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: ★★★☆☆


  • its 100000000000 times better than dabang. Get the hell out of here lallu fans if u can’t digest the fact.

  • one film cant clean the disaster of AKs succesive 9 flop movie.. So itne flop ke bad ek to movie chalni hi hai…
    Grow up AKs fan u cant compare him with Amir,srk, salman n even with hritik all these r A+ grade actor n AK nt even A grade actor… Even Emran Hashmi gaves more hits thn hin in last 4 yrs his comparision possible with only Abhishek Bacchan .. So plz AK fans dnt be overreacted

  • akshay has already given 3 clean hit success this decade which still long to go whilst, salman has given full of disasters last decade with the only hit to his credit being wanted, partner was govinda’s movie, no entry he was hardly there and was anil kapoor and fardeen kapoor film, msk he got overshadowed by akki’s acting.

  • Akshay Kumar’s shiva role reminds of BigB’s style humorous and tough character from coolie, shehnshah lol. He is brilliant in every scene and has an stylish energy. Sallu is good but in comedy and action akki takes the cake irrespective of box office outcome.

  • I was see 1st day 1st show. Rowdy rathore
    super blockbuster. . . . .
    Akshay kumars no. . . 1 film

  • Rowdy Rathore is duplicate movie like Dabangg,Singham… so movie name should be Nakal karne wali film

  • why all the fans are fighting. sallu and akki are very good frnds. and acting wise both are baap in their own field. as far as action is concerned akshay is senior from sallu. he is doing action from past twenty years but salman is also.very good. cheers for both sallu and akki. hate the award khareed ne waala shahrukh.

  • Mere pyaare bhai log kyu itna tenson lete ho.. sirf ek tha tiger aur Dabangg 2 release ho jaane do… tab me dekhunga kisko kisko yaad aata hai Rowdy Rathore…

  • @karan i think u have forgotten the disastrous movies of salman before dabangg,not even recovered the making cost ,akshay’s flop movies even recover money for it’s makers dats why he is favourite of every producer.. and hrithik has given 6 hits in his 11 yr long career dats a big shame.who has stoped him from doing more movies ,he is afraid to do so or u know what happend in 2010, akshay gives 4-5 movies evry yr and it need guts to do so.. srk’s movies are doing what kind of business dat everyone know. aamir gives 1 movie in a gap of 2-3 yrs, and the movie will definitely work.. so in short if u do more movies chances of failure is more still every single movie of akshay except 2-3 have recovered cost and made profit as well but big profit.

  • just wach all movies for yours entertenment why u all are commenting other fan’s hero one thing is clear that in bollywood Akki is for real action hero,so audiens loves him,srk for romantic hero,sallu for comercial acting and aamir is overadvans hero & vivek obroi is dharti ka boje

  • 1thing is absutli rit in bollywood Akki,Sallu,Hiritk&sanjay dutt,Aamir are the hero&willon of his real life&on silver screen &srk is toilat sope for all &also most unrespected animal

  • i am a salman fan. Guys srk fans r making bad cmnt against akki in the name of salmans fan. Sallu and akkir r frnd. This shameless srk fans making bad cmnt in the name of sallu fans.
    @indicine why u delete my cmnt? R u a srk fan?

  • Big Dissapoinment from Akshay, i am a big Fan of an actor but in some scenes The dialogue from his mouth is looking like that he is doing comedy, i seen Vikramamadu Too many time in hindi Pratighat and bhojpuri IPS rathore, the Movie was Awesome the work of Ravi teja was Far ahead of Akshay, I think All the Starcast and Crew has seen VIKRAMAMADU to Copy the acting and direction, but wasted, Original one rules …if prabhudeva want to remake the movie he should have to Cast Ravi Taja Instead Of akshay, Film Is already superhit No Question about that but Akshay is senior Actor aur aise kisi ko Copy karna Akshay ko SHOBHA nahi deta..Sonakshi looking good but she dont even know how to Copy the work of others,in my point of View all actor and actress should beware of Tolly Remake..

  • Jinko koi kaam nhi hota wo Akshay k fan ban jate hain, kyunki unhe pata hai ki unka bhi koi career nhi or Akshay k bhi nhi :-P

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