Rang De(Zee5, Telugu)
Starring Nithiin, Keerthi Suresh
Directed by Venky Atluri
The boxoffice success of this trashy rom-com during these times of a pandemic should worry all those who care about the future of Indian cinema.Is this the kind of shoddy cinema we would like to see flourish in the post-pandemic era when, speaking hypothetically, audiences return to movie theatres….
To see, this???!!! Rang De is the kind of addlebrained ramshackle he-loves-she-loves-they-love -not nonsense that prospered in the 1970s. Rang De reminded me of the 1977 Telugu hit Aalu Magalu where Vanisri is treated with unsettling contempt by Akkineni Nageswara Rao even she continues to adore him unconditionally.Women in films did that. They still do. Doormats will never go out of fashion.
43 years after Aalu Magalu the gender equation has not been revised much….