I just came home after watching Rann. The new flick directed by RGV, stars Amitabh Bachchan, Ritesh deshmukh, Paresh Rawal, Gul Panag etc etc. In 1 line –the movie is insanely awesome. RGV has done it again. It is a masterpiece to accompany the legendary RGV ki AAG which, for a long time now was the sole heir to the throne of shitty crap.
Few months back there was a rumour that some blah blah director is planning to make an on screen version of Mahabharta but later it was said to be back in the box. Seeing Rann made me believe again that RGV has taken up the task in his hand now. Every single character gives his best of the ‘hoo-ha-ha-ha laugh’ and tries to make it as worse as is possible. Plus the ‘Vedic Hindi’ they use while conversing makes your belief rock solid about the under table preparation of the epic Mahabhartha.
Talking about the script, it was as if RGV had asked Nisha Kothari to write the story since she didn’t have anything to do. The characters in the movie are so fucketti-fucketti-fuck that you are not able to move your eyes off the screen because you don’t want to miss a single weird expression displayed by them.
Lets talk about the characters one-by-one:
Amitabh Bachchan: For the first 1.5 hours, you believe it to be another of his cameo appearance, which changes when he is given full fledged 15 mins of hard hitting, punching-right-in-the-face kind of speech/dialogue/blah blah at the end of the movie.
Ritesh Deshmukh: Seeing him reminded me of the ‘Great’ Ashish Nehra. You remember, whenever he used to come out to bat, his face used to have an expression as if he is asking himself that ‘what is this ?’ ‘Why am I doing this?’ Or even ‘what I am supposed to do?’ He used to stare point blank at the bowler, keeper, fielders and crowds, as if telling them – “Look guys, I am an innocent guy. I don’t know what is going on here and I have been just asked to go down with a bat which btw I don’t know how to handle and that’s what I am doing. So please don’t blame me.” Ritesh is able to keep the same confused expression through out the movie, without any variation, scene by scene (Standard deviation of Expression (σ) = 0) but in the last you get to appreciate his guts. Who else could have done such justification to the role.
Gul Panag: I guess she was in such a trauma, after being paired with an expression-less Ritesh that she even wore a t-shirt with the caption ‘50% single’. Remove the lovely hair style and those TWO BIG ………………………….. err… eyes and even Nisha Kothari would have done the role.
Neetu Chandra: oh I am sure about this. She was made to watch Nisha Kothari classics and asked to bring on those same epic performances live on screen again.And what can i say. She has done it brilliantly, leaving no stone unturned.
Sudeep: Oh Man!! He was the real gem. RGV ke tarkash se nikal hua ek aur teer jo aapke dil to tar-tar kar dega. Welcome – ‘Gents Nisha Kothari’ on his screen debut. He delivers the dialogues as if something is stuck in his ass and he is applying tones of pressure to get it out. He moves his hand faster and more frequent than what Dhoni does while batting. Plus 98% of the time he was found trying to smoke the unlit fag but to compensate for that he opens and closes his click-wala-lighter so much that you right way put this lighter out of your top 10 wish list. It’s a perfect example of Ajit Agarkar, who can single-handedly turn any winning match to a lost cause.
Paresh Rawal, Rajat Kapoor and others were light ra mama. But the show stealer was the ‘buddhi maa of Paresh Rawal’ and the ‘right-hand-man of Paresh Rawal’. The Buddhi Maa’s role is awesome. She sits in front of the TV watching a Champion’s league match, expression less. Her son becomes PM, she is expressionless.Her son do hoo-ha-ha-ha and she is still expressionless. I mean you see her in the background, you see her in the front and she is amazingly expressionless every single time.
The right-hand-man is also the same expressionless guy. The best part is that he has more screen time than Amitabh Bachhan and yet you never hear a single word from him. You never even come to know his name. Who else can be a better actor to depict Nakul/Sehdeva of Mahabharata.
I guess RGV has taken his obsession of the weird camera angle on to a new level. He was best in Company, good in Sarkar, Bad in Sarkar Returns, worst in RGV Ka Hagaap but this time he has gone beyond all the boundaries. Some time you find yourself moving on your seat trying to catch a glimpse of the faces of the actors, which he seems to have shot from between the handle of the tea-cup.
I guess there is lot more I can write about, such as the hot chicks in the News channel office, ‘Dummies for Windows 98’ in Amitabh Bachchan’s room but I leave it for you to find out.
For me it was complete paisa vasool. In 120 bucks, so many ideas for a post. What else do you want. (:
PS: Yes I am obsessed with Nisha Kothari and as well as with Himesh.