Atrangi Re Movie Review |

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Rinku Sooryavanshi (Sara Ali Khan) has a penchant for operating away from her residence in Siwan, Bihar. Vishu (Dhanush), is a Tamilian who’s pursuing his doctorate in drugs in Delhi. He will get kidnapped by her relations when he involves Bihar on a medical camp and each are drugged and married thereafter. The snag is that Vishu is all set to be married to Mandy (Dimple Hayathi) quickly. And Rinku is in love with a magician referred to as Sajjad Ali Khan (Akshay Kumar). They arrive to an understanding that she’ll accompany Vishu to his engagement in Tamil Nadu, and so they’ll half methods when Sajjad comes again from Africa. However because of circumstances, issues don’t go nicely as deliberate. Mandy breaks off the engagement after studying of the reality, Vishu develops emotions for Rinku, who in flip finds herself to be in love with each Vishu and Sajjad. How the dilemma will get sorted varieties the crux of the story…

Whereas the casting of Akshay Kumar, Sara Ali Khan and Dhanush was celebrated as a coup by some, others questioned it saying there’s an excessive amount of age distinction between Sara and Akshay. After watching the movie his casting seems to be spot on. As a result of it’s the glue of chemistry between Dhanush and Sara, between Akshay and Sara and between all three actors that holds the movie firmly collectively. Aanand L Rai has a yen for telling complicated love tales. His Tanu Weds Manu: Returns as an illustration, tackled the fragile challenge of a person falling for a lookalike of his spouse whereas nonetheless married, Raanjhanaa handled a person’s obsession with a woman he’s been in love with since his childhood and right here, he weaves out a narrative round a woman coping with emotional trauma and the way love helps her cope with it.

There are not any fast fixes within the movie. The couple don’t instantly get attracted to one another after getting forcefully married. The emotional tug they really feel about one another develops over time. The movie weaves collectively a set of episodes, which mix to deliver them nearer. How Rnku and Vishu cope with the elephant within the room, or the person on prime of the elephant – Sajjad Ali, is dealt with creatively as nicely. There’s a lot drama however every part is brushed with a comic book contact. You snigger on the tragi-comic sequences and wait eagerly for the following twist within the plot.  The movie is moderately Chaplinesque in its proceedings, which occur at their very own tempo. However you don’t really feel bored even as soon as regardless of that. It helps that composer AR Rahman is in effective fettle right here. Romantic movies want good music and tracks like Chaka chak and Little little are earworms certainly. And the poetic Rait zara si offers the icing on the cake. Kudos to Irshad Kamil as nicely for writing evocative lyrics. Rai is aware of easy methods to picturise a track nicely and all are imaginatively put collectively. 

The implausible storyline would have fallen flat within the fingers of lesser actors. However like we mentioned earlier, Rai knew what he was doing when he selected this explicit forged. Akshay Kumar has by no means completed this kind of a job earlier than. He will get to discover his delicate aspect whereas nonetheless enjoying his sturdy go well with – that of an over-the-top heroic character. The position fits him to a T and one can see that he has loved enjoying this uncommon character. Sara Ali Khan’s stars had dwindled after the debacle of Love Aaj Kal however right here, she has as soon as once more proven why she’s a lot admired for her pure ease in entrance of the digital camera. Rai’s route has boosted her confidence. She comes up trumps on all counts – whether or not as a feisty woman who desires to run away together with her lover, because the bride having combined emotions about her marriage or as the lady lastly proudly owning as much as the realities of life. Dhanush has teamed up with Rai after eight years, who has once more extracted a well-rounded efficiency from him. The South famous person has the flexibility to underplay his characters and is aware of easy methods to use his silence and his physique language and has completed so right here successfully. You wish to know extra about Vishu and marvel why he doesn’t have a backstory. You wish to applaud Vishu’s resilience whereas coping with the troublesome scenario he’s been in. His ache, in addition to his love are achingly actual. 

All-in-all, Atrangi Re is an uncommon love story buoyed by some effective performances by Akshay Kumar, Sara Ali Khan and Dhanush and hummable music by AR Rahman. Aanand L Rai has discovered his rhythm once more with this entertaining movie which additionally packs a message. The director ought to have taken a bet on this feel-good movie and given it a theatrical launch, moderately than simply going for an OTT launch.

