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Movie Name: Rann (“Runn” that means fight in Hindi)
Director: Ram gopal Varma
Star Cast: Amitabh Bachchan, Paresh Rawal, Riteish Deshmukh, Mohnish Behl, Manisha Koirala, Rajat Kapoor, Sudeep, Gul Panag, Raima Sen, Rajpal Yadav.
Music: Himesh Reshammiya
Release Date: 2009
Now here’s what I call a multi starrer - Ram Gopal Verma has roped in a whole barrage of Bollywood stars for his new movie, titled ‘Rann’. Not much has been revealed about ‘Rann’, but the film with its THIRTEEN big Bollywood stars hovers over news reporting and its sharp claws. Looks like RGV took the cue after being ravaged by critics for ‘Aag’, ‘Darling’ and ‘Phoonk’. After Madhur Bhandarkar’s ‘Page 3′ and the more recent ‘Fashion’, RGV’s film will be the next big expose film. Check back on India.com for more on ‘Rann’ and RGV’s route towards silver screening it.
Now that you all know RGV is getting busier with his next big release Rann – A News Story…what’s new huh? We’ll tell you. Remember RGV saying that Rann will be a high voltage drama and then the speculation about the starcast in the biggie? So if Aamir Khan decided to unveil the first look of his film Ghajini on Diwali day, RGV has decided to unveil the principal starcast of Rann after the D-day, and as usual, Bollywood Hungama brings you the exclusive list of the who’s who of Bollywood featuring in Rann and their character sketches.
Amitabh Bachchan as a Harshvardhan Malik: The founder of the first ever private news channel in the country INDIA 24/7, the Harvard-educated Harshvardhan Malik is India’s most respected media personality. He is a hardcore upholder of journalistic ethics. No wonder his Channel is battling for survival!
Sudeep as a Jay Malik: A go-getter and highly aggressive and ambitious son of Harshvardhan Malik, Jay looks at his feather’s news channel purely as a business enterprise that must make profits to justify its existence. He hates that his competition is doing better than him.
Riteish Deshmukh as a Purab Shastri: Armed with a degree in journalism, Purab Shastri truly believes that the media should be the check point for the people of a country, and therefore, it should report news, instead of manufacturing news. Purab’s thinking sets him apart from most youngsters of this country. While everyone is chasing their individual dreams, Purab aggressively wants to work towards a better India. Needless to say, a clash between Purab and the powers-that-be looks inevitable. It is dangerous to be right when the government is wrong!
Paresh Rawal as a Mohan Pandey: It is every politician’s dream to become the Prime Minister of his country. To that extent, the leader of the opposition Mohan Pandey is no different from his contemporaries. The only difference being – if the need arises, Pandey can and will kill to get the coveted chair.
Mohnish Behl as a Amrish Kakkar: Amrish Kakkar was the first to have the vision and the foresight to realize that even the business of delivering news can be made entertainning. Amrish therefore can be safely held singularly responsible for taking the television news industry to the dogs, or to the heights, depending on how you see it. His channel is no less than a shady brothel, the content that is news is no less than a cheap hooker, and Amrish Kakkar – the most powerful pimp around.
Manisha Koirala as a Nalini Kashyap: Nalini Kashyap is the programming head of Harshvardhan Malik’s news channel, INDIA 24/7. Having been in the industry for long enough, she has developed a practical view of how things operate here. And this comes in direct conflict with what her boss, Harshvardhan Malik, thinks. Juggling the cut-throat world outside with the idealistic universe of her boss, Nalini Kashyap has her job cut out.
Rajat Kapoor as a Naveen Shankalya: Naveen Shankalya, apart from being the son-in-law of Harshvardhan Malik, is also one of the topmost industrialists of the country. Despite this, he is the most insecure man on earth, and won’t rest till he becomes the number one industrialist in the country. His best buddy Mohan Pandey becoming the Prime Minister of India will surely help his cause.
Gul Panag as a Nandita Sharma: The assistant of an ad filmmaker, Nandita Sharma someday hopes to bag an independent feature film. She is in a live-in relationship with her boyfriend Purab. Nandita is smart, educated, and intelligent. She is also highly indifferent to what’s happening in the country, and first thinks about herself and her man, before anything or anybody else. On both counts, she represents the youth of India.
Raima Sen as a Yasmin Hussain: An ex-model, and fiancée of Jay Malik, Yasmin watches TV, reads gossip columns, and for most part, takes everything that is dished out to her, AT FACE VALUE. She does not understand the intricacies of power games, and hidden motivations behind actions of people. The resources at her disposal to know what is true and what is not, are limited. She is not innocent, and she is not clever either. Yasmin therefore epitomizes the ‘common man’.
Rajpal Yadav as a Anand Prakash Trivedi: A creative editor, Anand Prakash Trivedi has a knack for sensationalizing even in the driest story and making it sound like the story of the decade with super catchy headlines. More than any filmmaker, he makes far better movies. Only, he calls them NEWS.