27 Jul 2022

Vikrant Rona - A Passable Mystery Drama Thriller


Rating 3/5

Cast                                               Sudeep, Nirup Bhandari, Neetha Ashok

Director                                      Anup Bhandari

Writer                                         Anup Bhandari

Producer                                    Shalini Jack Manj, Alankar Pandian

Cinematographer                  William David

Editor                                          Ashik Kusugolli

Music                                           Ajaneesh Loknath

Production companies       Kichcha Creations, Shalini Arts, 

                                                        Invenio Films India


Movie is set in the 80's with mysterious incidents taking place at fictional town Kamarattu and how this is solved by the protagonist forms up the core plot. First half is all about introducing characters and events in the Kamarattu town. Sudeep's introduction scene is whistle worthy. Overall first half is decent with a good interval bang.

Post interval movie goes on a brisk pace for few minutes to unfold the mysteries but falls flat post RaRaRakkamma song, which was shot well and looked grand on screen. On the flip side the pre climax and climax scenes were very well handled. 

Movie has its moments in both the half’s. Had a shift from genres time to time but Director Anup Bhandari has handled well. But the movie takes its time to settle. Team could have sticked to the mystery thriller genre, which would have been much more effective rather than packing it up with horror filler scenes. 

Vikrant Rona is a tailor-made role for Sudeep, his performance was fantastic as a police officer, Nirup Bhandari, Neetha Ashok and other cast were adequate for their roles.

Technically movie is brilliant. Cinematography by William David was top notch and background score from Ajaneesh is pretty good. Production values are rich, set designs are lavish and eye catchy.

On a final note, Vikrant Rona works out well keeping aside few drawbacks. Anup Bhandari succeeded in making a multi genre movie but could have focused more on the screenplay. It might reach the expectations for few but can be appreciated for the attempt by the team.


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