Ranna is finally in theatres and here is our take on it. Technically it is one of the best executed films in Kannada. It is lavishly mounted and has a big star cast which makes it look richer. On the narrative front it is Sudeep all the way. He holds the fort and in the climax gives it an uplifting performance. Overall the film is a treat for fans though the second half is lengthy and would have been better trimmed.
Ranna is the remake of the Telugu film Attarintiki Daryedi and more or less follows the same script. Only a few minor changes have been made. A super rich man is pining for his daughter who left him 25 years ago. He wants her back in the family. The impossible task can be done only by his grandson Bhargava. How Bhargava manages to unite the family members is the simple story. Rather than fight villains this task requires a good heart and values. In the first half Bhargava enters his aunt's house as a car driver. But his aunt finds out his identity. Bhargava has to find a new way. The story takes many twists from there before a happy ending.
It is Sudeep's superlative performance especially in the climax that is the real highlight of Ranna. Devaraj gives an uncharacteristic subdued performance. Madhoo in her comeback is a glamorous mother in law! Prakash Rai adds value. The visuals in the film are worth a second look. Cinematography and editing is outstanding. Harikrishna has given only two hits. Both Haripriya and Rachita Ram get prominence. This is a film to watch with the family.
Chitraloka Rating - 3.5/5