Vikrant Rona Review: Drags too much

Vikrant Rona Review
Vikrant Rona Review

Vikrant Rona Review Rating : 2.5/5

Kiccha Sudeep has grown into a dependable actor and he is popular in all Indian languages. He started out in Kannada and became a huge Kannada star. Later, he acted in Hindi films, Tamil films, Telugu films and as become one of the most popular supporting actor. Hence, he took a giant leap to produce a 3D Horror Thriller in Anup Bhandari’s direction to release it all languages. Vikrant Rona released on 28th July, worldwide. Anup Bhandari made a promising debut with Rangitaranga. He is back to the same genre. How is the movie? Let’s discuss…


Vikrant Rona (Kiccha Sudeep) enters into a village Kamarottu as police inspector. He tries to investigate the streak of murders in the village. Young children are killed by a devil believe the villagers. Sanjeev Gambhira (Nirup Bhandari) comes back after running away from his house. His mother hopes for his return and wishes to see him one last time, as she is suffering from cancer. But her husband Janardhan Gambhira (Madhusudan Rao) doesn’t allow Sanjeev into their home. Sanju aka Sanjeev falls for Panna aka Aparna (Neetha Ashok). Her marriage has been set with her nephew already. Vikrant Rona has to investigate and find out the real reason behind the murders. Can he? Watch the movie to know more …

Movie has huge production design with technical brilliance dominating writing department. Sudeep’s performance as Vikrant Rona is brilliant to say the least. He has put in all the efforts to show the swag and his performance in emotional scenes has taken to the other level. While the movie could have been less confusing in writing department, it is camera work, production design, VFX, set work, BGM that really stand-out. As the writing tries to establish a story and then create the world around it, the stories around the other characters than the main one, dominate too much with investigation part not adding to the visual brilliance. The style and swag of the main character seems to overpower the scenes.

Performances wise Sudeep, Nirup Bhandari make an impression. All others did their best but they haven’t been given etched out characters. Ajaneesh Loknath gave his best in BGM and music. Cinematography by William David and prodution design with set work, VFX are really great. Had editing, writing and story been better, movie could have been the must watch. For now, if you are interested in watching it, keep your expectations very low.

Action Sequences
Production Design

Production values dominate

Bottom-line: Drags too much

Vikrant Rona is a 2022 Indian Kannada-language action adventure fantasy film directed by Anup Bhandari. It stars Sudeep as the titular character alongside Nirup Bhandari, Neetha Ashok, and Jacqueline Fernandez. The film was released theatrically worldwide on 28 July 2022.

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Vikrant Rona Review Rating : 2.5/5

Cast: Kiccha Sudeep, Nirup Bhandari, Neetha Ashok, Ravishankar Gowda, Jacqueline Fernandez, Madhusudan Rao,

Writers: Anup Bhandari
Editor: Ashik Kusugolli
Cinematography: William David
Music: B Ajaneesh Loknath
Director: Anup Bhandari
Producers: Bhaumik Gondaliya, Shalini Jack Manju, Alankar Pandian
Release Date: 28-07-2022