Akshay Kumar has made a smashing comeback to the action genre. While the central plot is commonplace, the screenplay packs a solid punch. The movie bestows Akshay with abundant opportunity to flaunt each shade of his skill, say critics. “Vivid colors, rustic background and related stories Rowdy Rathore is the 3rd biggest opener ever conventional dance routines.
Rowdy Rathore follows the existing trend to create more homespun, home-flavoured desi movies rather than pursue the money-spinning NRI souk that has, until recently, been the order of the day. While the central plot is pretty commonplace, the screenplay packs a solid punch, with several clap-trap situations interlaced in the narrative, though it slips into the knowable zone at times,” says Taran Adarsh, Bollywood Hungama.
“Sure, there are a few limp moments, but a swift narrative outweighs this inadequacy. Besides, stability is maintained in both halves of the film. While the first hour of the film is replete with entertainment, the second half gets into the action mode [the flashback portions are outstanding], but the entertainment values are maintained at the same level. This one is the emblematic formula movie with distinct essentials that Indian masses yearn for,” he adds.
“After tickling the audiences with his wit and humour for years, now our very own Khiladi Akshay Kumar is back with raw action in his latest release Rowdy Rathore. Directed by the dance guru Prabhi Deva, Rowdy Rathore is a remake of the Telugu blockbuster Vikramarkudu. Rowdy Rathore is a full-blown masala entertainer, that will surely impress you with Akki’s desi punches, colourful songs and lots of romance,” reports OneIndia.com.
“The screenplay, based on the Telugu hit, is commonplace but entertaining in parts. Especially, the comedy scenes work well with the audiences. The initial portion of the drama, when Shiva’s character is being introduced, is lovely. Ditto for the pre-climax and the climax. The screenplay of the latter half is such that there is ample scope for action, which has been choreographed very well,” writes Mrigank Dhaniwala, Koimoi.com.
“Prabhu Devaa’s direction is good as he manages to make narrative fast-paced and interesting for the most part,” says Dhaniwala. “Akshay Kumar is cast in a double role — one as a cop and the second one as a petty thief — and both the roles are custom-made for the endearing actor. As Shiva, he entertains the masses, whereas as Vikram Rathod, he aims at serious movie lovers. The movie bestows Akshay with abundant opportunity to flaunt each shade of his skill, Sonakshi plays a lovable, charming yet impish character very well. You will see the voluptuous side of Sonakshi in this film and the character she portrays has tremendous mass appeal. Also, the desi girl image suits her impeccably,” writes Adarsh.