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As the news of a bomb explosion in the Muzaffarnagar area spreads, two leading news agencies, India 24 & Headlines 24/7, deal with their respective ratings and content to attract more ... See full summary »

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Ritesh Deshmukh ...
Purab Shastri
Gul Panag ...
Nandita Sharma
Paresh Rawal ...
Mohan Pandey
Sudeep ...
Jay Malik
Neetu Chandra ...
Yasmin
Mohnish Bahl ...
Amrish Kakkar
Rajat Kapoor ...
Naveen Shankalya
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Anand Prakash Trivedi
Suchitra Krishnamoorthi ...
Nalini Kashyap
Nina Kulkarni ...
Lata Malik
Simone Singh ...
Priya Malik - Shankalya
K.K. Raina ...
Digvijay Hooda
Ikhlaq Khan ...
Mohan Pandey's Man
Pushpa D'Souza ...
Mohan Pandey's Mother
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As the news of a bomb explosion in the Muzaffarnagar area spreads, two leading news agencies, India 24 & Headlines 24/7, deal with their respective ratings and content to attract more viewers and boost advertising revenue. Purab Shastri is hired by India 24, managed by Vijay H. Malik, while the other agency is run by Amrish Kakkar, Vijay's former subordinate. Purab, an ardent admirer of Vijay, changes his views after the later dramatically exposes Prime Minister Digvijay Hooda's hand behind the explosion, and starts to gather evidence that may end up implicating Vijay and the agency. Written by rAjOo (gunwanti@hotmail.com)

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After the production of the film 'Ram Gopal Verma' wanted to rename the film "India 24 x 7", as the story is around this fictional channel. The director asked Amitabh Bachchan to call Sanjay Dutt, who had the rights to the title "India". Dutt was jointly working with Director Soham on a script based on sports and India. Director Soham suggested that the makers use "24 x 7" and leave India out of the title. The team had no luck with the title "24 x 7" as this was registered with Percept Picture Company, so eventually they decided to keep the original title. The main reason why the director wanted to change the title was because this caused a lot of confusion on the Internet with the film Run (2004) with Abhishek Bachchan. See more »

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Gali Gali Mein Shor Hai
Performed by Earl D'Souza
Lyrics by Sandip Singh
Composed by Dharam Bhatt, Sandeep Patil
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RGV's returns... finally!!!!
19 February 2010 | by (India) – See all my reviews

Ram Gopal Varma is a proficient filmmaker, films like 'Satya' 'Sarkar' & 'Jungle' have gone down as true Cult-Classics. But, for a long,long time he has been wasting his time in crappy & shitty films. 'Aag', 'Nishabad' & 'Darling' were resounding duds. I as a fan of his at a time, I gave up on him! But his latest offering 'RANN' has made me curious after a long hiatus.

'RANN' is a interesting fare, with RGV's direction deserving a clap. Rohit G. Banawilkar's writing is intelligent. 'RANN' however, despite the merits, caters to a very tiny section of audience, it's strictly not meant for those who worship escapist cinema... it's for the 'I Love Serious, Intense Cinema' chaps... unfortunately that section of audience over-here is as good as nil.

RGV exposes the media industry in 'RANN'. It has good twists and turns, and gripping second hour. But 'RANN' is not without it's share of minuses, the film actually takes off in the second hour when the scandal comes all over. The first hour is more on introducing characters & their motives. RGV could've have easily started the engine much before interval, there is a possibility you might lose patience in the first 60-minutes. But guys, the second hour makes up for it. The climax, also, is well-done.

Coming to the acting department, Bachchan delivers a restrained performance. Sudeep is the life of the show. Playing a arrogant mind with amazing understanding & ease. Paresh Rawal is outstanding, as freaking always. What an actor! Ritesh is okay. Rajat Kapoor is excellent. Mohnish Behl is exceptional. He excels in a meaty role. Rajpal provides a few laughs. Gul is wasted, ditto for Neetu Chandra. Suchitra, seen in a film after a long gap, is fantastic.

Bottom-Line: 'RANN' is amongst RGV's better films. It deserved to do better at the box office, it didn't. Now, give the due it deserves.


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