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After tickling the audiences with his wit and humour for years, now our very own Khiladi Akshay Kumar is back with raw action in his latest release Rowdy Rathore. Directed by the dance guru Prabhi Deva, Rowdy Rathore is a remake of the Telugu blockbuster Vikramarkudu. Rowdy Rathore is a full-blown masala entertainer, that will surely impress you with Akki's desi punches, colourful songs and lots of romance.
Story: Rowdy Rathore narrates the story of Rowdy (Akshay Kumar), who is a petty thief and gets the thrill out of duping people. Rowdy falls head-over-heels in love with Priya (Sonakshi Sinha), a pretty girl, whom he met at a wedding in which he wasn't invited. The story takes a shocking twist after a six-year-old Neha enters into the picture and claims that Rowdy is her father. Rowdy decides to find out the truth behind the girl's claim, that finally unveils the mystery of the story.
Performances: Akshay plays a double role in the movie, that bestows him with abundant opportunity to flaunt each shade of his skill. Akki is in his best form, with his rowdy romance and comedy. Akshay promises raw action in the film and his one-liner ‘Don’t Angry Me’ is already on everyone’s lips, which make for a good recall value. Sonakshi plays a lovable, charming, yet impish character very well. Especially, the desi girl image suits her impeccably. The child artist portraying the part of Akshay's daughter, is really cute. Other characters like Paresh Ganatra, Yashpal Sharma, Gurdeep Kohli adds colour to their respective episodes.
Music: Pretty Sonakshi Sinha's red sari act on the number 'Chammak Challo Chail Chabeeli', draws a comparison with Kareena Kapoor's 'Chammak Challo' from Ra.One. 'Chinta Ta Ta' is the pick of the lot and the presence of leading actors Vijay and Kareena Kapoor and Prabhu Dheva himself gives it an edge, while 'Dhadang Dhang Dhang' and 'Aa Re Pritam Pyaare' are lively, full-of-zest tracks as well.
Talking on a serious note, the story of Rowdy Rathore goes illogical to some extent, but it won't disappoint you at all due to it's desi packaging. Akshay’s moustache and garish look in the film as Rowdy works for the character and his action skills were never doubted by anyone. The film reaches an all time high due to the fun, action And Akki's dialogues.
Verdict: Overall, Rowdy Rathore has the potential to set the cash registers ringing, provided it delivers what it promised. Rowdy Rathore is a total paisa wasool film, hence it's a must watch.
Directed by Prabhu Deva
Produced by Sanjay Leela Bhansali, Ronnie Screwvala
Starring Akshay Kumar, Sonakshi Sinha
Music by Sajid-Wajid
Release Date: 1 June 2012