ATRANGI RE tells the story of a young woman who falls in love with two men. Rinku Suryavanshi (Sara Ali Khan) lives with her extended family in Siwan, Bihar. Rinku’s parents were murdered by her extended relatives when she was a child. Rinku is head over heels in love with a mystery man named Sajjad (Akshay Kumar), with whom she has eloped several times. Her maternal grandmother (Seema Biswas) is fed up with her after her latest botched elopement. She instructs her family to marry her to any man who is available, preferably from outside Bihar. Vishu (Dhanush) is spotted by her family in their town. He’s a medical student who’s attending a camp in Siwan. His marriage to Mandakini nicknamed Mandy (Dimple Hayati) is already set, and their engagement is just a few days away. Rinku’s family kidnaps him and forcibly marries him to Rinku. They arrange a train ticket for them to Delhi the next day. Vishu feels dazed on the train after yesterday night’s events. Rinku tells Vishu that she loves Sajjad and plans to leave with him once she arrives in Delhi. Vishu is relieved to learn that it is a forced marriage for her as well. He arrives in Delhi, where he will study. Rinku informs him that Sajjad has travelled to Africa to learn magic and will be back in ten days. Vishu needs to get to Madurai. As a result, he instructs Rinku to remain at his hostel until Sajjad returns. Alternatively, she can accompany him to Madurai for his engagement. Rinku joins him in Madurai for the engagement of Vishu and Mandy. Everything is OK until Mandy comes upon a video of Vishu and Rinku’s wedding. The rest of the movie is built around what happens next.
Himanshu Sharma’s tale is both unique and innovative. The screenplay, on the other hand, makes this faulty plot line watchable. The author has included some heartfelt and stunning scenes. As a result, it doesn’t bother you if things go a little too ‘atrangi’. As predicted, Himanshu Sharma’s lines are one of the highlights, as they are humorous and well-suited to the character’s characteristics.
The direction of Aanand L Rai is fantastic. Several scenes show how his storytelling has progressed. His greatest achievement is that he is able to keep the audience’s interest and deliver a believable execution of a plot like this. Any other director could have failed miserably, but Aanand succeeded admirably. He also makes a significant remark about mental health. The second hand, on the other hand, may have been a little sharper and more sensible.
ATRANGI RE is enhanced by several excellent performances. Sara Ali Khan tried her hand at another ‘atrangi’ role in LOVE AAJ KAL , but it didn’t work out. However, she is in excellent form here and demonstrates why she is one of today’s most promising actors. This was not an easy character to play, and as the film develops, one sees how rich and complex the character is. Sara, on the other hand, handles it with ease. Dhanush delivers an outstanding performance, as predicted. He’s given a number of outstanding performances throughout the years, but his performance in this film takes the cake. He’s outstanding during the dramatic monologue, his bathroom dance, and when he loses it in the train and auto rickshaw, to name a few examples. However, there are instances in which he does not speak, and it is astonishing how he conveys through his silences and gaze. In the supporting role, Akshay Kumar is charming. He’s outstanding during the dramatic monologue, his bathroom dance, and when he loses it in the train and auto rickshaw, to name a few examples. However, there are instances in which he does not speak, and it is astonishing how he conveys through his silences and gaze. In the supporting role, Akshay Kumar is charming. He adds a lot of star power to the mix. As the sidekick, Ashish Verma (Madhusudhan) is trustworthy. In their little roles, Seema Biswas and Dimple Hayathi do fine. Pankaj Jha (Rinku’s mama) and Gopal Dutt (Divorce lawyer) are both absent and wasting their time. One had hoped for more from them. Mannat Mishra (Baby Rinku) is adorable.
The music of A R Rahman is soulful and one of the film’s highlights. ‘Rait Zara Si’ is almost a film’s theme. ‘Chaka Chak’ is the most foot-tapping of the bunch. ‘Tere Rang’ and ‘Toofan Si Kudi’ are unexpected and well-shot films. ‘Tumhein Mohabbat Hai,’ ‘Garda,’ and ‘Little Little,’ on the other hand, are not as good. The background score by A R Rahman is fantastic, and it adds a pleasant touch to various passages. ATRANGI RE is based on a plot that is quite unusual. However, it handles an important topic, namely, mental health, which is handled delicately. In addition, the film’s acting, musical score, and numerous well-executed situations elevate it to watchable territory.