Ranarangam Movie Review – Technically Sleek, But Lacks Soul
Release date: August 15, 2019
Starring: Sharwanand, Kalyani Priyadarshan, Kajal Aggarwal, Murli Sharma, Brahmaji
Director: Sudheer Varma
Producers: Suryadevara Naga Vamsi
Music Director: Prashant Pillai
Cinematography: Divakar Mani
Editor: Navin Nooli
Sharwanand went through a complete image makeover for his latest release Ranarangam. The film hit the big screen today amidst high expectations and anticipation.
This mafia drama also stars Kalyani Priyadarshan and Kajal Agarwal in important roles. Sudheer Varma is at the helm. Let’s see how the action unfolds on the big screen.
Deva(Sharwanand) is an international gangster who runs his operations in India from Spain. But he has a direct connection with the liquor prohibition period in Andhra Pradesh, which happened back in 1995. His illegal business affects him on the personal front after he gets in a rift with the local MLA. The rest of the story unveils the dangerous path that is treaded by Deva.
Sharwanand left his boy-next-door look and hot into a rugged look for this film. He also plays a cheerful young guy role. He shows great variation between both the characters and stands as one of the most significant assets of the film. He is a class act.
Kalyani Priyadarshan looks very cute in this film. Her chemistry with Sharwanand is sparkling. The scenes featuring these two have come out really well and build very good tempo.
Kajal gets an okayish role. She looks really beautiful on the screen. Murali Sharma is good as local MLA. His menacing performance is very natural. The rest of the star cast play their roles well. The supporting cast is apt.
The director Sudheer Varma is known for churning out stylish suspense thrillers. He picked an intriguing subject that is made a whole lot interesting with real-life incidents. He concentrated more on stylish output than the core plot. His taking is a class apart, and there are no second thoughts on it.
The cinematographer Diwakar Mani is one of the most talented going around. His impressive work behind the lens is there for everyone to see and boy did he deliver. He adds a whole new layer to the film with his excellent work.
Music by Prashanth Pillai is good. He excels in giving this film a very gripping background track. His rerecording is just too good. The definition for detail will provide a new movie-watching experience to the viewers.
Ranarangam is a stylish gangster drama that is sleek on the technical front, but it lacks a certain level of emotional depth to bind it all together. Sharwanand came up with a very good performance, and so did Kalyani Priyadarshan. The film has excellent production values and can be watched for its visual brilliance.