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Movie Review: Raja Natwarlal (2014)

★★☆☆☆
Box Office: Flop

raja-natwarlal The film starts off with Raja (Emraan Hashmi) a con artist by ‘profession’ and his partner in crime Raghav (Deepak Tijori) and their means to survive in the big bad city of Mumbai. Life goes on smoothly for Raja and Zia (Humamima Malik), something that you will understand on watching the film. Despite being a conman, his heart bleeds for the helpless children and beats for the bar dancer Zia. Raja and Raghav seems to be really satisfied with their petty con-crimes for survival till Raja overhears two men discussing big money. Wasting no time, he gangs up with Raghav and they both hatch a foolproof plan to seize their big-ticket con with both their hands. Even though they become successful in executing their plan and become overnight millionaires, little did they know that their ‘loot/booty’ actually belonged to Varda (Kay Kay Menon), a cricket obsessed dreaded gangster based abroad. When the news reaches his ears about his men being looted by the duo, he wastes no time in bumping off Raghav, something that happens in front of Raja’s eyes. That’s when Raja decides to go on a mission to avenge Raghav’s killers, during which he encounters Yogi (Paresh Rawal), a highly experienced con artist, who is now based in Dharamshala, because he renounces the world of conning and crimes. It really takes lot of conviction for Raja to make Yogi help him avenge Raghav’s death. How do they hatch a foolproof plan to destroy Vardas’s empire despite the many odds against them is what forms the rest of the film. The reason why Yogi agrees to help Raja also gets revealed almost towards the end of the film. The film is a total masala entertainer, which takes you through the world of con and philosophies of con men!

Directed by Kunal Deshmukh and produced by Siddharth Roy Kapur under UTV Motion Pictures. The film features Emraan Hashmi in the title role, alongside Humaima Malik, Paresh Rawal and Kay Kay Menon.

Reviews:

Good Reviews  |  Average Reviews  |  Bad Reviews
Positive Reviews
4.0 “The Sting’s cult status lies in the fact that it manages to hook you with every viewing. “
Filmfare
3.0 “RAJA NATWARLAL is essentially an Emraan Hashmi film, which attracts its major audiences from the single screen theaters.”
Bollywood Hungama
3.0 “Raja Natwarlal is a good watch for its actors’ performance and its witty dialogues.”
IndiaTvNews
Average Reviews
2.5 “Raja Natwarlal lacks directorial finesse”
Rediff
2.5 “‘Raja Natwarlal’ is predictable and does not keep the audience guessing”
DNA India
2.5 “Could just be a watchable fare”
DeccanChronicles
2.5 “Emraan Hashmi cons you again!”
Zeenews
2.5 “A watchable fare if you really have nothing much to do this weekend, but if you are looking to have a great entertaining time then you can give it a miss and watch something better.”
FilmiBeat
2.5 “While Kunal Deshmukh’s effort had huge potential, one sadly walks out of the theatre unimpressed by Raja Natwarlal’s antics and this film”
Mid-Day
Negative Reviews
2.0 “Raja Natwarlal can barely hold itself together, let alone keep the audience in its grip”
NDTV
2.0 “Emraan Hashmi’s Raja Natwarlal is a fun, one-time watch.”
Hindustantimes
2.0 ” ‘Raja Natwarlal’ is serially kissing for die hard Emraan Hashmi’s lovers otherwise it can be easily exchanged for fresh doughnuts.”
Indiaglitz
1.5 “Raja Natwarlal is a limp con job”
Indianexpress
1.0 “Raja Natwarlal is in plain words a very boring film.”
NDTV

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