Review Rowdy -TweetPlot = Balbir Chaudhary (Anil Kapoor), a rich businessman of Moga (Punjab), decides to marry his daughter Sweety Chaudhary (Sonam Kapoor) with Sahil Mirza (Rajkummar Rao). Balbir’s life gets tobsy – turvy when he finds out that Sweety is homosexual. The movie then […]
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Plot = The movie is an official biopic, based on the life of Mr. Arunachalam Muruganantham, a resident of Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu, who invented a machine for manufacturing low cost sanitary pads for women. Here, Mr. Lakshmikant Chauhan a.k.a. Lakshmi, played by actor Akshay Kumar, invents a machine for manufacturing low cost sanitary pads after seeing the suffering of his wife Ms. Gayatri Chauhan, played by actress Radhika Apte, during her menstrual cycle. Lakshmi’s work gets acknowledged and famous with the help of Ms. Pari Walia, played by actress Sonam Kapoor, who advises him to form an organized business out of his idea and gets it patented. The movie then showcases how Lakshmi gets all the glory and respect for his work globally.
Opinion = It was undoubtedly one of the most awaited movies of 2018. However, the execution of the film does not meet the expectation. The effort of making it a feel good movie is quite evident on screen. A lot of cinematic liberties are used for conveying an inherent message. The first half of the movie is very good, but the second half is above average. Had the team worked a little hard on the proceedings and the script, the movie would have had the potential of becoming a thought – provoking cinema. It was just a sophisticated and detailed version of PHULLU, which had released last year. I have explained the hits and misses of the movie in detail, in my video review (link posted below), do watch it.
Performances = I salute Akshay Kumar for choosing socially – relevant scripts. Right form Airlift, Toilet and now Padman, he has touched various issues faced by our society and presented it on celluloid. He deserves a standing ovation for his performance in the climax where he gives a speech in New York. Do watch the movie for this scene specifically. Actress Radhika Apte conquers the world of acting with her every outing. She has presented so many facets of her acting acumen that she deserves to be counted in the league of A List Actresses. In this movie, she has lived the character of Gayatri Chauhan perfect to the ‘T’. The acting of Sonam Kapoor is the period of this movie, which doesn’t give anything, except pain. The remaining cast was just average in their performance. The cameo of Mr. Amitabh Bachchan gives a refreshing feel to the movie.
Direction & Other Technical Aspects = Director R Balki must be applauded for presented unconventional stories on celluloid. His approach and direction has a refreshing feel. This time, his finesse was marred by a weak script. The screenplay of the movie ensures that you are invested in the proceedings throughout. The song Aaj Se Teri, sung by Arijit Singh, is highly melodious and the title song is also good, rest all the songs are situational and forgettable.
Rowdy Rating = 3.5 / 5