By Aryeman Raj
What’s it about?
Ranbanka is a story of a common man Rahul played by Manish Paul whose work demands his family to move to Mathura. His family includes himself, wife played by Pooja Thakur and son. This decision changes their life completely. A local gangster and younger brother of a MLA, Raghav Singh played by well-known Ravi Kishan falls in love with the protagonist’s wife and wishes to marry her.
How a common man is forced to adopt violence in order to protect his family when the system is not ready to support him in anyway.
Ravi Kishen does a fantastic job and manages to hold the film on his shoulders. He is ruthless, violent and is apt for the role. However, he could have added some variances to his usual acting skills to shine out in this author-backed role.
Manish Paul – He doesn’t deserve any mention about his work coz he has been unprofessional in his commitments. He hasn’t promoted the film which could have gained some mileage.
Pooja Thakur – Scene stealer for sure. Raw talent with ethnic beauty, Pooja has done fantastic in the emotional scenes.
Avinash Dwivedi as Kantu definitely stands out as the right hand of Raghav Singh. He has the animalistic appeal which will go a long way.
Shakir Ali could have taken the film at a higher level. Somehow the screenplay is jerky in the initial stages of the film.
First time director Aryeman manages to hold the audience attention throughout the film. Hats off to him for getting some brilliant performances from Pooja Thakur and Ravi Kishen. He has made an optimum use of the brilliant locations. The directorial touches are visible and overall the film has all the masala of a commercial film.
With 6 films releasing this week, Ranbanka would get its share of audience only on word-of-mouth. It will do good business in the rural centers which have a Ravi Kishen fan following.
Cast and credits
Manish Paul- Rahul Sharma
Ravi Kishen- Raghav Singh
Pooja Thakur- Priya Sharma
Rudra Kaushish- MLA Prakash Singh
Avya Agarwal- Ayush Sharma
Avinash Dwivedi- Kantu
Prakash Soni- Mama ji
Krishna Rana- Bhoola
Directed By: Aryeman
Music Rights: Zee Music.
Action Director : Parvez Fazal Khan
Lyrics By : Tanveer Ghazi (Kanha Re Kanha & HoliDiwani)
Salim Ashfee (Mar Jana Mainu Mar Jana)
Arafat Mehmood (Garam masala)
Story, Screenplay & Dialoques By : Shakir Ali
Music Director – Sahil Rayyan
Background Score By : Sahil Rayyan
Produced By : Ajay Yadav, Dashrath Singh Rathore, Suman Shukla