Atrangi Re is an Indian Hindi-language musical romantic drama film directed by Aanand L. Rai. Produced by T-Series, Colour Yellow Productions and Cape of Good Films, this film premiered on Disney Hotstar in Hindi and Tamil.
The film takes off paying respects to Anand Rai’s archetypal template of falling in love for no reason along with Bollywood’s incessant enthralment for the South of India ( to Bollywood it begins and ends with Tamil Nadu impenitently). With the recipe already set, AR concocts a grotesque plot. Then on it is one lengthy calamity of commonsense, rationale and sensibility that the flaky characters manage to connive a love triangle out of. The humour is as flat as a band-aid and the complex emotions that arise out of this silly travesty look hilarious.
Akshay Kumar looks old and jaded especially in the company of Sara Khan who does her bit and yet falls short. Dhanush doesn’t sparkle in this loosely written role of his. The rest make up the numbers.
Pankaj Kumar’s cinematography is good and lively. ARR’s music is above average and adds to the mix. Hemal Kothari could have done away with a few during editing. Dialogues are average and direction is listless.
ATRINGE RE conspires and colludes to con the viewer..
ATRING RE – ACTING !