R...Rajkumar

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Violence for the sake of violence. Romance for the sake of violence. Comedy thrown in. Wannabe masala.

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Director: Prabhu Deva
Running time: 145 minutes
Genres: Action, Comedy, Romance
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- meeta, a part of the audience

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

37 reviewers(?) - 0 yays 5 so-so 32 nays

Warning: clicking on "full review" will take you to an external website that could contain spoilers.

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 Somesh Sinha, Desi Martini : ... An easy & forgettable watch... full review

So-So, by K N Gupta, SmasHits.com : ...'R...Rajkumar' is a good action entertainer. But, one must add that Bollywood audience is bored of fights and guns without a good story... 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 Naresh Kumar Deoshi, Apun Ka Choice : ...'R… Rajkumar' is a slambang actioner best avoided... 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 Bobby Sing, Bobby Talks Cinema.com : ...Hence as mentioned in the above points, R….RAJKUMAR is surely a brave film made by a courageous team... 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 Deepa Gahlot, cinemaah : ...This optimistic reviewer sat through two-and-a-half of torture, hoping that would be the final twist and perhaps justify what went before. ... full review

Thumbs down, Daily Bhaskar : ... Even if you are a big fan of no-brainer action thriller, we would suggest you to watch R…Rajkumar on TV ... 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 aneela.zeb.b, Desi Martini : ...The movie is outstanding as you just want to sit/stand it out... full review

Thumbs down, by Ameetbhuvan, Desi Martini : ...stay clear. period.... full review

Thumbs down, by Smita, Desi Martini : ...Terrible movie stuck in a time warp. Don't even think about watching it ... full review

Thumbs down, by Tushar Joshi, DNA : ... Watch it if you are in the mood for a loud no-brainer that relies on formulaic over the top entertainment. ... 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 FPJ Bureau, Free Press Journal : ...The plot is circuitous, going around in circles even when there is nothing more to more to tell.... 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, Hindustan Times : ...R... Rajkumar attempts to make you laugh, but fails. ... full review

Thumbs down, by Rajeev Masand, IBN Live : ...The film is cinema of the most exhausting kind... full review

Thumbs down, by Shubhra Gupta, indian express : ...I was left asking, why was R.. Rajkumar made? It is nothing but blank putrid noise. R.. for Rubbish.... full review

Thumbs down, Indicine : ...it is boring. repitative and regressive... full review

Thumbs down, by Mohar Basu, koimoi : ...R…Rajkumar is a below ordinary, at best Prabhudheva’s most modest work till date.... full review

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

Thumbs down, by Mansha Rastogi, Now Running.com : ...R...Rajkumar is one of the weakest works of Prabhu Dheva and a highly banal and boring action-romance. ... full review

Thumbs down, by Paloma Sharma, Rediff : ...The film begins pretty well and Shahid entertains in bits but there's only so much he can do to make this kind of stuff work... full review

Thumbs down, by Sonia Chopra, Sify Movies : ...Avoid unless you�re stuck in a time-warp.... full review

Thumbs down, by Sudhish Kamath, The Hindu : ...R...Rajkumar is downright crass, irresponsibly insensitive, extremely disturbing and in very poor taste... full review

Thumbs down, by Gaurav Malani,, Times of India : ...At the end of it, all that remains with you is some 'gandi baat'. Quite literally!... full review

Thumbs down, by Rummana Ahmed, yahoo! India : ...R...Rajkumar’ is a huge disappointment because there is hardly a single praise worthy thing in the whole film... full review

Thumbs down, by Gayatri Sankar, ZEENEWS.COM : ...Watch the film only if you don’t love yourself!... full review

115 tweeters(?) - 85 yays 4 so-so 26 nays

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prashantsgandhi: Romeo Rajkumar the first half is awesome nd the second half is full of action..One of the best performances of... https://www.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=10202510502984723&id=1259747831

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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

imur_dhaval: Whatched r rajkumar today.... full on intertaining nd action , loved [email protected]

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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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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. :/

gayatri_gauri: R…Rajkumar: R..ridiculously G..gandi F..film http://networkedblogs.com/RNNa4

Diler_Thakur: R.. Rajkumar dialogues give me Cancer.

desaiameya90: A pathetic Movie, [email protected] ....its rather Arrrghh....Rajkumar #notrecommending

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

5 readers - 0 yays 2 so-so 3 nays

Not Interested in Watching, by Anuj

Not Interested in Watching, by vishal

So-So, by Rajesh : R.. Rajkumar Hindi Movie Review

So-So, by Umesh Kumar

Nay! Thumbs Down, by Anup

Nay! Thumbs Down, by Fan

Nay! Thumbs Down, by guddu : Rubbish Rajkumar

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  • Violence: Loads. Some long exposed, gory prosthetics too.
  • Language: Mostly clean.
  • Nudity & Sexual content: A couple of scenes that suggest intimacy and some dialogue does that too.
  • Concept: Love conquers all?
  • General Look and Feel: Loud and brash.

