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Laal Rang Movie Review

Laal Rang  Movie Review

Average Ratings:2.36/5
Reviews Counted:7
Score:33 % positive
Positive: 2
Negative :3

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Ratings:3/5 Review By:Saibal Chatterjee Site:NDTV

Laal Rang, director Syed Ahmad Afzal’s sophomore venture, is one more feather in his cap. Given how surprisingly good the film is, Hooda’s spellbinding star turn isn’t a wasted effort. Laal Rang spins an unhurried but engaging tale of love, friendship, heartbreak and redemption against the seamy backdrop of Haryana’s blood theft racket. An understated thriller that keeps the conventions of the genre at bay, it has no gunfights, no big chases, and no stylized, in-your-face jabs at generating edge-of-the-seat excitement.

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Ratings:2/5 Review By:Mohar Basu Site:Times Of India

The revelations about the dark underbelly of metropolitan cities never make it to the big screen. There is a fleeting scene in which rickshaw-pullers sell their blood for money, but once the movie ends, it is long forgotten. Laal Rang is half-baked and unconvincing. Despite the grit, it never becomes a riveting film. Here’s a lesson to learn: Ideas don’t make good films, execution does

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Ratings:2.5/5 Review By:Namrata Thakker Site:Rediff

Laal Rang does not pack a solid punch because of its choppy storyline. Also, since the film is set in the heartland of Haryana, all the characters speak in Haryanvi, which after a point becomes too much. If you don’t listen carefully, you may miss the point. Frankly, it’s okay if you do because Laal Rang isn’t worth your money or time unless you’re a die-hard Randeep Hooda fan.

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Ratings:3/5 Review By:Shubha Saha Site:Mid-Day

one must give credit to Afzal for being sensitively able to explore the growing friendship between Shankar and Rajesh and also the awkward yet sweet romance between Rajesh and his Rapidex English speaking girlfriend Poonam (Pia Bajpai). Also, he has picked the right star cast, which largely contributes to the film. While Akshay Oberoi is earnest and shows huge potential, it is Randeep Hooda who gives a killer performance in this one. One didn’t have doubts about Hooda’s talent earlier, but it is roles like this that fully show what he’s capable of. Not many actors can come across as so hot and cool at the same time.

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Ratings:1.5/5 Review By:Shubhra Gupta Site:Indianexpress

The film is meant to be based on two `real life’ incidents, but it doesn’t tell us which. What we get, to begin with, is a scary inside view of the kind of skullduggery that goes on between places and people who are meant to be engaged in saving our lives, and are instead, busy lining their pockets, criminally indifferent to the dangers they pose. Then it boils down to the usual cat-and-mouse game between a diligent cop ( Duggal) and the blood robbers. And Hooda—an actor who is always watchable, especially when he is strutting the walk– loses yet another opportunity to break out of the long run of indifferent films he’s been stuck in.

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Ratings:2/5 Review By:Kunal Guha Site:Mumbai Mirror

A film on the black marketing of blood would seem dark enough to be film festival-worthy. An insider’s view of the nefarious industry that retails the red stuff flowing in our veins, Laal Rang keeps it typical. While the genre doesn’t warrant a fixed constitution, the film spends too much time in explaining the modus operandi and the cinematic flourishes seem predictable and laboured.

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Ratings:2.5/5 Review By:Surabhi Redkar Site:Koimoi

Laal Rang is not a movie that boasts of high star values and hence not many would flock to theaters to watch it. Although if you are a fan of Randeep Hooda, this one should be your pick. As an insight into the Blood mafia, this is not exactly a docu-drama so you may not get the detailing here. The director tries to present a serious issue with a commercial twist but fails to get the right balance. Romantic twists and songs form as setbacks to a compelling storyline.

