Romeo Rajkumar (Shahid Kapoor) is an aimless youth who arrives in Dhartipur, a small town ruled by two drug barons named Shivraj Gurjar (Sonu Sood) and his arch enemy Manik Parmar (Ashish Vidyarthi), controlled by a Mafia don named Ajit Taaka (Srihari), who operates in Hong Kong. Rajkumar begins working for Shivraj. But his life changes forever when he claps eyes on the beautiful, educated Chanda (Sonakshi Sinha). Unknown to him, Chanda is an orphan who is being raised by Manik Parmar. After some persistent wooing, Chanda falls for Rajkumars charms.
Just when their love was about to flourish, Shivraj and Parmar compromise and Parmar decides to get Chanda married to Shivraj, against Chandas wish. Angered Rajkumar beats Shivrajs men and challenges him, saying that he will marry Chanda in front of Shivraj. Furious, Shivraj plans to get Rajkumar killed in an encounter by his pet police officer. But in return, gets a shocking surprise when it is revealed that Rajkumar actually works for Don Ajit Takka and was sent to Dhartipur only to take over the drug cartel to which both Shivraj and Parmar owe allegiance. Rajkumar captures Shivrajs truck full of drugs and drives it to Takka.
After giving Shivrajs stolen truck to Takka, he discovers that the truck was empty. In a twist of events, it turns out that Shivraj and Takka had joined hands, and purposely made Rajkumar steal the empty truck. Shivraj and Takka brutally kill Rajkumar and bury him. Shivraj starts his wedding celebrations with Chanda, only to be interrupted by the still alive Rajkumar, who is shown to have been rescued by one of Shivrajs henchmen after he was buried. Shivrajs men back off, because they are now friends with Rajkumar, hence leading to a one on one fight between the two.
Finally, Rajkumar injures Shivraj with a power punch to the neck and later kills Don Takka with a ceramic tile. The film ends with all the men beating Parmar, while a severely injured Rajkumar and Chanda walk away hand in hand happily.The film opened with mixed reviews from critics.India Times rated 3/5 stated, It has some must-haves of a pot-boiler, but misses the real thing - a solid story. Tushar Joshi of Daily News and Analysis gave 3 out of 5 stars to the film and said, Watch it if you are in the mood for a loud no-brainer that relies on formulaic over the top entertainment.
Indian express criticized the film saying R for Rubbish. Rajeev Masand criticised the film that it is relentlessly ugly, you have to wonder how it qualifies as entertainment of any sort and gave a rating half out of five for Prabhu Devas R. Rajkumar. The half star is strictly for Pritams music. Anupama Chopra of Hindustan Times called it cheerfully, boisterously regressive and also claimed that The story is both abysmal and exhaustingly loud because when the hero isnt doing pyar, pyar, pyar, hes indulging in maar, maar, maar and men defying every law of physics are flying in all directions.
Taran Adarsh of Bollywood Hungama wrote: R. RAJKUMAR doesnt work. It is Prabhu Dhevas weakest Hindi film to date.
Shahid Kapoor, Sonakshi Sinha, Sonu Sood, Asrani, Ashish Vidyarthi
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