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Violence for the sake of violence. Romance for the sake of violence. Comedy thrown in. Wannabe masala.Read more
Love conquers all. Or does it? Whether it does or not, do you care? At least R...Rajkumar doesn't make you. It makes you feel love and romance is just a means to meet the end of making an action film with Shahid Kapoor as the star.
Shahid Kapoor does make the most of it though. His comic timing as required for a film of this nature is decent, and he does his best to emote anger, fatigue, worry and the rest too. Unfortunately, the comic lines are either over-writtent to sound way too "filmy" or are inane.
Similarly, Sonakshi Sinha lands herself in another role which requires her to play second fiddle to the male lead. Though her introduciton on screen with a fight sequence makes you believe that this one might just have some meat for her. You see glimpses of variety that she can do, but it is too little and certainly disheartening after what we saw her do with Lootera. Yes, I know, I am still stuck there.
That aside, you have Sonu Sood with a lot of brawn. It's very interesting that R...Rajkumar, a film that clearly wants to hit the masala film lover in you, has a villain who is better looking that the lead pair put together.
Considering that I have spent three paragraphs on the actors, it is safe to assume that there is very little to talk about in the other departments. The writing least of all. It certainly didn't have material to be stretched into a screenplay of 2.5 hours. I must say though, for the flat and unimaginatively predictable overall plot it does manage to bring in an unanticipated turn of events. But not to worry, it goes back to being as was expected in five minutes.
There is a lot of action packed in too. Some of it is even a little innovative at the beginning. But, the purpose is so masked and the killings so random that you can stay amused only so much. Add slo-mo and close-ups and you have tuned me off.
Of course, that means the cinematography is dramatic and the background music loud as is associated with any film of this genre. That then leaves the music department, which well, might have foot-tapping material, but the lyrics are outright awful. And somehow awful lyrics almost always translate to sleazy dances by women.
Yet, I wouldn't like to take away anything from all the heart that Shahid Kapoor puts in the dances. The choreography is mind-bogglingly complicated, as they are in any Prabhu Deva film. Also, those too become repetitive and eventually dry up. Not to mention, as usual, there is nothing graceful about dances set up by him.
In that sense then, R...Rajkumar is exactly what you expected it to be. If not as a Prabhu Deva film, as a film that aspires to entertain with masala. And yet, the house was full, with equally enthusiastic whistles and hooting at Shahid Kapoor, Sonakshi and Sonu Sood. Correct, I don't understand this world.
- meeta, a part of the audience
So-So, by Shalu Dhyani , Bolly Spice : ...R…Rajkumar is only for those who enjoy the South-style masala movies. If the offerings from the Prabhu Deva school of film-making have worked for you in the past, this one will too. Don’t take the kids... full review
So-So, by Janhavi Samant, Star Blockbuster : ... A lot of people will expect it to be like Rowdy Rathore, and in many ways it is. Self-aggrandising smart alec dialogues, stylish action sequences and absurd loud comedy... full review
So-So, by Madhureeta Mukherjee, Times of India : ...While 'R...Rajkumar' entertains at some levels, it suffers from utter plainness and predictability. The raw action is impressive (Ravi Varma), the songs (Pritam) and the choreography are routine attractions. The second half seems like a sari too long and the comedy is often forced... full review
Thumbs down, by Anna MM Vetticad, annavetticadgoes2themovies : ...In the first half hour it does seem like R…Rajkumar might actually offer that blend of humour and action that made Dabangg an enjoyable experience... full review
Thumbs down, by Baradwaj Rangan, Blogical Conclusion, The New Sunday Express : ...But at least in the songs sequences, we see why Shahid was cast. Is there a dancer who moves as well as he does, and who radiates as much joy to the audience? Pritam supplies the film with just the kind of soundtrack it needs – catchy beats to go with the inventive nonsense-lyrics... full review
Thumbs down, by Taran Adarsh, Bollywood Hungama : ...Shahid Kapoor gets to portray a mass-friendly character and he gives it his best shot. He's an exceptional dancer and emotes very well too, but, like I pointed out earlier, he looks far from real when it comes to fighting an army of villains. Sonakshi Sinha seems to be getting repetitive and needs to reinvent herself. Ditto for Sonu Sood, who plays the mandatory villain without much of an effort. ... full review
Thumbs down, by Suparna Sharma, Deccan Chronicle : ...Prabhu Dheva’s films are infantile fantasies that seek to gratify the fragile male ego and libido. Any further analysis of this imbecility would be a waste of time.... full review
Thumbs down, by Suprateek Chatterjee, FirstPost : ...Amplified by the terrible storytelling and an astonishing lack of aesthetics when it comes to anything that isn’t a song sequence, this film is a ghastly cocktail. They might as well have called it "R...Regressive"... full review
Thumbs down, by Swayamsrestha Kar, fullhyd.com : ... R... Rajkumar is one of those films that make sensible people wish for miraculous things, like time-travel. That way, you can go back and prevent your past self from buying that blasted ticket... full review
Thumbs down, by Martin D'Souza, Glamsham.com : ...Prabhu Dheva's movies are getting as weird as his dance moves....
