the director- Anoop Bhandari
painter- Kicha Sudeep, Nirup Bhandari, Neeta Ashok, Jacqueline Fernandez
“Ghungroo ki jhankar will start Holi with blood, such village people say sir,” warns Vikrant’s police station constable Rona (Kiccha Sudeep), who has come as a policeman in a village nestled in the middle of a dense forest. The story unfolds over 28 years. When murders occur in a strange way in a remote village in the middle of a dense forest. According to the villagers, these killings are done by Brahmaraksha. At the same time, police officer Vikrant Rona arrives in the village. As his investigation progresses, a mysterious game begins to unfold in which everyone in the village is a potential victim and everyone is a suspect.
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The director sets the mood of the film from the very first shot. There is suspense, thriller, action and emotion. There are scenes in the film when you close your eyes in fear. Especially the way the story is shot in a dark setting is interesting. The theme of the movie is good but still the movie has some major flaws which you can’t ignore…like the pacing and direction of the story. The story moves so slowly in the first half that you lose your focus from the movie. The film seems to go in many directions. The story picks up a bit in the second half and something interesting happens in the last 30 minutes. It starts with a children’s fantasy world and then turns into a supernatural horror and then a thriller. However, many characters and scenes are left unresolved, which is disappointing.
The film is technically good. It has been released in 3D and Vikrant Rona’s world looks quite appealing on the big screen. The cinematography of the film is good, by William David. The action sequences are well choreographed. But in editing, the film could have tightened up a bit more. The length of suspense thrillers sometimes reduces the impact of the story. The same is happening with Vikrant Rona. By the time the movie picks up its pace…it’s too late.
Talking about acting, Kicha Sudeep has done a good job as Vikrant Rona. It has a style that sustains from start to finish. Be it action or emotional scenes, Sudeep is good in his character. Apart from them, the main characters are Nirup Bhandari and Neeta Ashok who have done a good job. Nirup’s character is given a very good arc to which he indulges. But what and why is Jacqueline doing in the movie… This question will definitely pop into your mind too! Even if his character is removed from the film, then there is no difference in the story. Well, the more she is on screen, her energy is good.
Overall, Vikrant Rona starts on a good note, its climax is quite interesting… But the almost two and a half hour long story feels quite stretched in the middle. Also, some nonsensical characters and unresolved scenes greatly reduce the impact of the story. If you are a fan of Kicha Sudeep then you can definitely watch this movie on the big screen. 2.5 stars from Filmbeat to Vikrant Rona.
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summary in English
The film starring Kichcha Sudeep, Nirup Bhandari and Jacqueline Fernandez Vikrant Rona has already released in theatres. This slow action thriller is based on the interesting climax of Kichcha Sudeep.
Story first published: Thursday, July 28, 2022, 11:40 a.m. [IST]
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