8 Rangoon Movie Review – Taran Adarsh, Rajeev Masand

Rangoon Review

The war drama movie Rangoon now released on cinema directed by Vishal Bhardwaj and produced by Sajid Nadiadwala and Viacom 18 Motion Picture. Rangoon is a period film on  World War II (1939-1945) and supposedly portrays the life and times of Mary Ann Evans aka Fearless Nadia. Read Rangoon movie review given below.

The film features Saif Ali Khan, Shahid Kapoor and Kangana Ranaut in lead roles.

Let’s have a look at the Rangoon movie review by top Hindi film critics like Rajeev Masand, Taran Adarsh, Komal Nahata, Raja Sen, Anupama Chopra, Kamal R Khan, IMDB Rating, Times of India, Hindustan Times, and much more at here.


Rangoon Movie Review

Average Ratings: 3.5/5
Score: 90% Positive
Reviews Counted:7


1.) Rating: 4/5. Review by Taran Adarsh on Bollywood Hungama

RANGOON is an epic love saga with strong emotional quotient, riveting second hour and nail-biting finale. Watch it for its layered plot, serpentine twists, proficient storytelling, and bravura performances. A content-driven film that’s worth a recommendation!


2.) Rating: 4/5. Review by Raja Sen on Rediff.com
Rangoon haunts in unlikely fashion and, while the director’s most straightforward picture, holds enough of its own marvels to justify multiple viewings. Like a song-and-dance troupe trampling all over a map of Europe to tell their own fractured, misguided jokes, or an old man cosily swilling wine after having faked his own death, Rangoon may be direct, but it is never obvious. As the credits used to say back in the day at the close of a spectacular film, ‘Remember, it’s a Vishal Bhardwaj creation.
3.) Rating: 2/5. Review by Surabhi Redkar on Koimoi.com
Rangoon is no masterpiece. It fails to rise above Vishal’s imagination of cinema. Lengthy and forced, it is a confused war-love-freedom struggle drama. Rangoon has grandeur but is a lost cause thanks to its multiple threads. Kangana and Shahid, leave a mark with their characters but do not help the film rise above its inconsistencies. A 2/5 for this.
4.) Rating 3.5/5. Review by Meena Iyer on TOI
Rangoon is an ambitious attempt to actually tell a triangular love story against the backdrop of war. The canvas is huge. Pankaj Kumar’s cinematography is exquisite. The narrative that marries Casablanca (1942) to Chicago (2002) — wish the music here was peppier — plays out interestingly in parts. one wishes these three had truly dropped their guard. It would’ve certainly added more rang to this movie extravaganza.


5.) Rating: 3.5/5. Review by Devrashi Ghosh on India Today

Nevertheless, Rangoon comes off as probably 2017’s most good-looking and well-made Indian film. Certainly, this year’s most ambitious, with three great lead performances. Vishal Bhardwaj is in fine form, mostly. And yes, the National Anthem comes thrice in the film. What more do you want?


6.) Rating: 2/5. Review by Rohit Vats on Hindustan Times

It’s an ambitious film where Bhardwaj wants to merge two worlds: One inspired from Shakespearean tragedies and other motivated by the valiant lovers of the Indian cinema. In the end, neither comes alive on screen – on top of it a messy climax that topples whatever hard work was done building a world of romance. At 167 minutes, Rangoon isn’t only long but painful. And this isn’t the pain of love. And it doesn’t end in pleasure.


7.) Rating: 3.5/5. Review by Nav Bharat Times

रंगून’ एक महत्वकांक्षी कोशिश है, एक ऐसी फिल्म बनाने की जो प्रेम त्रिकोण पर बेस्ड है लेकिन युद्ध की पृष्ठभूमि पर आधारित है। 1942 में आई ‘कैसाब्लांका; और 2002 में आई ‘शिकागो’ से इस फिल्म का इतिहास काफी मेल खाता है, लेकिन अगर इस फिल्म का संगीत कुछ और मजेदार होता तो बेहतर होता जो फिल्म के बीच-बीच में आता है। शाहिद का अभिनय दमदार है। काश इन तीनों अभिनेताओं ने सचमुच इस बात को अपनाकर खुद को इस किरदार में पूरी तरह से डूबो लिया होता तो यह फिल्म हर लिहाज से एक दूसरे ही लेवल पर पहुंच जाती।


Rangoon Movie Story

After the shocking murders of her husband and son, Laura Bowman (Patricia Arquette) travels to Burma with her sister, Andy (Frances McDormand), to find peace. There she witnesses protest against the government and the military’s violent response. When Burma enters into military lockdown, Laura loses her passport and is unable to leave the country. A professor (U Aung Ko) helps her, but this makes her a target of the government as she attempts to reach the border and cross into Thailand.

Rangoon Star Cast

Saif Ali Khan as Rustom “Rusi” Billimoria
Shahid Kapoor as Jamadar Nawab Malik
Kangana Ranaut as Miss Julia
Richard McCabe
Satoru Kawaguchi as Hiromichi

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