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Rangoon Movie Reviews

Rangoon Hindi Movie Review

Total Reviews - 16
Average Rating - 5.7/10
Yes 👍 - 8
No 👎 - 5
Neutral - 3
Watchable? - 68%

Critic Reviews Rangoon

  • Times of India | Review By -Meena Iyer Rating-7/10
Some frames just hang, some scenes feel tedious. In his attempt to pack in too much on war, love and deceit, the maker ends up with some haphazard division of war scenes versus love games, leaving the viewer muddled.
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  • News 18 | Review By -Rajeev Masand Rating-5/10
In the end, the film is neither entirely satisfying as a compelling romance, nor as a stirring patriotic drama about the role of the Indian National Army in India’s freedom struggle. Vishal makes an ambitious attempt to deliver a sweeping epic, but on a scale of Saat Khoon Maaf to Maqbool, this one sits somewhere in between.
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  • Film Companion | Review By -Anupama Chopra Rating-6/10
So Rangoon is as flawed as it is fabulous.  It’s over-stretched and over-wrought.  Go in knowing that it is a polarizing film and that you are as likely to dislike it as you are to enjoy it.  And yet, if you miss it, you miss a chance to immerse yourself into the epic imagination of VB.
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  • Rediff | Review By -Raja Sen Rating-8/10
The climax is a bit of a tightrope walk that culminates in a fair few near-misses, and ends on a rather regrettable misstep. Yet it is impossible to look away. Rangoon haunts in unlikely fashion and, while the director's most straightforward picture, holds enough of its own marvels to justify multiple viewings.
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  • Mumbai Mirror | Review By -Kunal Guha Rating-6/10
With a runtime of 167 minutes, this saga risked escalating into a snooze fest. But barring parts in the second half where the film seemed to slip away, it’s largely bearable, if not wildly enjoyable.
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  • Bollywood Hungama | Review By -Taran Adarsh Rating-8/10
On the whole, 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!
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  • The Hindu | Review By -Namrata Joshi
What you get in the end is an air of diffusion rather than cohesiveness. Things get scattered, stretched and heavy handed instead of coming together in an engaging cinematic punch.
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  • Mid Day | Review By -Mayank Shekhar Rating-6/10
This hardly does justice to Julia, whether or not she's based on Fearless Nadia. I actually wanted to know about her; much more. Or I'm probably saying this 'coz Kangy (Kangana) is just so frickin' dandy!
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  • NDTV | Review By -Saibal Chatterjee Rating-8/10
Rangoon is wholeheartedly recommended but with a rider: it isn't a stroll in the park because it demands patience and concentration. It definitely helps that the cinematography (by Pankaj Kumar) is so lustrous that you simply cannot take your eyes off the screen.
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  • Hindustan Times | Review By -Rohit Vats Rating-4/10
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.
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  • Indian Express | Review By -Shubhra Gupta Rating-3/10
Vishal Bharadwaj ambitiously mounts Rangoon but the execution of this Kangana Ranaut, Saif Ali Khan and Shahid Kapoor film never manages to match its intentions.
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  • Spotboye | Review By -Khalid Mohamed Rating-5/10
All said and endured, would I recommend Rangoon for the price of a multiplex ticket?  Sure yes, if you have the time, money, patience, a regard for Bhardwaj’s expressionist style, and just about above-average ticket to a la-dee-dah-land.
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  • Deccan Chronicle | Review By -Rohit Bhatnagar Rating-5/10
The most awful part of the film is its climax, which is shot in the most melodramatic format as possible for a Bollywood film.
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  • Rediff | Review By -Sukanya Verma Rating-4/10
Still, nothing sublime about the over-the-top spectacle and phony martyrdom he puts together in its climatic moments and strips Rangoon of whatever dignity its heroes and heroines are striving for. It’s depressing when a man known for creating his own language of cinema speaks street.
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  • India Today | Review By -Devarsi Ghosh Rating-7/10
Vishal Bhardwaj, caught with the duty to serve two movies in one (an old-school romance and a war thriller), doesn't really do a Casablanca though he does give Rangoon his best shot. Nevertheless, Rangoon comes off as probably 2017's most good-looking and well-made Indian film.
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  • Koimoi | Review By -Surabhi Redkar Rating-4/10
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.
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Saif Ali Khan, Shahid Kapoor, Kangana Ranaut, Richard McCabe
Vishal Bhardwaj
Vishal Bhardwaj
Vishal Bhardwaj, Matthew Robbins, Sabrina Dhawan
Pankaj Kumar
Vishal Bhardwaj
produced by: 
Sajid Nadiadwala, Vishal Bhardwaj
Drama, Romance, War
167 minutes
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Plot Synopsis
Rangoon ia a war, drama, romance film directed by Vishal Bhardwaj, starring Shahid Kapoor, Kangana Ranaut and Saif Ali Khan in the lead roles.

The story of Rangoon revolves around a beautiful film star Julia (Kangana Ranaut), who is taken from the film sets of 1944 Bollywood to the jungles of the India-Burma border where she must entertain the English and Indian troops. Julia falls in love with a young Indian soldier Nawab (Shahid Kapoor). Things take a bad turn when Julia's mentor and lover Rusi (Saif Ali Khan) learns of the torrid love affair.