Ranarangam has been in the making for the past two years. After a lot of delays, the film is out in the open. Let’s see how it is.
Deva(Sharwa) is a black ticket selling youth who takes on the liquor mafia in Vizag and becomes powerful in life. But in his journey of becoming powerful, he creates his own set of enemies who try to gun him down time and again. The rest of the story is as to how Deva keeps saving himself from his own mafia men.
The film is loosely based on Godfather and showcases Sharwa as this small time goon who becomes this underworld don. The story starts off well in the beginning and how Sharwa deals with the liquor mafia has been dealt well.
Also, the romance between Sharwa and Kalyani Priyadarshan looks superb and that is the only solace in the film. Sharwa is very good in his role and showcases good maturity in different age groups.
Sudheer Varma shows the film well in the first half but his narration lacks the punch in the second as there no scenes which give a high for the audience. The film just keeps rolling without major twists or conflict.
The worst part is the role of Kajal as it is very hard to understand why did she even choose the role which has hardly any dialogues and weight. Kalyani Priyadarshan steals the show with her natural act.
The second half is where the film sinks as the climax is rushed and does not have anything going it’s way. There are no major twists as the story is bland and has been shown in various movies previously.
The camera work is good as the 90’s set up looks neat but the rest of the narration by Sudheer Varma is dull and does not excite you much.
Lack of freshness
Ranarangam is a gangster drama which has a decent backdrop and great performance from Sharwa. But a dull narration and shoddy screenplay spoil the fun for the audience. Sharwanand needs to check his story selection skills as he has fumbled yet again after Padi Padi Leche Manasu. The second half goes for a toss as routine scenes are thrown at regular intervals and the climax is rushed making this film a below par watch this weekend.