Rowdy Rathore directed by Prabhu Deva is one more brainless full on action south remake. For those who loves to watch movies like Wanted, Dabangg, Bodyguard etc this one will surely entertain you. The movie basically lacks one thing which if kept outside the theater will be better.. SENSE!.
The story is about a thief Shiva whose life drastically changes with a robbery. There happens to be a little girl in a suitcase that he took from a lady from a railway station . Shiva has to take care of the girl as she claims that he is her father. Later, he realizes that the girls father, Vikram Rathore who looks exactly like Shiva is an ASP who has a great respect in his department for his courage and sincerity.
Vikram is hunted by Baapjis gang, a gunda in the village Devgarh, where he was serving as the ASP. Vikram dies due to brain hamerage and Shiva decides to get back to the village as Vikram and bring back the law and order. The story itself has its own brainlessness. And the typical making of the movie also makes it a stress full outing.
The makers havent tried anything new in this remake to improve its content. Almost the entire movie is an exact replica of its south version. Akshay tries to comeback to his action avatar as Vikram Rathore. He maintains his current comedy mood with the Shiva Avatar, which I think can take some credit for making the movie watchable at times. Sonakshi’s role is an absolute waste. Her character adds only some skin shows and foolish sentimence. Nasar does the role of Baapji neatly.
In the making side, direction style of Prabhudeva suits this no brainer. Santosh Thundiyil can take some credit for his good cinematography. The editor can also take some credit for slicing the action sequences nicely. Some cool and funny dialogs are there. But they were too less.
Overall, Rowdy Rathore is yet another mass masala flick. Sad to see Akshay trying for a Salman style. I dont know what prompted two good production houses to make this kind of a movie (UTV and Sanjay Leela Bhansali).
My rating is 2/5 for this Prabhudeva movie. If you are a fan of unrealistic over rated one man shows, go for it. Otherwise go for something else.
Green: Recommended Film
Orange: Okay, Watchable, Experimental Films
Red: Not Recommended