Rowdy Rathore is a 2012 Indian action film directed by Prabhu Deva and produced by Sanjay Leela Bhansali and Ronnie Screwvala. Rowdy Rathore features Akshay Kumar in double roles opposite Sonakshi Sinha. It is a remake of the Ravi Teja starrer Telugu film Vikramarkudu (which was later remade in Tamil as Siruthai). Rowdy Rathore marks the return of Akshay Kumar in the action genre after 7 years.Rowdy Rathore released on 1 June 2012, and received generally positive response from critics,whilst opening to extremely strong box office collections and declared a "Blockbuster" by Box Office India.
Rowdy Rathore Plot
Shiva (Akshay Kumar) is a small-time thief in Mumbai who falls in love with Paro (Sonakshi Sinha) from Patna, who is in Mumbai to attend a marriage. Shiva makes his way into Paro’s heart and she also starts loving him. Shiva tells her the truth about him being a thief and resolves to give up crime forever. But before that, he decides to swindle one last person for a large sum of money. He tricks a woman on a railway station and flees with a trunk. This leads Shiva to Chinki, a young girl who was in the trunk instead of the wealth he thought was in the trunk, who thinks that Shiva is her father. Flummoxed by what is happening, but forced to keep Chinki with her as a police officer (Yashpal Sharma) keeps his eye on him.
Rowdy Rathore Cast
* Akshay Kumar as Shiva/ASP Vikram Rathore * Sonakshi Sinha as Paro * Paresh Ganatra as 2G * Nassar as Baapji * Supreeth Reddy as Titla * Yashpal Sharma as Inspector Vishal Sharma * Gurdeep Kohli as Inspector Razia Khan * Amit Kumar as Munna * Mushtaq Khan as Baapji's brother-in-law * Anant Jog as Minister * Darshan Jariwala as Commissioner * Pooja Rawal as Mrs. Rathore (in the photo) * Shireesh Sharma as Paro's father * Kaajal Vashisht as Chinki * Ashok Samarth as Babu
Rowdy Rathore Release
The film's satellite rights was sold for INR35 crore (US$6.98 million).The film released worldwide on 1 June 2012.
Rowdy Rathore Box office India Rowdy Rathore took a bumper opening at single screens at an occupancy of around 95%-100%. It collected around INR15.06 crore (US$3 million) nett domestic in the opening day. Rowdy Rathore has the fourth biggest opening weekend of all time with collection of INR47.50 crore (US$9.48 million).The film further collected INR9.10 crore (US$1.82 million) on Monday and INR8 crore (US$1.6 million) on Tuesday. Rowdy Rathore had collected around INR77 crore (US$15.36 million) nett plus in its first week and this makes it the second highest collections ever for a regular Friday-Thursday week behind Dabangg which collected INR81 crore (US$16.16 million) nett.The collections of Rowdy Rathore were around INR5 crore (US$1 million) nett on its 8th day, which was better than the new release Shanghai on its first week. Rowdy Rathore collected a huge 33.50 crore nett in its second week taking the two week business to INR109.50 crore (US$21.85 million) nett.Rowdy Rathore has emerged the biggest hit of 2012 and the first "Blockbuster" film of the year.Rowdy Rathore was rock steady on its third week as it collected around INR2.10 crore (US$418,950) nett on its third Friday despite being new release Ferrari Ki Sawaari. It has collected INR9.50 crore (US$1.9 million) nett approx in its third weekend and taken its total to INR118.50 crore (US$23.64 million).
Directed by Prabhu Deva Produced by Sanjay Leela Bhansali Ronnie Screwvala