Vikrant Rona movie review: An emotionally packed action adventure
What: Vikrant Rona - Kichcha Sudeep fantasy period drama is a an emotionally packed action adventure that’s rooted in Indian tradition and mythology in telling a story of good v/s evil.
Vikrant Rona movie synopsis
A fictional period drama said to be set in Komarattu –an ancient village in Karnataka under the threat of an evil force – a demon by the name Bhramarakashya.
Komarattu is a picturesque village marred by the mysterious killing of a cop. This brings inspector Vikrant Rona (Sudeep) to the village to investigate and during the process, a shocking truth about the murders of sixteen small kids comes out. The killings, the terror of Bhramarakashya and inspector Vikrant Rona – how are they connected. What is the story behind Bhramarakashya?. Who is the killer?
The point in Vikrant Rona is clear by writer director Anup Bhandari – to give an entertaining rooted Indian fantasy based action drama.
Imagine an Indiana Jones a unique mix of Chulbul from Salman Khan’s Dabangg and Singham from his own 2011 Kannada version Kempe Gowda in a picaresque fictional Indian village in Karnataka in his quest. In the quest the hunt for a treasure or a secret – is replaced by the hunt for a mysterious killer blended with the element of Indian mythology and inspirations from Phantom the famous character from Indrajaal comics.
Seems quite a platter and may be a bit over served but certainly not over cooked, as per the taste of simple no fuss entertainment hungry souls but taking its own sweet time.
The issue of castesim does get a mention but that is subtle.
Castesim – reminded the recent apology in the name of mass masala entertainer by YRF called Shamshera and the brilliance in Dhanush starrer Asuran (2019) and Karnan (2021).
The above mention just to highlight the connection that gets established instead of any comparisons.
Though taking unnecessary time and restoring to unwanted marketing tactics like an item number in a movie which begins with a group of kids playing a game of storytelling, Vikrant Rona scores in its visualization, emotions, action, production values and ode to Indian tradition and the BGM. The last half an hour is outstanding when important dots are covered and Bhramarakshya (the evil) is in full force.
This is the review of the Hindi version and the accent travels from Maharashtra to Utttar Pradesh to Bihar at times.
The establishment by Anup Bhandari is good and as said earlier the procedure is quite wayward in the beginning and the movie seems to be moving nowhere for a while.
VFX is good and the 3D effect is pleasing.
Kichcha Sudeep makes his fans and the audience in general with his swag and action charms. Sudeep is superb and in the climax he is outstandingly powerful.
Jacqueline Fernandez is for that Rakamma song and she does what she is supposed to do.
Nirup Bhandari as Sanju aka Sanjeev Gambhira is fantastic.
Neetha Ashok as Panna aka Aparna Ballal leaves an impression.
Ravishankar Gowda as Vishwanath Ballal is quite good.
Good support comes from Madhusudan Rao, Vasuki Vaibhav, Siddu Moolimani and Ramm Bogadi.
Vikrant Rona is a decent rooted Indian action adventure packed with emotion.