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Laal Rang Story:  

Rajesh (Akshay Oberoi) is a youngster who is in love with a fellow student Poonam. Poonam on the other hand is money minded and wants a guy who has a good source of income. Rajesh meets Shankar(Randeep Hooda) who runs a illegal blood bank. Shankar also has had a heart break through a punjabi girl (Meenakshi Dixit) whom he still misses. Though initially Rajesh is not aware of Shankars illegal trades, he likes it the instant he comes to know about it and gets involved to earn quick money to impress Poonam. Slowly as the business kicks off, Rajesh starts showing off his money to Poonam. Poonam who is greedy incites Rajesh to get more and this brings friction between Rajesh and Shankar. The cops who have got the hint of this business are also closing in on the illegal activity lead by a dabang inspector (Rajniesh Duggall). As things start to fall apart the Rajesh starts to play the victim card in front of Poonam. How the illegal activities come to an end and what becomes the fate of Shankar and do Rajesh and Poonam really love each other forms the end of the story.

Laal Rang Release Date:

April 22, 2016

 Director:  Syed Ahmad Afzal

 Producer:  Nitika Thakur

Randeep Hooda
Piaa Bajpai
Akshay Oberoi
Rajniesh Duggall
Ashutosh Kaushik
Meenakshi Dixit
Shreya Narayan
Rajendra Sethi
Pushkar Anand
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    Randeep Owns it, Nails it, Kills it! [3/5]

    The boy is on his first date. He is leaving after dropping the girl at her hostel. He recalls something, returns to her and hands over a greeting card written ‘I Love You’ in blood all over it. The girl loses her calm, “Where have you cut yourself?” The boy throws a swayed smile, “Don’t worry, I haven’t.”Syed Ahmad Afzal’s crime-thriller LAAL RANG in the very same way has blood all over it in almost every frame; either they talk about it or they play with it but still, it never gets bloody except for one particular slackly done scene. In fact, LAAL RANG turns out to be a serenely invested, edgily engaging thriller with a good set of dark humor and at least one towering performance under the name, Randeep Hooda.

    Syed Ahmad Afzal throws us in Haryana of a fascinating era where Yamaha RX100 used to be the class not many can afford. There rises Shankar (Randeep Hooda), an over-aged diploma student in local medical college of Karnal! He’s the kind every girl disgusts and every boy admires. The son of a government peon, Rajesh (Akshay Oberoi) too has no immunity to fall for swaggy Shankar’s persuasive power-display. Shankar is a pro in the illegal blood-selling racket. His supplies come from the Bihar migrants in Karnal working as the rickshaw-pullers. A small token of money and they will lie down for you to suck the blood out. Considering Shankar’s influential connections in the system, it is nothing but an easy money territory Rajesh starts building his own mansion of dreams upon it, with Poonam (Piaa Bajpai). Things derail when one of the donors dies after excessive blood loss.

    LAAL RANG has an interesting plot most of today’s Hindi films lack at the first place to start with. Syed Ahmad Afzal makes sure it takes its own course of time to grow on the viewers. He never looks in hurry when establishing scenes or while making the shift from one to another. Not many filmmakers believe in doing so when Syed actually does it, you feel more relaxed but evenly more anxious about the part of plot yet to be revealed. Another big merit film possesses is its lingo. Be it the conversational dialogues between its real-looking characters or the lyrics of the album used all of it as background songs; LAAL RANG entices you with its unapologetically raw, rusty, ruthless yet delicious Haryanvi language.

    Film also carries a brigade of fascinating characters on screen. There is a fakir interestingly talking in a women’s voice. A subordinate of Shankar is fondly named as ‘Dracula’ as he deals in maximum transfer of blood. In the chart of performances, LAAL RANG solely belongs to the devoted portrayal of Shankar by Randeep Hooda. Being a Haryanvi himself, he fabulously adopts the lingo and the attitude in its right place. See him flaunting his powers in sunny days or trashing it all when his girlfriend breaks up with him; and you’ll see the range he is capable of pulling it off as a confident actor. This could be a plate of starters before you’ll enjoy and respect him more in SARBJIT in coming few weeks. Akshay Oberoi acts well but his all chalky appearance often creates a sense of disbelief in his performance.

    Overall, LAAL RANG is a good thriller that may not pump your heartbeat up in the usual way most of bollywood thrillers do. It also might not give you much of a pulsating action to cheer, and it definitely would not pitch obligatory twists & turns in the plot but even then, the firm writing has enough to make it an enjoyably unlike experience. [3/5]

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