I saw Ram Gopal Verma’s latest Bollywood flick last night.
It’s called Rann which means ‘strategy’ as taken from the Hindi word ‘Ranneeti’– i.e strategic battle planning.
I normally comment on the films I see on Flixster, but they do not seem to have a page on Rann, so I thought, I’d might as well blog about it, as I haven’t blogged as much as I’ve been trying to market my blog. 🙂
Anyways, authentic, true, journalism is all about providing impartial, balanced, neutral and unbiased coverage of local, national and international events across politics, business, crime, health, science and technology, education, sport and human interest.
Real journalism covers local, national and international events across all the aforementioned topical subjects, but in terms of impartiality, balance and bias, the buck stops there.
This is what Rann is all about, zoning into specifically the corruption, the double-dealings, the two-timings, the cheating, the hypocrisy, the murdering of everything that’s good about television journalism and 24 hr rolling news channels.
It’s not eye-opening, as we Indians much aware of how corrupt processes pervade every industry across the sub-continent, but the film does ram the message into the ribs of the head honchos, the powers that be, that they should wake up, buck up or gerrroutt of the Indian media scene!
Amitabh Bachchan delivered his role as the ethical, principled TV news editor, with the calm, understated authority that the role requires. Riteish Deshmukh was commendable in his role as the serious, investigative journalist, who communicated through his facial expressions more as he had little dialogue. Paresh Rawal makes for a scary villain, which always chills my spine when he goes negative and Rajpal Yadav (pictured below) provides the much-needed light moments with his hilarious impressions of the entertainment ‘journalists’!
Inspired? Go and watch it, if you haven’t already. Uninspired? Ahh, you must be ever-cynical! 🙂