Guddu Rangeela Movie Review
Average Ratings 2.61/5
Reviews Counted: 10
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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