Thumbs down, by Shubha Shetty-Saha, MiD DAY : ...Shahid Kapoor , Sonakshi Sinha and Sonu Sood might have put in sincere performances but for a movie that is so awful, all their effort seems to be in vain... full review
Thumbs down, by Divya Solgama, MoviezADDA : ... Well except for some foot tapping music, few action scenes along with few comical moments there is no special dum in this film. It is definitely better in terms of wholesome entertainment than the recent so called masala entertainers... full review
Thumbs down, by Karan Anshuman, Mumbai Mirror : ...Shahid Kapoor's still going at it hammer and tongs - putting every high energy bit of himself out there whether it is the action or the dancing. Wish he'd been given some space to act as well. And as for Sonakshi Sinha, well she's become a bit of a masala bunny now. You know, like Prakash Raj is. ... full review
Thumbs down, by Saibal Chatterjee, NDTV : ...The hero calls his lady love Lollypop. But expect no sweet delights. For the film, on its part, is pure poppycock. The only place that it should be heading to is the cleaners. ... full review
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PARIXIT713: R..rajkumar: superb Shahid,superb action & superb music...don't go with critics,go & watch
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paavin_dabangg: A big thumbs up and a grand salute to all r..rajkumar cast and crew @sonakshisinha @shahidkapoor @PDdancing @SonuSood kya baat kya baat !!
ovosarah_: Just come back from the cinema and R.Rajkumar was amazing well done @shahidkapoor and @sonakshisinha you guys are amazing.. <3
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iyer_z: #R..Rajkumar = Overthetop, crazy, bad script BUT - Gandi Baath, Full Paisa Vasool & Whistle podu time.. What entertainment. Actin, Dnce, Com
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imVamin: #r rajkumar good movie..... @imLsawant
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gaurav003456: R....... RAJKUMAR is excellent Movie fulltush Entertaining.
FatmaShahRukh: R............Rajkumar is Just Awesomeeee ^_^ Love You Shahid Sir.. Cozz my Love Looks Like U Exact!! @shahidkapoor
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Boss_Akki: Sahid Kapoor is in full form #R...Rajkumar . Sona is very good too . Excellent dance and superb action
Bollywoodoholic: R-Rajkumar is a good film in the genre of loud masala movies - @shahidkapoor has nailed it!!! excellent performance!
BinuBDaniel: Silent ho ja nahi toh voilent ho jaunga!!!! R...Rajkumar.. full on Entertainer.. worth a watch....!!!
