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Movie Review: R… Rajkumar
« on: December 06, 2013, 02:25:17 PM »


Shahid Kapoor tries to be Salman Khan and Shahrukh Khan at the same time and falls miles behind. You take a bowl and fill it with parts of Wanted, Chennai Express and numerous Telugu movies – what you get is mundane, no-brainer potboiler of a movie called R…Rajkumar
If your dabbawala gave you the same curry every day of the week, how would you feel? Definitely after a few days, you would get annoyed at the mundane monotonousness in your life. This is exactly the case with most Bollywood filmmakers nowadays. Why don’t they understand that if you serve the same old whiskey in a new bottle it does not become new.
This week’s offering R…Rajkumar is nothing different. In fact, it could be any of the many films that you have already seen. The boy-meets-girl-fights-with-villain of Chennai Express and the boy-joins-villain-and-becomes-the-informer of Wanted are still fresh in our minds. Then why combine the two and offer another one? Also, the wind farms of Andhra Pradesh have been shown a zillion times in Telugu movies, so why pick that same location for a Bollywood film?
To be honest, the biggest put off in the movie is the lack of a surprise element. The only time you are surprised is when Mukul Dev comes up and discloses his friendship with Shahid. Another big stumble is the comedy. The director has tried every trick in his book to tickle funny bones, but falls flat on his face. The unpersuasive, often clumsy and confused comedy scenes make your viewing even more difficult. The comedy sequences have old jokes and various other pathetic attempts that do not tickle you even a little bit.
Illogical action sequences and stunts that defy all rules of physics at times that make you wonder if the walls of your house are actually made of bricks and stones or not. In a hurry to make movies which earn more than Rs 100 crore, Prabhu Dheva has lost his touch. He has come out with the second no-brainer of the year after Ramaiya Vastavaiya. Like his past movies, this one too is laden with pinches of southern spices. The story is based in a small village where two drugs mafias, Sonu Sood and Ashish Vidyarthi are fighting with each other to be the sole kingpin of an opium business. Rajkumar (Shahid Kapoor), who works for Sonu Sood and falls in love with Ashish Vidyarthi’s niece, has so much strength that he can single-handedly beat the pulp out of 100 goons at a time.
Although a good thing about the movie is that Shahid is back to acting. The actor displays the same intensity as he did in Kaminey and the same boyish charm he did in Jab We Met. Sonu Sood is good as he tried bettering his Dabangg act but did not have much scope. Still he did well enough to make other writer-directors think of him the very instance they write the character of a villain. Sonakshi Sinha’s character could have been portrayed by any background dancer in any of the songs and Shahid is actually not wrong when he says  tera weight dekha hai. You really feel that yes, he is adjusting. It’s time she starts experimenting with new roles as she has been constantly doing the same role over and over again. And a tip, Sona, please join a gym.
The music of the film is good and might be on the charts for sometime but there are way too many songs. Why don’t the directors understand that if they want to put in five songs each of five minute they might as well make a separate music video and spare the viewer of an extra half hour. And who the heck has an item number on their wedding day?
If you are a die-hard fan of south movies or a bigger fan of their no-brainer potboiler Hindi remakes, then do go for this movie and have a gala time. For the rest, wait for the DVD or better still watch it, free of cost, when it comes on TV.
Bollywood life rating : 2.5

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Movie Review: R… Rajkumar
« Reply #1 on: December 06, 2013, 02:27:49 PM »
economics times
Director: Prabhu Dheva

Cast: Shahid Kapoor, Sonakshi Sinha, Sonu Sood

Rating: **


When Prabhu Dheva ventured into directing exaggerated action sagas, one wondered on the dancing demigod's diverse choice of genre. Evidently when another dancing sensationShahid Kapoor chooses to venture into the over-the-top action genre, you have your doubts.

And while Shahid puts his 'best foot forward' to do some hardcore action, his boyish charm comes against the macho image he wants to put forth. Despite that chances are Shahid could be as commercially successful as Prabhu Dheva. But post that you won't have any novel expectations from him either!

A film like R... Rajkumar works merely on gimmicks. And to join these gimmicks, a story is devised and put into place. So you have the same heroine, same villain, same villain sidekicks, same director, same action director, same stunt scenes, same locations and same singer clubbed together as if it were a popular combo (masala) meal. The only element not same is the hero - Shahid Kapoor. Though he earnestly attempts to be aSalman Khan and Akshay Kumar prototype, he isn't as effortless. And that's not the only mismatch here - there's also the lead pair. Thankfully they have self-realization of the fact that Shahid is too short and Sonakshi is too stout. But you certainly can't handle Shahid's recurring pout.

The hero is the standard stalker sample from South films, who relentlessly pursues the heroine. But the villain lusts for the heroine too. And the hero challenges to single-handedly fight the villain and win back his ladylove.

The only achchi baat about the film is the song 'Gandi Baat'. But the scene where Shahid and Prabhu Dheva share the dance floor is too short-lived and already broadcast on trailers. The other song 'Saree ke fall sa' follows the same tune but you don't mind this recurrence as much as the repetitiveness of the formulaic story. Moreover Shahid's dance, the only saving grace of the film, is expended in the songs of first half itself, while the dancing Shahid is conspicuous by its very absence in the second half - not leaving much reason to look forward into the film after the first half.

Shahid Kapoor gives his heart and soul to the role, though the converse of it is not true.Sonakshi Sinha is a mismatch to Shahid in every aspect and you know why multiple South sirens are employed in item numbers - to match steps and keep pace with Shahid. Sonu Sood has a menacing presence. Ashish Vidyarthi goes topless more number of times than Shahid Kapoor and Sonu Sood put together - and it clearly isn't a pleasant sight.

At the end of it, all that remains with you is some 'gandi baat'. Quite literally!

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« Reply #2 on: December 06, 2013, 02:55:27 PM »
Flop ani decide chesaaru movie ni

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« Reply #3 on: December 06, 2013, 08:58:59 PM »
south movie remake ?

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« Reply #4 on: December 10, 2013, 07:51:05 AM »
R...Rajkumar brings 30cr in this weekend


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« Reply #5 on: December 10, 2013, 10:20:50 AM »
Movie got decent weekend eventhough carrying negative talk. It is 10th best weekend opener

 

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