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R… Rajkumar

Silent hoja, varna main violent ho jaunga


A romantic action story set in dusty and rugged backdrop of the Hindi Heartland.

Shahid Kapoor essays the role of Rajkumar – a rugged, rebellious, passionate fighter who also has a devilish charm. One moment he makes you feel really comfortable and the very next, completely ill at ease! Rajkumar is sexy, brooding and raw.

Sonakshi Sinha plays the role of Chanda – a gorgeous, strong character. She is the niece of a poppy lord called Manik Parmar. Chanda is elegant and looks stunning. A true Indian beauty!

A film that has out and out desi tracks (true dance numbers) with loads of intrigue, thrill and fun – a perfect entertainer by all means. The ravines shall tower high over the Poppy Fields, overlooking a dangerous foundation without law, justice or order.

Rajkumar, an aimless youth, saves a local drug baron named Shivraj (Sonu Sood), impresses the drug lord with his attentiveness and bravery and then gets employment with his gang.

Rajkumar’s latest mission is to kill a rival drug dealer named Manik Parmar (Ashish Vidyarthi). But Rajkumar’s life changes forever when he claps eyes on the beautiful, educated Chanda.

After some persistent wooing, Chanda falls for Rajkumar’s charms. But in order for their love to flourish, he must destroy the drug cartel to which both Shivraj and Parmar owe allegiance, which is controlled by a Mafia don named Ajit Taaka (Srihari), who operates out of Malaysia.And back to marry with Chanda Movie Review

What he doesn’t know is that Chanda is an orphan who’s been raised by her uncle – Manik Parmar (Ashish Vidyarthi).

This is Prabhu Dheva’s next after the blockbuster “Rowdy Rathore’. From the start, the boy is shown as having no family background, comes to this place with no references, directionless, and then he falls in love with a girl he sees during a gun-battle between two rival gangs.

Like bollywood heroes of scores of hindi love stories, this boy insists on seeking the girl’s uncle’s approval for their marriage, and doesn’t like the idea of running away with the girl to any other place. How very cultural! (Indian sanskars).

Like other superheroes, this boy takes on 50 to 60 fighters at one time. And finally, like the champions of Dance reality shows, this boy is ready to shake his legs, dance like an expert.

From start till the end, R… Rajkumar lacks realism, defies logic and is full of stupidities. There are fights, dances, item numbers filled in at regular intervals.

This is definitely the most disillusioned hindi film directed by Prabhu Deva.

The only positive elements in this film are that it has a lot of bright, fresh visuals and a couple of foot tapping desi songs. “Gandi Baat” sung by Nakash Aziz, Ritu Pathak and “Saree Ke Fall Sa” sung by Antara Mitra and Nakash Aziz. Among other numbers, “Mat Maari” and “Dhokha Dhadi” stand out from rest of the songs.

It begins well, and then falters in the second half, with erratic pacing as the story culminates in to an overstretched climax.

It is a no-brainer that relies on formulaic over the top entertainment prevalent in the 80s and 90s.

Shahid Kapoor as Rajkumar
Sonakshi Sinha as Chanda
Sonu Sood as Shivraj
Asrani – Shivraj’s astrologer
Ashish Vidyarthi as Manik Parmar
Srihari as Ajit Taaka
Mukul Dev
Special appearances by Charme Kaur, Ragini Dwivedi, Scarlett Wilson


Credits & Crew:
Banner – Eros International, Next Gen Films Production
Produced by Sunil A Lulla, Viki Rajani
Director – Prabhu Dheva
Story – Prabhu Dheva
Screenplay – Prabhu Dheva, Sunil Agarwal, Ravi S Sundaram
Dialogue – Shiraz Ahmed
Music Director – Pritam Chakraborty
Lyricist – Anupam Amod, Ashish Pandit, Mayur Puri
Background Score – Sandeep Chowta
Cinematography – Mohana Krishna
Editor – Ballu Saluja
Production Design – Nitin Chandrakant Desai