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Rowdy Rathore (2012)

Not Rated | | Action | 1 June 2012 (India)
A con man uncovers a deadly secret and must save his lady love, the small-town locals and the little girl who insists she's his daughter, from the mob.


(as Prabhu Deva)


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Credited cast:
Baapji (as Nasser)
Supreeth Reddy ...
Jayant Gadekar ...
Bhima Goon
(segment "Chinta ta") (as Kareena Kapoor)
Ananya ...
(segment "Chinta ta")
(segment "Chinta ta") (as Prabhu Deva)
(segment "Aa Re Pritam") (as Mariyam Zakariya)
(segment "Aa Re Pritam")
(segment "Aa Re Pritam")
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Naushaad Abbas ...
Man Who Fights With Shiva In The Mall
Saniya Anklesaria ...
Inspector Vishal Sharma's Daughter


Shiva (Akshay Kumar) is a small time conman in love with Paro (Sonakshi Sinha), a pretty girl whom he met at a wedding he wasn't invited to. Into this picture perfect world enters six year old Chinki 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! Written by Official site

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Sach'moonchh' Ka Rowdy!




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Release Date:

1 June 2012 (India)  »

Also Known As:

Родi Ратор  »


Box Office


INR 450,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$381,784, 3 June 2012, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$775,981, 1 July 2012
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The film had an insurance of 50 Crore. See more »


In the railway station scene when Akshay is handed over the baby the clock changes from 3:18 to 3:12pm. See more »


Referenced in Action Jackson (2014) See more »


Aa Re Pritam Pyaare
Performed by Mamta Sharma & Sarosh Sami
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Sheer Entertainment!
5 June 2012 | by See all my reviews

Writing this review almost a week after Rowdy Rathore has released.So i suppose most of you would have caught up with the flick!But im writing it none the less. Before starting off with the review i must confess i have watched both the telugu as well as the tamil versions,Ravi Teja's Vikramarkudu and Karthi's Siruthai respectively.

I suppose comparing the three wouldn't be of much use,as all three of them have their distinct style.But i would give Karthi a slight edge over the other two(But i maybe biased though):P Rowdy Rathore starring Akshay Kumar , Sonakshi Sinha and directed by our desi-Michael Jackson(aka) Prabhu Deva packs quite a punch i must admit!Rowdy Rathore as most of us know..is another remake from down south.And by and large most southern remakes have worked wonders(case in point gajini,wanted,singham). Now back to the review. The story goes about like this…Shiva (Akshay Kumar), a small-time thief in Mumbai, falls in love with Priya (Sonakshi Sinha), a girl from Patna, who is in Mumbai to attend a marriage. Its love at first sight between the two. Shiva tells her the truth about him being a thief and resolves to give up crime forever.Enter a young girl called Chinki who thinks that Shiva is her father.Shiva is forced by circumstances to keep the girl.Shiva slowly starts loving the innocent child.Priya finds out about the girl and decides to leave for Patna.Shiva is heart-broken.All of a sudden a bunch of goons start chasing him and the girl…and another Akshay(Vikram Rathore) steps in to save them and ends up giving his life for the same. Cut back to the past.Vikram Rathore (Akshay) is a brave and honest cop who wages war against the evil ganglord (Nasser) of the village(Now where have we heard that before??:P) Now here..comes the twist in the tale…Shiva needs to take up the place of the slain Vikram Singh and what happens next for you to guess(or rather watch..but i suppose its easier to guess). To know what works and what doesn't with the movie...

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