Orange review: Less love, more arguments!

Orange review: Less love, more arguments!

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Critic's Rating: 3/5

Saturday 27 November 2010

Movie Title

Orange review: Less love, more arguments!



Star Cast

Ram Charan, Genelia, Shajan Padamsee, Prabhu, Pavitra Lokesh, Brahmanandam, Manjula, Sanjay Swaroop, Pooja, Gayatri, Madhurima, Nagababu, Vennela Kishore, and others

'Love is forever' - that is an absurd thought, believes Ram (Ram Charan), a graffiti artist in Sydney. So he falls in love and out of it quite frequently.

Then there is Jaanu (Genelia), who believes in love and is on the quest for the 'right guy' with whom she can spend the rest of her life.

Ram meets Jaanu, and persuades her to fall in love with him. She falls for his charms but soon learns that he can't love her forever.

Does love fade with the time or it is eternal? This forms the crux of the story.

Images: 'Orange based on real life incidents' | Charan: The new style icon

Director Bhaskar has a peculiar way of writing a film. He tends to project an argument about enriching the relationship through his films.

He did so beautifully in his maiden film, Bommarillu. It became repetitive in his second film, Parugu.

In his third movie, Orange, it turns out to be a futile exercise.

Both the lead hero and the heroine constantly argue about whether 'love is eternal' or whether 'it will it fade with time'. They never 'romance' or 'love each other' in the film; instead they constantly quarrel over such silly arguments.

A few minutes into the film, we get the feeling that we came to a seminar on the subject than to a cinema hall to watch a supposedly romantic drama.

The film starts off with the most idiotic scene and goes on with no aim till the interval. In the second half, one gets interested in the proceedings, but again it gets tiresome towards the climax.

Bright visuals, beautiful locations (Sydney, Mumbai and Malaysia), fantastic music by Haaris Jayaraj and Ram Charan's style are the positives about the movie. The rest f the movie is clich?d.

Only two segments in the film are impressive - the romance between Ram Charan and the newcomer Shazahn Padamsee in Mumbai. And the truth and dare sequence in the second half of the movie.

There is no chemistry between Ram Charan and Genelia. In fact, there are no 'truly romantic' scenes between them. Blame it on the director's hollow script.

Ram Charan looks suave with trendy costumes, a big departure from his first two movies. He has transformed into a fashionable guy thanks to costume designer Sabina Khan.

Newcomer Shazahn Padamsee makes a mark with her stunning looks and innocent face. She also shares a great chemistry with Ram Charan. She is the bright aspect about the film and will surely win more chances in Tollywood.

Images: Ram Charan, Genelia in Orange | Ram Charan's Orange

Madhurima, Pooja (of Nenu Devudni fame) and Gayatri appear in cameo roles.

There is a host of other actors - Prakash Raj, Prabhu, Manjula, Sanjay Swaroop - but none of them have good characters to make an impression. Brahmanandam`s so-called comedy hardly evokes laughter.

The script and scenes written by the director are so silly that all the characters in the movie behave as if they don't do anything in life but bicker.

Ram Charan tells his story to a police officer (Prakash Raj) in Sydney and the police officer forgets his duty and listens to this guy's love story for half a day. Looks like cops in Australia don't have much work!

Cinematographers Kiran and Rajashekar have provided bright visuals. Matching locations of Malaysia with Australia are good.

Music by Haaris Jayaraj is quite impressive. Ruba Ruba song is the best of the lot. On screen, the songs look the same as all of them are rendered through a male voice and Ram Charan constantly imitates the Ghajini steps.

None of the dialogues are impressive. Editor Marthand should have downsized the length of the movie. It is clear that producer Naga Babu has thrown in a lot of money, but most of it is unnecessary.

In Trivikram films, you find every character in the movie mouthing 'punch' dialogues. And in Bhaskar's films, everyone speak about 'jeevita satyalu' (truth about life). Such things become pointless when you don't have substance to hold them. That is where the director Bhaskar has failed in the movie.

There is a phrase in Hindi, "Dialogue baazi band karo". We tend to feel the same when we watch the movie.

Orange maybe the symbol of love but we hardly find any love in the movie. Less love, more arguments - that's about it. The young audience may like certain scenes and, of course, the music but the movie on the whole doesn't appeal. Content wise, it is a big letdown.

Rating: 2.75 out of 5

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