2 out of 5 (40%) reviewers would recommend
Shahid Kapoor, Manya Shergil, Kangana Ranaut (Radhika Kapoor), Radhika Kapoor, Saif Ali Khan (Kabir Khanna), Kabir Khanna, Richard McCabe (Major General Harding), Major General Harding, Alex Avery (Major Williams), Major Williams
Rangoon is an upcoming Indian Hindi-language drama film, directed by Vishal Bhardwaj and produced by Sajid Nadiadwala and Viacom 18 Motion Pictures
Feb 24, 2017
Rangoon takes us back in action to the British-India during the period of the second world war. Kangana will be seen playing the role of Julia, a film actress from the 1940's, while Shahid Kapoor is playing a character of Nawab Malik an Indian troop leader. Saif Ali Khan, on the other hand, plays the character of a top notch filmmaker. Directed by Vishal Bhardwaj and produced under the banners of Nadiadwala Grandson Entertainment and Viacom 18 Motion Pictures, the period drama on Love War and Deceit is all set to hit the theatres on February 24.
Saif gives his movie-entrepreneur act a razor-sharp quality. And, Shahid is outstanding. Kangana of course is the piece de resistance. You can believe that two men would cross swords for her. While she is a child-woman or "kiddo" to the sophisticated Rusi, who treats her like an expensive buy, she becomes the heartbeat of the patriotic Nawab, who loves her spirited side. However, as pointed out earlier on, though the love scenes are written well and aesthetically shot, they lack passion. The multiple lip-locks between Shahid and Kangana don't ignite flames.
Rangoon opened to a lukewarm response at the box office despite it being a holiday in many parts of India. According to reports from Box Office India, the film collected just Rs 4.75-5 crore on its first day. According to the producers, the film's day one collection stands at Rs. 6.07 crore net (All India) and 60.68cr total collection in its life-time.