Synopsis: Rangeelay is the story of a group of recovery agents – Sunny (Jimmy), Titli (Binnu) and Shotgun (Rana), Sunny being their leader. He falls in love with a girl, Simi (Neha Dhupia) who is cool, sexy, arrogant and a carefree girl. She likes life to be daring and challenging and doesn’t believe in love. She is not a girl who will easily fall for any man. Sunny tries hard to get Simi.
Review: Dheeraj Rattan and Navaniat Singh, whenever they have come together, have created magic on screen be it Dharti or MKR. Rangeelay falls flat within the first 30 minutes of its beginning and fails to keep the viewer interested in the plot as the storyline becomes very predictable. Also it has nothing new to offer for the audience. The makers have gone with the tried and tested formula of making a comic entertainer instead of experimenting with something new.
Screenplay is patchy in parts and good in other. Few things have been left unexplained and the screenplay writer failed miserably to justify a connection between various events. Dialogues were good. Jaswinder Bhalla and Binnu Dhillon’s punches were good and saved the film a bit.
Navaniat Singh, an experienced campaigner in Punjabi Cinema has done a decent job in this film as a director. Where the film went wrong was the choice of a few actors and the scripting. Singh has done whatever best he could do to save the film. But still some technical errors and continuity jerks were identified.
Music by Jaidev Kumar was a huge disappointment. Jaidev fails to compose great music this time. But still Headache, Boliyaan and Yaara Tu are good.
Jimmy Sheirgill, acting in a Punjabi film after almost 2 years has done a fair job. He is a fine actor blessed with huge acting talent. He saves the film with his performance to some extent. Neha Dhupia, the lady from Hindi films is a wrong choice for the role. Binnu Dhillon, no need to say was superb as he has always been. His dialogues were peppy and funny.
Rana Ranbir was disappointing in this film and did not perform upto his potential. Shivender Mahal and Jaswinder Bhalla share great chemistry among themselves as army and policemen. The arguments among them were just fantastic. Tej Sapru and Rana Jung Bahadur were wasted and failed to create much impact.
Final Say: Rangeelay is a big disappointment. The film has some great names attached with it in almost every department but still it lacks the ingredients to be a successful film. The story, Neha’s performance and music are a big let down for this film.
Source: Sameer Valecha, punjabimania.com