Star Rating: ****
Three words to describe Rowdy Rathore are Entertainment, entertainment and entertainment!
Rowdy Rathore, a remake of the Telugu smash hit Vikramarkudu marks the return of Akshay Kumar in the action genre after an interval.
Like Wanted, director Prabhu Deva shnorr the essence, retains the distinctive design with a slight alteration. But what doesn\'t change is the intent of making a big masala entertainer. Yes, Rowdy Rathore is epoch masala fare that has a larger-than-life hero who triumphs against all odds!
Bright colors, bucolic background and usual dance routines... the movie include all the things to make it a perfect desi-masala affair!
The central story is pretty commonplace, the screenplay is solid, with several bombast situations intertwined in the narrative, though it slips into the obvious zone at times. However, the stability is maintained in both halves of the film and maintains the entertainment quotient equally.
Prabhu Deva’s dynamic execution of the subject forms another USP. His handling of the dramatic sequences deserves cookie points. Santosh Thundiyil’s cinematography is first-class. Music composers Sajid-Wajid deliver yet another delightful album.
The background score is exhilarating. Dialogues are outstanding. The witty and sober lines are very well written. The stunts are, of course, the stylemark of the enterprise!
Akshay is cast in a twin role: one as a cop and the second one as a thief. Both the roles are custom-built for the engaging actor. As Shiva, he entertains the masses, whereas as Vikram Rathod, he attracts serious movie lovers.
Sonakshi plays a bubbly, cute, adorable yet puckish character very well. Sonakshi’s voluptuous side and impressive character has won many hearts. Desi-girl image best suited her.
An antagonist, Nassar is superb. Same for the actor who essay’s his brother’s part. Both are¬ venomous to the hilt!
Mushtaq Khan provides a few laughs. Paresh Ganatra, as Akshay’s buddy, is truly funny. Yashpal Sharma is unbeatable. Gurdeep Kohli is top-class. Anant Jog and Darshan Jariwala are perfect. The child artist portraying the part of Akshay’s daughter is really lovable and cute.
Overall, Rowdy Rathore is designed to magnetize the masses in pack. It is the best blend of action, emotion, drama, love and humor. Presence of Akshay Kumar, makes it a enjoyable and delightful movie watching experience!