Kangana Ranaut (Alka Singh aka Revolver Rani), Vir Das (Rohan Kapoor), Piyush
Mishra (Balli), Zakir Hussain (Udaybhan Tomar), Pankaj Saraswat (Govind Tomar),
Mishika Singh (Newsreader Payal), Kumud Mishra (Tomar), Preeti Sood (Gutki),
Salim Javed (Puneet), Jamy Jafery (Mithilesh Singh), Zafar Khan (Bheem Singh),
Rahul Gandhi (Jay), Abhijeet Shetty (viru), Pathy (CEO of OZO), Deana Uppal
(Nisha), Nikunj Malik (Zahira), Sanjay Singh (Home Minister)
Political Drama, Dark Comedy
Sai Kabir Shrivastava
Raju Chadha, Crouching Tiger Motion Pictures, Nitin Tej AHuja,
Wave Cinemas Ponty Chaddha, Moving Pictures, Tigmanshu Dhulia
2 hours 13 minutes
and unusual love story set up in the backdrop of politics. The female
protagonist of the movie is Alka Singh Aka Revolver Rani (essayed by Kangana
Ranaut), who is part of the hostile territory of Chambal, the land of rebels,
dacoits, politicians, bullets and blood. Only fragile alliances and deadly
enemies are there and Alka often is the target. For Alka, there are no friends,
she can’t trust anyone. This movie is about Alka, the eponymous heroine in the
film, aggressive, though at times emotionally vulnerable, her bold political stint
and even trying to win love with power. Various issues viz. the political games
/ manipulations / rivalries, the battle for power, corrupt politicians who use
people’s money to build their palatial houses etc. are also highlighted.
(Zakir Hussain) in Gwalior. Her sole agenda now is to expose Udaybhan in front
of the public and emerge victorious. And on the other side, Udaybhan and his
people just want to finish her off. To break Alka, Tomar gang kidnaps her
romantic interest Rohan Kapoor (Vir Das), a wannabe Bollywood actor, Alka like
a true Revolver Rani saves Rohan amidst gunshots. She also succeeds in her
attempt to expose Udaybhan to the world, but then her priorities in lives
the movie. She is in need of love in her life. She flashes her metallic
bustiers imported from Venice, wears outlandish Turkish pants, jackets, dark
glasses, frizzy hairdo. Tanned complexion is given to her. Rohan calls her Coco
and his logic for this is that she is hard from outside, but soft inside. And
Rani calls him back Chamcham (no logics).
uncle and principal advisor plays a pivotal role in her life. Balli Mama takes
major decisions on her behalf.
takes a dig at the manipulations, exaggerations, misinterpretation of the facts
which have become a part of journalism currently. Her news-piece Sagat Samachar
highlights the trivial things also as breaking news. At times, her script has
film lyrics as well.
Does their love blossom ? What role Balli Mama play in her life ? What happens
to the animosity between Tomar Gang and Revolver Rani ? Who emerges winner (or
rather strong)? How does the political scenario shape up? Who takes whose
sides? Does Alka’s people remain faithful to her during her tough times? Do
Tomar gang pay for their political corruptions / manipulations? The movie definitely answers these questions.
/ Story / Screenplay:
been able to give a dark comedy to Bollywood. He has broken the mould with a fierce
Revolver Rani who is at par with any male gun- toting political counterpart.
and their Performance:
Alka has definitely given an excellent performance. This role is a complete turnaround
to her role in Queen.
much dialogues in the movie. He just has to react or surrender to the
situations helplessly. As per the script, he is successful in projecting his
Udaybhan Tomar have given noteworthy performances.
Lyrics are by Shaheen Iqbal and Puneet Sharma. Music is just average. Asha
Bhosle has given voice to ‘Kaafi Nahi Chand’, Usha Uthup has sung the title
song ‘Revolver Rani’.
to watch out for
preference, but if without getting biased, if I say, then Kangana Ranaut’s
moves are noteworthy.
may not enjoy the gun shots and the political gameplay.
Rani’ though breaks the mould of ‘Rani’ (Queen) but this remains dark like its
genre, a dark comedy…