CAST & CREW
ROWDY RATHORE is Hollywood action film directed by Prabhu Deva. This film is the remake of the Telugu hit film “ Vikramarkudu.” The movie screens Akshay Kumar in double roles. Sonakshi Sinha, Paresh Ganatra, Yashpal Sharma, and Gurdeep Kohli are in the supporting roles. South Indian stars Nassar and Vijay are also screened in the film. Sajid-Wajid is the music director of the film.
Shiva (Akshay Kumar) is a petty thief. 2G (Paresh Ganatra) is his con-friend. Shiva falls in love with Paro (Sonakshi Sinha), tells her that he is a thief and promise her to leave this after one last theft. Planning to rob a huge amount Shiva and 2G come to the station and finds a woman with a big trunk and jewels. They trick the woman and escapes with the trunk thinking there is a lot of money in it. When they return home, they find the little girl, chinki in the trunk instead of money and gold. Chinki calls Shiva her father. Shiva, who is shocked and he is forced to keep her with him as the police officer (Yashpal Sharma,) monitored Shiva. As the movie screens, Shiva finds a photo of chinki and her father who looked alike him and realized the reason she called him dad. Vikram Rathore (Akshay Kumar), chinki’s father who got brain injury while chasing a goon and his life, is in trouble now. Shiva, who is fed up of chinki, breaks her tape recorder which she used to listen to her mother's voice. The next morning Shiva realizes what he did and cares for chinki. Paro, unfortunately, sees this and mistakes Shiva having a daughter and breaks up with him. As the movie screens, the goons who are after Rathore sees Shiva and thinking he is Rathore they attack him. Now enters Rathore protecting Shiva. The goons and Shiva are shocked at the twin looks of Rathore. Soon Shiva is revealed with the story that happened in Rathore’s life six months ago. He traveled to Devgarh as a new ACP. The village was under the control of Baapji (Nassar). In the process of revealing the village from Baapji torture and annex, Rathore was in trouble, and the injury was the cause. As Shiva hears the story, Rathore lost his life handing over chinki to Shiva. He decides to finish Rathore’s uncompleted work and in his identity, he leaves to Devgarh with chinki. He is successful in destroying Baapji kingdom and returns the money to villagers. In climax Paro realize the whole act and reunite with Shiva. He carries Rathore identity and leads his life with Paro, chinki, and 2G as a police officer.
Akshay Kumar reports that he accepted this role for his son as he likes him doing action films. South Indian star Vijay has appeared in the guest role. This film being the first action movie which Sanjay Leela Bhansali produced and also his first movie with Akshay Kumar. Red FM organized an event with the title ‘Rowdy Hunt’ to look for the social betterment workers. The winner was given a chance to accompany Akshay Kumar to promote the film. And various other channels promoted the film.
Akshay Kumar went through training on special technique – Combat Karate just for his action role in the film. Kareena Kapoor and Prabhudeva have appeared in guest roles in the song ‘Chinta ta’. Akshay performance in both roles is remarkable. The roles that are opposite in nature, one as the thief he plays naughty and humorous. And the other role in which he showcased his hardcore actions as a cop. He gains the whole attention in the lead role. The young artist Ananya Nayak is cute and adorable in her role. Sinha played romantic as the interest of the hero. Nassar also performed well as Baapji in the film.
The film is the fusion of action, drama, romance, emotions, and humor. It also features mother love. Rathore being dedicated to his work as the role and the transformation in Shiva for a good cause leaves a message.
Though the film was successful, it did not match up the original Telugu movie. It has made an effort to entertain with action and comedy. VERDICT The perfect entertainer, opt this film to get charged when you feel low. Watch the movie with family and friends to enjoy a good show.
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