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Raja Natwarlal (2014)

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A small-time con man seeks assistance from his mentor with the intention of settling scores with a gangster.

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Kunal Deshmukh

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Parveez Sheikh (story and screenplay), Sanjay Masoomm (dialogue) (as Sanjay Masoom) | 1 more credit »
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Credited cast:
Emraan Hashmi ... Raja
Humaima Malik ... Ziya
Paresh Rawal ... Yogi
Kay Kay Menon ... Varda Yadav
Deepak Tijori ... Raghav
Prachee Shah Paandya ... Raghav's Wife (as Prachi Shah)
Mohammed Zeeshan Ayyub
Tarun Dudeja Tarun Dudeja ... Bhaskar's assistant
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Yugesh Anil Yugesh Anil ... Auction Emcee
Vishwanath Chatterjee
Narendra Jetley Narendra Jetley ... Bank Manager
Shakti Kumar Shakti Kumar ... Mr. Waliya
Rohit Pathak ... Hanif
Avinash Kumar Singh Avinash Kumar Singh ... Conman in Don Bradman's bat sequence
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A small-time con man seeks assistance from his mentor with the intention of settling scores with a gangster.

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Country:

India

Language:

Hindi

Release Date:

29 August 2014 (India) See more »

Also Known As:

Shaatir See more »

Filming Locations:

India

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Opening Weekend USA:

$102,314, 29 August 2014, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$131,105, 5 September 2014
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The first film of Emraan to star KayKay Menon. See more »

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It is never revealed as to how Varda Yadav's henchmen figure out who stole his money while it is clearly shown that both Raja and Raghav manage to steal the money without anyone noticing them. See more »

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A Moderate Con Flick Involving Appreciable Performances.
1 September 2014 | by iamggnSee all my reviews

Raja Natwarlal is unmitigatedly acceptable. The film serves as one of the better con films compared to other bollywood projects belonging to the same genre in recent times. The story expounds the life of a small-time con artist who after confronting unexpected circumstances sets out on a mission to avenge the death of his closest ally.

The first half of the film is quotidian, just like any other heist film. It is the second half where the plot actually gets intriguing and engaging. The film doesn't seem to tire its viewers as it possesses a tolerable run time of 140 minutes. Besides this, an amazingly drawn out conclusion similar to that of Christopher Nolan's 'The Prestige' fills you with absolute contentment.

The casting department is worthy of admiration for gathering such a group of commendable performers. Emraan Hashmi, once again in a similar lead role, is rapturous. Humaima Malik's enticing good looks poised with conventional acting skills unquestionably make an impression. Paresh Rawal is brilliant while playing Emraan's mentor in the film. Kay Kay Menon, while playing the major negative role is elegant. Deepak Tijori in a short but crucial supporting role is garden-variety.

Film's direction is laudable indeed. Kunal Deshmukh has definitely managed to be conspicuous especially towards the end. Screenplay by Parveez Sheikh is neat. Dialogues by Sanjay Masoom are witty. Cinematography and Editing departments have undeniably managed to make a hit. Music by Yuvan Shankar Raja is fresh and alluring.

Summing everything up, the movie is decent. Neither the best nor the worst. However, it is way better than all those masala flicks which get undeserving responses from the audiences. Emraan Hashmi buffs will definitely embrace this one.


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