Release date : November 23, 2018
123telugu.com Rating : 2.75/5
Starring : Tanish Alladi, Priya Singh, Posani Krishna Murali, Raghu Karumanchi
Director : V Karthekaya
Producers : A Padmanabha Reddy
Music Director : Yogeshwara Sharma
Cinematographer : T Surendra Reddy
Editor : Baswa Paidi Reddy
Tanish is back after a long gap with a film called Rangu which is set in the city of Vijayawada. The film has hit the screens today and let’s see how it turns out to be.
Lara(Tanish) is a topper in school and college. He joins the senior college for his graduation and starts a happy life. But his life becomes hell because of his seniors who are bad guys. Left with no choice, Lara takes the violence route and becomes a dreaded Rowdy. This is also the time when he falls in love with Poorna(Priya Singh)and decides to start a new life. But to his bad luck, even Poorna has a past and is being chased by goons. Rest of the story is as to how Lara leaves his violent background and saves the life of Poorna.
Tanish is a surprise package in the film and does amazingly well in his role of an aggressive youth. When compared to his previous films, Tanish looks a lot better and does supremely well in all the emotional and action scenes.
Heroine Priya Singh is also impressive in her role. She gets a good character and the manner in which she shows emotional outburst in many scenes featuring her husband is decent. Paruchuri Ravi who does the role of a cop is apt in his given character and holds the film well in the second half.
Posani Krishna Murali and Raghu evoke a few good laughs in the film and make the proceedings light. Rest of the supporting cast have also done a good job in the film.
Minus Points :
Even though the story line is strong, the manner in which key conflict points have been narrated are not that convincing. Some more intensity should have been added in the hero and villain episodes.
There are some scenes which look way too cinematic and have been just added to elevate the intensity in the gang wars. Sadly, they do not create much impact. The film is made on a very serious mode and has not much entertainment.
The emotions lack depth in certain areas and the love story is also not that gripping and is shown on a slow pace. Some more valid incidents should have been showcased to reveal why a good guy like Lara becomes a Rowdy.
Music by Sharma is average but his background score was very impressive in the second half. Editing is apt and so was the production design which showcased the entire Vijayawada set up quite well. Production values are top notch for the budget spent.
Coming to the director Karhtikeya, he has done an okay job with his first film. His story inspiration is good and he narrates the film in an interesting manner for most part. But he falters in key areas and should have made the love story, intent behind Tanish’s transformation even more clearer.
On the whole Rangu is a realistic crime drama which has a few good moments. Tanish’s performance and some interesting action elements are basic assets and have been handled well. But a lack of proper conviction in key scenes hampers the narration in the second half and makes this film a passable watch this weekend. Watch it with low expectations.
123telugu.com Rating : 2.75/5
Reviewed by 123telugu Team
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