Rangoon 2017: Movie Review; Starring Saif Ali Khan, Shahid Kapoor, Kangana Ranaut

Rangoon 2017: Movie Review

Rangoon the latest Bollywood war drama romantic film is directed by Vishal Bhardwaj. The film is a period film which is set at the time of World War II and is based on the life of Mary Ann Evans famously known as Fearless Nadia, Bollywood’s first stunt woman.

Rangoon is produced under the banner “Viacom 18 Motion Pictures” by Sajid Nadiadwala. It was released worldwide on the 24th February 2017.

Rangoon: Star Cast

Rangoon 2017: Movie Review
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  • Saif Ali Khan as Rustom aka Rusi
  • Shahid Kapoor as Jamadar Nawab Malik
  • Kangana Ranaut as Miss Julia
  • Richard McCabe
  • Satoru Kawaguchi as Hiromichi

Rangoon: Story Plot

The film was first named as Julia then it was named Rangoon, it was scheduled after Omkara by the director, but due to some reasons, it was stalled. The story shall take you back in the year 1943 where there were several life-changing moments marked including the Quit India movement by Mahatma Gandhi, The Azad Hind Fauj by Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose and the World War II.

The film is a triangle between Rusi, Julia, and Nawab. Julia who is a badass girl of Bollywood and in relation with Rusi is sent to the Queens Army at Burma to entertain the troops and encourage them. Nawab is her bodyguard, and in the course of time, Julia falls in love with him. And then the climax begins between war, love and the relationships.

Critics Review

Rangoon got average reviews Taran Adarsh from Bollywood Hungama gave 4 out of 5 stars and said “Frankly, RANGOON is a complex film and it does take the time to dissolve oneself wholly in the world of Rusi, Julia, and Nawab. Thankfully, there’s much meat in the second half. The myriad emotions [love, jealousy, betrayal], the sequence of events in the second half, the nail-biting finale. On the whole, RANGOON is an epic love saga with strong emotional quotient, riveting second hour and nail-biting finale. Watch it for its layered plot, serpentine twists, proficient storytelling, and bravura performances. A content-driven film that’s worth a recommendation!”

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Rohit Vats from Hindustan Times gave 2 on 5 and said “It’s an ambitious film where Bhardwaj wants to merge two worlds: One inspired from Shakespearean tragedies and other motivated by the valiant lovers of the Indian cinema. In the end, neither comes alive on screen – on top of it a messy climax that topples whatever hard work was done building a world of romance.”

Final Verdict

Rangoon delivers a power-packed performance, where all the three stars are in full form, and Kangana steals the show with her high-end performance; be it her acting or dancing, she was just perfect. A good film but sometimes confusing and messed up, but can be watched. Get more movie updates of upcoming movies, and movie reviews of latest released Bollywood films and Hollywood movies right here!

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