Guddu Rangeela Movie Review:
STORY: two dirty rotten scoundrels, Guddu and Rangeela, run an orchestra full-time AND scams part-time. When they cross swords with the Khaps, these small-time thugs court big-time trouble.
REVIEW: Writer-filmmaker Subhash Kapoor is one in all the soundest story-tellers in Bollywood. He won notices for Phas Gaya Re Obama and Jolly LLB. Guddu Rangeela, a Haryana-based crime drama with a Sholay-like twist, helps establish his credentials more.
Kapoor’s Guddu (Amit Sadh) and Rangeela (Arshad Warsi), both actors in fine fettle, are wanting a fast buck. However they are chicken-hearted and will not get their hands buggy in something soiled. They are happy working as tip-off agents, giving banditry clues to local gangstas. Pray, what do they require the ill-earned cash for? Well. Rangeela incorporates a back story. He’s fighting a court case against an antique caste system that took his love. Of course, all cupidity ends up in trouble. With the Mirpur cops on their tail, our heroes scout another escape route. Solely this point, their ticket to freedom is provided by another goon, Bengali (Dibyendu Bhattacharya) who suggests a snatch. Stuck between a rock and a tough place, the crooks pick up the woman, Baby (Aditi). And at the same time as they try to appease their own guilt, they realize she’s the one who has really ‘had’ them. The abductors and their prey bond once they notice they need a typical enemy in Khap chieftain, Biloo (Ronit Roy), who throws in a superlative performance. The khaps draw swords and therefore the politicians draw lines. And, right in the inside of this mayhem, Guddu and Rangeela, have their own love-stories unfolding with guns, roses, PJs and silly poses.
Kapoor uses his guile in tackling the regressive Khap issue while not obtaining preachy; he shows us that even in Namo’s Swach bharat, we tend to still apply barbarianism. The film works, albeit on some level, because of its gritty writing. What may have genuinely raised the bar though, may be a slicker pace, extra gloss and charisma personal magnetism.