Monday, 6 July 2015

Guddu Rangeela - Review

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Guddu aka Gulshan Ram (Amit Sadh) and Rangeela aka Radheshyam (Arshad Warsi) are the orchestra duo in Haryana. Apart from performing at the local events, the duo work as ‘Khabris’ (informers) for the town’s goons. Whilst they try hard not to mess with the law, one incident lands them up in the police station. After fleeing from there, Guddu-Rangeela are offered a special job by Bengali, who calls himself the PR of mafia. They are offered a job of kidnapping Baby (Aditi Rao Hydari) a deaf and mute girl. The kidnapping is expected to fetch them ten lakhs and hence they take it up. Meanwhile, they learn that Baby has some other plans and in fact she is not even deaf or mute. On being probed, she reveals, that Billo Pehalwan (Ronit Roy) is her Jiju and that she seeks revenge of her sister’s death from him. In the meanwhile, we are fed with Billo’s dark side as he heads the Khap Panchayat that supports honour killings. There is also a parallel story of Rangeela’s past that holds importance in the time to come. Billo and Rangeela seek each other’s lives but a certain past will knock them both off.
Amongst the lot, Arshad Warsi once again impresses as an honest actor. He essays Rangeela with all his heart. Arshad quite effortlessly slips into this role. The only problem is that, he and Amit fail to portray the required bromance in the film.
Amit Sadh seemed to have gone AWOL post Kai Po Che. As Guddu, he manages to put up a decent show. Even though his character does not have much meat, he shows great potential. Guddu Rangeela could prove to be a decent addition to his filmography.
Aditi Rao Hydari does not have a sizable role in the film. She shares little screen space in the film. Her act as Baby is not exceptional but average.
Ronit Roy as Billo is the other lead in the film after Arshad Warsi. The actor does a brilliant job as the antagonist and his Haryanvi accent is top notch. Although it is sad to see him getting limited in roles that are similar. Ronit definitely is getting stereotyped and that’s a waste of his talent.
Dibyendu Bhattacharya as Bengali is also impressive in the film.Guddu Rangeela‘s quirky dialogues do not make up for its overly commercial plot. The film loses its meaning thanks to a dragging second half. I am going with a 2.5/5 for this film.

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