ROWDY RATHORE movie review: Total timepass, total formula film!

Fri, June 1, 2012 2:21pm UTC by 22 Comments
ROWDY RATHORE movie review: Total timepass, total formula film!

Entertainment is what this Akshay Kumar-Sonakshi Sinha starrer is all about – a very massy, masala, dhinchaak khichdi of songs, dance and fight sequences

While thinking about Rowdy Rathore, we remember what Vidya Balan famously said as Silk in The Dirty Picture – it’s all about entertainment, entertainment, entertainment. There is colour and sound, and singing and dancing, and lots of maar-dhaad dhishum dhishum stuff going on in Rowdy Rathore, all of which you would logically expect in a Salman Khan film. In fact, halfway through this one, even as Akshay Kumar contorts his face and revs up to punch the baddie, you are suddenly transported to last year, and that feeling flashes across your brain that you could be watching Wanted or Ready or Dabangg. But hang on, this is not a Salman Khan-starrer. It is the comeback to action clarion call from Akshay – the man who has been doing mindless comedy and the occasional quiet drama for a few years now. So just what is going on? Yeh kya ho raha hai?

Welcome to the wild world of Rowdy Rathore. Akshay plays a double role, one side of him being the petty thief Shiva, who aims straight for the seeti-bajaaoing front benchers, while the other side – the law-enforcer Vikram Rathod – directs his attention to the more serious viewers who look for acting rather than action. Akshay revels and excels in both, even though we cannot help but think that perhaps he is getting a little old for all the romancing and bashing up goons sequences. Nonetheless, we are riveted as he wields his fists, his weapons and his wit with equal elan.

Keeping the song and dance thing going in the first half is Sonakshi Sinha, who fits the rustic part with her generous curves and her hip-swinging movements. She wisely sticks to her image as a village belle, her eyes as gorgeous as they were in Dabangg, and the whole ghagra-choli gaon-ki-chhori act is spot-on. Ace-bad guy Nasser is superbly nasty, while the other characters play their parts with finesse, though you sometimes wonder why they are there at all.

The star of this particular show is the director, Prabhu Deva, whose skill as a choreographer is in full evidence in Rowdy Rathore’s songs. Even as Pritam pyaare repels with its blatantly sexist dance moves and double entendres, Chinta ta ta has people jigging in the aisles. There is far less potty humour, if any, and mercifully little that could be called ‘vulgar’, which makes this one a fun watch without parents having to cover their kid’s eyes and ears. The violence, yes, is gratuitous in parts, but the pace of the film overrides any lack of real plot, and the flying blood and gore that could be disturbing if any time was spent lingering on those scenes.

A fun watch, if that is all that is wanted from a film.

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  • eesha

    “he is getting a little old for all the romancing and bashing up goons sequences”

    better get your eyes checked. HE IS THE FITTEST OF THEM ALL

    akshay rocks.

    GOD BLESS THE TRUE ACTION STAR OF INDIA

    • nitin

      ok

  • rahul

    fantastic action is done by akki but commedy sceans are little booring.script is normal to diges.this movie will work better in single screen cinema halls.

  • madhav

    akshay rocks. akshay done very well.

  • akshay

    akshay Action is very good.Movie will be a hit

  • Md nehal shaikh

    Comedy se haar gaya bechara ab Salman bhai ka copy ker raha hai .

    • Raja

      What will this reviewer call a 48 years old botaxed Ullu paiKhan? A grand dad? Or a sweet 16 years old guy(?)?? Get a life! Salman paiKhan does not know the A’s of Action and Acting!

    • abhinav

      No, akshay kumar is a good actor….
      copy of actions r normal in bollywood wheather salman khan movies had also copied from the south indians movie.. so,, think before u speak..

    • Rock

      Salman ka copy…beta salman bollywood me ek thapad nahin mara hoga jabse Khiladi stunts karta aa raha hai.. Without dupes, a third down blackbelt in Karate and so so so many stunts in the name of AK. Babu Salman khali steroid leke phula hua hai, AK se ek laj khaega to Mukri banjaega wo…. Chabanprash kahinka, sale khhachar ki comparision Ghode se karta hai….Aur ek baat sun AK ko best villain, best comedian, best editor n best actor, sare awards mile hain including best stunt scene. THis is called versatile acting. Salman ki tarah kutta jaise rota nahin hai wo… jhandubam kahinka

    • Prince

      Abe uss dhedh inchi ko kaun copy karega

  • Vipul

    Akshay Kumar is superhit actor He is an only actor to get a BEST ACTOR award.

    • shail

      You must be kidding …n a biggest fool… he has given the highest number of super flop movies… a third grade actor , who doesnt know acting… just some stunts n he thinks his film can work…

      • Esanku Sharma

        Akky’s previous movie housefull2 was total fullon housefull n now his actions are housefull n no one can compete him…. d previous flop movies were flop because of d writers n d directions not for his acting. infact i would say dat in those flop movies nothing except his acting is worth watching……

      • Rock

        U bloody ash***e… do u understand what exactly u r saying..U r a sixth grade viewer and 10th grade interpreter. AK rocks and far better than those insects called khans…

  • Akshay

    dont ever call it as salmans copy…..akki is god of all action stars even of salman too……salman was inspired by akki’s khiladi series…!

  • Anand

    Hey you fans of midget khans,tell them to throw away high heeled shoes and try their hand in action without dupes&wires….

    Akki you rocks!

    • Esanku Sharma

      U r right anand akshAY ROCKS he is GOD of actions

  • Ashwani

    Thik thak movie hai na good na bad.Akshay ko comedy film hi kam karna chaiye.

  • Punit

    Couldnt reach upto the mark… Ravi teja(telugu) and sudeep(kannada) made it superhit in their lang. But akki flop…!!

  • Rakesh yadav

    sab chup aab tumlog sikaoge akki ko action he is god of action….nd acting to babaal hi hai comedy to kisi ka baap bhi nahi copy karnahi paega

  • ALEX JOHN

    HOW CAN ONE COMPARE THAT IDIOT SALAMAN WITH STYLISH AKKI..THAT SHORT FELLOW CANT DO THESE TYPE OF STUND SCENCES WITHOUT DUPES,NO ONE CAN DO EXCEPT AKSHAY KUMAR..THIS REPORT IS MADE BY A HARD CORE KHAN FAN..NO PROBLEM,JUST WRITE,AND THE FILM WILL BE GOING TO BECOME THE BLOCK BUSTER OF THIS YEAR..HURRAY..

  • Akshay

    hello guys. U r comparing akki with d khans. Akki is the most versatile actor,shah rukh had tried unsucsful hand on acvtion in the movie ra.1,which floped badely.No one can match kumars action they cannot even pull their leg up how will they manage stunts.Akki is the best actor of bwood. Akshay kumar rockssss……..,,,


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