3 out of 5 (Good)
WOW! Where do these girls come from? Another pretty heroine who is going to stay in the filmdom is Kamna Jethmalani. She is absolutely gorgeous with a moonlike face, perfect figure. And she doesn't come from nowhere. She is the grand daughter of the
Kishore Mon, 14 Nov 2005
WOW! Where do these girls come from? Another pretty heroine who is going to stay in the filmdom is Kamna Jethmalani. She is absolutely gorgeous with a moonlike face, perfect figure. And she doesn't come from nowhere. She is the grand daughter of the great legal luminary and former union law minister, Mr Ram Jethmalani. We have seen her in Premikulu in which she did a good job. She is cast in Idhaya Thirudan, a latest Tamil film with Jayaram Ravi as the hero, under the banner of the prestigious Kavithalaya movies of K. Balchander. That is the proof of her acting abilities. Ranam reinforces that.
Gopi Chand is an intense actor and delivers effectively without being hysterical in Ranam. Kamna's beauty, glamour and reasonably good acting compliments Gopi Chand's understated action perfectly. Biju Menon is average as a villain who doesn't look much menacing. Rather, from the beginning his character fails to intimidate Gopi Chand's character and gets mocked every time the two meet.
There is not much of a plot in the movie. The same repeated stuff the hero loves the sister of the villain who is a gang lord. The villain objects to that and threatens the hero with dire consequences. That leads to clashes between a single man and many men. In the end the single man wins.
The laughter evoked regularly by Ali, Venu Madhav and occasionally by Chandra Mohan as well as the rest of the cast; intense acting by Gopi Chand and the pretty face of Kamna makes Ranam a movie worth watching. For a change the villain, Biju Menon, in this movie doesn't sit on the sofa perpetually plotting and swearing but helps his daughter in her homework. There is plenty of laughter in the movie to make you forget about your worries as well as the lack of a solid plot in the movie. Especially Ali's hilarious experiences with love and a song basing on that keeps the audience in splits.
On the whole Ranam is an entertaining movie, worth watching once.
3 out of 5 (Good)