Film: Bullett Raja

Director: Tigmanshu Dhulia

Cast: Saif Ali Khan, Sonakshi Sinha, Jimmy Shergill, Gulshan Grover

Story line:

Set in the milieu of Uttar Pradesh-based mafia raj and underworld, 'Bullett Raja' is a gangster-thriller which will feature Saif Ali Khan in a never-seen-before avatar. While Saif Ali Khan essays the role of Raja Mishra, a commoner, who gets transformed into 'Bullett Raja' – care a damn attitude gangster, his lady love Sonakshi Sinha is playing the role of a struggling actress. Gulshan Grover plays Mr Bajaj, a stylish villain who portrays the wealthiest and most powerful man in UP. As the story unfolds, Bullett Raja crops up revolting against the police, government, eyeing a change in the existing system.  The character of Bullet Raja commands respect but at the same time he respects women too. Although he is a gangster, toying with the guns always, he loves his lady love a lot. The songs and stills promise a sizzling and fresh chemistry between both actors.

Saif Ali Khan who plays gangster Raja Mishra in 'Bullett Raja', said in an interview that he always wanted to play such character. Saif Ali Khan has done proper justice with the role of Bullet Raja. After 'Omkara', it’s a treat for audience to watch ‘Chote Nawab’ in such rustic and raw character.

Movie Review:

Tigmanshu Dhulia, who delivered films like  Haasil', 'Saheb Biwi Aur Gangster' and 'Paan Singh Tomar which had a substance and were deeply rooted in the interiors of India, first time has come up with a commercial masala movie. Unlike other action movies, 'Bullet Raja' has a good story line and substance. Jimmy Shergill has done a good job as Bullet Raja’s friend. It seems that playing lead role in hero centric action movies has become a genre of Sonakshi Sinha. Apart from 'Bullet Raja', she was also seen playing similar characters in Rowdy Rathod, Dabangg.

However, she looks good with Saif Ali Khan and delivers her best in given part. Sonakshi and Saif really make a nice and fresh pair.

This is a fearless film. It is not afraid to celebrate the much dreaded and abused traditional filmy formula. And then, Dhulia takes his audacity from city to city in Uttar Pradesh. The jagged but constantly coherent plot takes the very conventional characters (good-bad heroes, bad-bad villains, a damsel in distress and lots of decadent politicians) on a bumpy journey across the politics of the cow-belt where there are no sacred cows.

The film's reckless momentum is sustained and controlled by Dhulia's technicians who hit the right notes while taking a route that hardly affords safe options. Dangerously careening towards an anarchic world, "Bullett Raja" swerves away from catastrophe underlining the plot and succeeds spectacularly in creating a world where rampage is the rule.

Saif's in full command of the spoken and unspoken language. Here's an actor who can bring gravitas to his character without weighing it down in self-importance. Saif has great support from the ever-reliable Jimmy Shergill. Their bonding is remarkable, and sometimes wickedly over-the-top.

Dhulia's treatment of violence in the hinterland is sharp and constantly tongue-in-cheek. Midway through the mayhem he brings in Vidyut Jammwal (described picturesquely as "Chambal Ka Chowkidar") to bring our scummy hero Raja Misra under control.

Do Jammwal's dexterous kicks succeed in stemming the mayhem? Boy, oh boy, do they! "Bullett Raja" is a subverted comic book adventure. Dhulia goes masala with a bang. And what a bang-bang!

It takes a politically savvy storyteller of Dhulia's skills to convert the lowest ebb of our politics into an occasion of high drama.

Music of the movie is composed by Sajid-Wajid. Its music album has seven tracks and the tracks have become hits already. Tamanche pe disco, Saamne hai savera are the ones that have got special appreciation from the masses.

Overall 'Bullett Raja' is a good ‘paisa vasool’ movie to watch. Enjoy an action loaded and power packed weekend with Bullet Raja.

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