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Rajkumar  (1996 - Hindi)

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Rajkumar cumulative rating: 1.8 out of 51.8/5 (33 users)

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  • Rajkumar rating: 3 out of 10(Chintan wrote on 10 Aug 2009)

    The film rips off loads of Robin Hood ideas (and even some of the sequencies from Prince of Thieves) and Naseeruddin Shah plays a wonderful "Sheriff of Nottingham" character plus he also plays a comical twin brother that provides some good humour. Anil Kapoor is not at his best as the "Robin Hood" prince, he seems to flip through this movie without putting any effort into it. His action sequences follow a rather predictable formula (well he is a hero in a Bollywood movie) but the duel with the giant cannibal whilst they are bouncing about on bungy rubber was really hilarious (although I am sure it wasn't meant to be).

    This movie is just plain fun. OK so it doesn't have any great storyline but it does what
    Bollywood does best.

    Its a story of two kingdoms at war with each other. Anil Kapoor is a prince of one and Madhuri Dixit is the princess of the other. They fall in love but Naseeruddin Shah is the evil prime minister who wants the heroine, the kingdom and rest of India. Danny is in Anil Kapoor's side. After some songs, sword fighting, horse riding, mother (Reena Roy) - son melodrama the movie (finally) gets over.

    This is first and foremost a platform to display Madhuri Dixit and it does it well, her dance sequences are fabulous, she looks stunning (none of your anorexic western beauties here) and her acting surpasses the needs of the script.

    The cinematography in the main was fabulous, very colourful and some expensive sets (ok so there were cheap ones as well) and even some computer-generated ones.

    All in all a poor-entertaining film!

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