Rowdy Rathore Movie Review

It’s been more than 7 years, since we saw Akshay Kumar in an out-an-out action film. Known as the ‘Khiladi of Bollywood’ for his popular Khiladi films in the 90s, Akki returns to what he does best – bash the baddies on screen. In Rowdy Rathore, directed by Prabhu Deva who last directed Wanted, Akshay has a double-role. He plays Siva (the smart thief) and Vikram Rathore (the IPS officer).

The film is produced by Sanjay Leela Bhansali and has music composed by Sajid-Wajid.

Story: Rowdy Rathore is about Siva, a thief who falls in love with Priya (Sonakshi Sinha). It’s love at first sight, as he promises her to give up all his bad deeds to lead a good life together. Just then enters a 6 year old Neha, who calls Siva her father. Out of nowhere, people start attacking him and Siva becomes the target of a gang. Why do they want to kill him? Who is Neha? Watch Rowdy Rathore to find out!

Rowdy Rathore Movie Review

Before we get into the negatives, let’s look at the positive aspects of the film and who the target audience are..

  • Rowdy Rathore is a film for the masses. If you’ve seen Dabangg or Singham, Rowdy Rathore is similar but with an added twist.
  • The action only begins to unfold in the second half, as Akshay Kumar proves why he’s called the Khiladi. There is a lot that goes into making an action scene look convincing, apart from the action choreographer who plays a major role, the actors need to get their body language right. That’s exactly where Akshay shines. He’s brilliant in the action sequences, with comic timing that is unmatched in the industry.
  • The sequences that involve Akshay Kumar and the young child artist, touches your heart.
  • The dialogues will work big time with the single-screen audience. “Joh main bolta hoon, woh main karta hoon. Joh main nahi bolta, woh main definitely karta hook”, “Don’t angry me” and “Rathore.. Rowdy Rathore”. There are several such one-liners or punch dialogues, which are one of the biggest attractions for the masses.
  • There are several special appearances and most of them in the Chinta Ta Chitta Chitta song. Kareena Kapoor looks beautiful and does a couple of moves from Criminal and Chammak Challo (both form Ra One). South superstar Vijay and director Prabhu Deva too make small appearances in the same song. Mumaith Khan and Maryam Zakaria (who was last seen in the Agent Vinod mujra) are part of the post-interval item song. Maryam looks very pretty.

What we didn’t particularly like

  • The first half! The love angle between Akshay and Sonakshi doesn’t work, as the film takes forever to get to the point. To add to the woes, there are 3 songs which are forced into the narrative. Why do we need so many songs in hindi films, like seriously??
  • Sonakshi Sinha is wasted. She has absolutely NOTHING to do, expect dance to 4 odd songs and hug the hero. Her only noteworthy scene is just before the climax, where she verbally abuses the villain.
  • Rowdy Rathore is not for everyone. The urban audience may not like the excess of action (a bit of blood and gore included). Also, it’s all about entertainment here, so not much in the film for those looking for sense or logic.

Performances: Akshay Kumar towers above the other actors, director and the script! He makes even the most mediocre of scenes, entertaining. We’ve already spoken enough about Sonakshi, she should seriously look into doing roles that gives her scope to perform. Nassar, who plays the negative role, is brilliant. The other supporting actors are all good.

To sum up, if you’ve watched and enjoyed films like Dabangg, Singham and Wanted, you’ll like Rowdy Rathore. At the box-office, the film has already opened to a mind-boggling response at single screens and it should continue to do well there. But it’s at the multiplexes where Rowdy Rathore could falter after the initial weekend.

Do post your Rowdy Rathore reviews in the comments section below and stay tuned for all the updates box-office related updates.

Rating: ★★★☆☆


  • the comments from salman fans clearly indicate dat they are afraid that salman’s action movies may not work any more as akshay is back in action movies….dont worry the movie is a definite blockbuster.waiting for the opening figure.. i think these people were posting similar comments for housefull2 as well but they got a big slap when housefull2 became superhit..

  • akshay ke samne sab paani bhar rahe hai,body dikhane ye kiki. kiran bolne se akshay se age thode hi koi nikal jayega .pahle movie dekh phir comment kar…..must watch this movie.

