Kanagana's character, all the other characters are half-baked and lacked the intensity. 'Revolver Rani' should have been more dark and realistic as its name sounded, sadly it turns out to be just a colourful water pistol, which only looks appealing and works for a short period lacking the hard hitting factor.... full review

So-So by Rahul Desai, Mumbai Mirror ...Away from the realms of logical reasoning though, an inspired final shot still makes me want to watch a more uncompromising sequel. ... full review

Thumbs up by Saibal Chatterjee, NDTV ...Revolver Rani may lack star power, but it has no dearth of firepower. ... full review

So-So by Mansha Rastogi, Now Running.com ...Sai Kabir tries really hard to turn crude to class however, despite having all elements he ends up with a sluggish and half-baked plot. Watch it only for the exceptional performance of Kangana Ranaut. ... full review

Thumbs up by Stutee Ghosh , Planet Bollywood ...On the level of performance Kangna Ranaut and her on screen confidante Piyush Mishra shine through effortlessly. Zeishan Quadri as a Michael Jackson obsessed side kick is brilliant. And the scheming politicians played by Zakir Hussain and Kumud Mishra are in a league of their own. Vir Das spoofs Shahrukh Khan most of the time which it seems is the requirement of his on- screen phony character and therefore tolerable!... full review

So-So by Paloma Sharma, Rediff ...Revolver Rani could have been the film of the year. It is sad that it chose to be a confused story instead... full review

Thumbs up by Sonia Chopra, Sify Movies ...Do watch this desi Kill Bill of sorts to experience a different kind of Bollywood film. Forgive the inconsistent second half, and what you have is a film that entertains, makes you laugh, and gives you food for thought. Truth be told, the film is worthwhile for Kangna Ranaut’s performance alone. Don’t miss! ... full review

So-So by Moumita Bhattacharjee, Star Blockbuster ...Watch it for Kangana and Kangana alone. Thank god for small mercies! ... full review

So-So by Madhureeta Mukherjee, Times of India ...'Revolver Rani' is loaded with a lot more than just gunpower. You'll enjoy biting this bullet. ... full review