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Rowdy Rathore (2012)

Not Rated | | Action, Comedy | 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.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Shiva / IPS Vikram Singh Rathore
... Paro
... Baapji (as Nasser)
... 2G
... Inspector Razia Khan (as Gurdeep Kohli)
Supreeth Reddy ... Antagonist
Jayant Gadekar ... Bhima Goon
... Baapji's brother-in-law
Amit Kumar Tiwari
Ananya ... Chinki
... (segment "Chinta ta")
... (segment "Chinta ta")
Ashok Samarth ... Babu
... Minister
... (segment "Aa Re Pritam") (as Mariyam Zakariya)


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)  »

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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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2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


Akshay Kumar learnt a special combat karate technique for his character role in the film. See more »


When Akshay slaps the goon who robs Sonakshi's purse there is an auto rickshaw on the road which goes missing. See more »


Referenced in OMG: Oh My God! (2012) See more »


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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Another regressive commercial trash
2 June 2012 | by See all my reviews

With Paan Singh Tomar, Kahaani, Vicky Donor becoming big hits it ensure that there are many sensible viewers who are ready to see mature films with hatke topics dealt in an entertaining fashion. While one hand there are film makers like Anurag Kashrap,Dibakar Banerjee, Vishal Bhardwaj,Tigmanshu Dhulia who are trying to elevate the level of Indian cinema and at the same time there are the Rohit Shetty,Sajid Khan,Aneez Bazmee and hoards of South Indian inputs decelerating Hindi cinema back to 90s loud inane films. I have no problem with commercial cinema. Even Rang De Basanti or 3 Idiots are commercial entertaining films but they aren't as regressive as Rowdy Rathore. The trend started with Wanted followed by Dabang,Bodyguard,Singham whereby you have a muscled hero fighting with huge sized villain to take revenge. There are ample violence, slow-mo action sequences and loud dialoguebaazi where by the hero acquires the persona of a superman killing all in the way. There will be a family angle to instigate some over the top melodrama and obviously a dumb bimbo who is there to titillate audience's hormones with her midriff. Sadly Rowdy Rathore falls in the same category with nothing new to offer. In fact Prabhu Deva has changed nothing from the original making it a loud meaningless film only to catch the attention of single screen viewers to earn profit. There is nothing wrong in earning money but there should be an aesthetic sense to do so. At least Prabhu Deva should have presented the simple story of a cop getting killed by goons and his look-alike taking revenge differently. The hero is louder than the villain, the heroine is dumb than the ass and the janata frustrated with mundane life enjoying the slow-mo brutal action sequences. There are ample songs with sexual innuendos which are lapped by the hypocrite audiences and even the censor board giving the films "U" certificate. IMDb represents world cinema and as Indian we should show some respectable cinema to world. There are numerous topics to deal with, numerous stories to tell. Many directors are making good films, even stars like Aamir Khan is making good cinema in commercial milieu which we should highlight. I can't force people but it is high time who give more respect to films like Shanghai & Gangs of Wasseypur (releasing soon) than lapping on age old formulaic films so that Indian cinema gives more and more fresh stories. The trend started with Dil Chahta Hai shouldn't go down. Even if they want to remake Southie films there are some great south Indian films which can be remade, why do the same thing just for the sake of commercial benefits??

With Bol Bachchan & Chennai Express in the pipeline the scenario seem to be more bleak in terms of quality cinema … and the journey to regression continues :(

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