RANN – Movie Review

“RANN” starred by Amitabh Bachchan carries a strong social message of “Responsible Journalism”. Cornerstone of the movie’s plot is the commercialization of Media Industry and thereby sensualisation of the information to improve TRP of news channel. The movie begins with visuals of news channels displaying sensitized information in the form of episodes like Yamraj, Sach ka Dhamaka etc

The movie is built around the misuse of media and news channels by politicians for their advantage which strikes a chord in me about the last the lecture of Corporate Social Responsibility in which our professor “Shobhna Vohra” screened a video about the misuse of Mass Communication by Bush during the election time for changing public opinion about Gulf War.

Amitabh is presented as a clean and influential journalist driven by ethics who believes in social responsibility attached with the news industry and hence does not adopt the common tactics used by other news channels to improve TRP of the channels. In contrast his son is the drive by the passion to improve the TRP of the channel. In pursuit of improving the TRP his son stoops to help the opposition party in overthrowing the incumbent Prime Minister by misuse of the channel.

The movie becomes a bit boring as visuals of the sensualised news episodes by news channels are presented multiple times in the movie. The story line becomes very much predictable post the interval. The movie also lacked the presence of songs and romance which could engross the audience. Also the last news presentation by Amitabh Bachchan in the movie is nearly a ten minute monologue and hence adds to the boredom. Overall, I offer a 2 rating of 5 star rating.


Movie Review : Kambakht Ishq

Kambakht Ishq Akshay Kareena

Kambakht Ishq Akshay Kareena

This is my first movie review. Though I am not a movie buff, but movie Kambakht Ishq evoked strong feelings in me to pen down my observations about the movie. Marketing of the movie combined with the fact that Kambhaqt Ishq was one among the few movies to be released after the strike caused more than normal turnout for the movie. Movie critics showed thumbs down to the movie and below are some of my observations which I feel justify the ratings:

  1. The movie was a built on a plot which moved at a faster pace than at a pace at which the audience could grasp the emotion which the movie wanted to evoke and impress on the audience. Example: Akshay and Kareena’s love lasted only a song length which was followed by a sudden turn of events which puts Akshay into state of shock. I as an audience could not appreciate such a swift turn of events because the movie did not allow me sufficient time to fathom how love of Akshay and Kareena which is only a song’s length could become life turning event for Akshay.
  2. Movie was based on an old cliché plot of war between the sexes and could not differentiate itself among the others in the same category.
  3. Kareena could not do justice to the two contrasting characters viz 1.) Soft hearted loving woman fallen in love with a guy and 2) Woman filled with hatred for men. However, Akshay was value for money.

I would hence rate 1 out of 5 for Kambhakt Ishq.