Ranchi Diaries Review & Rating|
'Ranchi Diaries' has generated quite a bit of buzz because of the presence of Anupam Kher who is also producing the film and also because of the fact that it is being made with newcomers. The story is set up in a Naxal-prone village backdrop where Pinku (Taaha Shah) runs a small food stall. One fine day Pinku along with friend Monu (Himansh Kohli), Gudiya (Soundarya Sharma) decides to rob a small bank but twist arises when they are kidnapped by a Naxal boss-man in the same bank. How things proceed further makes an interesting watch on the big screen.
Performances wise, Anupam Kher stands out tall among the bunch of new faces and he excels as 'Thakur'. Pitobash is wasted and he doesn't get much opportunity to perform in this cliched crime comedy. Himansh Kohli and Soundarya Sharma look good together but they too are helpless because they play poorly written characters. As far as performances are considered, the standards of the film are too low as they are poorly written and badly performed.
'Ranchi Diaries' scores low on technical front as well as the film looks quite ordinary and made with a very low budget. Direction by Sattwik Mohanty is a huge let down as he doesn't impress even in few scenes from the entire movie. Music by Jeet Gannguli, Tony Kakkar, and Nickk Sharma is decent and so is the background score. Cinematographer Bibhu Das manages to capture the rural backdrop well and editor could've done a better job.
Verdict: 'Ranchi Diaries' is one of the weakest films of Bollywood in 2017 and you can ignore it.
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What is it about?
Ranchi Diaries is a thriller that tells the story of Gudiya and her friends from the small town of Ranchi. Gudiya dreams of being a famous pop star and she runs away with her childhood love, Manish to get away from the local gangster Thakur. Gudiya, Manish and their friends get into trouble and need money to get out of it so they plan to rob a bank and the police get after them, creating more problems for the gang.
What to expect?
- Fresh Faces
With Ranchi Diaries, Anupam Kher Introduces new faces like Soundarya Sharma, Himansh Kohli and Taaha Shah in Bollywood who star in this film along with seasoned actors like Jimmy Shergill, Satish Kaushik and Anupam Kher himself.
- A Mix of Genres
The film sees a mix of different genres. It has elements of a thriller with the plot of a gangster, drama, and romance between the two main characters and their friends. The film also has comedic elements in the form of Satish Kaushik who plays the comic relief.
- Non-Masala Story
2017 is the year where Bollywood failed in big budget masala films but has found success in small budget content based stories like ‘Bareilly Ki Barfi’, ‘Newton’ and ‘Shubh Mangal Savdhan’ and the same might end up being the case for ‘Ranchi Diaries’ which focusses more on its storytelling.