Rangeela Raja Movie Review: Govinda Returns In Full Form In It

Rangeela Raja

Starring Govinda  & Govinda, Shakti Kapoor, Govind Namdeo

Director’s name  not given

Rating: **(2 stars)

 It  is  karma hooting  dharma, albeit  with  a  cruel whoop of taunting  joy, that the once-flourishing  flamboyant and  quite  simply fantastic Govinda returns  to  form in a  double role, one of which  requires him to  play the  decadent debauch to the hilt.

In one devastating sequence of sexual violation, one of the many starlets who walk through the film in skimpy  blouses and  little else, is raped  by the villainous Govinda  and then offered anti-pregnancy pills.Just to be safe.

And  no sorry,  no thank  you.

Which  is  really thoughtful  of him, From now on,if a shady man is caught with those  pills  in his  pocket you know what he  has on his mind.

The villainous  Govinda as  Rangeela Raja  sows  wild oats at a rapid rate. He hits on any woman below 30,  invites them  to  sit on his lap and massage  his  back,watches  porn on the  laptop while pretending to his wife to   be enjoying  dharmic music, in brief(and out of it) does anything that the MeToo movement would consider  a  sex crime.

The  younger Govinda Ajay is  up to his neck with Bade Bhaiyya’s lascivious  antics. To teach him a lesson,  Ajay pretends to marry the rape survivor whose violation  generates  no  regret  in the leery Vijay.These fugitive  tycoons, I tell  you.

Govinda plays the randy tycoon with  huge relish,thrusting his pelvis suggestively  into the camera, treating his  demure god-fearing wife with supreme disdain. This man is  meant  to be  despicable  and  Govinda  makes no bones  about it.  It takes a fearless actor  to play a filthy, rich debauch  with such unapologetic  pleasure.The wacky laughter  which goes , ‘Hah Hah hah’ like Utpal dutt on  speed, makes Govinda’s evil designs  seem perversely pauranic.This a Ravan in  Elton John’s clothes.

 The twin comes across as  puny and wimpish in comparison. He is a foreign-returned yoga guru being pursued by  a starlet in  clothes stolen  from Zeenat Aman in  Satyam Shivum Sunderam while  she was  bathing under that  waterfall.

In one sequence  godman Govinda raises  his holy  stick towards  the lady and warns her of  the consequences of his dandagetting out of hand. The CBFC of course knows  there  is  no double entendre  in  the danda.

Uncontrollable  urges command  the  extravagant excesses  of Rangeela Raja,a bawdy  burlesque  of  a comedy where  the  relentless focus is  on the two  Govindas, both fun to watch in an earthy  desi daru kind of  spirit. The  rest  of the cast  makes no attempt to keep up with  Govinda’s comic  timing and his  sense of fun as he negotiates situations and dialogues which  would make  any other actor look  like  a sleazeball.

 There are three or four  debutante  heroines to accompany Govinda in his  raunchy romp through the   risqué route  inRangeela Raja. Let’s just say, none  of  these ladies are ever likely to be seen again. But Govinda….ah,  Govinda! He proves that in the journey from Raja Babu to Rangeela Raja, the flesh may  have grown  flabby,  but  spirit remains in high mast.

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