Ranchi Diaries movie review: This Anupam Kher and Jimmy Shergill starrer leaves you trying to define pointlessness

Ranchi Diaries movie review: Sattwik Mohanty's directorial comes off as a random assemblage of scenes-- in forests (that’s where the ‘Naxals’ live), a large mansion (that’s where the bad guy stays), police chowkis, and a crumbling building which is meant to house a bank.

Rating: 1 out of 5
Written by Shubhra Gupta | New Delhi | Updated: October 13, 2017 1:10 pm
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Ranchi Diaries movie cast: Himansh Kohli, Taaha Shah, Soundarya Sharma, Jimmy Shergill, Satish Kaushik, Anupam Kher, Pitobash Tripathy
Ranchi Diaries movie director: Sattwik Mohanty
Ranchi Diaries movie rating: 1 star

What can you say about a film which starts and ends this badly? Ranchi Diaries leaves you trying to define pointlessness.

We know the film is set in Ranchi not just because of its name, but because every single character from veteran Anupam Kher to Satish Kaushik to Jimmy Shergill to a bunch of younger actors is made to speak in the supposed local lingo. And they all sound like they are in elocution class.

When they are not gabbing, they are trying to make their way around an apology of a storyline which involves a bank robbery, a young woman whose heart is set upon becoming a singer, her callow boy friend who has a way with locked safes, his layabout pals, crooked local netas, and clueless cops. And oh yes, there are some armed Naxals floating around just for local colour.

You get the feeling that this was meant to be a quirky hinterland heist saga, taking off from Ocean’s 11, to which there’s a clunky reference. But this comes off as a random assemblage of scenes– in forests (that’s where the ‘Naxals’ live), a large mansion (that’s where the bad guy stays), police chowkis, and a crumbling building which is meant to house a bank—trying to pass off as a film.

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    Ashok
    Oct 19, 2017 at 6:52 am
    This is one the worst movie ever created in the history of Bollywood. The Director Sattwik Mohanty is a 11th Fail College Drop out . As He left his studies in between He got into Bollywood. He does not have any sense of directing the film. This movie is very boring. After watching this movie you will regret why i wasted my time and money in watching this Trash Movie. This movie is regarded as the worst movie ever created in Bollywood. Please do not watch this movie and feel regreted.
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      Susil Hota
      Oct 14, 2017 at 7:57 am
      Ranchi Diaries : This is probably the best comedy film I have watched.The film has all the ingredients needed to make it an outstanding film,, there are numerous LOL moments in the movie..acting of Himansh,Taha Soundarya is fabulous and mind blowing..keep rocking guys..
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        Braja kishore Jena
        Oct 17, 2017 at 9:20 pm
        The best comedy movie....Just unbelievable as a new director,writer and young .. also his first debut as hindi film..Superb,so natural acting..People will return with a smiling face after seeing this movie. Different from present unnaturality film which are full of horror,crime,violence,etc etc...peolpe go to enjoy but come with very serious and stressfull face. But The film Ranchi Diaries gives you full of entertainment and relaxation .
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        Priyanka Bhayana
        Oct 14, 2017 at 7:08 am
        Ready fail to see the points made by the Express here. It is one of the most originally made movie in recent times. Yes the faces are new but they have delivered honestly. Found one song to be unnecessary but sparing that the movie is a great and a must watch.
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          Dolly dhingra
          Oct 13, 2017 at 3:06 pm
          It's not that bad yaaar eonnn.its indeed a fresh tale.This small town tale is so relatable rather than larger than life movies.Plzxz go n watch.Its Paisa vasool.
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            Dolly dhingra
            Oct 13, 2017 at 3:03 pm
            It's not dat bad yaaar ennnn.very different genre of movie.Very interesting star cast .Audiences will definitely love it.Plz go n watch
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