R... Rajkumar rules at box office, defies critics' verdict

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    Shahid Kapoor and Sonakshi Sinha pair up for the first time in Prabhu Deva's R... Rajkumar (earlier titled Rambo Rajkumar). Their chemistry is to watch ...

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    Shahid Kapoor plays Rajkumar, who works for a drug baron named Shivraj (played by Sonu Sood).

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    Rajkumar's (Shahid) life changes when he falls in love with Chanda (Sonakshi Sinha).

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    After much hard work, R… Rajkumar does indeed win his lady's heart as Chanda develops a soft corner for him.

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    Chanda has been raised by Manish Parmar (Ashish Vidyarthi), the head of Shahid's rival gang.

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    Sonakshi, who has worked with older stars like Salman Khan and Akshay Kumar has been cast against much younger Shahid. Together they certainly exude a ...

  • Shahid Kapoor

    Shahid Kapoor who's known for his chocolate boy looks, is excited about his action film, R...Rajkumar.

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    Sonakshi Sinha has reportedly performed some action scenes in R...Rajkumar.

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    The soundtrack of R...Rajkumar is composed by Pritam.

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    R...Rajkumar's lead pair Sonakshi and Shahid apparently bonded over their love for dance.

Critics might have thrashed the film left, right and centre, but the box office collections of Shahid Kapoor's latest outing R... Rajkumar speak otherwise.

Yes, Shahid has got his much needed hit and no, the movie critics could not deter the film's box office numbers that stand at approx Rs 29 crore so far.

So what the viewers liked in the film is anybody's guess, but Sari Ka Fall and Gandi Baat seem to have done the trick.

Ironically, when Shahid Kapoor's performance was appreciated in films like Mausam and Phata Poster Nikla Hero, the movies tanked. This time, the movie critics were clearly not impressed with Shahid's Dabangg avatar, but moviegoers apparently liked it.

Understanding the pulse of the audience, Shahid Kapoor seems to have changed his strategy after delivering a plethora of flops like Phata Poster Nikla Hero, Teri Meri Kahaani, Mausam, Milenge Milenge, Paathshala and Dil Bole Hadippa!

"I agree when others say I am underrated as an actor... When you give super-hit films then only you are considered as a good actor. At least that is how it is there in our industry. I think you need to be successful to be appreciated," Shahid told PTI.

With films like Jakpot, Lucky Kabootar and What the Fish hitting the theatres this Friday, Shahid's R... Rajkumar might continue to earn moolah at the ticket windows.

Figures: Koimoi.com


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