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The present-day electronic media has turned into a business venture and is dishing out the most pathetic stuff to its viewers. Which news should be aired, how it should be presented-everything is done keeping in mind the TRPs. These channels are ready to do anything for popularity and for grabbing eyeballs-they’ll even sensationalize or in some cases, ‘create’ news. Rann tells a story which does a wonderful expose on such news channels where anything can be done to get that ‘breaking news’ and where ethics and morals are thrown out of the window.
The story of the movie: Vijay Harshvardhan Malik (Amitabh Bachchan) runs a reputed news channel, India 24×7. He was proud that his channel never succumbed to the trappings of sensationalism and always followed journalistic ethics. But it was due to this reason that India 24×7 is bankrupt and is battling for survival. On the other hand, their rival news channel, Headlines 24 run by Amrish Kakkad (Mohnish Behl) is very high on popularity. Vijay’s son Jay (Sudeep) felt that his father should think more about profits than morals. Opposition leader Mohan Pandey (Paresh Rawal) desires to grab the Prime Minister’s post and decides to use the channel for his own advantage. He and Vijay’s son in law Navin (Rajat Kapoor) persuade Jay to help them. Realizing that helping Pandey would benefit India 24×7, Jay agrees. Vijay unknowingly also gives a nod. Purab (Ritesh Deshmukh), a big fan of Vijay and who has just joined More >
By Taran Adarsh, January 27, 2010 – 12:34 IST
Ramgopal Varma is itching to tell a new story in his movies. You may garland him for his efforts or loathe him if you feel letdown, but you need to hand it to him for picking up stories that defy stereotype.
This time, in RANN, the maverick film-maker does an expose on the games the heavyweights in the media play to further their interests. RGV goes into the newsrooms and also behind it and throws light on the politician-industrialist-media nexus. Also, it’s an insider’s account of how news channels that are greedy for ratings sensationalize stories to grab eyeballs.BY BOLLYWOOD HUNGAMA.COM
On surface, you don’t want to know what goes behind the scenes and how, at times, news are ‘created’ by vested interests. But RANN scratches the surface and opens a can of worms. RANN also mirrors the fact that just like there are good and bad people in every field, there’re some rotten ones in the media too who succumb to temptations and create news to climb the ladder of success.
RANN is a serious film and RGV knows what he’s talking this time. It wouldn’t be erroneous to state that you recall RGV’s SARKAR while watching RANN, even though the two films are as diverse as chalk and cheese. You recall SARKAR because RANN is an equally powerful film that shows a world we’ve only seen from the exterior.
RANN is for those who enjoy serious cinema. It’s more for the intelligentsia, for the thinking viewer. Definitely not for those who seek More >