It is so common for a dubbing movie to use titles of super hit movies in order to make it reach more audience effectively and easily. Rangam starring Jeeva and Karthika, directed by K V Anand was a huge blockbuster in Telugu, which ran for over 100 days in major centres of Andhra and Telangana region. To cash its craze and popularity among audience, Jeeva starrer Yaan which was a hit in Tamil is now being released into Telugu as Rangam 2, directed by Ravi K Chandran. It is released into theatres without giving much publicity and also a few know about it’s release. Let’s see how it works on us!!
Chandu (Jeeva), a jobless guy without having any serious aim in his life who did his MBA lives with his grandmother. He meets with Sri (Thulasi Nair) and falls for her at the first sight. She is reluctant at first and falls for him eventually. When Chandu is confronted by Sri’s father, an ex-military one (Nassar) he is pointed at his flaws of not having a job and living on the earning of his grandmother. Hurt by this, he decides to prove himself and star job searching and gets a job in Balochistan, an arab country. When he reach there he is arrested for carrying drugs and gets sentence of beheading his head. How he proved his innocence and return India forms rest of the story.
Cast and Performance
Jeeva is good as Chandu. He did everything well like comedy or action or dance. He brought a lot of charm to the character and is superb in action sequences. Thulasi Nair is good in her role as Sri. She should shed some weight to look good on screen. Nassar as retired military officer and Jaya Prakash as ACP Anwar are wasted in their roles. Rishi as Ram is good. Thambi Ramaiah and Karunakaran did fine job. Other artists are good in their roles.
Storyline of this movie is good and it’s screenplay is written so bad that it fails to engage audience. Dialogues are okay.
Songs composed by Harris Jayaraj are okay. Better choice of lyrics could have made them better to hear. His background score is superb and worked out well with every sequence. Cinematography by Manush Nandan is nice and he delivered a best output. Editing by A Sreekar Prasad is good. Action and Stunt sequences are well composed. Production values are apt and rich.
- Jeeva as Chandu
- Cinematography by Manush Nandan
- Background score by Harris Jayaraj
This movie Rangam-2 begins with the plan of cops to nab Malik Shah, a terrorist and succeeds well. This sequence is very interesting and there is not much to see in this half where the script and pace of the movie is spoiled by uninspiring and bored writing. Screenplay is bad and fails to engage the audience throughout this half. Second half begins on interesting note and falls flat after couple of sequences. Cameraman Manush Nandan is a the one who is talked about in every sequence. Ravi K Chandran who is debuting as director with this film, could have written a much engaging screenplay. His writing is the biggest disappointment and fails to engage the audience. Songs are the speed breakers in a disengaging screenplay except for Jeeva’s moves. Rangam 2 doesn’t live upto its first part Rangam which is a humongous hit. When bad writing and songs adds together to make it a bad movie, Jeeva and action sequences makes it somewhat a better bad movie. To sum up, Rangam 2 is a bad sequel coming after super hit Rangam.