Emraan Hashmi, Humaima Malick, Paresh Rawal, Kay Kay Menon, Deepak Tijori
Yuvan Shankar Raja
Siddharth Roy Kapur
Comedy, Drama, Thriller
Raja, a short con artist- a modern day Natwarlal; and Raghav, his partner in crime live off short cons and day to day hustles in Mumbai. During one such con, Raghav gets killed. Raja's life takes a grave turn here. He decides to take on Varda, who has got Raghav murdered. Varda is influential and powerful, taking him on is not easy. That's when Raja decides to team up with Yogi, a senior long con artist. Twists and turns, cons and more cons, leading to one big con to avenge Varda! Do Raja and Yogi make it? Or do they get conned themselves? The film is a total masala entertainer, which takes you through the world of con and philosophies of con men!
Reviews- (Ratings out of 10)
Bollywood Hungama -Taran Adarsh Rating-6
There have been many films in Bollywood, which have followed the 'Robin Hood' format in stories. At the same time, the silver screen has been a testimony to many films which have actually 'con-tested' the elections as far as conning is concerned. Films like DHOOM series, SPECIAL 26,
Yesterday, Emraan Hashmi told me that there are about seven kissing scenes in Raja Natwarlal. Now that I have got your attention, let me break it to you, all of them are omitted for the UAE release. What’s left then in the film, you ask? Well, there’s Humaima Malick’s midriff, Paresh Rawal’s
The con man has to be always ten steps ahead of his victim, says the lead character of this film, Raja Natwarlal, to himself and his cronies again and again. Wish director Kunal Deshmukh had taken this advice seriously while choosing this script (story and screenplay written by Parvez Shaikh).
'Raja Natwarlal' is just what diehard fans of Emraan Hashmi were waiting for after the “serial kisser” took an offbeat turn in his last two films, running after daayans and losing his memory. In this film he is back to being the street-smart hero, who in this case is a small-time conman named Raja.
The pros of this genre is there is only room for the intelligent and the inventive. The rest might try to hard to fit in but the genre defies them. The script with the film is plagued with loopy writing. It’s an ordinary script that divulges almost nothing to the audiences.
This is a con caper veering towards being a bright one at that rather than a complete bore—even if it’s poorly paced. This is also a film that stars Emraan Hashmi—undoubtedly India’s least likely sex-pot, with a core, male fan-base that adores him because he kisses more convincingly
Con films are, by birth and concept, designed to stretch the limits of reality in a flawed environment. Style is invariably used over substance to hide real-world implications; it is futile to find plot loopholes when the genre is an audacious sleight-of-hand loophole. In this sense alone,
We’re all familiar with the story (or shall we say, legend) of Mithilesh Kumar Srivastava. Better known as Natwarlal, the con-man repeatedly "sold" the Taj Mahal, the Red Fort and the Rashtrapati Bhavan. But that’s in the past. Now, Raja Natwarlal shows us the making of the modern-day Natwarlal.
Kunal Deshmukh's latest directorial venture is a fun affair with a decent plot and some worthwhile performances. Raja Natwarlal has all the features of a film that works at our box offices -- it has emotions, drama, a street-smart hero and comedy.
Con-drama has been one of the most interesting genre in our modern Hindi cinema. Though we did witness many films in the retro era where this angle was used as, one of the pivotal tracks in the film. Films like Shaan, Mr. Natwarlal, Shalimar, Katilon Ke Katil, Baap Numbri Beta
A good con should appear far simpler than it is.Which is why when a man holds up three playing cards, out of which one is a picture of Deepika Padukone and two feature perennial mother Nirupa Roy, picking out the pretty one seems easy.It isn’t, as customers hoodwinked
A caper flick necessarily has to do a couple of things: it has to have some surprises, and it has to be fun. On neither of these counts ‘Raja Natwarlal’ comes up trumps.This is a film that telegraphs its punches right from scene one – you know exactly how the con is being played out,
An overreaching conman bites off more than he can chew, digs a mammoth hole for himself in the bargain, and then is forced to spend an excessive amount of time looking for ways out of the mess. That, in a nutshell, is the storyline of Raja Natwarlal.Sounds utterly hackneyed?
