Cast: Jackky Bhagnani, Rajpal Yadav, Priya Anand, Pankaj Tripathi, Lushin Dubey, Amitosh Nagpal, Vijay Verma
b! Says: *
With ‘Rangrezz’, Jackky Bhagnani outdoes himself in the manner only TRUE flop actors could. His latest offering makes his last film ‘Ajab Gazabb Love’ seem tolerable, and makes ‘F.A.L.T.U.’ deserving of a national award. Even with Priyadarshan as director, ‘Rangrezz’ is far from a colourful adaptation of the Tamil blockbuster ‘Naadodigal’.
Rishi Deshpande (Jackky Bhagnani) and his buddies (Amitosh Nagpal, Vijay Verma) are a close-knit trio who consider friendship above all things. When Rishi’s friend Joy (Raghav Chanana) begs them to help reunite him with his girlfriend Jasmine (Akshara Gowda), they, along with Maan Singh (Rajpal Yadav), hatch a plan to kidnap her. Their harebrained scheme soon turns disastrous for all parties involved, but the trio are convinced that it’s all for the best, seeing that friendship and true love are at stake.
‘Rangrezz’ perhaps carries an important message for elopers and those who help them, but it gets buried six feet under by the ridiculous acting. It’s tragic to see Pankaj Tripathi (‘Gangs of Wasseypur’) and Priya Anand (‘English Vinglish’) being dragged down with the rest, since his performance and her looks are the only tolerable bits. The film’s kidnap scene, the trio’s annoying anonymous aide and Jackky’s long winded speeches among other things, make ‘Rangrezz’ the sort of film you might abandon at intermission and even then, you’d deserve the Red & White Bravery award for sticking around for so long.
It’ll take more than the most potent bhang available around to help you sit through this film. Avoid ‘Rangrezz’ like you would toxic colours this Holi.