Directed by: Nishikant Kamat
Produced by: John Abraham and Sunir Khetrapal
Written by: Ritesh Shah
Based on: The Man from Nowhere by Lee Jeong-beom
Starring: John Abraham and Shruti Haasan
Music by: Sunny Bawra and Inder Bawra
Cinematography: Shanker Raman
Edited by: Aarif Shaikh
Production company: J.A Entertainment and Azure Entertainment
Distributed by: T-Series
Release dates: March 25, 2016
Budget: 65 crore
Story Line :
Rocky Handsome is an adaptation of the 2010 Korean film The Man from Nowhere. The films story revolves around a man who sets out to take vengeance against drug mafia after they take away an eight-year old girl, with whom he shares a special bond. The highlight of film is the action. The makers are getting action directors from abroad-Eastern Asia-for the stunts.
John Abraham will be seen playing the role of Rocky in the film. Shruti Haasan as Rukshida has been cast as John Abraham’s wife, while a seven-year old child actress named Diya Chalwad plays an important character. Nathalia Kaur as Anna plays the mother of the child.
Know more about the captain of the Ship, the director:
Nishikanth Kamath is an Indian filmmaker. His debut film, Dombivali Fast earned him accolades in Marathi Cinema, as it went on to become the biggest Marathi film of the year. He remade his film, in Tamil with R. Madhavan in the lead as Evano Oruvan, which opened to rave reviews.
He has also acted in Marathi film Saatchya aat gharat. His Bollywood debut project is based upon the 2006 Mumbai Bombings, titled, Mumbai Meri Jaan, which is filmed in Hindi. In 2011 he directed John Abraham starrer Force which was a remake of Tamil movie ‘Kaakha Kaakha’ His last directorial venture drishyam done well staring Ajay Devgn and Tabu.
My Gut Feel and comments:
Nishikant Kamat directed John starred Force, a movie with a fast-paced screenplay and awesome action sequences. Same seems to be the case with Rocky Handsome.
This movie is adapted from successful Korean film The Man from Nowhere. I read the story of The Man from Nowhere and it’s quite engaging. It seems to be the case that Nishikant done a decent job in adapting the plot to the sensibility of the Indian audience.
Look and feel this movie reminds me Ek Ajnabee of Amitabh Bachchan and Zinda of John.
I checked few interviews of Nishikant Kamat and found him a strong headed creative person who is confident and talented. He has done decent work in both Hindi and Marathi cinema. His last offering Drishyam done well last year. Infect he is playing a villain in Rocky Handsome and I am sure would be appreciated as he did act before well in films and theater.
Sunir Khetrapal is a first time producer who enthusiastically co-produced this movie with John Abraham. Apart from engaging screenplay, action sequences would stand out in this movie.
Film’s budget is just over 60 crore and like drishyam chances are that this movie picks up at the box office by word of mouth publicity. However as it’s not a typical mega star family entertainer so it would have limited targeted youth audience.
Kapoor & sons released last week and as it is indeed a good movie so surely will give tough competition to Rocky Handsome. Although as it’s an extended weekend because of Holi and good Friday so chances are that Nishikant’s and John’s fan do go to theaters in decent numbers.
Going by my gut feeling I am giving Rocky Handsome 3 stars out of 5, two days before the release.