Filmmaker Anand L. Rai has ventured into filmmaking again, this time with 'Ranjhanaa', and believe me, it is no star drive.
Instead, it is a smooth, passionate love story which is- if not nuanced- layered and captivating. We have a tightly recycled plot involving a Hindu boy, a Muslim girl and a love story which blooms between them. The plot doesn't carry heaviness, something which is expected. But it is soulful, and how? while staying truthful to the context, Rai makes sure that you enjoy the characters and their doings, even if they carry much of 'sanak'. And this makes sure that the ideas of love, and eventually in the second half, letting go do get proffered and in a nice way to the audience.
But it raises the bar for template Bollywood romance because it is a great love story filled with warmth and ingenuity.
But it is Dhanush who makes sure 'Raanjhanaa' is one of the best Hindi films of the year, with a unique charm and expressive style of his performance as Kundan. He delivers genuine drive to the film, mocking himself, and falling in love eventually. Mohammad Zeeshan Ayyub may be wasted, but Swara Bhaskar as the supporting character Bindiya Tripathi more than compensates.
You must watch 'Raaanjhanaa' since it is a charming, feel-good love story but with an appeal that is huge. I am going with 3.5 out of 5. It is a surely to be taken watch!
Watch It For Dhanush's Performance, Very Good 1st Half, Excellent Dialogues, Climax Speech By Dhanush , Zeeshan & Swara.The 2nd Half Is A Let down By Stupid & Lame Political Involvement & The Film Totally Loese It's Plot.You Might End Up Hating Sonam For Her Selfish Character.
MY REVIEW: Fall in Dangerous Love!!
Raanjhanaa. Love has the power to enlighten you so it has the power to destroy you and kill you. Raanjhanaa is a pure Indian love story of a small-town boy played by terrific Dhanush who needs to break through the class divide to gain acceptance from his childhood sweetheart played by Sonam Kapoor who is in love with big city ideal played by Abhay Deol. Abhay Deol in his cameo is lovable as always. Sonam Kapoor does better than her previous attempts in acting. But movie belongs to trio of Dhanush the actor, Anand Rai the director and A.R.Rahman the music director. Dhanush in his first Bollywood outing makes you smile, laugh, dance, cry and even puke. At the most surprising and devastating twist in the story, movie turns into one of the most poignant love story told in recent times. His performance is so full of impact because it is supported by deep thoughtful direction of Anand Rai and mesmerizing music of the great A.R.Rahman. Most of the songs play in background and make you feel the warmth and pain of being in love and irony of life for the people in love. But it is not fairy tale from start to finish, movie derails in his last half an hour by drifting from its main plot and turning into a political drama. But this can be easily forgiven as you would have given two thumbs up to this movie long before its climax. Watch it for love, watch it for Rahman, watch it for break out debut of Dhanush in Bollywood.