The street-smart stubbly villain, the beautiful yet inconsequential heroine, the don-type antagonist, story set in Cape Town, backdrop of cricket, and some sly con games. Raja Natwarlal is a formula film lifting from its own formula which was Jannat. Director Kunal Deshmukh teams up
In the last few years Emraan Hashmi has established himself as an actor of repute with his performances even when his last two films didn't exactly set the cash registers ringing. But naturally, there are expectations from Raja Natwarlal that hits theatres today. Unfortunately for Emraan,
Raja Natwarlal was touted as a crime-comedy film. Makers are now mixing genres in order to attract different audiences, but the result is often disastrous. There was no comedy at all and crime is not what it should be. Raja (Emraan Hashmi) pulls small time cons with his
What do you expect from an Emraan Hashmi flick - strings of kisses followed by several passionate moments encapsulated on screen? Well, this one is different. Emraan Hashmi's avatar as a con man 'Mithilesh Kumar' will startle you but at the same time entice you. The actor has indeed
I can think of a few things one could do to bide 2 hours and 20 minutes. Like catch reruns of Modern Family on television, speed-read the new Chetan Bhagat bestseller so you don't feel left out during water-cooler conversations at work, perhaps conquer a few levels of Candy Crush
Raja Natwarlal is a golden-hearted con for it leaves you smiling at its tricks, despite obvious flaws. Raja (Emraan) and partner Raghav (Deepak) pull off small confidence tricks in an appealing Mumbai of clattering trains, fragrant Iranis and gleaming dance bars. Raja loves dancer Zia
A murderous, cricket-obsessed tycoon from Cape Town is conned into buying a cricket team that doesn’t exist. Raja Natwarlal is the story of that con.As I watched, I wondered how Varda Yadav (played by a tiresomely predictable Kay Kay Menon) became, as we are told, arbo ka maalik.
Raja Natwarlal is the story of a small time conman called Raja (Emraan Hashmi) who is nothing more than a street-smart tapori.The filmmaker made sure he does almost everything that Hashmi's fans love. Serial kisser is kissing his leading lady so you see him doing what he does best.
This one is a con story alright, but the con is on the viewer! Raja (Emraan Hashmi) and Raghav (Deepak Tijori) live off conning people. We understand that Raghav had taken care of Raja, who was living on the streets as a kid, and the two have been partners ever since.
‘Raja Natwarlal’ had the potential to become a good con film, albeit with a completely borrowed premise from several Hollywood films, particularly from ‘Oceans Eleven’. Our director, Kunal Deshmukh, however, finds the need to play to the gallery, interspersing the narrative
Kunal Deshmukh as the director is steady in the first half though there’s a feeling of déjà vu from his previous films Kunal manages to maintain the interest in the first half even though he is handicapped by an uninspiring script.Emraan Hashmi is completely arresting right from
Mithilesh Kumar Srivastav a.k.a Natwarlal is by far one of the most interesting personalities that has probably lived in India. A person who could sell of the Taj Mahal and the Parliament could have not been an ordinary guy! While not making a biopic, Kunal Deshmukh pays his own tribute to
A young policeman's merciless revenge, as he hunts down the men who caused the accident, that put his father, an honest politician, into a coma.
Reviews- (Ratings out of 10)
Filmi Beat -Bharat Bhat Rating-7
Power*** got released in 275 screens across the state on 28th August. The movie starring Powerstar Puneet Rajkumar and Tamil actress Trisha is the remake of Telugu Blockbuster Dookudu. The movie directed by K Madesh is the Kannada debut of Trisha. The movie has been produced by
The latest being Power***, a xerox of 2011 Mahesh Babu-starrer Telugu film Dookudu. Faithful to the original, director K Madesh packs it with all ingredients to whip up a heady outing at theatres. Giving full play, Power Star Puneeth Rajkumar, in keeping with his movie moniker,
Power***, the official remake of Telugu film Dookudu, dutifully follows each and every frame of the original and manages to look as confusing and as scattered as the original. Logic flies out of the window at the very first punch of power star and then, it’s time to leave your brain
Megan Fox, Alan Ritchson, Jeremy Howard, Pete Ploszek, Noel Fisher, Will Arnett, Danny Woodburn, William Fichtner, Johnny Knoxville, Tony Shalhoub
Peter Laird, Kevin Eastman
Josh Appelbaum, André Nemec, Evan Daugherty
Michael Bay, Ian Bryce, Andrew Form, Bradley Fuller, Scott Mednick, Galen Walker
Action, Adventure, Comedy, Sci-Fi
Darkness has settled over New York City as Shredder and his evil Foot Clan have an iron grip on everything from the police to the politicians. The future is grim until four unlikely outcast brothers rise from the sewers and discover their destiny as Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. The Turtles must work with fearless reporter April O'Neil and her cameraman Vern Fenwick to save the city and unravel Shredder's diabolical plan.
