Film Critic: Goher Iqbal Punn
Star Cast – Akshay Kumar, Sonakshi Sinha
Producer – Sanjay Leela Bhansali, Roonie Screwwala
Director – Prabhu Deva
Story – S.S.Rajamouli
Music – Sajid-Wajid
Genre – Action, Comedy
Cinematography – Santosh Thundiyil
Renowned choreographer Prabhu Deva’s Rowdy Rathore has been quite in news and the film has been making bigger waves among the masses. The promotional activities and the promos really ignited the sparks for the flick inside the masses that the liking developed for the enterprise. Akshay Kumar returns to the genre of action after a long hiatus. It will be a good change for the actor and his fans to see him doing action once again after years. Prabhu Deva, the man whose dancing skills are enough to put him in limelight all the time, earlier had brought the regional content into the re-making mode of Hindi cinema in shape of Salman Khan starrer Wanted. The film made bigger business at the box office and registered mammoth impression on the minds of the cinegoers. The songs, action and Salman’s dialogues all got hugely popular among the masses.
This time Prabhu Deva brings in another regional stuff to Hindi celluloid. Rowdy Rathore is the remake of the Telugu superhit film ‘Vikramarkudu’ (2006), a film by the luminous filmmaker S.S. Rajamouli. Before being attempted in Hindi, the flick was remade in various other languages as well such as Tamil and Bengali.
The producers of the film Sanjay Leela Bhansali and Ronnie Screwvala left no stone unturned for the apt promotions of the movie. Akshay Kumar’s style with moustache got already quite popular and it might be well adopted by his fans from now onwards.
Shiva (Akshay Kumar), a small time thief and crook, loves the crazy acts of daredevilry. He loses his heart to Priya (Sonakshi Sinha). One day, he gets the bigger shock when a cute six-year old little girl Neha enters into the scene and claims that Shiva is her father. Shocked Shiva now moors the belts to find out the truth behind this claim of the little girl. Soon it unzips to him that this little girl is actually the daughter of an IPS Officer Vikram Singh Rathore (Akshay Kumar). The unzipping takes Shiva to a small town in Bihar which is terrorized by a callous-cruel antagonist (Nassar).
Prabhu Deva’s most attention-grabbing and alluring skill is to make this flick entertaining. It holds entertainment quotient fully from tip to toe and that is the thing which glues the viewers to their seats till the end. The flick is laced with all the masala needed to spice up today’s viewers.
The plot is though the replica of the original movie but Deva makes some changes to attract the Hindi viewers. The screenplay is super powerful. Admit, there are some loopholes but they are ignorable. The first half of the film carries utter entertainment to lure the hearts and the post interval portion possesses the action to boil the blood into veins. But Deva maintains the entertainment ingredient there as well.
Prabhu Deva is a classy storyteller. The man is equipped with brilliant histrionics to put the story aptly on celluloid. Like Wanted, this effort of Deva will also have potential to make home with the masses. Cinematography by Santosh Thundiyil is magnum-opus. Sajid-Wajid’s music is a treat to listen to. Chinta Ta Ta allures the hearts the most. Rest of the album too carries weight. Shiraz Ahmad’s dialogues work big time. Action is the top notch element of the movie and Akshay’s fans will certainly love the stunts.
Akshay Kumar has come up into action mode long time after and he displays his action prowess as usual with brilliance. His double roles attract the viewers. He plays a cop and a petty thief in this film. Sonakshi Sinha enacts the part with aplomb. She looks marvelously gorgeous in desi avatar. Nassar is brilliant. Rest of the cast portrays the characters with ease as well.
Final Verdict by the Critic:
Rowdy Rathore is a classy entertainer with required dose of entertainment, action, dances and emotions. Watch it for Akshay Kumar who shows off his action skills once again to the moviegoers.
Rowdy Rathore expected to hit Theaters on the 1st of June 2012
Rowdy Rathore, which marks the return of Akshay Kumar in the action field, is a remake of the Telugu movie Vikramarkudu. The film went on the floors on 10th august 2011. The movie has been promoted in a unique manner, wherein posters of lead actors were painted by street painters. The street painters took 4 hours to carve these posters out, while Akshay and Sonakshi were made to stand and pose for the posters. All the 4 posters designed by the painters, have been released as the film’s first look posters. Prabhudeva has directed this action caper after his previous action blockbuster Wanted.
Sources have credited Sanjay Leela Bhansali with this idea, as the renowned director intends to bring back the creative idea of poster painting back to bollywood. The posters have generated a huge response from the audience for its innovative approach already.
The poster also shows Akshay sporting a moustache. Akshay has sported a moustache look for films such as Sabse Bada Khiladi, Sangharsh and Chandni Chowk to China.
The plot of the movie revolves around a thief played by Akshay Kumar, who gets wrongly judged by a girl as her father. The thief then gets to know that he resembles the girl’s father, IPS officer Rathore who has been killed. The rest of the story is based on how the thief extracts revenge on those responsible for IPS officer Rathore’s death. Akshay Kumar is seen a double role in the movie.
The film was in the news recently, when it was reported that Akshay Kumar was almost wounded by a bullet while shooting. The amount of gunpowder used in the bullets was slightly higher than the normal level and it apparently could have rsulted in a very serious injury for Akshay. Akshay managed to escape with no harm done incidently, but the action director Mahindre Verma apologized to Akshay profoundly for the incident.
Rowdy Rathore is expected to hit the theatres on 15th June 2012. The film has already gained a lot of publicity thanks to a lot of advertisement in the media and on social networking sites. Lets hope that this return to action genre proves to be a successful one for Akshay Kumar.
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