No doubt, Pooja Hegde is a good dancer and sizzled in the special number Jigelu Rani in Ram Charan-Sukumar’s latest outing Rangasthalam. But she hardly finds a space in the intense political drama that is set in the backdrop of 1980s. Especially the song Jigelu Rani is placed in the second-half obstructing the flow of the film and hampers the pace of the film.
While a few may describe it as a relief to masses in the serious film, yet, critics find fault with the song. Also, Jigelu Rani Pooja Hegde was seems to be wasted. The song, which was expected to do fire works in theatres, ended up as a time-pass song.
Interestingly, the other songs (such as Entha Sakkagunnave, Rangamma Mangamma) featuring both Ram Charan, Samantha have got better applause from viewers. Though the Jigelu Rani is not bad, but it is just that it is not as expected. In short, Samantha seems to have scored more brownie points than Pooja.