Star Cast: Arshad Warsi, Amit Sadh, Aditi Rao Hydari, Ronit Roy
Director: Subhash Kapoor
Producer: Sangeeta Ahir
Claps For: Arshad Warsi- Amit Sadh's crackling chemistry, crisp storytelling, hilarious punchlines, Mata Ka Email song
Slaps For: predictable second half of the tale
Story: Cousins Guddu ( Amit Sadh) and Rangeela (Arshad Warsi) run a small-time orchestra party while moonlighting as informants for local gangs.Guddu can't keep his hands off women and always looks out for some short-cut way to earn quick bucks. On the other hand, Rangeela is fighting a court case to avenge the death of his wife Babli who had fallen prey to the vicious tradition of 'honour killings' years back at the hands of a powerful political leader Biloo Pehalwan (Ronit Roy). The duo need money to fight the case and pay off the new corrupt police inspector. Finally one day, Lady Luck smiles on them when they are given a chance to kidnap Baby (Aditi Rao Hydari) who in a twist of events is revealed to be Biloo's sister-in-law. Thus a perfect revenge plan is born. However unknown to Guddu and Rangeela, Baby has a mysterious side and a hidden motive to be a part of this cat-and-mouse game.What happens next forms the plot of the movie.
Performance: Arshad Warsi shines as Rangeela and has delivered yet another commendable performance! Amit Sadh has done full justice to his role and surprises you with his perfect comic-timing. Aditi Rao Hydari looks radiant in every frame and pulls off the 'twist' in her role with ease. Ronit Roy as Biloo Pehalwan, the head of the khap panchayat, strikes it right with his villainy act. The supporting cast are brilliant in their parts
Direction: Subhash Kapoor who last made the critically acclaimed 'Jolly LLB' is back with yet another story. The director who is known to make films with socially relevant themes, has set his latest outing against the backdrop of khap panchayat and the atrocities faced by the people in the name of 'honour-killings'. He addresses this burning issue without sounding too preachy that makes it an easy watch. The music of 'Guddu Rangeela' flows seamlessly without jarring the narrative. Subhash has refrained from keeping too many songs which works in the favour of the film. Jamie Fowlds' cinematography captures the rustic landscapes quite effectively.
Combo-on-Offer: Bromance+ Humour + Action+ Social message
Verdict: We give the film Claps for Arshad-Amit's crackling chemistry, the rib-tickling punchlines and addressing a social issue in an entertaining way!