Rang Rasiya (2014)

Hindi Drama
68 %
Total Reviews: 34
Sahi: 23 Nahi: 11

Review Summary: This might be Ketan Mehta's best yet! Incredibly shot, well acted!

Average Critic Rating: (3.05)
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Est. Budget: 12.2 CR
Est. Box Office Collection: 5.1 CR

Plot: Rang Rasiya is an Indian drama film based on the life of the 19th-century Indian painter Raja Ravi Varma. The film is directed Ketan Mehta, produced by Deepa Sahi and Aanand Mahendroo. It stars Randeep Hooda, Nandana Sen and a newcomer Feryna Wazheir in the lead roles.... Read more

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A film about art, made with very little artistry
Bharadwaj Rangan
This is one Ketan’s most effortless, most nuanced and most impactful works and definitely one of recent times’ most powerful and moving films, I had the good fortune of watching.
Koi Moi
Rang Rasiya is not a consistent film, but one that tells a story of a pioneering artist and visionary, a story decidedly worth telling
REDIFF
When we flashback, it's in a courtroom in the nineteenth century, where the artist (Randeep Hooda) is being tried in an obscenity case filed by fundamentalists
Sify
Colourful and sensual biopic with one too many flaws
Filmfare
Wish there was more subtlety of desire and less in-your-face lust and sex
Celebrating Cinematic Boldness
Movie Zadda
Thumbs Down: We would have loved to see more of Raja Ravi Verma
Chirtamala
Largely, Ketan Mehta has succeeded in delivering a powerful film via Rang Rasiya, without being overly preachy
Sulekha
Rang Rasiya is on a league of its own, meaningful and relevant a century after the man has gone.
Now Running
Making biopics has become a trend in Bollywood in recent times and ‘Rang Rasiya’ is another biopic but this time it is based on the life of 19th century painter Raja Ravi Verma
Bollywood 3
Rang Rasiya's timely delay with gratuitous sex
India Today
The Randeep Hooda-starrer is much more than a period film
Bollywood.Com
He’s known as the father of calendar art. Raja Ravi Varma, played with arresting arrogance by Randeep Hooda in Ketan Mehta’s exceptional biopic, brought the gods out of the temples and made them accessible to the masses.
Bollywood Life
Vitally, Rang Rasiya emphasizes Raja Ravi Varma's commitment to the freedom of ideas which creates philosophy, science and liberated love, ephemeral, yet lasting - like the pages of his calendars.
Times of India
Ketan Mehta has amalgamated the essence of love quite aesthetically
Hindustan Times
The fact that it has been in the cans for over six years, ready for release, and also the fact that people are still intolerant towards works of art and the creative field in general is what makes the film stand out
Glam Sham
Rang Rasiya is on a league of its own, meaningful and relevant a century after the man has gone
Now Running
Ketan Mehta creatively re-imagines Raja Ravi Varma as a dandy and a poster boy for artistic freedom.
Scroll.In
It is a colorful portrait of love, passion and the dreams of an artist
BookMyShow
Ketan Mehta's Rang Rasiya-a period biopic of arguably India's most influential painter Raja Ravi Varma-will be remembered not for its subversive images and tacky craft, but for its counterintuitive storytelling
Mumbai Mirror
n Mehta’s passion ‘Rang Rasiya’ is able to show its true colours on the marquee and beyond any iota of doubt it’s a fascinating, appealing, compelling, inspirational, effective, bold and of course beautiful move beyond the brush and b-town mush.The dramatized version of Ranjit Desai’s novel ‘Raja Ravi Varma’ - the renowned 19th century painter who gave gods their face, ‘Rang Rasiya’ is a well craf
India Glitz
Nudity is fine but weak script, choppy editing make film messy
First Post
Bold, but not very beautiful
Deccan Chronicle
RANG RASIYA is for the artistic and creative people who believe in freedom of expression but it surely won't woo the janta who are looking for enterta...
Bollywood Hungama
Rang Rasiya an important story that needed to be told
India Today
A colorful cinematic voyage
Chitramala
It is based on Ranjit Desai’s novel, Raja Ravi Varma, on the noted painter who gave faces to the various Gods and Goddesses of the Hindus.
Komals Reviews
Not that colorful!
Bharat Student
ASSOCIATE PRODUCER: Mehool Parekh
Chirtamala
फिल्म की कहानी एक पेंटर रवि वर्मा (रणदीप हुड्डा) के इर्द-गिर्द घूमती है जो हिंदू देवी-देवताओं की तस्वीरें बनाकर विवादों में घिर जाता है। रवि वर्मा की शादी होती है, लेकिन कुछ ही समय बाद टूट जाती है। इसी दौरान रवि की मुलाकात सुंगधा (नंदना सेन) से...
Bhaskar
‘Beauty captures your attention, personality captures your heart’. Finally Ketan Mehta’s passion ‘Rang Rasiya’ is able to show its true colours on the marquee and beyond any iota of doubt it’s a fascinating, appealing, compelling, inspirational, effective, bold and of course beautiful move beyond the brush and btown mush.
India Glitz
Standing tall at the centre of Mehra’s magnificent treatise of the artiste and the morality of the times is Randeep Hooda