Bullett Raja Movie Review

Bullett Raja
Saif Ali Khan in a Bullet shooting a Bullet.
Director: Tigmanshu Dhulia
Cast: Saif Ali Khan, Sonakshi Sinha, Raj Mishra, Jimmi Shergill, Chunkey Pandey, Gulshan Grover

Bullett Raja tries to explore the issues of male bonding, friendship, love and comedy. Raja Mishra,(Saif Ali Khan) an angry unshaven young man looks no different. Raja who has been looking for a job, is chased by goons, and to escape them, he joins a wedding procession. Raja immediately befriends the bride's cousin Rudra Tripathi (Jimmi Shergil). Lallan Tiwari (Chunkey Pandey), a relative of Rudra has a plan to kill all the family members. With Raja's help, Rudra is able to save his family and their friendship deepens after this. Their friendship is such that only death can part them.

Raja and Rudra then rise from modest beginnings to become India's most infamous gangsters courtesy the safety net provided by various political leaders, Bajaj (Gulshan Grover), businessman, tries to take revenge on the duo, which results in Rudra's death. The movie then turns to be more of an ego trip for Raja, a quest to avenge the murder of a beloved friend.

Ram Babu Shukla (Raj Babbar), one of the strong politicians, plays a great role in uplifting the protagonists. He turns out to be a green serpent. Sumer yadav (Ravi Kishan) with the potential to leave a mark as a villainous character hasn't been used properly by the director.Mitali (Sonakshi Sinha) plays as a Bengali girl. She immediately gives up her dream of acting after Raja proposes her. Appearing in a few scenes, Sinha has nothing to do in the movie.

Sajid Wajid's music has tried to give a rock touch to the movie, however it fails to maintain the standard. The music is very similar to Dabang's music. The formula of having an item numer by Mahie Gill distracts the audience with her belly jiggles.

Sonakshi Sinha
Sonakshi Sinha in a movie song
The movie has tried to bring a kind of Sholay's Jai - Veeru bonding and that too in similar rural settings where Gabbar Singh wants Basanti to perfrom a dance for him. However, here the scene is replaced by the demand of the gangster for Bipasha Basu's dance performance. Overall the whole storyline of the movie is unattractive with hero beating and shooting only the villians without being beaten, placement of irrelevant songs in inappropriate places is a complete disappointment.