‘Ranarangam’: A crime thriller with hues and twists

Movie encapsulates tale of an ordinary man rising to become a don

By Author  |  Published: 17th Aug 2019  8:31 pm

It meanders and as it meanders, the plot gets added with new hues and twists. This action crime thriller encapsulates the tale of an ordinary man rising to become a don.

‘Ranarangam’ begins with hero Deva (Sharwanand) black-marketing tickets at theatres. As the story proceeds, comes the episode of a liquor ban imposed in the State. In the wake of the ban, Deva, who always search for quick bucks and dreams of becoming rich overnight, locks horns with the local MLA (Murali Sarma). The duel between Deva and the MLA takes several twists and turns before Deva ends up with an upper hand.

In between, he also falls in love with Geetha (Ramani Priyadarshini). After a meteoric rise as a liquor don, he leaves the country for Spain. From there, he engineers all the plots and operations along with flash backs and love track at the present.

The screenplay keeps the audience a tad confused about the narrative though some portions are good and fresh. However, the intermission point comes impressively. The fight between the protagonist and antagonist with regular strikes against each other though looks regular like in any other films. The director sustains the battle between the two to strike a balance between the flashback and the present. The hard work of the director is evidently visible but it fails to energise the plot to great levels.

As an actor, Sharwanand exercises all the needed efforts to present himself in both the age groups with two distinctly different get ups and make up. His honest involvement to perform well leaves the audience appreciating him.

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