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Rangrezz (transl. Dyer) is a 2013 Indian action drama film directed by Priyadarshan starring Jackky Bhagnani, Priya Anand, Rajpal Yadav, Vijay Verma and Amitosh Nagpal in the lead roles. This is the first action film of Jackky Bhagnani. The film is also an official remake of the Tamil film Naadodigal directed by Samuthirakani, which has already been remade in Telugu as Shambo Shiva Shambo, in Malayalam as Ithu Nammude Katha, in Kannada as Hudugaru, and in Bengali as Run.[2] The film was titled by Shah Rukh Khan, who had registered it through his production company Red Chillies Entertainment.[3] The film being one of the most auspicious films of Jackky Bhagnani, was promoted extensively by the producers. The special merchandise of the film was also released by under the promotion Holi Ke Rang Rangrezz Ke Sang .[4] The film also features the super hit song Gangnam Style, sung by PSY.[5] The film has been produced by Vashu Bhagnani under his production banner Pooja Entertainment India Ltd. It was after a gap of fifteen years that Priyadarshan and Santosh Sivan have come together for this film; the last time before Rangrezz they had worked together in Kaalapani, starring Mohanlal in the lead role.[6]

Rangrezz Theatrical Released Poster
Rangrezz poster
Directed byPriyadarshan
Produced byVashu Bhagnani
Written byMushtaq Shiekh
Story bySamuthirakani
Music by
CinematographySantosh Sivan
Edited byT. S. Suresh
Release date
  • 21 March 2013 (2013-03-21)
Box office63.7 million (US$920,000)

The film released officially on 21 March 2013.[7] Upon its release, the film met positive reviews from critics, with most of the critics praising the performances of Jackky Bhagnani, Vijay Verma and Rajpal Yadav, along with praise for the film's cinematography.[8]



The story revolves around four friends, in which three of them helps the other friend in their run away marriage with a girl. Later the three friends face many consequences in this process.



The movie released on 21 March 2013, on the festive season of Holi.[9] The film was cleared with a U/A certificate from the CBFC after a total of 18 cuts.[10] The BBFC gave it a 12A rating for moderate violence and gore.[9]

Critical receptionEdit

On release Rangrezz got positive reviews from critics. Ankur Pathak from gave the film 3/5 stars, and said Rangrezz works despite being saddled with a rather cliched plot.[11] NDTV also similarly rated 3/5, calling it Priyadarshan's "best work in years".[12] Indiaglitz rated it 3.5/5 and stated "Salaam Youngistaan...dil se"[13] BollywoodMDB rated it 4/5 and called it a must watch movie.[8] Bollywood life rated it 3/5 and said "Priyadarshan's realistic take on friendship is commendable".[14] Bookmyshow also rated it 3/5, calling it "a moderately entertaining masala film skillfully based on traditional Indian values".[15] Filmfare rated it 3/5, thus responding positively.[16] Filmibeat rated the movie 3/5, thus being another positive score for the film.[17] Zee News also similarly rated the movie 3/5, along with a positive verdict.[18] Sify similarly rated it 3/5, along with the statement "Cupid's arrow has never struck a deadlier blow".[19] Daiji World rated the movie 3/5, also responding positively.[20]


Soundtrack album by
Released20 February 2013
GenreFeature film soundtrack
LabelSony Music
Sajid–Wajid chronology
Chashme Baddoor
Ishkq in Paris
Jackky Bhagnani with Deepak Bhanushali during shoot of Rangrezz

Three songs are composed by Sajid-Wajid. Tamil composer, Sundar C Babu (who composed for the original Tamil film) makes his debut in Hindi with two songs. rated the album 7/10 quoting "Another predictable album from Sajid-Wajid".[21]

All lyrics written by Sameer Anjaan..

