Rangoon is a 2017 Indian Hindi-language romantic war drama film, directed by Vishal Bhardwaj and produced by Sajid Nadiadwala and Viacom 18 Motion Pictures. The project is a period film set during World War II (1939-1945) and supposedly portrays the life and times of Mary Ann Evans aka Fearless Nadia, Bollywood’s first original stunt-woman still remembered for her fiery role in the movie Hunterwali.
Movie Details :
- Directed by : Vishal Bhardwaj
- Produced by : Ashish Paul, Vishal Bhardwaj, Viacom 18 Motion Pictures
- Written by : Matthew Robbins, Vishal Bhardwaj, Sabrina Dhawan
- Starring : Saif Ali Khan, Shahid Kapoor, Kangana Ranaut
- Music by : Vishal Bhardwaj
- Cinematography : Pankaj Kumar
- Edited by : Aalaap Majgavkar
- Production company : Nadiadwala Grandson Entertainment, VB Pictures, Viacom 18 Motion Pictures
Rangoon” is an epic love story, taking a beautiful film star from the film sets of 1944 Bollywood to the jungles of the India-Burma border where she must entertain the English and Indian troops. In the midst of battles and betrayals, Julia (Kangana Ranaut) falls in love with a young Indian soldier Nawab (Shahid Kapoor), and learns some bitter truths about the dream of Indian independence. Battle lines are drawn when her mentor and lover Rusi (Saif Ali Khan) learns of the torrid love affair.
Rangoon Movie Review :
Rangoon (2017) Movie Review By Koimoi
Rangoon is no masterpiece. It fails to rise above Vishal’s imagination of cinema. Lengthy and forced, it is a confused war-love-freedom struggle drama. Rangoon has grandeur but is a lost cause thanks to its multiple threads. Kangana and Shahid, leave a mark with their characters but do not help the film rise above its inconsistencies.
Rating : 2/5
Rangoon (2017) Movie Review By Bollywood Hungama
Frankly, RANGOON is a complex film and it does take time to dissolve oneself wholly in the world of Rusi, Julia and Nawab. Thankfully, there’s much meat in the second half. The myriad emotions [love, jealousy, betrayal], the sequence of events in the second half, the nail-biting finale. On the whole, RANGOON is an epic love saga with strong emotional quotient, riveting second hour and nail-biting finale. Watch it for its layered plot, serpentine twists, proficient storytelling and bravura performances. A content-driven film that’s worth a recommendation!
Rating : 4/5
Rangoon (2017) Movie Review By Times Of India
Bhardwaj, whose repertoire includes truly-fine works like Maqbool, Omkara, and Haider delivers, but not entirely. Some frames just hang, some scenes feel tedious. In his attempt to pack in too much on war, love and deceit, the maker ends up with some haphazard division of war scenes versus love games, leaving the viewer muddled.
Rating : 3.5/5
Rangoon (2017) Movie Review By Indian Express
The intention of Vishal Bharadwaj’s ambitiously mounted film is clear: to weave the skeins of love and war in order to make a movie full of throbbing passion and grand statements. But the execution never quite matches up, the gap narrowing in just a few places, in the second half.
Rating : 1.5/5
Rangoon (2017) Movie Review By Hindustan Times
It’s an ambitious film where Bhardwaj wants to merge two worlds: One inspired from Shakespearean tragedies and other motivated by the valiant lovers of the Indian cinema. In the end, neither comes alive on screen – on top of it a messy climax that topples whatever hard work was done building a world of romance.
Rating : 2/5
Rangoon (2017) Movie Review By Bollywood Life
If you are a Vishal Bhardwaj fan, let us warn you that this might not be his best, but we bet you’ll see another kind of a storyteller here. And yes, he does deliver a movie that is embedded with fine performances from the cast and great visuals by cinematographer Pankaj Kumar and that makes the movie deserving of a watch despite its flaws.
Rating : 4/5
Rangoon (2017) Movie Review By Rediff
Rangoon haunts in unlikely fashion and, while the director’s most straightforward picture, holds enough of its own marvels to justify multiple viewings. Like a song-and-dance troupe trampling all over a map of Europe to tell their own fractured, misguided jokes, or an old man cosily swilling wine after having faked his own death, Rangoon may be direct, but it is never obvious. As the credits used to say back in the day at the close of a spectacular film, ‘Remember, it’s a Vishal Bhardwaj creation.’
Rating : 4/5