Rocky Handsome Opening Day Box Office Collection
Rocky Handsome is a story of a man on a misson to save his eight-year-old neighbour. The film stars John Abraham, Nishikant Kamat, Sharad Kelkar, Diya and Shruti Haasan. The action sequences are, without a doubt, Rocky Handsome’s trump card. Most of it features in the second half – including some unconventional action that is not for the faint of heart, including a gory knife scene. The lead, Not only does John Abraham breathe life into Kabir Alhawat, he also impresses with the stunts.
Though John Abraham promised that the film would be an emotional ride, Rocky Handsome fails to weave the emotion into the action. The plot is a predictable one and the slow pace might prove tiring. Some bad acting and a few rather pointless songs – including an irrelevant song featuring Shruti Haasan – work against Rocky Handsome.
An official remake of Korean film The Man from Nowhere, Nishikant Kamat’s action drama takes aeons to get going and gradually makes Bajrangi Bhaijaan – also exploring the bond between a purposeless man and an innocent kid – appear a masterpiece in process. Rocky Handsome is proof that kids are not always a trump card. With all the badly scripted chatter, Naomi comes across less as an adorable cutie pie and more an annoying kid. Poor thing also appears to be given a wig to wear.
Rocky Handsome tries too hard to imitate the Korean action flicks – Rain and a bombastic background score are deployed repeatedly to add verve and style to the action but they are only desperate attempts to distract audiences from the lack of narrative. Ultimately, there is too much brawn and blood, and too little heart and brain in Rocky Handsome.