Track list
1."Dil Ko Aaya Sukoon"Rahat Fateh Ali Khan & Hirali Brahmbhatt4:41
2."Govinda Aala Re"Wajid Ali4:36
3."Shiv Shambho" (composed by Sundar C Babu)Wajid Khan4:35
4."Yaaron Aisa Hai" (composed by Sundar C Babu)Salim Merchant4:58
Total length:23:23

Character map of remakesEdit

Tamil (2009)
Shambo Shiva Shambo
Telugu (2010)
Kannada (2011)
Ithu Nammude Katha
Malayalam (2011)
Bengali (2011)
Hindi (2013)
(Ravi Teja)
(Puneet Rajkumar)
(Asif Ali)
(Rahul Banerjee)
(Jackky Bhagnani)
(Allari Naresh)
(Vijay Verma)
(Vijay Vasanth)
(Siva Balaji)
(Srinagar Kitty)
(Amitosh Nagpal)
Karunakar's cousin
(Radhika Pandit)
(Priyanka Sarkar)
(Priya Anand)
(Nimisha Suresh)
(Pamela Mondal)
(Sakhi Gokhale)

Box officeEdit

Rangrezz, despite getting positive reviews, did not repeat the same success of Naadodigal. The film had an average opening and collected Rs.1 crore on the first day of its release, along with collecting Rs.4 crore in its opening weekend. The film collected a total of Rs. 6.37 crores in its lifetime run at the box office.[22]


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  2. ^ "Upcoming southern remakes in Bollywood". Times of India. Retrieved 8 February 2013.
  3. ^ "SRK gives away 'Rangrezz' title to Vashu Bhagnani". Bollywood Hungama. 19 December 2012. Retrieved 24 October 2016.
  4. ^ "Rangrezz Merchandise Launched". Box Office India. 25 March 2013. Retrieved 24 October 2016.
  5. ^ "Vashu Bhagnani buys Gangnam Style rights for son Jackky's film Rangrezz". India Today Online. 8 February 2013. Retrieved 24 October 2016.
  6. ^ Maniar, Parag (8 October 2012). "Santosh Sivan and Priyadarshan together nearly after two decades". Times of India. TNN. Retrieved 24 October 2016.
  7. ^ Filmfare Editorial (30 January 2013). "First look: Rangrezz". Filmfare. Retrieved 24 October 2016.
  8. ^ a b "Rangrezz Review". BollywoodMDB. 22 March 2013. Retrieved 24 October 2016.
  9. ^ a b "Rangrezz (2013)". BBFC. Retrieved 24 October 2016.
  10. ^ "Movie Search Results: Rangrezz". CBFC. Retrieved 24 October 2016.
  11. ^ Pathak, Ankur (22 March 2013). "Review: Rangrezz is a powerful social drama". Retrieved 24 October 2016.     
  12. ^ "Movie Review: Rangrezz". NDTV Movies. Indo-Asian News Service. 21 March 2013. Retrieved 24 October 2016.
  13. ^ Varma, Vishal (22 March 2013). "Rangrezz Movie Review – Salam Youngistaan... Dil Se". IndiaGlitz. Retrieved 24 October 2016.
  14. ^ Payak, Latika (22 March 2013). "Rangrezz movie review: Priyadarshan's realistic take on friendship is commendable". BollywoodLife. Retrieved 24 October 2016.
  15. ^ "Rangrezz: Movie Review". book my show. Bigtree Entertainment. 22 March 2013. Retrieved 24 October 2016.
  16. ^ Gupta, Rachit (24 March 2013). "Movie Review: Rangrezz". Filmfare. Retrieved 24 October 2016.
  17. ^ "Rangrezz: Critics Review". Filmibeat. Retrieved 24 October 2016.
  18. ^ Subhash K.Jha/IANS (22 March 2013). "`Rangrezz` review: Film questions overrated emotion- love". Zeenews. Retrieved 24 October 2016.
  19. ^ "Rangrezz review: Cupid's arrow has never struck a deadlier blow". Sify Movies. Retrieved 24 October 2016.
  20. ^ "Movie Review: 'Rangrezz'". Daiji World. 22 March 2013. Retrieved 24 October 2016.
  21. ^ Srikrishna (13 March 2013). "Rangrezz". Musicperk. Retrieved 24 March 2013.
  22. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 4 October 2013. Retrieved 18 September 2013.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)

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