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Review By : Censor Rating : UA
Genre : Thriller
Vikrant Rona (aka) Vikranth Rona review
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Production: Invenio Films, Jack Manjunath, Kichcha Creatiions, Salman Khan Films, Shalini Artss, Shalini Manjunath, Zee Studios
Cast: Jacqueline Fernandez, Kichcha Sudeep, Neetha Ashok, Nirup Bhandari
Direction: Anup Bhandari
Music: B. Ajaneesh Loknath
Background score: B. Ajaneesh Loknath
Cinematography: William David
Dialogues: Anup Bhandari
Editing: Ashik Kusugolli
Art direction: Shiva Kumar J
Dance choreography: Jani Master
Lyrics: Anup Bhandari
PRO: Mandvi Sharma, Nagendra, Suresh Chandra, Vamsi Kaka
Distribution: PVR Pictures

Vikrant Rona (3D )is an action thriller that runs in the vein of mystery and crime. It stars Kichcha Sudeep, Nirup Bhandari, and Neetha Ashok. The film is written and directed by Anup Bhandari. Kichcha creations along with Shalini Arts and Invenio films India has produced the film. Released as a multilingual, the Tamil rights of the film was roped by Zee Studios.

The film starts with a folktale and begins to spread itself on the conviction of the tale among the village people. Sudeep who plays the titular character enters the scene when an inspector is killed mysteriously. Following the trial of the murder leads Vikrant Rona to an even more convoluted maze. Will Vikrant be able to find his path in the wilderness?

Baadshah Sudeep does the heavy lifting for the film. The film revolves around him just like the mystery and clues of the crime. He is exceptional in this role which demands to shed every emotion that has been ever defined. Nirup Bhandari as Sanju convinces us with his naive looks. Neetha Ashok fills the screen with her flamboyance. While the other cast members perform according to their parts including Jacqueline Fernandez.

Vikrant Rona is a dark film not only in its storyline but also in its picturisation. William David captures the night mood to perfection. As too much of anything is good for nothing, the ever dark tone of the film ruins our experience. Songs of Ajaneesh Loknath lack the peppiness and could be easily forgotten. The background score gave chills to the spine, elevating the eerie atmosphere.

The new wave Kannada cinema is turning tables everywhere and this film could also be termed as a well made attempt towards progress. The movie creates a fictional world for itself which fascinates the audience. The composition of action sequences reflects the demanding efforts of the crew.

The plot of the film becomes a double edged sword for itself as it makes us fascinating and a bit confusing at the same time. This confusion detaches us from the film and makes us comfortable in our seats. The 3D effect only added an extra glass for the audience rather than enriching the experience. Anton Chekhov's setup and payoff is employed effectively on the script but is not transmitted on the screen. Twists and turns lose its value in the dense forest of the village. Technically strong film loses its grip with a convoluted plot. The highlight of the film is definitely the pre-climax portions where the story becomes comprehensible. The motive behind the crime does not justify the act committed by the perpetrators.

The film which could have been a perfect genre film enters into the cliched zone by involving songs of very less value. The dialogues of Sudeep shine timely while the others are let alone for the progression of the script. Contrived situations dilute the thrilling effect of the narrative.

A tweak of horror elements in the narrative adds flavour which in turn is reduced to nothing by the scenes that follow. Overall the film engages less, restructuring the screenplay could have helped better for the film which is sturdy in all other aspects.

Verdict: Vikrant Rona is a watchable dark revenge tale immersed in a nexus.


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Vikrant Rona (aka) Vikranth Rona

Vikrant Rona (aka) Vikranth Rona is a Tamil movie. Jacqueline Fernandez, Kichcha Sudeep, Neetha Ashok, Nirup Bhandari are part of the cast of Vikrant Rona (aka) Vikranth Rona. The movie is directed by Anup Bhandari. Music is by B. Ajaneesh Loknath. Production by Invenio Films, Jack Manjunath, Kichcha Creatiions, Salman Khan Films, Shalini Artss, Shalini Manjunath, Zee Studios, cinematography by William David, editing by Ashik Kusugolli and art direction by Shiva Kumar J.