By Goher Iqbal Punn, Film Critic & Entertainment Analyst, Showbiz Bites
Director: Sai Kabir
Cast: Kangna Ranuat, Vir Das, Zakir Hussain and Others
Music: Sanjeev Srivastava
Rating: (2 / 5)
Kangna Ranaut still continues enjoying the box office success of Queen and now another movie of her ‘Revolver Rani’ hits the screens today. The latest flick is entirely different from her last outing. In Queen, Kangna portrayed a de-glam role whereas in Revolver Rani she enacts a politician who wears sunglasses and is laced with weapons, power and a part of the bloodshed, etc. In short, she is violent, wild and explosive.
Sai Kabir’s directed venture ‘Revolver Rani’ walks on the lines of Gangs of Wasseypur and Bullet Raja. There is no novelty at all in the plot. Besides, the big flaw is that it doesn’t engage the viewers at all.
The film is set in the backdrop of the dirty game of politics where you find a lot of action, bloodshed and goons. Alka Singh (Kangna Ranuat), a politician, sees the end of her reign in politics. Her opponents (Zakir Hussain, Pankaj Saraswat and Kumud Mishra) have now won the elections. They now want to settle the scores with Alka. They abduct Alka’s toy boy Rohan (Vir Das). What happens next is what forms the entire story of the movie.
Well, Sai Kabir tries hard to make it attention-grabbing by blending the action with love story even he also endows the viewers with local ambiance, nonetheless the outcome seems mundane on screen. The execution is simply plain boring that the viewers hardly get engaged with the ongoing of the sequences. First half somewhat entices the viewers, but post the interval portion, the movie starts making you bored. The scripting is simply a big lackluster. The failure credit of writing too goes into the pocket of Sai Kabir. A tighter narrative could have rescued the film. Editing is average. Cinematography is fine. Music is just average. Action is appealing.
Kangna Ranuat delivers once again a brilliant performance after Queen. She enacts the role with real gusto. Vir Das is fine to watch. Zakir Hussain is luminous. Rest of the cast fills the bill also.
On the whole, Revolver Rani is interesting only in first half. Post interval portion, script and poor execution are the main flaws of this film.
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