Akshay Kumar’s new movie Rowdy Rathore hit the screens today and true to form, Akshay’s that is, the film is already receiving withering scorn.
Akshay Kumar’s only claim to fame lately is to churn out unwatchable trash and going by the early reviews, it seems he delivers on the trash quotient, again.
A lot in Rowdy Rathore defies general logic, but who goes to watch these movies for smart repartee anyway. Shiraz Ahmed’s dialogue is passable, nothing much too memorable to take home. Even the music isn’t worth raving about. After a while, the Chin ta ta induces the some effect the Salman’sTeao teao teao ringtone did in Bodyguard. Every single song in Rowdy Rathore only adds to the runtime. Watching Prabhu Deva making his moves is like therapy, sadly it comes too early on in the film.
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And despite Prabhu Dheva and Sajid-Wajid being at the helm of affairs, the song-dance routine fails to engage. In fact it seems like producer Sanjay Leela Bhansali intruded creative space when you see a song like ‘Chammak Challo’ ending up in Saawariya zone. Beyond the introductory track, the other two numbers from first half are absolutely avoidable…..The basic problem is that there is practically no plot in the first half and the second half is completely predictable….Rowdy Rathore lives up to its name in creating too much noise for no reason. It also marks the end of a sensibility called Sanjay Leela Bhansali.
It can hardly be called a film, but ah well. Watch it if only to remind yourself of old Khiladi flicks and remember a time when we used to think heroines couldn’t get any plumper or sillier than Mamta Kulkarni. Ah, naive youth.
An air of unabashed, if generally harmless, imbecility pervades Rowdy Rathore. With very little substance to play around with, the film spreads itself dangerously thin. But even when it teeters on the brink of snapping point, it hurtles along like an armoured vehicle on four flat tyres. It makes much din but covers little ground.
If you have a high threshold for mindless nonsense then you must go and watch this movie. Its Akshay Kumar’s ‘Dabangg’, may be not as much fun but definitely watchable.
Rowdy Rathore Review – Beastly Nonsense