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Guddu Rangeela Review

Guddu Rangeela Movie Review


Average Ratings 2.61/5
Reviews Counted: 10 
Positive:3

Neutral : 4
Negative : 2

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Ratings:2/5 Review By:Rajeev Masand Site CNN IBN
The film suffers on account on its wildly inconsistent tone, and its inability to decide what it wants to be – a light-hearted comic caper, a vendetta saga, or social commentary. Guddu Rangeela has flashes of the originality we saw in Kapoor’s earlier films Jolly LLB and particularly Phas Gaye Re Obama. But it’s weighed down by a lousy script that squanders all potential. I’m going with two out of five.
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Ratings:-- Review By:Komal Nahta Site: Zee ETC Bollywood Business
Subhash Kapoor’s direction is quite nice but he doesn’t seem to be too inspired. Amit Trivedi’s music is good but not outstanding. On the whole, Guddu Rangeela does not offer the desired entertainment and will, therefore, remain a dull fare at the ticket windows.
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Ratings:3/5 Review By:Raja Sen Site: Rediff.com
Yet Guddu Rangeela never quite soars.The ingredients are all there and there are times it’s all good and rollicking, but a lot of it seems slapped hurriedly together. The fact that Guddu and Rangeela are a couple of weary dogsbodies who, according to their theme song, 'drink down their own tears, neat' is never shown to us, only told. Still, it’s a decent ride.It’s no Ishqiya, but at least it has some heart.
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Ratings:2.5/5 Review By:Shubhra Gupta Site: Indianexpress.com
The director is not so good with his women, though: both the lovelies needed more to do, especially Shriswara whose character goes from submissive to fiery in a forced stroke. Kapoor demonstrates a growing assuredness, which is clear in the robust, cracking portions of the film: all he now needs is a solid hole-less plot with lines to match.
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Ratings:3.5/5 Review By: Meena Iyer Site:TOI
Kapoor uses his guile in tackling the regressive Khap issue without getting preachy; he shows us that even in Namo's Swach Bharat, we still practice barbarianism. The film works, albeit on some level, because of its gritty writing. What could have genuinely raised the bar though, is a slicker pace, additional gloss and superstar charisma.
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Ratings:3/5 Review By: Saibal Chaterjee Site:NDTV
Guddu Rangeela, however, ticks so many of the essential boxes that one is willing to ignore the ones that it does not. A lighthearted film about a deadly serious subject could have easily gone horribly wrong. Guddu Rangeela doesn't. It is lively, droll and occasionally thought-provoking. Barring the stray rough edges, Guddu Rangeela is eminently watchable.
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 Ratings2/5 Review By: Ananya Site:India Today
In all, Guddu Rangeela works in parts. Disjointed fragments of the film stand out instead of the whole story. In trying to pack in too much of suspense and drama (melodrama, at certain points), Subhash Kapoor leaves the viewer dissatisfied. Watch it if you have to, for the chemistry between the two male leads.
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Ratings:2.5/5 Review By: Surabhi redkar Site:Koimoi
It’s like Subhash Kapoor fails to hold his cards right in the film. Other than a script that falters, the director also fails to capture the right essence of the film. The screenplay is wavering and hence the film lacks at giving us jerks with its twists. 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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Ratings:2.5/5 Review By: Rohit Vats Site:Hindustan Times
What brings Guddu Rangeela down is its below average writing.Guddu Rangeela takes you to the world of honour killings and ruthless patriarchy, but glides back just when you start feeling for the victims. It shows the latent potential of the theme and then hesitates in exploiting it completely. In a nutshell, Guddu Rangeela refuses to rise above the average level. And, before I finish, here’s a quote by Roman emperor Marcus Aurelius (121 AD – 180 AD): To refrain from imitation is the best revenge.
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Ratings:2.5/5 Review By: Hungama Network Site:Bollywood Hungama
The sad part about this film is that its director Subhash Kapoor, whose last film was the award winning JOLLY LLB, fails to live upto the expectations. While GUDDU RANGEELA does have its moments under the sun, the film fails to leave the desired impact by the time it ends. There are many reasons for the same, which includes typical revenge story, lack of romance, no good humor and bad music. While the film's first half sets up the pace, scale and the momentum of the film, it is the second half that starts lagging mid-way, which acts as a speed breaker in the film's progress. On the whole, GUDDU RANGEELA is quite 'colourless' and offers nothing new.
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Movie Name: Guddu Rangeela

Synopsis: Based in the dusty plains of North India, Guddu Rangeela is a story about two cousins trying to make ends meet in the crime infested surroundings. What follows is a chaotic tale of redemption and payback. An ambition, a plan, a kidnapping and a to and fro tale of victory and defeat leading up to a dramatic climax.

