In the badlands of Mathura lives a goonda whose brother is an MLA. Ravi Kishen, who plays the bad man, is aware of the power of his goondagiri
, which has gotten his brother the power seat.
Things have now come to such a boil that the MLA is exasperated by his brother's constant run in with the law and law-abiding citizens. He is always running to bail him out.
But Ravi crosses all limits of tolerance when he tries to forcefully marry a civil engineer's wife. This civil engineer played by Manish Paul, has been deputed for six months to this village to build a bridge.
RANBANKA is about how the engineer then retaliates to avenge this injustice meted out to him and his family.
A decent watch, but movies with a theme like this has passed their shelf life. In the 90s these types of films were a staple Bollywood diet; today tastes have changed.
Ravi Kishen as the baddie injects enough venom in his role to make you want to hate him. His hangers-on, are just that... hangers-on! Manish Paul looks confused; he does not know whether he is this docile, peace-loving husband or whether he has to avenge the wrong done to him, until his wife jolts him from his reverie.
A case study would be Varun Dhawan's character in BADLAPUR, where his transition from a peace-loving, funny husband and father transforms into this monster. But then RANBANKA is no BADLAPUR!