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Rowdy Rathore (2012)

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Shiva is a small time conman in love with Priya, a pretty girl whom he met at a wedding he wasn't invited to. Into this picture perfect world enters six year old Neha who inexplicably believes Shiva to be her dad! And if this wasn't bad enough, Shiva also becomes the object of a series of life threatening attacks by a gang of deadly criminals who seem to know something he doesn't. While trying desperately to save his life and love, Shiva stumbles upon a deadly secret. A secret that will take him to a small town in Bihar; a town terrorized by a ruthless politician and the mafia he controls; a town whose inhabitants only hope for redemption is...Shiva! -- (C) UTVmore
Rating: Unrated
Genre: Art House & International, Action & Adventure
Directed By: , ,
Written By: Shiraz Ahmed
In Theaters:
Box Office: $0.8M
Runtime:
UTV Communications - Official Site

Cast

Sonakshi Sinha
as Priya/Paro
Yashpal Sharma
as Inspector Vishal Sha...
Saniya Anklesaria
as Inspector Vishal Sha...
Gurdeep Kohli
as Inspector Razia Khan
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Critic Reviews for Rowdy Rathore

All Critics (6) | Top Critics (3)

Big, dumb and pretty good fun once the flat first hour is over, Bollywood masala Rowdy Rathore makes the grade on the strength of Akshay Kumar's charismatic dual perfs as a supercop killed on duty and a lookalike thief who takes his place.

Full Review… | April 22, 2015
Variety
Top Critic

Forgettable fun.

Full Review… | April 22, 2015
Time Out
Top Critic

Ridiculous and undeniable, it's a punchy cartoon, rightly confident of its power to entertain. Why resist?

Full Review… | June 1, 2012
New York Times
Top Critic

Rowdy Rathore beats you to a pulp, cinematically. It's a relentless assault that kicks in as soon as the credit titles roll.

Full Review… | April 22, 2015
Hindustan Times

The very funny and charming Sonakshi Sinha, by the way, plays Shiva's romantic interest. But the love story seems much less important than the mayhem.

Full Review… | April 22, 2015
sbs.com.au

Although Deva knows how to handle these two strands well, the emotional scenes do not tug at your heart strings.

Full Review… | June 8, 2012
Birmingham Mail

Audience Reviews for Rowdy Rathore

½

A run-of-the-mill action drama that entertains as much as it irritates, if not less. Tolerable stuff, though.

imrealgod
familiar stranger

Super Reviewer

½

Rowdy Rathore ‚" Pfftttt

Remaking a masterpiece is stupidity as people come up with lot of expectations and their own interpretations. But remaking a regional masala film in to Bollywood and not getting it right is idiotic. Funny part is the director hails from South and the film rakes in a decent moola. It either gets to show that everything masala ridden just sells or being idiotic is a rage.

Plot:
Shiva (Akshay Kumar) and 2G (Paresh Ganatra) are a petty thief duo on the streets of Mumbai. A girl from Patna, Paro (Sonakshi Sinha) catches his eye balls and Shiva, in turn, makes her fall for him through his usual gimmicks. A tricky theft attempt tags Shiva to a little girl called Chinki. At the same time a group of mustache bearing muscular men are on the hunt for Shiva and try to attack him in vain. Who is the girl? How is she related to Shiva? What is the other side of the coin? ‚" Answers to these questions take us through the life of Vikram Rathore (Akshay Kumar), Shiva‚(TM)s look alike, commercially culminating in to a comedy based revenge drama. All is well (looks like it).

Analysis:
The movie is a remake of super hit telugu film ‚Vikramarkudu‚?. No huge changes have been made as part of the original story, script, screenplay and feel factor of the film. But still it falls flat in terms of entertainment.

Akshay tries his best hand at comedy but is no match to his southern counterpart ‚" clearly gets to show how southern heroes can steal the show especially with comic relief. The side kick in the original film is a legendary actor and so there is no comparison whatsoever. Only main thing they could have got right and still failed miserably was the heroine. No mention is needed for all the other characters.

Akshay Kumar looked old for the role and his performance in both the characters was downright mediocre. Sonakshi has nothing to offer and she was lot better in Dabaang. Nassar as the main antagonist is nothing less than being slapstick and goofy. There is no absolute need to mention about the music.

Tail piece:
I did not watch the whole movie but was bent upon writing this review just for the heck of it and for the first time in my life I am suffering from ‚writer‚(TM)s block‚?. So the film not only has anything to watch but also offers us nothing to scribble. I am happy for the producers that it‚(TM)s making lot of money.

jackedupreviews
Jack Lakkapragada
½

Rowdy Rathore - Pfftttt

Remaking a masterpiece is stupidity as people come up with lot of expectations and their own interpretations. But remaking a regional masala film in to Bollywood and not getting it right is idiotic. Funny part is th
e director hails from South and the film rakes in a decent moola. It either gets to show that everything masala ridden just sells or being idiotic is a rage.

Plot:
Shiva (Akshay Kumar) and 2G (Paresh Ganatra) are a petty thief duo on the streets of Mumbai. A girl from Patna, Paro (Sonakshi Sinha) catches his eye balls and Shiva, in turn, makes her fall for him through his usual gimmicks. A tricky theft attempt tags Shiva to a little girl called Chinki. At the same time a group of mustache bearing muscular men are on the hunt for Shiva and try to attack him in vain. Who is the girl? How is she related to Shiva? What is the other side of the coin? - Answers to these questions take us through the life of Vikram Rathore (Akshay Kumar), Shiva's look alike, commercially culminating in to a comedy based revenge drama. All is well (looks like it).

Analysis:
The movie is a remake of super hit telugu film "Vikramarkudu". No huge changes have been made as part of the original story, script, screenplay and feel factor of the film. But still it falls flat in terms of entertainment.

Akshay tries his best hand at comedy but is no match to his southern counterpart - clearly gets to show how southern heroes can steal the show especially with comic relief. The side kick in the original film is a legendary actor and so there is no comparison whatsoever. Only main thing they could have got right and still failed miserably was the heroine. No mention is needed for all the other characters.

Akshay Kumar looked old for the role and his performance in both the characters was downright mediocre. Sonakshi has nothing to offer and she was lot better in Dabaang. Nassar as the main antagonist is nothing less than being slapstick and goofy. There is no absolute need to mention about the music.

Tail piece:
I did not watch the whole movie but was bent upon writing this review just for the heck of it and for the first time in my life I am suffering from "writer's block". So the film not only has anything to watch but also offers us nothing to scribble. I am happy for the producers that it's making lot of money.

Jack L.
Jack Lakkapragada

Rowdy Rathore Quotes

Shiva: Forget touching my daughter, if somebody even thinks about doing so, then I will take his life.
– Submitted by Facebook U (3 years ago)
Shiva: When a lion takes a step back, it does so to attack, not because it is scared.
– Submitted by Facebook U (3 years ago)
Shiva: Chinta Ta Chita Chita, Chinta Ta Ta.
– Submitted by Facebook U (3 years ago)
Shiva: Whoever thought that I am scared is dead. I am not scared! Death is scared of me! Death doesn't have the balls to come in front of me. That's why the son of a bitch is following me like a dog for six months.
– Submitted by Facebook U (3 years ago)

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