After the success of Welcome Back, John Abraham is back with Rocky Handsome which is directed by Nishikant Kamat. The movie is the remake of Korean flick The Man From Nowhere and is promoted as a film that has never-seen-before action. So, let’s find out if the film really offers something new or not.
Handsome, (John Abraham) a lonely man, runs a pawn shop in Goa. In his neighbourhood lives a sweet little girl named Naomi (Diya Chalwad) with whom he shares an emotional bond as Naomi is quite attached to him. Naomi stays with her mother Anna (Nathalia Kaur) who is a club dancer and a drug addict. One day Anna steals a few samples of heroin (drugs) which is owned by Kevin (Nishikant Kamat) and Luke (Teddy Maurya). When Kevin and Luke come to know that Anna has stolen their heroin, they kidnap Anna and Naomi. Now Handsome is on a search for Naomi and Anna. Will he be able to find them? Who’s this Handsome? What’s his past? These things take the story forward.
As we told you the movie is a remake of Korean film The Man From Nowhere, but the screenplay of Rocky Handsome is written by Ritesh Shah. Well, the story is really interesting and talks about a lot of things that happens in Goa. The screenplay is engaging and keeps us hooked throughout those 2 hours. However, there are a couple of things that leaves a question. For example, in a scene, police raids a drug mafia’s place, they see John there, but he walks aaram se towards the car, neither do they stop him nor do they try to shoot him. And after a few minutes, they arrest him. Such small mistakes are there in the film. If we ignore such few and small things, then the story and screenplay is just perfect.
Nishikant Kamat’s direction is very good. He has handled this film like a Hollywood flick. The film’s sets, the intense atmosphere and a bit of darkness in the film has worked in its favour. His narration style is quite international this time. The action in the film is simply excellent and the best element of the movie. And yes, I agree with the makers that the action is never seen before. It is mind-blowing. However, it is a bit brutal, thereby justifying CBFC’s decision of giving the film an ‘A’ certificate. Shanker Raman’s cinematography is good and editing by Aarif Shaikh is damn impressive.
John Abraham is fantastic in action scenes and has handled the intense sequences wonderfully. However, when it comes to emotional sequences, the actor is quite average. His sequences with Diya in the first half are the highlight of the film. There is an emotional breakdown scene in the film and he is pathetic in it. But yes, you will forget everything when you see his mind-blowingly sexy body on the big screen. Diya Chalwad is amazing. She has acted wonderfully. Last year, we had Harshali Malhotra and this year we have Diya Chalwad. Child-artists are all set to rule Bollywood. Nishikant Kamat is superb as the antagonist, but it’s Teddy Maurya who steals the show when it comes to playing the villain in the movie. Sharad Kelkar leaves a mark. Shruti Haasan hardly has anything to do in the film. Nathalia Kaur is good in her part, but once again a talent is wasted due to less screen time. By the way, must say, she is a great dancer.
Music of the film is good. Rock Tha Party and Rehnuma will make an impact on you.
Rocky Handsome Movie Review – Final Verdict:
Rocky Handsome is a never-seen-before action movie and is a treat for John Abraham fans.
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After the success of Welcome Back, John Abraham is back with Rocky Handsome which is directed by Nishikant Kamat. The movie is the remake of Korean fl...3.5