Arshad Warsi, Amit Sadh, Aditi Rao Hydari, Ronit Roy
There was a bit of a lull at the box office in the month of July but we had the courageous Guddu Rangeela film released, despite all odds. The film was released alongside the big Terminator Genisys. Was Guddu Rangeela able to make an impact?
The film is set in Haryana and follows two cousins, Guddu, played by Amit Sadh, and Rangeela, played by Arshad Warsi, whose work is always shadowed over by the evil local political leader, Billo, played by Ronit Roy. Along with being part of a local village orchestra, Guddu and Rangeela, are also informants for the local gangs. But when one involvement lands them at the police station with a corrupt officer, things become a little bit more complicated for the two. Amongst the complications is the kidnapping of the deaf and mute girl, played by Aditi Rao Hydari, who will definitely wreak havoc in their lives.
The problem with this film is the lack of a punch. While it sets out with those intentions, somewhere in the first half, the film gets lost in a storyline that seems to be unclear and unsure. The only person who is really steering this ship and is somewhat of a saving grace is…you guessed it…Arshad Warsi. Arshad carries the film on his shoulder. While he registers an impact with the chemistry involving Amit Sadh, Amit Sadh seems lost in a space that is unfamiliar territory for him. He craves attention that he is unsure on how to handle. The same goes for Aditi Rao Hydari. Ronit Roy is good but I’d like to see something a bit different from him now.
The editing of the film is loose, at best. The cinematography, for its worth, is quite well done. I wish this film had more to offer, like Jolly LLB did. You might as well skip this one.