April O'Neil (Fox, in fine form and shape) is a journalist with a TV channel who is frustrated with the fluff (or 'froth', as her somewhat lecherous cameraman played by Arnett, calls it) stories she covers. She wants to get her teeth into a real story and that falls into her lap one day when she
Director Jonathan Liebesman’s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles is an enjoyable film, and works as an ode to the legacy of the Turtles at best. Equal parts intense and funny, this film has some brilliant action sequences but a plot borrowed from several other superhero movies,
Super-rich men who have had accidents in super-secret labs and now live in super-size castles in super-solitude are rarely up to any good. But at least Megan Fox’s April can be forgiven for reaching out. She may know her chemicals, and their link to nuclear reactions,
Ryan Guzman, Briana Evigan, Misha Gabriel, Adam Sevani, Alyson Stoner, Mari Koda, Christopher Scott, Luis Rosado
Jennifer Gibgot, Adam Shankman
Dance, Music, Romance
Sean brings his dance crew known as The Mob to Los Angeles to try and make it. But they haven't had much luck, eventually the Mob decides it's time to go back to Miami but Sean decides to stay. He learns of a dance competition is Las Vegas wherein the winner will get a three year contract. Sean needs a new crew so he asks fellow dancer Moose for help. And Moose introduces him to Andie, another friend and dancer who got injured a few years ago and is now ready to get back in. He recruits some other friends and they head Las Vegas as Lmmental. When they get there, they discover that the Mob too is also there, which is very touchy for Sean.
Reviews- (Ratings out of 10)
Times of India -Reagan Gavin Rasquinha Rating-6
First, the good. To be fair, the film's strongest suit is the stellar dance and choreography that you will be treated with, should you decide to go see it. Apart from that, the elaborate sets where all the foot-tapping and hip-swaying takes place also look pretty slick with some fancy camera
Let’s face it. There is nothing outside-the-box with the Step Up series. They always have the usual underdog dance crew facing some sort of challenge, which eventually turns out to be the winner. But, do we really care about the plot here?Step Up All In, directed by choreographer
The story really is like some kind of duct-tape that holds together magnificent sequences of synchronised dancing and jaw dropping movements that not only defy gravity but also challenge one’s notion of how the human body bends. So with your focus firmly on the dance spectacle,
Pierce Brosnan, Luke Bracey, Olga Kurylenko, Eliza Taylor, Caterina Scorsone, Bill Smitrovich, Will Patton
Bill Granger (Book: "There Are No Spies")
Michael Finch, Karl Gajdusek
Beau St. Clair, Sriram Das
Action, Crime, Thriller
Code named ‘The November Man’; Peter Devereaux (Pierce Brosnan) is an extremely dangerous and highly trained ex-CIA agent, who is lured out of quiet retirement on a very personal mission. He must protect valuable witness, Alice Fournier, (Olga Kurylenko) who could expose the truth behind a decades old conspiracy. He soon discovers this assignment makes him a target of his former friend and CIA protégé David Mason (Luke Bracey).
Peter Devereaux (Brosnan) is the cool-headed but hardened CIA killer and a veteran of many international espionage missions while his protege David Mason (Bracey) is impulsive and has an easy trigger finger. The flashback opening shows Mason botch a mission that he and
There are actors who are known for their work as a particular character. Certain stories work best when they take the reins. It might be weird, but The November Man tries to take advantage of just that. A movie about guns, violence, spycraft, the evil that men do and bullets.
There couldn’t have been a greater allusion to the Bond franchise than the recently released The November Man. For starters, a former Bond (Brosnan in GoldenEye, Tomorrow Never Dies and The World is Not Enough) plays an ex-CIA agent who comes back into the spy arena to protect
And there you thought it was going all nice and simple with a brutal — what else? — Russian general-turned-politician with a rough taste — what else? — in the ladies. There was Langley, but no nuclear bombs and no threats to the world. There was the CIA agent who asked few questions