  • I once again request Lalo khan fans to avoid posting bakwas comments.they have to remeber Lalo’s flop after flop since 1999 till 2010 I am sure he will soon go back to to that phase.Insha allah


  • Now Every big movies crosses 100 Crores, its not a big deal. Every big Movie will have record breaking collections, this is also not a big deal :)…But nobody has fan base like salman. His fan base is so strong that his film will collect the holiday collections on the non holiday first day. Just go Back 1 year back , his Bodyguard was released on Eid,which was holiday..but the film was not released on every Multiplex in the morning. 50% of the multiplexex started post noon. Though it collected 21 Crores on the First day. Everyone can predict, akki, SRk, AAmir films collections of the first day , but Salman movies cant be predicted.. It cant be less than Dabanng this can be sure , but the extreme end one no body cant predict. U never know 25, 27, 28 , 30 Crores. Wait for Ek tha Tiger. It Will get these numbers. Akki, SRK , Aamir all these are good actors, but not goos human being. These dnt have that connect to the people which Salman Has. Thats y he is Big , Bigger and Biggest of all.

    1999 Biwi No.1 , Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam , Hum Saath-Saath Hain
    2001 Chori Chori Chupke Chupke
    2002 Hum Tumhare Hain Sanam
    2003 tere naam , Baghban
    2004 Garv ,Mujhse Shaadi Karogi
    2005 Maine Pyaar Kyun Kiya , No Entry
    2007 partner
    2009 wanted
    2010 dabangg

  • @sallu bhai’s fan, u are only giving the movies which was hit , where are the movies like veer, Main aut miss khanna etc? And in that period between 1999 to 2010 Sallu has given the most flops in the industry and during that period Sallu was sent to jail for killing animal and a killing a person in accident. Such shame.

  • guys before reading or writing any review u must know the fact rowdy rathore remake of telugu muvi (vikramarkudu) is released much much earlier before of wanted dabang and singham so dont say that it is smiliar to that of these three muvis these muvis are copied form vikramarkkudu so beta beta hein baap baap hein akki rocks

  • Rowdy rathore is much more better dan dabbang nd bodyguard combined. Sallu sucks bigtime…. Srk is the undisputd king of bollywood….ett sureshot flop

  • It is gud movie..Akki ke aage sub chhote dikhte hai..don’t angry him….uska fatka 440 ka jatka..ha.ha..

  • Rowdy rathore will do more than expectations…….. nd gave a boost to akkkkkkkkkkiii……..!!!!!!!!®

  • I have seen rowdy rathore,and i tell u please please dont go to watch it…its very boring film except 20 minute of action…and akshays dialogue delievery was too bad for any action movie…dont waste ur money .. and time….and if u want to watch then watch PRATIGHAT…tat is dubbed hindi version of original movie from which rowdy rathore made.

  • Dabangg – ATBB

    Wanted – Blockbuster

    Bodyguard – ATBB

    READY – BB

    Yeah successful films ke saath AVERAGE like Rowdy Rathod ko kiyu compare kar rahe ho.

    TIGER salman is way ahead of AKKI.

    There is no comparison


    Tiger salman no.- 1

    Akshay is no. -10

    thats the difference

  • sab ko ek dusre se compare mat karo.. sab apni jagah hai.. real hero wo hai jo asal jindgi me bhi hero hai.. akshay isme sabke aage hai phir amir phir salman.. paise k nashe me badguman us ghamandi insan ka isme kahi jikra nahi aata jo niyamo ko pare rakh dusro ko galiya deta rahta hai aur apne ko king samajhta hai.. mai ye tab kah raha hu k maine R.R. dekhi bhi nahi hai lekin mujhe akki ki har film ra1 & don jaise haadso se lakh guna best lagegi.. thanx to all akki supporters

  • unnecessarily u guys r fighting with each othe, SRK, SALLU, AMIR, AKKI all r earning in crores, these ppl don’t even bother wht u guys r commenting……..

  • @Amar atleast srk is nt lyk akshay jo public me apni biwi se apne pant ki zip khulwata hai for some chillars…. Nd y ua believing dat guard nd y nt believing srk

  • it’s 10 million times better than dabanng, salman can’t fight th way akki did in the climax scene and flashback scene with style and technical fighting skills, nor he can do the stunt tricks like how akki kicks up a big stone from the floor onto his hand and that without the use of cgi, niether he can dance like akki nor he has good comic timing than akki, just watch and see the way akki performs and people wud forget dabanng. Salman only gives one simple punch without any skills and technique and baddies go flying, at least akki does is like he’s competing in a fighting or karate tournament.

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