The love triangle tale stared Shahid Kapoor, Kangana Ranaut and Saif Ali Khan. Rangoon is an African Queen-ish movie which is set against the Southeast Asian campaign in Second World War.
Rangoon reassured that in this time of conspicuous division, east and west can still work nicely together. The movie is directed by the collaboration of Vishal Bhardwaj and Mathew Robbins. Vishal has directed various splendid Shakespeare goes Hindi adaptions like Omkara and Maqbool. On the other hand Mathew is a Spielberg screenwriter. Here they teamed up for an extensive Second World War heroic story that describes the crash between worlds. One side of the world is showbusiness and other side is theatre of war. As a Bollywood yarn there is a love triangle between this crash worlds. Kangana Ranaut acted out in place of Pearl Harbor as she is the goddess of silver screen and more characterful for this role. Kangana is drafted to entertain the troops of British Indian army, where a one-armed sophisticated yet possessive impresario (Saif Ali Khan) goes with her and a nonsense soldier boy (Shahid Kapoor) guard the heroin after her fleet died in bomb last.
The first half of the movie is bounded in jungle which give a throwback to African Queen. Shahid Kapoor is hardening up his job while creating old school chemistry with Kangana, as his Hamlet appearance on Kashmir set for Haider. A sure feel of dispute between the worlds is shown by Bhardwaj, a graphic blows the division in India between Gandhi and Subhas Chandra, its British rulers and it’s new rising future.
A collaborated attempt was done repeatedly by Bollywood and Hollywood to produce mixed results and a proper extensive and enthralling afternoon results came out. It owes as much to the catalogue of David Lean as it does to the Lagaan industry.