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Rowdy Rathore (2012)

Not Rated | | Action | 1 June 2012 (India)
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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.

Director:

Prabhu Deva

Writer:

Shiraz Ahmed
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Akshay Kumar ... Shiva / IPS Vikram Singh Rathore
Sonakshi Sinha ... Paro
Nassar ... Baapji (as M. Nasser)
Yashpal Sharma ... Inspector Vishal Sharma
Paresh Ganatra ... 2G (as Paresh)
Gurdip Kohli ... Inspector Razia Khan (as Gurdeep Kohli)
Mushtaq Khan ... Baapji's brother-in-law
Amit Kumar Tiwari Amit Kumar Tiwari ... Munna
Supreeth Reddy Supreeth Reddy ... Antagonist (as M. Supreeth Reddy)
Ashok Samarth Ashok Samarth ... Babu
Anant Jog ... Minister
Ananya Ananya ... Chinki (as Ananya Nayak)
Raj Arjun ... Jagdish
Darshan Jariwala ... Commissioner
Kareena Kapoor ... (segment "Chinta ta")
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Storyline

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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Taglines:

Sach'moonchh' Ka Rowdy!

Genres:

Action

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

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Country:

India

Language:

Hindi

Release Date:

1 June 2012 (India) See more »

Also Known As:

Родi Ратор See more »

Filming Locations:

Balaji, Mumbai, India See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

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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Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The film was remake of Telugu film Vikramarkudu but it was quite similar to three other Hindi films Kaalicharan 1976 and Humshakal 1992 and Inspector Dhanush 1991. See more »

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When Akshay and 2G rob the women of her leg ornaments her legs change from being covered to open. See more »

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Shiva: I do what I say. And I definitely do what I don't say!
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Referenced in Comedy Circus: Superstar Special (2013) See more »

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Chamak Challo Chel Chabeli
Written by Faaiz Anwar
Composed by Sajid Ali and Wajid Ali
Performed by Kumar Sanu and Shreya Ghoshal
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Akshay is Rowdy!!!!!!!!!Don't Angry Him!!!!!!!!!!!!!
1 June 2012 | by GaneshKSalianSee all my reviews

Rowdy Rathore directed by Prabhu Deva is a brainless film(story-wise) but a high-leveled entertainer with a new king Akshay Kumar!

Akshay Kumar has been having a no. of flops right from Chandni Chowk To China to Desi Boys.Housefull 2 was a major flop among critics but somehow managed to be a blockbuster.But Rowdy Rathore is something different.Although,it has no story still entertains and captivates you!

Story:

Shiva (Akshay Kumar) is a small time conman in love with Priya (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 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!

Several sequences work out in Rowdy Rathore,these are:

i)The entry of Akshay Kumar as Shiva.The sequence where one could not help but cheer with whistles,claps!

ii)The introduction of Sonakshi Sinha.

iii)The entry of Vikram Rathore(Akshay Kumar) and the fight sequences following it.

iv)The scene when a police officer's wife slams the chair of the villain.

v)The start when Akshay and his colleague 2G share the money among each other.Truly hilarious.

vi)The climax.Brilliant!

The movie also has its share of flaws.The movie could have had a better story,even the,'Chinta Ta' step makes you irritated after a point.Even there are some scenes which preferably cannot be watched with family,like the one when Akshay Kumar stares at Sonakshi's stomach.Its humiliating.

The direction is brilliant.Prabhu Deva does a good job after Wanted.

The music is fine.

The dialogs are clap-worthy.

The action sequences are classy.Although they get a bit-violent but its a treat to watch how the hero beats the more than 100 goons in a slow-motion.

Performances:

Another thing of Rowdy Rathore is the excellent performances.Akshay Kumar is excellent.Be it action,romance or comedy,the actor has an awesome skill each type of role.He is the real Khiladi! Sonakshi Sinha is good too.She has acted very well and is much better than how she acted in Dabangg.Nassar is efficient.He rocks!Yashpal Sharma is fine.Paresh Ganatra is funny as 2G.Kareena Kapoor is so-so in a cameo.Shakti Mohan.Maryam Zakaria and Mumait Khan sizzle in the item song.

All in all,Rowdy Rathore is a perfect movie for the weekend.I am giving it a seven on ten.Akshay Kumar is Rowdy,Don't ANGRY him!


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