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Do me a favour and don’t waste the precious 2 hours and 10 minutes of your life on this flick. Rowdy Rathore is the perfect example of a situation where a producer should think a hundred times before taking the decision to pour crores into a flop idea. Directed by Prabhu Deva, and produced by Sanjay Leela Bhansali, Rowdy Rathore is a disaster of a movie. 

The film is driven by a loose plot, one which involves a pick-pocketer, Shiva (Akshay Kumar) who also happens to be a “humshakal” (lookalike) of an honest, righteous police officer Vikram Rathore, (also played by Akshay Kumar, obviously). Because of being a lookalike of Vikram, Shiva is unwillingly caught in a game of revenge. Baapji (Nassar) and his goons who are the “bhais” of a small town Devgarh are under the illusion that Shiva is Vikram Rathore and they are now after Shiva to finish him off. The film is basically about how Shiva comes to know the whole story behind Baapji’s enemity with Vikram Rathore, and about how Shiva must now take Rathore’s place and kill off Baapji and his goondas. 

Sonakshi Sinha plays Paro, Shiva’s love interest. She is at times the damsel-in-distress, and at times the inspiration behind Shiva’s countless cheesy dialogues and dance moves. Sonakshi Sinha can pull of the dance moves and good looks, but unfortunately that is not enough to get you through the film. She gives a lot of awkward expressions and her dialogue delivery throughout the film seems a bit forced. This being a complete Akshay Kumar film, Sonakshi Sinha has little to do. 

Akshay Kumar gives it his all. His moustache, his built body, his humorous dialogue delivery, and of course, his fighting abilities. There are a few well directed action sequences, but nothing that stands out. All those scenes have been ripped off from Vikramarkudu anyway. If you didn’t know, Rowdy Rathore is a remake of Vikramarkudu, a telugu film. 

The music of film is something that’ll last in audience’s memory for a month or so, and then it will be forgotten. Sajid-Wajid being the music directors you can expect a lot of loud music throughout the film, but after the first song or two, it starts sounding repetitive. The “Chinta Ta Ta Chita” beat is used in almost every song in this film, and it makes every song sound similar. 

Films like these make me wonder what exactly happens at the narration sessions between the director and the actor. How does a director narrate nonsensical scenes to an actor and still manage to sound like a professional filmmaker? How does the actor react to these scenes after they have been narrated to him/her? 

There was only one thing that made this horrid experience more enjoyable for me in the theatres. And the thing was my tray of nachos and cheese that I was munching on. If you walk into the theatre expecting a life-changing experience, or mind-blowing acting, you will be majorly disappointed. You might get a few laughs out of the first few scenes, but later you’ll be sitting there cursing yourself for wasting 2 hours of your life. 2 hours of your life which you will never get back! 

FILM-O-METER RATING: 2 OUT OF 5