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R.. Rajkumar Hindi Movie Review
http://www.telugumovieshine.com/r-rajkumar-hindi-movie-review/

Anup

As m frustated of masala movies,,,,m not going for this,,,,really expecting some quality movie in future.....
And in recent time max of masala movies are not working well in box office,,,,only few hv grossed well including chennai express just bcoz of star power.....
Looks like the masala audience is also a little bit bored with masala movies.......
And also after much time i have seen that a masala movie is reviewed bad by almost all reviewers....
I have checked atleast 15 wedsited and the highest rating for r rajkumar among them was 2.5 out of 5......even worst then phata poster nikla hero.....

Anup

What a unlucky man SHAHID is ,,,, anything he is doing ,,, not working for him atall....even if his work is not bad atall as u have said in ur review(meetu)....
Well his next movie will be with vishal bhardawaj who have given him KAMINEY (my fav movie of Shahid),,,,its named as HAIDAR based on shakspear’s Hemlet co-starring Shradha Kapoor,,,,really exited for that....

Anup

Failure of r rajkumar will make the masala directers like pravu deva to think that even masala movie will need innovation for being liked by single screen audience....
It would be interesting as pravu deva is already making two films for next year....

vishal

... Was not planning to watch this movie anyhow ...with such reviews will definitely stay away ...though still am curious to know why this movieis titled ...R...Rajkumar....what that extra prefix R stands for ....am really curious

bad characterization , no script , machismo manifestation peppered with crass humor . It even doesn't follows the principles set by its predecessors like Dabbang , Rowdy , Singham etc. Meetu i think u had been lenient reviewing this film , i saw people extremely frustrated by the relentless violence depicted on screenplay and awful screenplay.

@Vishal It was supposed to be Rambo..Rajkumar but there were some issues with Stallone's Rambo, so they had to withdraw the Rambo. Shahid does call himself Romeo Rajkumar in the film though.

@guddu lenient? it is the lowest rating.

Anuj

This one's doing surprisingly well in the single screens and the interiors. Definitely proves that Shahid in a mass entertainer is a lot more acceptable to the audiences than a Saif or even a Ranbir. R..Rajkumar is as bad a film as Besharam and yet its trending better! Now imagine if Shahid gets a better and stronger content based mass entertainer like Dabangg or a Singham. Ranbir's reign at the single screens would be history even before it begins!

Fan

After being universally thrased by every reviewer (note the reticence to use the word critic) ... surprise surprise - the movie is performing strongly. Based on near unanimous poor reviews I had skipped the film, but given the box office numbers I might just watch it the coming weekend.

@Anuj @Fan I am not really surprised this one did well - by the hooting and whistles in the multiplex I watched it at :)

Anuj

@Meetu:Something which pretty boy Ranbir is incapable of generating,however "Besharam" he becomes! Shahid is a lot more popular among the masses and in times to come even Ranveer and Arjun Kapoor will outdo Ranbir in mass popularity! All he'l be left with is the manipulative media and the handful of multiplex junkies to falsely make him the next "big thing" :D

Anuj

"by the hooting and whistles in the multiplex I watched it at"~mercy lady...imagine if even the multiplex audiences start taking to mass entertainers,what would happen to our beloved Wake Up Sid's and Rock On's!! Guess only the critics might be interested in watching them :P Multiplex darlings SRK & Aamir have anyways gone back to mass entertainers after their brief stint with urban cinema(with mixed results). Akshay & Ajay are reasonably popular among the masses,Hrithik can pull of a classy ZNMD with as much elan as a massy Agneepath or a kid fantasy Krrish-3! That leaves us with only one "superstar" whose handicap at galvanizing the masses has been laid open this year. No prizes for guessing whom i'm referring to :P

@Anuj Why do you even bother with me, when it comes to comparisons? I don't care whether Ranbir Kapoor is the next big thing or not. I want to watch movies that I like. I want to watch movies that I don't like. And I want to watch all those in between.

