News Helpline | October, 07 2014
Verdict : 'Rang Rasiya' is, like celebrating cinematic boldness where bold is not in terms of nudity, but in terms of our rich heritage and proud culture. So just go and Watch ___________________________________________________________________
'Rang Rasiya' is a story set in the 19th century of an Indian painter Raja Ravi Varma (Randeep Hooda). Raja Ravi Varma (Randeep Hooda), who was born in Kerala and earned the title of ‘Raja’ which was bestowed upon him by a king (Ashish Vidyarthi). His wife never appreciated his exceptional work and did not at all like his carefree lifestyle, due to which he leaves his wife and goes to Mumbai in 1880.
There the artist becomes the first painter ever to paint Hindu Gods, which creates a dilemma for his as it creates a ciaos amongst the extremists of the cit. He then paints a picture of a beautiful lady called Sugandha (Nandana Sen) as a Goddess who in reality is a prostitute. This bold step of his, in turn triggers even more of an emotional rage amongst the masses. The extremist groups file a case against him, but he hardly even care. How Sugandha’s nude paintings are made public? What are the consequences of this and How Ravi Varma handles this situation forms the rest of the story.
The plot and story of the movie is unique and entirely out of the box, which will certainly catch everybody’s eyes. Also Ketan Mehta’s bold attempt to bring an artist to life is appreciated. The movie also manages to relive the olden traditions and customs and the real incidents which had occurred in those days.
Speaking of performances, as usual, Randeep Hooda’s act in the film is awe-inspiring. The actor deserves a applause for his bold and impressive act. The actor also maintains the consistency of his natural performance throughout the film. Actress Nandana Sen too is quite amazing, baring all those haunting eyes. She has taken a brave step and has evolved outrageously in the climax. Rest of the cast including Paresh Rawal and Vikram Gokhale are outstanding in their acts. Fereyna Wazheir and Darshan Zariwala both are pretty good.
The only negative aspect of the film is Ketan and Sanjeev Dutta’s writing, which remains a few inches below the satisfaction level. Screenplay and the dialogues by Sanjeev Dutta and Ketan Mehta also lack foundation. Even though, the movie is a piece of art, the fact that the film displays such boldness, won’t be able to connect well with the masses.
While the production value is of high quality, the locations of the cities of Kerala and Mumbai are very exotic. The backdrop of the movie maintains the orthodox culture of the ancient India. The background score is commendable and the music of the film delivers very melodious tune throughout the movie.
Cinematography by Christo Bakalov and Rali Raltschev’s camera work is pleasingly and excellent, displaying the true essence of artistic India. The editors Pratik Chitalia and Yves Beloniak also do not leave any room for error.
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