The storyline of the new release – “Rocky Handsome” starring John Abraham revolves around Kabir Ahlawat (John) and an eight-year-old girl with whom he shares a special bond. But it has failed to impress Bollywood critics.
Rachit Gupta of Filmfare said: “The biggest mistake Rocky Handsome makes is to give its lead character an emotional and patriotic back story. It just turns him into another caricature and it never quite justifies his appetite for killing.”
Abhijit Badgujar of Koimoi.com said: “Only if you love action flicks but if you want the movie to interest you to the core, please avoid it.”
Rahul Desai of Catch News said: “A depressingly faithful adaptation of the Korean hit ‘The Man From Nowhere,’ Rocky Handsome revolves around a sullen, sunken John Wick wannabe who roams around Goa (Ramoji FilmCity) like he can’t decide whether he is Undertaker or Batman.”
Subhash K Jha in his review said: “Nishikant Kamat maintains an almost- momentum till the end of the proceedings. The item songs inter-cutting into the drug dealings seem quaintly archaic in a film that captivates us with its Korean brand of stunts.”
Rohit Vats of Hindustan Times said: “John Abraham … err … Rocky Handsome is a very average film with some finely executed action sequences on display.”
DIFFICULT WORDS AND MEANINGS
- Caricature: A representation of a person that is exaggerated for coming effect
- Core: the part of something that is central to its existence or character.
- Adaptation: a film, television drama, or stage play that has been adapted from a written work
- Sullen: bad-tempered
- Wannabe: Someone who wants to be what they are not
- Quaintly: attractively unusual or old-fashioned.
- Archaic: no longer in everyday use but sometimes used to impart an old-fashioned flavour.
- Captivates: attract and hold the interest and attention of