Movie review 'Rangitaranga': A ghostly affair

DECCAN CHRONICLE | SHASHIPRASAD SM
Published Jul 8, 2015, 5:57 am IST
Updated Jan 10, 2016, 8:38 am IST
At times the director surprises the audiences who are anticipating ghosts with amusing elements laced with surprise
Cast: Nirup Bhandari, Sai Kumar, Avantika Shetty, Radhika Chetan
Director: Anup Bhandari
Rating: 3
 
After trying his hand at short films, the director makes an impressive debut with this good suspense thriller. Anup Bhandari who has penned the script has showcased a realistic and scary experience for the audience. Despite the slow narration, the film breaths freshness with no stale repetitions, often the recipe of a film for a thriller that involves a ghost.  The scary ride starts with a lady in the guise of a journalist who is in search of a writer. The scene then takes you to a village, and the unusual characters take it forward from there.
 
At times the director surprises the audiences who are anticipating ghosts with amusing elements laced with surprise. Thereafter characters go missing and the search continues for them – a usual twist, but while encountering suspense. Even as the suspense unravels, the makers, especially the cinematographic work, gives the film a natural, realistic feel that adds to the horror quotient. The visual treat is further enhanced by songs. With no huge star cast, the script remains top priority – usually a missing portion in many star films which only depend on star value and loads of commercial elements. Rangitaranga is a good watch for those who love to get scared. Crisper editing and a faster pace in the narration would have made this film a must watch for the season. However, this is indeed a nice scary attempt for a debut director.
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