Medium : Hindi
Starring : Akshay Kumar, Sonakshi Sinha, Nasser, Supreeth Reddy, Yashpal Sharma, Paresh Ganatra
Director : Prabhu Deva
Music : Sajid Wajid
Bg Score : Sandeep Chowta
Recently, we have seen a malayalam movie, remade in many other languages and making profits in all centers. The movie is director Sidhiq's 'Body Guard' that reached tamil as 'Kaavalan', later remade in hindi with Salman Khan as 'Body Guard'. The telugu and kannada versions of the same has been released later.
It is time for another south indian movie for a remake, director S.S.Rajamouli's telugu movie 'Vikramarkudu' is reaching hindi. Previously, the tamil ('Siruthai'), kannada and bengali versions of this movie has been released. Now, the movie is made as 'Rowdy Rathore' with Akshay Kumar in lead. After a series of comedy oriented roles, this one is different for Akshay.
The movie is directed by Prabhu Deva. His next hindi movie after 'Wanted' (remake of 'Pokkiri'). Prabhu's previous directorial ventures like 'Vedi and 'Engeyum Kaathal' didn't do well at the box office. 'Dabangg' girl Sonakshi Sinha is the heroine of 'Rowdy Rathore'. The villain role is being handled by Nasser. Telugu actor Supreeth Reddy has got a notable negative character to handle. The movie is produced by Ronnei Screwvala for UTV and director Sanjay Leela Bhansali for SLB Films. Santhosh Thundiyil is the cinematographer. This action subject has got Anal Arasu as the action director, who has changed his name to Arashukumar.
Shiva (Akshay Kumar) is a small time thief, who falls in love with Priya (Sonakshi Sinha). His life gets an U-turn when a six year old child reached his house, believing him to be her father. Shiva tried to avoid the child, but she didn't go anywhere. Later, without any reason, a criminal gang has attacked Shiva and the child. He has tried to explore the secret behind this, which ended up in a small town Devgarh, headed by a criminal (Nasser). How, Shiva handles the situation, forms the action oriented episodes in the later portions.
Prabhu Deva had presented this action comedy thriller, even in a better way, when compared to the tamil version. He has also concentrated to minimize the over doze of telugu flavour, in the village scenes including the villain and his gangs. You might feel a sense of logic in the story line; as it is for an action entertainer, that is out of question. Tamil superstar Vijay has got a small guest appearance in the song, but the director and the crew has been failed to utilize him in an attractive way.
Cinematographer Santhosh Thundiyil has given some excellent visuals. Editor Sanjay Sankla has got some fast cuts. Sandeep Chowta's bg score gave the real tempo for the mood. The stealer of the show is none other than action director Arashukumar, who gave some electryfying action sequences. Sajid Wajid have given some peppy numbers. 'Chinthatha...' done by Keeravani for the original version is a made into a catchy song here. Choreographers Saroja Khan, Bosco - Caeser and Vishnu Deva did their part well.
It is Akshay Kumar's show all the way. He has handled the serious and comedy appearances in his style. Some of his dialogues are getting good claps. Sonakshi Sinha is charming. With his experience, Nasser did well in the negative role. Supreeth Reddy catches attention with a gigantic look. The child artist who did the hero's daughter role, gave a lovable show. Yashpal Sharma and Paresh Ganatra gave good support.