Rocky Handsome Cast & Crew:
BannerJ.A. Entertainment Azure Entertainment
Release Date25 Mar 2016
ProducerSunil Kheterpal, John Abraham
Star CastJohn Abraham
Verdict : Rocky Handsome is a very average film with some finely executed action sequences
Director Nishikant Kamat helmed last year’s Hindi version of Drishyam starring Ajay Devgn and that celluloid gemstone, Mumbai Meri Jaan, about the July 2006 Mumbai train bombings. He debuted with the acclaimed Marathi film Dombivali Fast in 2005. Clearly, he took a vacation from his cinematic vision for Rocky Handsome, which is high on style and visual gratification, but low on substance and passion.
Story: Kabir Ahlawat (John Abraham) likes body-hugging suits and runs a Pawn shop in Goa. Anna (a super sultry Nathalia Kaur) and her daughter Nayomi (Diya Chalwad) are his neighbors, but drugs are ruining their lives. Brothers Kevin (Nishikant Kamat) and Luke Ferreira (Teddy Maurya) are the force behind this racket, and they will not let go of their empire at any cost. As expected, the little child is trapped in the middle of this chaos and all hell breaks loose.
Whats' Hot: Nishikant Kamat's story is essentially the same as that of Lee Jeong-beom's original, The Man From Nowhere. Shanker Raman's cinematography is a treat for the eyes. The action sequences dominating the narrative are completely breathtaking.
However, underneath all the stylized action sequences and slick long shots, Rocky Handsome is not at all flawless. The crispness of the story is lost in parts, and it is a bit difficult to keep your attention from swaying through the course of the film.
What's Not: John Abraham who seems capable of the most complicated stunts and ruthless killings, but is unable to muster up basic emotions. The child actor Diya is cute but is burdened by the heavy-handed dialogues she is expected to deliver. The zero chemistry between John and the actresses playing the women in his life – Shruti Haasan in a cameo and Diya – is what keeps the film cold. The director has cast himself as a drug mafia boss called Kevin with limited effect (he has done better before). In the role of his brother, is an actor desperately trying to blend menace with eccentricity and falling flat in the attempt.
In all, Rocky Handsome is a decent one-time watch.
Rocky Handsome is an upcoming 2016 Hindi action-thriller film directed by Nishikant Kamat. It features John Abraham and Shruti Haasan in the lead roles. It is a loose adaptation of the 2010 Korean film The Man from Nowhere. John is co-producing this film under his home banner John Abraham Entertainment with Sunir Khetrapal’s Azure Entertainment. The film’s story revolves around a man who sets out to take vengeance against drug mafia after they take away an eight-year-old girl, with whom he shares a special bond.