Trust Ram Gopal Verma to bounce back with a hard hitting subject, after he gets hit hard by the rejection of his previous films. With RANN set to release in a short while from now (also hoping that the impasse between the producers and the multiplex owners would be resolved by then), he has brought into focus the role of media in setting the agenda for and of the nation. The contextuality of the topic lies in the fact that with the on-going elections, and the postures that media has adopted, more so the electronic media, RANN would provide a reference point for introspection.
For Big B it is return to his name Vijay once again through RANN, and may be the name Vijay signifying victory for Amitabh Bachchan for quite a long time, would again do the same with RANN as well.
There might be voices of protest and troops of unrest against the attempt to deconstruct the national anthem and run it in modern contextuality, but the deliberate breaks in the songs that have been interspersed by Ram Gopal Verma should be seen in its proper perspective as the unity of the country is indeed under threat and what better way to symbolically represent it than interpreting it through the national anthem itself.
For Riteish Deshmukh as well, it would be an interesting point of disruption in his career as he returns to the cinema with a serious role, which he has not done so far and this could indeed give a new lease of life to his career.
As Amitabh Bachchan during the course of his interview for the promotion of film had said RANN is manifestation of what can happen when one tries to make commerce, as in the process of doing it a compromise with the conscience has to be made, and it is this compromise that is at the root of all evil. For Big B it could also be his take on his off and on relationship with the media.
For all the critics who had hounded Ram Gopal Verma when he had gone to visit Taj after the Mumbai attack, may be the thing can be put in perspective with RANN as Ramu was indeed on a mission to understand the nature in which the attacks were covered, and the field out there is indeed a battle filed as the Hindi meaning of RANN goes by what with TRP ratings ruling the roost and setting the agenda.