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R... Rajkumar Movie Review: Even God Can't Save This Film!

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Updated: Friday, December 6, 2013, 16:17 [IST]

Rating:
1.5/5
After the super debacle of Phata Poster Nikla Hero, Prabhu Deva's latest movie R... Rajkumar was supposed to be the only saviour for actor Shahid Kapoor. Unfortunately, this one is even a bigger disappointment and could be easily nominated in the list of the worst movies of 2013. 

R... Rajkumar, featuring Shahid Kapoor and Sonakshi Sinha in the leads, is a romantic action flick, that has loads of spoilers to spoil the viewers' mood. Amidst everything, if at all there could be any ray of hope in the movie that could be possibly Shahid and his marvellous performance. But, I wonder if Shahid's charm works in favour of R... Rajkumar.

R... Rajkumar: Movie Review

Story
The story of the film revolves around Rajkumar (Shahid Kapoor), an aimless youth who works for a drug baron named Shivraj (Sonu Sood). His latest mission is to kill a rival dealer named Manik Parmar (Ashish Vidyarthi). But Rajkumar's life changes forever when he claps eyes on the beautiful, educated Chanda (Sonakshi Sinha). What he doesn't know is that Chanda is an orphan who's been raised by her uncle - Manik Parmar! After some persistent wooing, Chanda falls for Rajkumar's charms. But in order for their love to flourish, he must destroy the drug cartel to which both Shivraj and Parmar owe allegiance, which is controlled by a Mafia don named Ajit Taaka (Srihari), who operates out of Malaysia. What happens next? Does Rajkumar defeat the villains and strike back to lead a normal life with Chanda?

What's Bad?
The list of spoilers in R... Rajkumar is too long to even jot down. But, to sum it up all, this Prabhu Deva flick is a big disappointment. The only person for whom I felt bad is Shahid Kapoor. This actor is good looking, an outstanding performer, but somehow his talent has gone waste in R... Rajkumar.

Performances
Shahid Kapoor is wonderful in the movie. He does deliver a credible act in R... Rajkumar. But for Sonakshi Sinha, I fail to utter some good words. The lady needs to get over with her obsession of the same old, 'behenji' avatar. She is getting typecast as Bollywood's resident desi girl now.

Verdict
R... Rajkumar is not even close to average. The film is loud, dramatic and over-the-top. I'm going with a generous one and half out of five rating.

Topics: r rajkumar, bollywood reviews, shahid kapoor, sonakshi sinha
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Story first published:  Friday, December 6, 2013, 14:42 [IST]
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