Movie: Rang Rasiya
Cast: Randeep Hooda, Nandana Sen
Director: Ketan Mehta
Claps for: Delicately putting together a story of art, sensuality and love.
Slaps for: A few foreigners who could speak perfectly well Hindi, didn't seem to fit in with the feel of the film.
Popcorn refill: During the interval
Story: This movie tells the story of Raja Ravi Varma, a passionate lover of art. The plot of the story turns out to be his struggles against making people accept the idea that art is freedom and nothing could stop him from being free.
Performances: Randeep Hooda was more than convincing as he played the character of Raja Ravi Varma. Without trying too hard, he effortlessly manages to portray the required role. Special Claps to Nandana Sen for being bold (not vulgar).She understood her character well and looked gorgeous on screen. Feryna Wazheir was decent in her performance and doesn't give us a chance to complain. Paresh Rawal did justice to his role in the film, small but not insignificant.
Direction: Ketan Mehta sets a certain mood as soon as the film begins. He takes you to another time with a story so finely put; you will stay glued to it. Maybe one thing that could have been better is a little more twists; but then again maybe this was the kind of mood he wanted to set for the film. Bollywood has always been under the scanner for intimate scenes and this film goes all out and proves that there is a fine line between being vulgar and sensuous and 'Rang Rasiya' is clearly is on the safer and artistically appreciated side.
Combo-on-offer: Something different + Two hours of truly understanding an artist's passion = Don't be afraid to try it.
Final verdict: Almost seeming like an Indianized version of a fairy tale, we give this film Claps.