Title – Rankal Raate, Producer – Baisani Satish Kumar, Direction – Gopi Kerur, Music – Avinash-Sriram, Cinematography – Pravin M Prabhu, Cast – Mana Advik,Yashas, Ashreya, Prashanth, Poornima, Manarshi and others.
Films on sports as background are very rare. Here is a film ‘Rankal Rate’ that has admiration for ‘Skating’ and how a slum boy Soori reaches the top spot with dedication.
The film made with good intentions revolves around a slum boy who is interested in skating from young age. He has no support to his livelihood. His goal is to become a champion and give good treatment for mother in a big hospital. Is it possible with his poverty on the one side?
Rankal Raate purpose is good but tight narration would have made this film to a good standards. The emotional scenes are highlight in this film. The songs interspersed in the narration to give a relief to the audience. How the slum boy struggles to become a skating champion is the second half interesting portion.
As a matter of fact Soori gets the challenge from his mother to achieve the distinction in skating. It is David a trainer in skating comes to his rescue. For David also there is a challenge from his lover – he should make the slum boy a champion in skating.
David in Bengaluru skating academy works to train the children. It is controlled by an affluent woman. Obviously the rich and poor barricade comes up at this level. The head weight of a rich boy makes David to come out from the Academy. How he trains the young boy. You have to watch it on silver screen.
The message in this film is very clear. If you have patience you would win the race is the crux of this film. Mana Advik as trainer is filled with fire in his role.
Avinash- Sriram music is quite OK; Pravin M Prabhu cinematography is apt. Lovers of sports and emotions can watch this film.