Biajji: I don't understand the critics for R...Rajkumar :( This movie is fantastic and Shahid Kapoor's work is outstanding. Go and watch it ;)
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BesharamNawal: Watched R... Rajkumar! It was fucking good ! :)
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BalashankarPath: Shahid proved he's the real R...Rajkumar....enjoyed congrats to the team
AzizAaquif: R...... Rajkumar is just fabulous movie
AvartiNaidu: R...rajkumar is really an awesm movie . Is movie ko dekh k sach me laga its a complete package of all that a film needs.
attaedda: R..Rajkumar is shahid kapoor's wanted dont miss it
asonofapeach: R...Rajkumar is a typical masala film and I loved every frame of it.
ashahadali: Full enjoy r ..... Rajkumar.Timepass movie
arslan_shaikh7: R...Rajkumar is an awesome movie Wonderful performance by @shahidkapoor and @sonakshisinha...House Full till wednesday!!!
apu3278: saw R...Rajkumar 1st day 1st show..awesum movie..faadu dialogue..shahid is tooo good in action..romance..comedy..a must watch film..luv it..
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ajaydarji57: "@priyaguptatimes: R...Rajkumar is full paisa vasool Prabhudeva style. Shahid is simply outstanding!!! @vikirajani @shahidkapoor"
aditimtl: shahid ur movie R Rajkumar was excellent
Vikassroyal: Rrr rajkumar one time watch movie its a average!
KharismaKaur: Rajkumar was OK.
jyadamathans: "R... Rajkumar is a mass entertainer. All the lead actors and supporting cast have done a Gud job :) " Rating- 3/5 Angel <3
archan_shah: Watched R Rajkumar today. Loved Shasha after long time in good role. Silent hoja varna meh violent ho jaunga. Rofl. One time watch
_anshulbansal: I don't know why I went to watch 'R...Rajkumar'. It sucked as expected! #Fail
yashrajbhalerao: Gandi Baat ! the only thing you can take away from r..rajkumar
sylviasengupta: R Rajkumar is horrible and worse movie of 2013
Sukhera: It seems like Shahid Kapoor's career is over now.R Rajkumar was supposed to give him a break,but it didn't.Seems like another flop in list
Sivakumar54321: R.Rajkumar flops.dont watch
shatendra_k: bakwas R.....Rajkumar...
ShashankPatir1: R...Rajkumar bakwas.
rishiraj00: R Rajkumar=rubbish rajkumar.Shahid and Sonakshi are complete mismatch at every aspect.
Prafful_K: Sonakshi is bull,shahid is shit...R Rajkumar is bull shit.
PatelSameer89: Very 3rd class movie R...Rajkumar
one_by_two: S..Saw R..Rajkumar I..It I..Is P..Pathetic. D..Don't S..See I..It !..!
Onedotin: Believable as the movie is really BAD “@sushmitsarkar: Dutt's wife at R...Rajkumar screening http://pinkvilla.com/entertainment/photos/celebs-attending-r-rajkumar-screening#1 http://twitter.com/sushmitsarkar/status/408961259468382208/photo/1”
MissT_Doi: #MajorFacepalm "I am your bull... You are my shit... We come together... We bullshit!” --R...Rajkumar
mayankk108: Disappointed a lot with R.Rajkumar... good wishes to Shahid ahead......
iamyoge: silent ho ja ....warna R ...Rajkumar movie dikha dunga.....
GrumbleBee_: Why did i come for R Rajkumar? As if Bullet Raja wasn't enough. :/
Diler_Thakur: R.. Rajkumar dialogues give me Cancer.
Awwshole: BREAKING : Sources reveal R in "R....Rajkumar" stands for rubbish.
anuradha0223: R..Rajkumar is said to be the worst film of 2013... some critics have given it a zero star... hahahahah
antarikshv168: R.. #rajkumar bahut gandi baat.1/2 hour stretched to 3 hour
AkshayAnant: Please don't give your precious time for #R...#Rajkumar at all. The most boring film of 2013 and that too in the end of 2013. Huh!
Adnanhai: Rajkumar is not as good as i thought ...Full Bkwas
aditi4shasha: #RRajkumar @shahidkapoor I am in love with Rajkumar :D
abalajeek: Gandi baat. .... Gandi picture. ..#r...rajkumar
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