“Dange” Movie Review: Captivating Cinematography Uncoordinated Story

 

Dange – Bejoy Nambiar loses a chance to craft a credible student drama in this campus thriller, despite having captivating photography and a confused narrative.

“Dange,” directed by Bejoy Nambiar of Shaitan & David, is a gritty Goan student drama. The story combines internal and external difficulties experienced by college students. With tremendous assistance from his buddies, a sloshed Zeel (Harshvardhan Rane) rushes to give his paper for the fourth time in a promising scene from Dange. However, because to his unstable mental state, he is unable to make it even after standing in front of the instructors.

The main plot of Dange centres on Zeel and Yuva (Ehan Bhat), who were best friends in childhood until an incident ruined their bond. Yuva, who is now a senior in college, accuses Zeel of  and humiliation. Yuva is greatly impacted by what happened. In addition, Gayatri (T J Bhanu) is fighting for the rights of a young Dalit student who was assaulted and became pregnant. Motivated by their personal issues, Yuva and Zeel finally come to see that Gayatri is a bigger threat when they learn about plots to harm her. Together, they defend her, showcasing their combined medical training.

Other students are motivated to join Yuva and Zeel in their furious fight against political goons as they stand up for Gayatri. By working together, they are able to drive the enemies away and keep Gayatri safe. Yuva and Zeel become closer as a result of their encounter, ending their silence and fostering a greater understanding of one another. By the time “Dange” ends, the characters have learned from their mistakes, resolved their differences to work together against a shared foe, and strengthened their friendship in the process.

The event at the tail end of the story provides the basis for the film’s title. The story is largely fragmented, making for a rather unimpressive student saga. Parts of the author’s imagination have been combined to create a story that lacks focus and leaves one wondering where we are going. There is a conflict between two childhood friends on one side, caused by a nasty occurrence and misunderstanding, and a confrontation between juniors and seniors on the other.

And if that weren’t enough, the narrative also subtly incorporates real politicians with collegiate politics. Parts of Dange’s plot are similar to the 1990 movie Shiva, but Ram Gopal Varma’s film was a success because it resonated well with its intended audience. Bejoy makes mistakes that make the passage harder, which causes friction in the climax. Another issue with the screenplay is its exploration of Goa’s subtleties. Nevertheless, Nambiar ends up depicting party scenes with unrestricted use and references to illegal substances in an attempt to depict Goa.

"Dange" Movie Review: Captivating Cinematography Uncoordinated Story
“Dange” Movie Review: Captivating Cinematography Uncoordinated Story

The discourse fails to arouse enough interest in the audience to maintain a sense of connection with the characters.
Harshvardhan Rane fits right in with Zeel and has a natural appearance. He could have given a more polished performance if the director had asked.

Regarding Ehan Bhat, he appears composed yet aware of taking the lead. He puts a lot of effort into being serious and uptight in these sequences. Since the expressions often have a similar appearance, it can be difficult for the spectator to relate to the character.

Presley Oscar D’Souza and DOP Jimshi Khalid have done a fantastic job. With their longer-duration shots that follow the characters, they captivate the audience. The whole climax scene is perfectly caught.
The background music fits the movie’s topic. Actually, that’s one of the things that makes it easier to relate to what’s happening on screen. Occasionally noisy, but functional.
Overall, Bejoy Nambiar squanders the chance to write a compelling campus thriller that combines student drama with suspense.

Film: Danger

Behind the camera: Bejoy Nambiar

Cast: Zoa Morani, Sahhdev Nakul, K C Shankar, Nikita Dutta, Taniya Kalra, Ehan Bhat, T J Bhanu, and Harshvardhan Rane.

OVERVIEW

Dange – Bejoy Nambiar loses a chance to craft a credible student drama in this campus thriller, despite having captivating photography and a confused narrative.

 

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