Rating: 2/5 Stars (Two stars)
Star Cast: John Abraham, Shruti Haasan, Nishikant Kamat, Nathalia Kaur, Sharad Kelkar
Director: Nishikant Kamat
What’s Good: John Abraham’s energetic and powerful fight scenes are a treat for action lovers.
What’s Bad: Weak plot and ordinary storytelling make the movie an easily avoidable one.
Loo Break: Take as many as you want.
Watch or Not?: Only if you love action flicks but if you want the movie to interest you to the core, please avoid it.
A mysterious hunk, infamously known as Handsome (John Abraham) is living a secluded life in Goa. He has a neighbour who is an 8 year old sweet girl, living with her drug addict mother. The girl likes to spend time with Rocky but he is too stubborn to appreciate it. One day, her mother Anna (Nathalia Kaur) steals drugs from the drug mafia of Goa. Eventually, she gets caught but for this heinous crime, even her daughter gets kidnapped with Anna. This is where Rocky decides to save the innocent girl and give her deserving childhood back.
On the course, police also gets involved and Rocky’s past is revealed. Can he confront his deadly past and save the girl as his ultimate redemption?
Rocky Handsome Review: Script Analysis
I felt the story was weak. The script didn’t emphasise initially on making the strong connection between Rocky and the 8 yr old. So, the urge of Rocky fighting for her really doesn’t feel believable. Another disappointing aspect of the script is Villains. The negative characters i.e. Pereira brothers seem overly energetic and irritating. The humour punches from them also felt like they are forcefully fed into the storyline. A core serious treatment to the story could have made the movie much more interesting and sensible. The dialogues are hardly memorable and noteworthy.
What’s good about the story is Rocky’s past is shown in a concise manner. No lengthy tales and emotional drama is attached to it. Moreover, in the post half, the connection between Rocky and the girl amplifies which was lacking initially. The story is rich with action scenes and makes you enjoy.
Rocky Handsome Review: Star Performance
John Abraham rocks as Rocky Handsome. I mean, this is the perfect role for him. A silent hero whose only job is to fight and kill people and walk with a stylish and masculine look. His macho body adds seriousness to the character. His fights are impactful and dialogue delivery is apt.
Nishikant Kamat as Kevin Periera works majorly well for the film. Standing opposite John and delivering the role requires nerves. Kamat does exactly that. But, in the end, he tries way too much of humour which spoils the character build up.
Sharad Kelkar and his team has given a great performance as the Goa Police team. Their honesty, fun and aggressiveness give the movie a genuine flair.
It would be a sin not to mention the 8 yr old girl Baby Diya Chalwad. She is the soul of the movie who runs the show. Her innocence and cuteness works magic and the audience empathise with her.
Rocky Handsome Review: Music, Direction
After Drishyam, Nishikant Kamat has become a well-known name in the film fraternity. There are high expectations from the audience for his mastery over the direction. But, he disappoints with Rocky Handsome. The storytelling of the movie was too ordinary, devoid of any innovation. It seems like a typical revenge movie where Rocky wants to fight with people. A better bond between the girl and Rocky would have imparted a substance to the plot. I felt, the direction of Kamat was confused. Sometimes, a core serious movie gets suddenly humorous with funny punches which disinterest the audience. The direction lacked a clarity.
Action scenes are commendable. Throughout the movie, the fights are awesome and quick editing between the fight punches makes it more effective.
Music of Rocky Handsome is worth ignoring. Some background music during the fights is good but the songs serve only one purpose in the movie: interruption to the storyline.
Rocky Handsome Review: The Last Word
Rocky Handsome is an action packed movie of a person who wants save a little girl from a drug mafia as his ultimate redemption. Unfortunately, it only has great action scenes and nothing else. Weak storyline combined with an ordinary execution. My rating: 2/5
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Rocky Handsome releases on 25th March, 2016.
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