Rangoon Movie Review

Rangoon Movie Review

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Reviewer: Anupama Chopra

Rating: 3/5 Stars

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So Rangoon is as flawed as it is fabulous.  It’s over-stretched and over-wrought.  Go in knowing that it is a polarizing film and that you are as likely to dislike it as you are to enjoy it.  And yet, if you miss it, you miss a chance to immerse yourself into the epic imagination of VB.

Reviewer: The Times Of India

Rating: 3.5/5 Stars

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Saif gives his movie-entrepreneur act a razor-sharp quality. And, Shahid is outstanding. Kangana of course is the piece de resistance. You can believe that two men would cross swords for her. While she is a child-woman or “kiddo” to the sophisticated Rusi, who treats her like an expensive buy, she becomes the heartbeat of the patriotic Nawab, who loves her spirited side. However, as pointed out earlier on, though the love scenes are written well and aesthetically shot, they lack passion. The multiple lip-locks between Shahid and Kangana don’t ignite flames

Reviewer: Indian Express

Rating: 1.5/5 Stars

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To make a slice of history come alive on screen, you need all-round conviction, of the setting, the plot, the characters. The three lead actors are all a good fit for their parts — Saif Ali Khan in his uber-stylish suits, Shahid Kapoor in his muddy fatigues, and Kangana Ranaut in her dresses and curls; they all work hard, but the film rarely rises above its costumery and puffery.

Reviewer: Hindustan Times

Rating: 2/5 Stars

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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.

At 167 minutes, Rangoon isn’t only long but painful. And this isn’t the pain of love. And it doesn’t end in pleasure.

Reviewer: Taran Adarsh(Bollywood Hungama)

Rating: 4/5 Stars

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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!

Reviewer: Rediff Movies

Rating: 4/5 Stars

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The film feels longer than it is, some of the songs interfere with the too-meaty plot, and the romance never feels as soul-stirring as I assume it was intended to.

The climax is a bit of a tightrope walk that culminates in a fair few near-misses, and ends on a rather regrettable misstep.

Yet it is impossible to look away.

Rangoon haunts in unlikely fashion and, while the director’s most straightforward picture, holds enough of its own marvels to justify multiple viewings.

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