Ranchi Diaries Review – A slice of the small town that doesn’t satisfy

Ranchi Diaries Review – A slice of the small town that doesn’t satisfy



Ranchi Diaries tells the story of a group of friends from the small town, Gudiya (Soundarya Sharma), Pinku (Taaha Shah) and Monu (Himansh Kholi). Monu is deeply in love with Gudiya and intends to leave the small town for his dream job, while she intends to become a singer. The local corrupt politician Thakur Bhaiya (Anupam Kher) also secretly admires Gudiya. To fulfill their dreams the trio decides to rob a bank. Which brings the pivotal twist in the plot and introduces Jimmy Shergill’s character of a sincere cop. Will the trio of Pinku, Monu, and Gudiya able to fulfill their dreams?



The movie set in the small town of Ranchi is supposed to tell the story of was supposed to be a comedy- thriller and yes, there are some laugh out loud moments present in the movie but the story which could have been much more entertaining if it had been rightly executed. As for the thriller part, the movie leaves confused as what is going on as movie jumps from one storyline to the other. The story is told in the most boring way possible.

A major problem with the movie is its cast, they look and sound more urbane than the environment they are shown to be living in. The director Sattwik Mohanty tries to hide this by maintaining the Bhojpuri accent throughout the movie but still, you do feel the disconnection between the actors and characters they are playing.

Maybe with a more local looking actors and a less jumbled screenplay the movie might have fared much better. But it is a still good movie if you have nothing to do this weekend.


Bollypedia ratings: 1/ 5 stars

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