ApunKaChoice.com
site  movies  celebs  music  news  showtimes  user  
Hello, Stranger Login | Sign up
ApunKaChoice » Movies » Ram Gopal Varma Ki Aag » Ram Gopal Varma Ki Aag Movie Review

Ram Gopal Varma Ki Aag movie review

(0 fans)
starstarstarstarstarstarstarstarstarstar
Editor
Add to List
Add to Favourite
 
Ram Gopal Varma Ki Aag

Cast Amitabh Bachchan, Ajay Devgan, Sushmita Sen, Prashant Raj    more...
Director Ram Gopal Varma
Action / Drama
Hindi

Overview
News & Features
Cast & Crew
Fan Club
Photos
Posters
Wallpapers
Reviews
Songs
Trailers & Videos
Message Board
Movie Showtimes
Click on the Like button to get updates about Ram Gopal Varma Ki Aag directly on your Facebook page.

The Ram Gopal Varma Ki Aag Movie Review

A huge disappointment
By Nikhil Kumar
Rating: 1/5

'Ram Gopal Varma Ki Aag' doesn't come anywhere close to the real thing, Ramesh Sippy's 'Sholay'.

Unlike the original film, 'RGV Ki Aag' has nothing that leaves a lasting impression on a viewer. The movie is a mere assorted collection of Varma's own interpretation of scenes from the original. There is no cohesive linear flow in the story. The dialogues, with frequent references to America, Iraq and Al Qaeda, are horribly amateurish. Nowhere close to the mastery of Salim and Javed in the original.

Varma was seemingly very obsessed with the idea of remaking 'Sholay'. But he did not realize the mammoth task of recreating the same magic. And in his blind zeal and obsession, Varma has floundered big time.

Firstly, he cast wrong actors in the roles of Heero and Raj. Ajay Devgan (as Heero) doesn't have the flair to tickle the funny bone. And newcomer Prashant Raj (as brooding Raj) simply doesn't know how to act. With these two pivotal roles going to inappropriate actors, the movie is already half sunk. Only Mohanlal and Sushmita Sen look convincing in their respective roles.

Ramu has given a very different interpretation to the character of Babban Singh (originally Gabbar). His Babban looks menacing, repulsive and fatigued. He is a bit psychotic with a slight caricaturish streak. And yet you don't dread this character half as much as you did Gabbar Singh. Unlike the latter, there is not a single dialogue of Babban Singh that you would carry home with you.

'RGV Ki Aag' stays loyal to 'Sholay' as far as the basic plot of the story is concerned. Two small-time crooks, Heero (Ajay Devgan) and Raj (Prashant Raj) catch the eye of honest police inspector Narsimha (Mohanlal) because of their bravery. Later, Narsimha hires them to catch the dreaded and notorious gangster Babban Singh ( Amitabh Bachchan ) who killed Narsimha's family and cut off his fingers.

Heero and Raj arrive in Kaliganj where Heero falls for the charm of a beautiful auto-rickshaw driver Ghungroo ( Nisha Kothari ) while Raj develops feelings for the grim widow Durga (Sushmita Sen).

As Heero and Raj begin cracking down on Babban Singh and his men, battle lines are drawn. Babban, along with his henchman Thambi ( Sushant Singh ), will fight to the bitter end to eliminate the two brave recruits of Narsimha.

Ram Gopal Varma gives his own twist to the story and characters of the original movie. But he does incorporate some scenes from Sholay . Like the scene when Heero threatens to commit suicide if Ghungroo's mother does not agree to marry her with him. Or Heero teaching shooting to Ghungroo. Or Durga nursing a wounded Raj.

What Ramu fails to do is to create a right chemistry between the characters. For instance, you don't see and feel any camaraderie between Heero and Raj. Even the muted love between Raj and Durga is bland. To cut to the chase, Ramu fails big time as a director.

The cinematography by Amit Roy is brilliant, but Amar Mohile's background score is terrible. Even the film's songs are just mediocre compositions and the much talked-about Mehbooba Mehbooba (with special appearance by Urmila Matondkar and Abhishek Bachchan ) is not a patch on RD Burman's composition.

The movie could have been salvaged only through performances, but there too one meets with disappointment only. Ajay Devgan is just average. Prashant Raj can't act. Nisha Kothari hams. Mohanlal is good and Sushmita Sen is very expressive. Amitabh Bachchan does his best to enact Ramu's interpretation of Babban Singh.

