A review on Pakistani romantic feature length film, Rangreza (2017). The Production Houses are Vision Art Films, MH Films and Malkani Films while its Distributors are ARY Films and B4U Motion Pictures.
- Directed by Amir Mohiuddin
- Music, Written, Produced by Akhtar Qayyum
- Co-Produced by Yasir Mohiuddin & Usman Malkani
Rangreza is a film between two different school of thoughts and classes.
+ Main Cast
- Bilal Ashraf as Ali Zain
- Urwa Hocane as Reshmi
- Gohar Rasheed as Waseem Wallay
- Ghana Ali as Saba
- Saleem Mairaj as Waseem’s friend
- Tanveer Jamal as Reshmi’s Father
+ Supportive Cast
- Saba Faisal as Reshmi’s Mother
- Shahid Naqvi as Waseem’s Father
- Seemi Pasha as Ali’s Mother
- Akbar Subhani as Dada
- Alyzeh Gabol as Ali’s Friend (Cameo)
- Saad Farukh Khan as Saba’s Friend
A shy, beautiful girl Reshmi, belongs to a traditional Qawwal family and has been engaged since childhood to her cousin, Waseem. Conflict arises when Ali, a famous pop star falls in love with her.
+ High Points
i – Gohar Rasheed is not only the show-stealer but also performed very well. It’s no surprise that his character was most fascinatingly written and able to pull it off perfectly. I would love to see him perform a positive role yet an interesting one. Other Honorable Mentions: Tanveer Jamal and Shahid Naqvi.
ii – The screenplay is captivatingly written; lots of humorous punchlines.
iii – Makeup & hair styling and production design is praise worthy
iv – Costume designing is well handled. Love to see cheap different shirts given to Gohar to wear.
v – The direction of photography is good, very skillful shots been taken in almost every scene.
+ Low Points
i – The film is fair at best. But good thing is that it was not lengthy as these films generally are.
ii – The chemistry between Bilal and Urwa is so-so. Their love relationship hardly made emotional connection with the audience as everything was rushed.
iii – The two lead roles performance were just okay, although I usually enjoy watching Bilal Ashraf’s performance.
iv – The same old romantic story of two young individuals belonging to two different social statuses fall in love.
Rangreza is able to bring audience attention particularly because of one-liner humor and Gohar’s performance. Nonetheless, it is still rather a low-spirited romantic film which ultimately loses its chances to be memorable one.
Rate: 2.50 out of 5 stars