Critic’s Rating : 2.0 / 5
Ranga Movie Review : Neither the writing nor the making keep us involved.
Ranga Movie Review: DL Vinod’s Ranga is the kind of film with a concept that looks like a good idea for a solid B movie. It is largely a movie featuring an extended chase, with innocent characters on the run. To top it, we also get a high-concept involving a medical condition.
Here, it is the alien hand syndrome, a condition that we have already seen in the 2017-film Peechankai. The condition involves a person’s hand acting on its own. Here, it is the protagonist Aadithya (Sibi Sathyaraj) who has this condition. He falls in love with his childhood sweetheart Abinaya (Nikhila Vimal), and despite the condition, they manage to get married by keeping it a secret from her family.
Just when everything seems to be going well, trouble starts during their honeymoon in Manali. Aadi discovers that the hotel they are staying in is secretly recording their clients’ private moments and making money by uploading those videos online. But with the boss of the criminal operation after them, can the couple survive, given that they are in an alien land where they can trust no one?
It is one thing to come up with an idea but a wholly different thing to make it work on screen and this is where Ranga comes a cropper. Neither the writing nor the making keep us involved in the proceedings. The portions until the couple goes to Manali are cringe-worthy. The film’s idea of comedy is having Manobala chase old ladies whom he calls Nayanthara, Hansika and Sunny Leone, or have Sathish and Sha Ra speak in double entendres! To. Make things worse, there’s zero chemistry between a miscast Sibi Sathyaraj and Nikhila Vimal. A film of this kind deserves a romance that sizzles, but gets one that fizzles out right when it begins. The alien hand syndrome, too, comes and goes on a whim.