All in all, 'RGV Ki Aag' is a letdown. The movie only reminds you how great and matchless the real 'Sholay' was and is.


User Reviews for Ram Gopal Varma Ki Aag

 (0)
Be the first to review Ram Gopal Varma Ki Aag on ApunKaChoice.
Login to Write Review
 




 
Salman Khan does kickass stunts in 'Kick'
Don't miss 'Kick' wallpapers feat Salman and Jacqueline
What's Hot In Movies
Happy New YearBang Bang
KickBombay Samurai
RoyMad About Dance
PKSingh Is Bling
HaiderDaawat-e-ishq
Singham ReturnsKill Dil
Mary KomIts Entertainment
Finding FannyHumpty Sharma Ki Dulhania
KhoobsuratDolly Ki Doli
Raja NatwarlalCreature 3d
NOW TRENDING
Salman KhanShahrukh Khan
Katrina KaifKareena Kapoor
Alia BhattPriyanka Chopra
Aishwarya RaiHrithik Roshan
Surveen ChawlaVarun Dhawan
New Hindi MoviesKatrina Kaif Wallpapers
Ram Gopal Varma Ki Aag Videos 

Ram Gopal Varma Ki AAG (Sholay 2007) Exclusive

Mehbooba Mehbooba - Ram Gopal Varma Ki Aag (Sholay)
Ram Gopal Varma Ki Aag Reviews 
Movie Review : A huge disappointment (1/5)
'Ram Gopal Varma Ki Aag' doesn't come anywhere close to the real thing, Ramesh Sippy's 'Sholay'.Unlike the original film, 'RGV Ki Aag' has nothing that leaves a lasting impression on a viewer. The movie is a mere assorted collection of Varma's own interpretation of scenes from the original. ...
Ram Gopal Varma Ki Aag News and Features 
Movie Review: 'Satya 2' is full of RGV clichés   - ApunKaChoice   - 420 days ago
‘Satya 2’ is a tacky film with umpteen RGV clichés. The ApunKaChoice movie review of Satya 2. F more...

Ram Gopal Varma’s recipe for a flop Salman Khan film!   - ApunKaChoice   - 861 days ago
Ramu knows how Salman Khan can flop!. Ram Gopal Varma is antonymous to diplomacy. He also has a vein more...

Review: 'Department' is RGV ka Lava!   - ApunKaChoice   - 971 days ago
'Department' is a dud to the core!. The ApunKaChoice movie review of Department. Caution: Keep a hea more...

Amitabh Bachchan is my favourite actor: Ram Gopal Varma   - ApunKaChoice   - 992 days ago
Big B has not said no to me: Varma. Director Ram Gopal Varma and Amitabh Bachchan have given hits an more...

Chatur Singh Two Star - Movie Review   - ApunKaChoice   - 1250 days ago
Chatur Singh Two Star is a bore. The ApunKaChoice movie review of Chatur Singh Two Star. more...

Amitabh Bachchan admits 'Ram Gopal Varma Ki Aag' was a mistake   - ApunKaChoice   - 1293 days ago
Amitabh says he shouldn’t have acted in ‘Sholay’ remake. An admission that comes perhaps a lit more...

Ram Gopal Varma Ki Aag Wallpapers 



Ram Gopal Varma Ki Aag Photos 
Ram Gopal Varma Ki AagRam Gopal Varma Ki AagRam Gopal Varma Ki Aag


Copyright © ApunKaChoice.com
ApunKaChoice.com : Latest Bollywood News, Bollywood Movies Reviews, Bollywood Wallpapers
privacy policy
Partner Sites : Sports - CricketZone - IndiaExpress.com [ Mobiles Festivals Bikes Cars ] - CardWeaver

photo gallery - new movies - celebs - wallpapers - the celeb A-Z - News & Gossip - Music - Video - Hot Topics
Anushka Sharma - Katrina Kaif - Kareena Kapoor - Priyanka Chopra - Deepika Padukone - Sonakshi Sinha - Aishwarya Rai - Poonam Pandey - Sherlyn Chopra
Salman Khan ( Bigg Boss 6 ) - Shahrukh Khan - Shahid Kapoor - Hrithik Roshan - Aamir Khan - Ranbir Kapoor