Trailer : Atrangi Re

Hiren Kotwani, December 23, 2021, 10:03 PM IST

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Story: Rinku Sooryavanshi (Sara Ali Khan) is married off to V Venkatesh Vishwanath Iyer aka Vishu (Dhanush), a senior medical scholar from Tamil Nadu, on the behest of her Naani (Seema Biswas). Nonetheless, she’s in head over heels in love, moderately obsessed, with Sajjad Ali Khan (Akshay Kumar), a magician. How this story between this odd triangle unfolds progressively, taking sudden turns alongside the best way.

Overview: The movie takes off on a fast begin with Rinku on the run, being chased by a couple of males. However she’s removed from a damsel, this misery, she’s feisty, daring and strong-headed woman is somebody who doesn’t surrender too simply.
Whereas Rinku’s dictatorial grandmother and uncles demand to know the title of the man she’s been planning to elope with for years, she’s not prepared to disclose his title simply but. Enraged by her insolence, the naani instructs her uncles to choose up (learn ‘abduct’) any unknown man from outdoors their city and get Rinku married off to him instantly, in order that she ceases to be a burden to the household.

Vishu is quickly to be engaged to his girlfriend Mandy aka Mandakini (Dimple Hayathi), additionally the daughter of his faculty dean. However because it seems, he finds himself forcefully married to Rinku as an alternative. Sara and Dhanush share an fascinating chemistry that regardless of not being all on the market, but livens up the display.

Director Aanand L Rai and his author Himanshu Sharma (story, screenplay and dialogues) have but once more give you a novel story revolving round protagonists who’re poles aside and unlikely to satisfy in real-life or regular circumstances. Rai strays off the overwhelmed path and creates a brand new, hitherto unattempted and unexplored battle in a love story. On the similar time, he additionally fantastically brings alive the flavours of the places the story strikes to, whereas additionally giving each a definite enchantment. The primary half is a breeze, and although there’s an inkling of what would possibly unfold within the first half, by means of Vishnu’s buddy Madhsudhan, (Ashish Verma), rather a lot is misplaced in translation within the second half. Because of this, the narrative will get repetitive and a tad tedious within the latter half, making you marvel the place it’s all headed.

The idea at hand is exclusive and complicated, and one that’s not simple to translate cinematically with out challenges, and that’s the place the storytelling falters. However the good half is, that in most conditions, the hassle has been to maintain the thread of humour intact. The movie additionally addresses the psychological well being challenge with out deep diving into it an excessive amount of.

Himanshu’s writing may undoubtedly have been stronger, crisper and more practical. Fortunately, the songs aren’t jarring or interrupting within the narrative and take the story forward. And naturally, Rai makes up for it with an fascinating twist in the long run that touches you, like most of his tales.

Dhanush delivers a flexible efficiency and successfully conveys the various feelings his character Vishu goes by means of at totally different factors within the movie. Whether or not he’s expressing shock and anger at being kidnapped or admitting his love for Rinku, or the helplessness he reveals when he feels he’ll lose her to a different man, the actor is in good type all all through.

Sara Ali Khan places her coronary heart into his position as Rinku, and delivers her efficiency with spunk and great conviction. At some factors within the movie, particularly some emotional scenes, a sure diploma of restraint would have enhanced her efficiency.

Because the magician Sajjad, Akshay Kumar will get a restricted scope, although his character is integral to the story. He options in one of many spotlight scenes of the movie, the place he delivers a daredevil act as a ‘man on fireplace’, actually.

Ashish Verma as Vishnu’s buddy Madhusudhan, lends nice assist and steadily brings in dose of comedy.

Nitin Zihani Choudhary’s manufacturing design offers a wealthy and vibrant look to the movie, which begins in Sivan, Bihar and strikes to Delhi and Chennai through the course of the story. Cinematographer Pankaj Kumar has completed a effective job of capturing the character of the varied cities distinctly, including to the look of the film.

AR Rahman as soon as once more reaffirms his establishment as a composer unparalleled within the leisure business at this time. Whereas his background rating provides to the drama, his folk-classical-based soundtrack strikes a chord and even has you tapping your toes to the music. Credit score additionally goes to Irshad Kamil for his versatile lyrics, be it enjoyable numbers like Chaka Chak, Tera Rang and Little Little, the soulful Tumhe Mohabbat Hai and Rait Zara Si, or the upbeat Garda, making it a unbelievable album one can hearken to all day.

Whereas there are elements of the film that may depart you baffled and curious for extra particulars, it’s to not say that the movie doesn’t fully entertain. Right here’s a singular story at hand, an fascinating group of actors, a refreshing soundtrack and a few effective performances. Should you’re eager to look at a hatke musical love story, this might be your decide of the week.

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