Vikrant Rona Movie Review: Engaging to an extent

Vikrant Rona Review & Rating: 3/5
Starring: Sudeep, Nirup Bhandari, Neetha Ashok, Jacqueline Fernandez, Ravishankar Gowda
Director: Anup Bhandari
Producers: Shalini Jack Manju, Alankar Pandian
Music Director: B Ajaneesh Loknath

Kannada star Sudeep’s pan-India project, Vikrant Rona directed by Anup Bhandari is out for public viewing today. Let’s analyse it.

Story: Vikrant Rona (Sudeep) a cop by profession lands in a village named Komarattu to crack the mystery behind series of child deaths in the region. What is Vikrant Rona’s intention behind coming to the particular village? Will he be able to track the backstory behind the mysterious events, forms the main USB of the film.

Merits: As expected, Sudeep is good in the lead role. The film has nothing in special for the star to perform but he manages to impress with his massy mannerisms and commanable screen presence. Sudeep’s intense performance in the key second half proceedings bring depth to the film.

Vikrant Rona Movie Review

Actor Nirup Bhandari is good in his key role and did justice to the character. Yet another actor Ravishankar Gowda is decent enough in his prominent role. The makeover characters of Nirup and Ravishankar during the climax sequence of the film adds authentic vibe to the film.

While Jacqueline Fernandez is impressive with her dance movements in Ra Ra Rakkamma, young beauty Neetha Ashok did her purposeful role quite decently. Noted character artists who did prominent roles did their part nicely.

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Demerits: Director Anup Bhandari came out with a fresh point and premise for the film. Though he wrote the scenes on a proper and twists in a proper order, the slow-paced proceedings in the first half take own sweet time to enter into the key point.

Adding to it, if the director would have locked a crisp runtime for the movie by ignoring close to ten minutes unwanted episodes in the first half the result would have been better.

Technical Crew: Firstly, the cinematography work by William David is top-notch. He tried to showcase the entire film in a brilliant manner with his framing and lighting.

B Ajaneesh Loknath did an okay job with the music department as all the song come out of the situation. His background music during the second half proceedings elevates most of the scenes.

While the editing by Ashik Kusugolli is fine, he would have trimmed close to fifteen minutes in the first half for a racy narrative. Production values for this high budget entertainer are stunning.

Verdict: To wrap up, Vikrant Rona is a mysterious crime drama that has a good second half. The twists and turns revealed during this time add authentic flavour to the film. If you ignore flat narration in the first half, the film ends up as a one time watch during this weekend.

 

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