Release Dates: July 3, 2015

 Director: Subhash Kapoor, Ishita Dave

Running time: 2h 2m

Music composed by: Amit Trivedi

Genres: Bollywood, Drama film

Cast: Arshad Warsi as Rangeela, Amit Sadh as Guddu, Ronit Roy as Billu Pahalwan Aditi Rao Hydari as Baby

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  1. GUDDU RANGEELA:
    Average Writing makes it Average! [2/5]

    Subhash Kapoor carries certain gravity with his name. You should remember him as the wisely witty and responsibly engaging filmmaker behind PHAS GAYE RE OBAMA- a hilarious take on Global Recession and JOLLY LLB- another satirical drama on Indian Judiciary System. The fact that he’s been chosen to replace Raju Hirani and direct the next in the MUNNABHAI series itself says a lot about the man. Sadly, his latest GUDDU RANGEELA despite having all his trademarks fails miserably to impress, or even entertain at large to match that extended expectations.

    Full-time Orchestra singers and small-time criminals Guddu [Amit Sadh] and Rangeela [Arshad Warsi] find themselves trapped in a ‘kidnapping gone wrong’ case but what’s hidden in the box, has also an opportunity they have been looking for almost a decade. Their counterpart Billu Pehalwan [Ronit Roy] is a local MLA and a hardcore supporter-admirer and motivator of Khap Panchayats. Honor-killing is just one of his favorite leisure activities.

    GUDDU RANGEELA decides to talk about social filths of many sorts but doesn’t showcase guts to provide sensible solutions or a definite way out in any manner. In fact, it doesn’t think twice before turning a potential social-drama into a personal revenge-saga. Khap Panchayats can be as heartless, harsh and cold-blooded as anyone could think of. We all are sentient to the Manoj-Babli honor killing case; but this is no real world. Looks like Subhash Kapoor believes in having the cake and eating it too. The reel world’s Manoj and Babli conveniently escape the bloody fate to be able to walk the road to the bazaar-demanding happy end. The writing and the jokes are strictly average, though the twist in the first half is well-executed. Film loses its steam completely when starts settling all this with a dramatic climax on the lines of any action movie from 80’s.

    Raju Hirani is known to bring interesting still images on screen that has already been successful in filling your heart with joy. Remember, the passing shot of a man clicking a bunch of women all clad in Burkha from head to toe, in 3 IDIOTS? Mr. Kapoor too tries it with the most colorful visual in the film, of Saadhus playing football in the yard of a temple. In others, Achint Kaur plays a new-age Chief Minister enjoying her chewing gum while showing off her strength and force in the character. The coolest, I say! And then there is this intrepid scene where Guddu unapologetically asks Baby [Aditi Rao Hydari], “Degi?” without giving any shady explanation. I like it! I wish GUDDU RANGEELA would have had more and more of such differently able scenes, and not just some lame, age-old and tasteless jokes to cover-up.

    Arshad Warsi is repeating himself big time, I’m telling you. His ISHQIYA days are still here. And he is hardly able to level it with whatever he’s getting to play. Amit Sadh tries his hard to give us a believable Haryanvi character but the efforts overshadow the talent. Ronit Roy despite having a one-dimensionally written part manages to pull out very well. He never goes off-track, neither in his attitude nor in the lingual detailing. Of the rests, Rajeev Gupta as the Sub-inspector tickles you the most.

    At last, with the kind of metaphors and affection Subhash Kapoor uses in GUDDU RANGEELA, it sure can be seen as his SHOLAY mashed with the sensitivity towards some real bad social impurities. But not in a perfect measure! [2/5]

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    1. Dhoom 3 jesi gatiya movie ko u hv gvn 3
      n aise solid movie ko 2... waah mere bhai

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  2. Guddu Rangeela takes you on a fun ride comprising of grit, quirk, drama, action, intricacy backed up by commendable performances from its cast. It is a descent one time watch not only for its entertainment quotient but also for the messages infused in the film. For my detailed review, please visit........http://rohitmoviereview.blogspot.in/

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