One line Review: An emotionally appealing love story set at the backdrop of second world war and Indian Freedom Movement.
Positive Points: The film has a fresh story to offer and is driven by strong performances of the lead stars.
Negative Points: There are many loop holes in the film that sees par logic. The length of the film and its inability to keep the viewers hooked.
Plot: Julia (Kangana Ranaut) is a heartthrob actress of the 1940s, brought to stardom by her Producer and would be husband Russi Billimoria (Saif Ali Khan). Russi has bought Julia for 1000 ... full Rangoon Review
Julia (Kangana Ranaut) is a heartthrob actress of the 1940s, brought to stardom by her Producer and would be husband Russi Billimoria (Saif Ali Khan). Russi has bought Julia for 1000 bucks when she was a young girl ... full Plot
There is no denying the fact that Vishal Bhardwaj makes movies that defy the norm. He has a distinct story telling style. He takes relevant stories and weaves an interesting yarn. His characters always have a quirky disposition. He makes movies that are genuinely unique and at times fascinating. While Rangoon looks like a certified epic, the story is a little too disjointed and formulaic. At 2 hours and 40 minutes it definitely over stays its welcome.More »
Vishal Bhardwaj is an auteur in Indian cinema, who literally owns every venture he sets out to embark upon. His last 'Haider' was a masterpiece that etched history in the minds of viewers. His latest film 'Rangoon' is a completely different tale where although World War II plays a crucial backdrop but he essentially happens to narrate a love story.More »
A sweeping tale of love, jealousy and valour located ambitiously, and largely effectively, at a fictional intersection of war, history and generic movie conventions, Rangoon employs a lush and evocative colour palette to recreate an era of strife and rebellion. It is buoyed by superbly modulated performances from the three leads as well as the members of the supporting cast. Rangoon suffers a fair bit on account of its marathon, energy-sapping length and its disappointingly facile climax. But nothing can undermine its power as a risky but worthwhile cinematic idea that has been executed with flair and gumption.More »