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Rann (2010)

Not Rated | | Drama, Mystery, Thriller | 29 January 2010 (India)
Unfolds the story behind the news industry and its political conspiracies.



(story, screenplay & dialogue) (as Rohit C. Banawlikar), (lyrics) | 3 more credits »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Vijay Harshvardhan Malik
Purab Shastri (as Ritesh Deshmukh)
Nandita Sharma
Mohan Pandey
Jay Malik
Amrish Kakkar
Naveen Shankalya
Anand Prakash Trivedi
Nalini Kashyap
Lata Malik
Priya Malik - Shankalya
Digvijay Hooda
Ikhlaq Khan ...
Mohan Pandey's Man
Pushpa D'Souza ...
Mohan Pandey's Mother


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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When a voice of conscience cannot be heard, when democracy is remote controlled, WILL WE EVER KNOW THE TRUTH? See more »


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Also Known As:

Битва телеканалов  »

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'Ram Gopal Verma' admired 'Paresh Rawal''s older roles where he played some serious roles as opposed to his repetitive comedy roles and decided to cast him. When the director narrated the script to Rawal, the actor suggested the red color on the character's forehead. See more »


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Lyrics by Sandip Singh
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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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