I don't get why you would bring up Ranbir-Farhan and Hrithik every single time? We are talking about Shahid Kapoor, let's stick to that.

Anuj

My statements were with context to Shahid if u read them again! And comparisons are inevitable when you're flooded with choices week after week. Nobody can deny the fact that Ranbir has been blown out of proportion by the media and the critics fraternity alike.

PS:I have indeed taken note of a lot of Ranbir praisers across the media & the www backing off and taking a very neutral stand since Besharam happened :P

It was not that bad. Critics has thrashed this one from the word go. I believe if Salman was in place of Shahid, this would have been a blockbuster.
R.. Rajkumar has some great music. Good performances.
I know its too much of Masala movies these days but we should keep in mind the entertainment value as well.
http://www.blogtobollywood.com/r-rajkumar-review-film-movie-reviews/

Anup

Its the talent of prabhudeva that he has made a whole 2 and a half hour movie without having a plot........
Dont know why people are watching this over bullet raja.....
Does only jaw dropping action sequence , some hit songs and too much promotion is everything to make a movie hit,,,,isnt a good plot some fine twist and a very good climax is needed.....
For shahid he has done a good job in his act but in the way of gaining his position again in bollywood he has choosen two bad movies (PPNH AND RR).....He should choose some movies in which he could show her acting talent like KAMINEY
About sonu sood,,,,he is waisting his time in such movie ,,,, his chulbul pandey was better,,but he is made for really better roles

Fan

As I had noted above, given the trending box office I decided against all caution to spend my hard earned money and free time to finally go watch this movie.
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My R... Review?
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R (Romeo) was a bull, and Rajkumar was shit. What does it mean? R ... Rajkumar was bullshit.
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Yes, Shahid acted very well, full marks.
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But that's it.

Anup

@Fan - the only good thing in the movie is shahid and some of his action sequence,,,,but they too seems too long and faulty too because of slim physics of shahid,,,,whats ur view,,,,is it ok for shahid to do all in all south indian type action movie or to do much movieS like kaminey , vivah and jab we met - acting orianted movies as his next two movies are with vishal bhardawaj and tigmanshu dhulia,,,,i think his next two movies will be better for him as compared to PPNH and RR....
My question is that in regaining his status in bollywood what will be more important for him,,,,critics appraisal or high grossing masala movies....

Fan

@Anup: Shahid was good in the film, as I noted above. But he is totally let down by a juvenile and puerile script. A script and execution that is typical of South Indian masala flicks. Songs were horrible, once again like the South Indian masala flick songs - telephone booth mein hasne wali type songs. Background music was unnecessarily loud. Senseless and simply too too too much violence. Heavily influenced by Singham, including several cast of Singham repeated notably a bloated Shiva. This movie would work wonders in South India but elsewhere it should be a disaster. Which it wasn't and that is what surprised me.

As regards the kind of role Shahid should do to be a widely accepted star, I strongly believe he should do mainstream cinema, a lover boy a la Jab we met, or even macho like RR.

Niche roles do not lead to commercial success, best case being Naseeruddin Shah from previous generation and Irfan Khan from current generation.

Anuj

@Fan:Dude,what's this bias against south Indians in general?Have u even bothered watching the real Tamil/Malayalam classics?Ghajini/Singham/Ready/Veer Madakari are just full blown masala entertainers which cater to the masses in the south,exactly the same way they cater to the masses among the Bollywood audiences.And of course the hypocrites that the urban audiences are,they too watch the so called "masala entertainers" and enable them to become massive hits despite wearing the civilized and sophisticated mask on public discussion forums.The fact that most remakes have worked well among the Bollywood audiences clearly proves that the taste of Bollywood masses is no different from that of Tollywood/Kollywood mass audiences.I do not see the need for u to be discriminatory in this regard.

PS:Dunno about south,but R..Rajkumar has performed its best in the "Hindi speaking" belt viz Bihar,Central India and Rajasthan. Wonder what u have to say about that!

Fan

@Anuj: cool down. I just said that script and execution is typical of South Indian films. All other interpretations drawn are your own. So don't use my shoulder to fire your gun.

Anuj

Incidentally,this particular manner of storytelling,screenplay and action sequences is being followed more in Bollywood films these days than South Indian one's. Maybe a case of Tollywood/Kollywood progressing while Bollywood moving in reverse gear!

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