Ram gopalverma shows the cut throat world of the electronic media where the TRP is god. Rann is a movie that situates the face of electronic world, reflects the importance of TRP in television world. The movie mirrors the fact that just like there are good and bad people in every field, there are some rotten ones in the media too who succumb to temptations and create news to climb the ladder to success.
Rann is for those who enjoy serious cinema of course not for those who seek masala capers.
This time Ram Gopal Verma goes in to the news room and also behind it and throws light on the politician-industrialist-media nexus, also it is an insiders account of how news channels are greedy for rating sensationalize stories to grab eye ball.
Vijay Harshvardhan Malik (Amitabh Bachan) is the founder of a private news channel, India 24/7. A hardcore upholder of journalistic ethics, his channel is battling for survival. Jay (Sudeep) his son, looks at his father`s news channel purely as a business enterprise that must make profits to justify its existence. He hates that his competition (Mohnish Bahl) is doing better than him.
The story takes a turn when a corrupt politician, Mohan Pandey (Paresh Rawal) decided to use the channel to his advantage by using Vijay’s on-in-law (Rajat Kapoor) Pandey aspires to be the Prime Minister and indulges in a vicious campaign against his political opponent.
On the whole RANN is truly a well made film. The film should be patternised by viewers of serious and sensible cinema.
Executive Producer / Co-Producer
Ram Gopal Varma
Amitabh Bachchan…… Vijay Harshvardhan Malik
Ritesh Deshmukh…… Purab Shastri
Paresh Rawal…… Mohan Pandey
Mohnish Behl…… Amrish Kakkar
Suchitra Krishnamurthy…… Nalini Kashyap
Rajat Kapoor…… Naveen Shankalya
Gul Panag…… Nandita Sharma
Neetu Chandra…… Yasmin
Rajpal Yadav…… Anand Prakash Trivedi
Sudeep…… Jay Malik
Rahul Pendkalkar…… Tinu
Neena Kulkarni…… Lata Malik
Simone Singh…… Priya Malik Shankalya
Iklaq Khan…… Pandey’s Man
Alok Nath…… Digvijay Hooda