23 marzo 2013

Rangrezz: recensioni

The Times of India, ** 1/2: 'So, here's the story of BFFs (best friends forever) revisited. Only this one's not about boys on a bachelor's trip (read: road film) or the boy gang-bang kind of stuff (read: sex comedies). The theme of Rangrezz, is more like 'dosts till death do us part', with of course, a melange of other issues (love, sex, marriage...) doing a walk-in, walk-out part through the film. (...) There are ample well-shot scenes (Santosh Sivan), good performances (strong supporting cast) and sweet moments; though the film shows little bit of everything and doesn't leave you with much. (...) The second half goes awry, the story loses steam and characters lose colour. Jackky (Bhagnani) performs earnestly, showing far more promise and confidence since his previous films. (...) The boy buddies put in their best, but this film could have done with a dash more of colour'.
Hindustan Times, ** 1/2: 'Rangrezz is an over-wrought melodrama that has stray moments of power but is ultimately too convoluted to be convincing. (...) Rangrezz is a remake of Tamil film Naadodigal, and the best thing about it is an unexpected twist in the plot. The film also has some heavyweight names attached, including Santosh Sivan (cinematography) and Sabu Cyril (production design), so it has a certain moodiness and polish. But essentially, Rangrezz is designed as a showcase for Jackky (Bhagnani). Unlike in his earlier films, Jackky is actually attempting to be a character this time but remains, at best, a lightweight as an actor. (...) Director Priyadarshan attempts to create a gritty ode to friendship, but ends up with a film that isn't bad but doesn't sparkle'.