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I’m Rowdy, therefore I’m

We do suppose most were convinced that post Dabbangg, Bollywood possibly could not come up with a movie that united the cop and the con. Prabhu Deva has just changed the game. The man has taken the khiladi from us and given him a nice South Indian jhatka. Rowdy Rathore embodies the perfect Bolly meets Tolly caper.

The plot is not convoluted – in fact, it is rather tried and tested and a little cliched as well, but the director has made the quirks of the character work to his best advantages. Long story short –  the con man Shiva’s crazy thefts come to a halt when he falls in love with Priya (Sonakshi Sinha) and then his life falls out of line when he is entrusted with the responsibility of a little child who claims to be his daughter. So while Shiva tries to juggle the girl and the daughter he is inexplicably being hunted down by a host of murderous villagers. The man who comes to his rescue is Vikram Rathore – the ex-cop who would stop at nothing to do his duty. And surprise surprise – Vikram and Shiva are identical to look at.
Don’t angry me
– you clearly have seen nothing yet! So while the story unfolds for Shiva, Vikram passes away leaving open the way and the screen for the Rowdy

Rathore to thunder in and get justice to the little village in Bihar. With corrupt MLAs, goons (Nasser) and crazy dacoits – the village is all set for the final showdown.

Akshay Kumar in his double role of Vikram and Shiva is thoroughly entertaining. We doubt if anyone else could have possibly managed to pull off this one except him. Salman Khan as Chulbul Pandey was entertainment of a different league – Akshay can effortlessly merge the rascal and the saviour in a perfect package. A word for the actor who plays the real villain, the goon’s younger brother – this man can make your blood run cold, he’s a villain of a fresh calibre.

The songs are fun while they last – but it is the background score that will keep playing in your head well after you leave the hall. The fight sequences are choreographed Tollywood style where the hero is almost impenetrable, cars fly, blow up and bodies accumulate. The choreography of the songs are insane fun - well if a movie gets together Saroj Khan, Prabhu Deva and Bosco – can they possibly go wrong? Go for this movie. Leave the intellect behind and enjoy the 440 ka jhatka!
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