Paras Arora and Kangana Ranaut in Rajjo Movie Review(Paras Arora and Kangana Ranaut in Rajjo Movie Poster)
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Rating: 0/5 Stars (Zero Stars)

Star cast: Kangana Ranaut, Paras Arora, Mahesh Manjrekar, Prakash Raj, Jaya Prada, Upendra Limaye, Dalip Tahil, Kishor Kadam

Director: Vishwas Patil

What’s Good: Nothing

What’s Bad: Everything

Loo break: Yes

Watch or Not?: Rajjo is a sickening, pathetically made, loud, over dramatic crass of a film. Heavy on cuss words and horrendous dialogues, it is a shabby piece of trash. Usually even the worst films have something good in them, but Rajjo has poor acting, poorer dialogues, poorest songs and not an inkling of good in it. Such films make me curse my job to bits. Save yourself and refrain from watching this movie even if someone pays you a million for it. Nothing matters more than mental sanity.

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The movie opens in a booming red light area in Mumbai’s Grant Road. Dealing with a story of Rajjo who is bound in the clutches of her pimps, love comes to her rescue in form of Chandu (Paras). Younger than her, and coming of a good family, the boy finds himself drawn to Rajjo. Smitten by her, the two tie the knot.

Shunned by society and his parents, they begin life afresh. But Rajjo’s past and the stigma of being a prostitute doesn’t leave her. Coming face to face with the same people from her past, the film is a tale of Rajjo and how she finally finds social acceptability.

Paras Arora and Kangana Ranaut in a still from Rajjo(Paras Arora and Kangana Ranaut in Rajjo movie review)
Paras Arora and Kangana Ranaut in a still from Rajjo

Rajjo Review: Script Analysis

For a script, it has a rather simple plot. A puppy-adorable looking young boy is smitten by a beautiful star nautch girl. The story follows his struggle to marry her and how they fight the stigma of her social background. There are too many subplots that it is advisable you don’t try to keep a track of them. The screenplay is scattered and hazy. It moves too briskly for my taste. Ending abruptly, there are too many looseends left untied at the end of the film. It is disturbing to watch this film as it challenges your intellect.

The dialogues are so out of the world that you feel that the script caters to the interests of aliens for sure. The story moves aimlessly towards the most convoluted climax Bollywood has come up in the recent times.

The most prevailing thought was why would someone make this film. It would have been more apt had they titled the film WHY. The makers have no idea what brutality it is and which level of torture have they inflicted on us.

Sample this dialogue, “Kothey pe 100 logon ki banne se, ghar pe ek mard ko rakhna zyada mushkil.” And in a scene Mahesh Manjrekar says, “Maine Lala ka auzaar kat diya.” It is a given that only Prakash Raj movies have such terrible dialogues, but this movie ousts his worst so far.

Rajjo Review: Star Performances

Kangana Ranaut’s last performance as Kaya was a blessing compared to this. What remains constant is her bad dialogue delivery and over dramatic nautch girl act. However she is confident, which isn’t a praise because it isn’t appreciable that the girl is bad so confidently.

Paras Arora has the looks of an adorable child which works in his favor. The boy doesn’t act and presumably cannot act.

I have no idea why Mahesh Manjrekar and Dalip Tahil agreed for the film at all. Men of their potential should bend beneath their stature under any cost.

And Prakash Raj is ace as the villain who makes you laugh with his constant caricatures. Why is he a common figure in all films these days is unknown to me but it surely needs to change.

Rajjo Review: Direction, Editing and Screenplay

Director Vishwas Patil was surely not clear about what he was trying to make. Anyone with some knowledge of cinema would not let this print of the film release. It was haphazard, unconvincing and utterly flimsy. The story has no steam from the beginning. Awfully boring, and laughworthy, the worst player here was editing. It all seemed like individual shots pasted together. There is barely any connection between one scene and another. For example in a one scene you see Kangana and Paras laying on the floors of their house, beaten up by goons. Two scenes later she is dancing in full form. Nothing syncs; it is all so starkly blank, bland and painful to watch. Expect a terrible headache, like I have one. And perhaps Aspirin won’t save me this time!

Rajjo Review: The Last Word

It was just last Friday that I watched Satya 2 and I erroneously assumed that is the worst that can happen to me or Bollywood. Now there is Rajjo with no caliber, or potential and still making it to the theaters this week. It is a shameful piece of cinema. I am flabbergasted at this ridiculous film. Even zero seemed like a high rating but I am left with no option, hence a 0 on 5 for this film. Filmmakers don’t respect art anymore and that’s what the problem is. I echo the sentiments of a certain song in the film -Kalega hai haazir, where’s the khanjar man? Kill me already!

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Rajjo releases on 15th November, 2013.

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Reviewed by
Mohar Basu
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  1. Abe apne review apne paas hi rakh.. RamLeela se to behrat hi hogi.. koi story to hogi, atleast Sanjay Bhansali ka cheap drama ki tarah to nhn hogi aur actor dekho RanveerSingh hahahahahah..

  2. This writer is too trashy. Is is supposed to be a good movie by a “critic”. Seems this movie critic doesn’t know the first thing about appreciating the art cinema rather than to go for more loud unrealistic cinema! Can koimoi look what type of critic’s they hire.

  3. who made mohar basu a critic or how did he become one with such poor qualification just hope he changes very soon yet rajjo deserved atleast 2 stars or more

  4. one thing i do not understand is why indian critics are after kangna’s accent… i live in the US and i mostly watch hollywood bcoz contemporary bollywood cinema fails to appeal to me… that said, i am kangna fan bcoz i believe she is the only actress of hollywood caliber in bollywood… trust me, i have read hundreds of reviews of hollywood movies… never have i seen accent of an actor being criticized… there are sometimes chinese or european actors, or often african-american actors (who have a southern accent), for example, in hollywood movies and they all speak in different accents, but the reviewers here understand that… being from himachal, kangna has a different way of pronouncing words from mumbaikars but that does not mean her accent should be the subject of scrutiny in every damn review… indians and indian reviewers need some serious growing up! also a reviewer is no reviewer if he/she focuses on superficial things like accent instead of actual performance… the reviewer here has said nothing of kangna’s performance – just her accent… how regressively indian!

  5. ^ i see a bunch of assholes
    This movie dosent even qualify as cinema!
    If this critic reviews a flim high, u bash them
    if they review a film low, u bash them!
    get a life and think of your mother sisters before abusing or commenting on someone’s work! Thank you..:)


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