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Ranga Ranga Vaibhavanga

By Barbara Shulgasser-Parker, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 14+

Romantic family drama has violence, language.

Movie NR 2022 139 minutes
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Ranga Ranga Vaibhavanga is an overlong, tedious, and ridiculous tale. It's filled with shockingly vicious unprovoked violence and stupefyingly irrelevant scenes that add up to a punishing 139 minutes of your life that you'll never get back. Every sweet and decent instinct portrayed here is wiped out by violence and meandering incompetence of the director-writer. The violence is serious. A 14-year-old Rishi beats a boy severely, banging his head loudly on a desk multiple times. Arjun, a man in his 30s, learns his sister is in love with Banu, the boy next door, and runs over in a rage to beat the guy with a large piece of wood. "How dare you love my sister without my knowledge?" he cries. Rishi learns his brother has been beaten and runs over to pummel Arjun.

The movie treats this brutality as garden variety boys-will-be-boys behavior, as ordinary and acceptable as breaking spontaneously into song and dance. Perhaps an Indian audience accepts that people beat each other savagely to express displeasure. American superhero films certainly showcase such violence in the name of vanquishing supervillains, but not in the everyday, casual manner of this film. Non-Indian audiences may also struggle with multiple references to Indian culture and politics. And the comedy is singularly unfunny. A medical student upends a cadaver in anatomy class. Where's the joke? As a prank, someone sends a group text that a friend has fallen downstairs. How is that clever or funny? Lots of stilted and incomprehensible dialogue leaves us wishing the movie would end quickly and put the audience out of its misery.

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