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Film review: Rocky Handsome – An outdated action-thriller

rockyDirector: Nishikant Kamat
Star cast: John Abraham, Shruti Hasan, Dia Chalwaad, Natalia Kaur and Nishikant Kamat
Genre: Action-thriller
Duration: 2 Hours 6 minutes
Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

Nishikant Kamat is one of the prolific directors of Hindi and Marathi films. He has made some finest films like Mumbai Meri Jaan (2008) and Drishyam (2015). In the year 2011, Kamat had come up with John Abraham in the action packed film Force that had appreciated by the people. Now just after Holi, He has again teamed up with John in Rocky Handsome in which he has also made his acting debut. Let’s analyze this action-thriller in every aspect.

Related: Watch Rocky Handsome making video

As the name suggests, the story of Rocky Handsome revolves around Kabir Ahalawat aka Rocky, his love affair Rakshida (Shruti Hasan) and 8 year old little girl Naomi (Dia). Kabir, who was a gangster, forget his past life and living peacefully in Goa. Naomi is his neighbor and in a short span of time she comes so close to Kabir.

Later on, with get passed to some different scenarios, Naomi has been kidnapped by some drug mafia and the story here brings some twist and turns. Now Rocky’s ultimate goal is to rescue Naomi and bring back with him.

John Abraham in a still from Rocky Handsome

John Abraham in a still from Rocky Handsome

Well, the story of Rocky Handsome is the main villain of the film. Nishikant Kamat has inducted some hard core action sequences which will excite you, but this is not the only factor to register a successful film. At the end of the day, story matters a lot that clearly missing here.  The extended duration of the film is another weak point of the film.

If we talk about the performances, John as an action hero has given quite satisfying performance. Some of his stunts will surly awestruck you but apart from action sequences, he has not anymore to do. Shruti and Dia have done pretty well in their respective characters. The most interesting part of the film is to see Nishikant as main villain and he has hit all the rings bang on.

The songs of the film has already come into the chart busters list but as I said earlier the only drawback factor of Rocky Handsome is its outdated story that you had watched in the past on many occasions. Nishikant could do 100 times better than this stuff.

My last words to Rocky Handsome is if you are a John Abraham’s fan and love to watch action thriller, you can go once but don’t expect anything out of the box.

My rating to Rocky Handsome is 2 out of 5 stars.



  1. Shreya bhatia

    March 25, 2016 at 7:32 am

    I think it will be a good movie lots of action will there and most important think another cute little girl is there.

  2. Advika

    March 25, 2016 at 7:33 am

    John you are very smart and very dashing personality in Bollywood.

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