Star Cast: Amitabh Bachchan, Riteish Deshmukh, Sudeep, Paresh Rawal, Rajat Kapoor, Mohnish Behl, Rajpal Yadav, Neetu Chandra, Gul Panag
Cinematography: Amit Roy
Direction: Ram Gopal Varma
Duration: 2 hours 15 minutes
It’s current and topical. Ram Gopal Verma returns back to his old lets dissect the world attitude with the go fast kind movie, Rann. Though it runs on some predictive lines, the movie has a gripping touch that keeps its audiences not to move out for popcorn. There is businessman-politician-news baron at work that brings out the whole known story of the media world, news battle and the hackneyed politician chronicle that tells you that “sensationalism” is not the only buzzword in the business of news.
Vijay Harshvardhan Malik (Amitabh Bachchan) is the one who heads a news channel that relays only news all day long. As a true result, the channel, though excelling in sensationalism, begins to loose its TRP day by day. His son, Jai (Sudeep), along with Vijay’s son in law, Ashwin (Rajat Kapoor), try to win the TRP by crouching into all the new and low, despite of the fact that the ethical code of the channel is being damned somewhere. In this attempt, both of them group up with the foe politician (Paresh Rawal) and cook up some news and put it p on the channel that lends air credibility by winning out the channel war. But in this attempt, they end up bringing down the honest government.
Leading the complete story is Amitabh Bachchan who is portrayed as the media chief. Yes, he has acted perfectly throughout, but still the best part is a climatic speech about clean journalism given by him in the middle of the movie and forms a cherry on the cake. Paresh Rawal as the evil politician is truly perfect in his role. And the smaller players, Rajat Kapoor, Sudeep, Riteish Deshmukh (as the channel’s lead reporter), Mohnish Behl, Rajpal Yadav, Neetu Chandra and Gul Panag also walk away getting an applause from everyone.