BollySitter Recommended Age: 17+
BollySitter Family GO Factor: 2.5/5.0
The Review Monk TRM Score: 6.1 /10.0
Directed by Ketan Mehta
Produced by Deepa Sahi, Aanand Mahendroo, Ketan Mehta
Written by Sanjeev Dutta Ketan Mehta
Starring Randeep Hooda, Nandana Sen, Feryna Wazheir, Triptha Parashar
Music by Sandesh Shandilya
Lyrics by: Manoj Muntashir
Running time: 115 Minutes
Genre(s): Social Drama, Biography, Romance, Independent
Rang Rasiya is more than just a biopic/period film – a sheer delight for the independent/art cinema connoisseurs. However, there is not much in the film for children or for a family watch scenario unless you have budding & mature art and cinema buffs in your family. The sexuality is quite explicit in a few scenes though the film is quite clean in terms of language and violence.
It is a colorful triumph of a film that critiques censorship, social norms, religious dogmatism and commercialization of art complete with a self-referential nod to the birth of Indian Cinema about 100 years ago. It’s well written and performed, however, it suffers from poor detailing of the milieu and lazy dialogues in addition to often cringe-worthy background music.
Ravi Varma who is married to a princess, is more interested in painting than leading a practical life. He faces rejection and becomes a rebel. His paintings and their style leads to trouble and he leaves home for Bombay. The film follows Raja Ravi Varma’s growth from a rebel youth to a great artist and early inspiration for the artists’ freedom of expression in India.
For the quality of the film, check out the reviews @ http://thereviewmonk.com/movie/rang-rasiya/