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Bullet Raja Rating: 2.67/5

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Ratings:2.5/5 Review By: Rajeev Masand Site:Masand’s Verdict (CNN-IBNlive)

Up until the halfway mark, Bullett Raja is rollicking entertainment. Our gangster protagonists kill, maim, kidnap, and intimidate their rivals, all the while bickering and joking, in Dhulia’s direct nod to Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid. Sadly the film’s screenplay comes undone post intermission, its second half disintegrating into a bloody revenge saga. I’m going with two-and-a-half out of five for Tigmanshu Dhulia’s Bullett Raja. With a tighter script and an uncompromising vision, he might’ve knocked this one right out of the park. At the moment though, it’s an easy but forgettable watch.

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Ratings:4/5 Review By: Taran Adarsh Site:Bollywood Hungama

BULLETT RAJA is no exception. It’s raw, unrefined and harsh, much like Tigmanshu’s earlier endeavors.  Notwithstanding the oft-repeated premise, the screenplay has ample twists and turns and leaves you wondering, what’s gonna happen next? The icing on the cake is the twist towards the penultimate moments. On the whole, BULLETT RAJA is Tigmanshu Dhulia’s most ‘commercial’, mass appealing film thus far.  Enjoyable, engaging and extremely distinctive, BULLETT RAJA is not to be missed!

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Ratings:– Review By: Komal Nahata Site:Zee ETC Bollywood Business

The story, written by Tigmanshu Dhulia and Amaresh Misra, does not have even a hint of novelty and is similar to several films seen earlier. Given the routine nature of the story and the equally routine presentation, the overdose of violence, blood and gore will put off the multiplex and class audience. On the whole, Bullett Raja is a routine revenge drama which will not find favour with the audience. Its performance in the single-screen cinemas of mass centres may be just about okay but it will fail to cut ice with the multiplex audience.

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Ratings:2.5/5 Review By: Anupama Chopra Site:Front Row (Hindustan Times)

Bullett Raja is essentially a crackling character in search of a story. Tigmanshu who also co-wrote the story, gives Saif a full-bodied character to inhabit but he fails to provide the character a compelling story to work with. Bullett Raja is a standard issue revenge story with the usual array of corrupt ministers, cops, criminals and their machinations as elections loom large. Which is a shame because these UP cowboys could have been fun. I’m going with two and a half stars.

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Ratings:2.5/5 Review By: Karan Anshuman Site:Mumbai Mirror

when the girl enters that Bullett Raja unravels entirely and the flow is wrecked. One inexplicable, unnecessary, and unevenly paced sequence after the other, the film changes track and enters the realm of the Dabangg clones. Even though the screenplay is relatively unbent by Dhulia’s standards, it still rises above the rest in the genre he’s wrestling in. Here’s hoping Tigmanshu Dhulia ditches this spurious chase and returns to form with his brand of movies – forged from truth and insight; straight from the heart – that we’ve come to love.

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Ratings:3.5/5 Review By: Srijana Mitra Das Site:Times Of India

Bullett Raja (BR) is zany and funny, an Uttar Pradesh take on Sholay’s Jai and Veeru.BR scores with its tight performances, Saif terrific with his clenched-jaw comedy, Shergill intense and growlingly funny, Jamwal’s flying kicks and wavy hair making the landscape even hotter. Still, BR is a racy ride, cynical, yet sweet, dark, yet bright. Go watch – you’ll enjoy those bangs in the dark. Note: You may not like this film if you avoid violent political tales.

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Ratings:0.5/5 Review By: Paloma Sharma Site:Rediff

Bullett Raja is rife with predictable scenes, bad editing and a lack of control over the script, which spirals into an unending loop of absurdity. The pseudo-patriotism blends into personal enmity with the corrupt without much warning, leaving the viewers confused. While no two people can like the same kind of films or even agree on the definition of a good film, it is difficult to judge if even hardcore Saif Ali Khan fans should go for this one.

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Ratings:4/5 Review By: Subhash K Jha(IANS) Site:NDTV

Guns, girls, grime and glory come together in a layered tale of corruption, politics and kinetic camaraderie. The songs brakes the pace. But then you really can’t have a formula film without the song breaks. It takes a politically savvy storyteller of Dhulia’s skills to convert the lowest ebb of our politics into an occasion of high drama.

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Ratings:3/5 Review By: Sarita Tanwar Site:DNA

Bullett Raja, from the core, is like a typical masala revenge drama – the difference is the Dhulia touch to it. Live locations, raw action and interesting characterizations make it stand apart. There’s nothing we haven’t seen before. Bullett Raja would’ve been a great example of a fine mix between real and mainstream but it falls too short of that. Watch it if you’re a fan of some edgy dialogues. As for the rest of it, you’ll want to rain bullets on this Raja.

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Ratings:2/5 Review By: Shalini Langer Site:Indian Express

Bullett Raja’, the extra ‘t’ for emphasis, is a potboiler with little pretensions to realism but much too close a connection with Dhulia to entirely jettison it too. This is not Dhulia trying to make commercial cinema “aesthically better”, as he has been emphasising. This is the celebrated director and now a fancied actor completely surrendering himself to it.

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Ratings:2.5/5 Review By: Daily Bhaskar Site:Dainink Bhaskar

Bullett Raja doesn’t have the same substance that you have seen in Tigmanshu Dhulia’s earlier films. Anybody expecting powerful products like Paan Singh Tomar or Saheb Biwi Aur Gangster will be hugely disappointed. In fact, Bullett Raja falls in the category of loud Bollywood masala films like Dabangg and Singham where there is everything including a star actor, good looking actress, brother and gun battle, but a good story.

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Ratings:3.5/5 Review By: Faheem Ruhani Site:India Today

Bullet Raja attempts to reach out to large numbers just like the above mentioned 100-crore earners. Yet, in its quest to grab more eyeballs director Tigmanshu Dhulia’s film does not sacrifice a certain essence that you have come to associate with his recent films .The result is a des-chic, guns and gore affair, set against the backdrop of conniving UP politics and mafia.Bullet Raja’s slogan claims “aayenge toh garmi badyaenge.” To the film’s credit it delivers what it promises.

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Ratings:2/5 Review By: Mohar Basu Site:Koimoi

It wouldn’t be a terrible thing if you miss Bullett Raja. To begin with, it was a pointless film that destroyed its gutsy premise to tatters. Attempting to strike a balance between over-the-top and ridiculous, this one is hands down Dhulia’s most immature attempt at filmmaking. From the man who made Paan Sigh Tomar filled with deft touches, Bullett Raja is a grotesque misfire.

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Ratings:– Review By: Sneha May Francis Site:Emirates24by7

While Dhulia deserves applause for attempting to create a quirky action thriller, he doesn’t nail it. In fact, the end is rather predictable, even though Dhulia would have wished otherwise.His big exposure in the grand finale, however, isn’t explained adequately, making his attempt rather lame and exaggeratedEven though the last-part turns out into an incoherent mess, the first-half is immensely entertaining. We only wish that tone was maintained till the very end. Unfortunately, it doesn’t.

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  1. Dhulia is out of form in Bullet Raja. Watch on DVD you can forward unwanted songs/scenes.

  2. Went with lot of expectations since a Tigmanshu Dhulia movie, however was disappointed. Although expected it to be a commercial movie, quite let down that the movie comes across as a typical bollywood film. However look forward to more work from the other favourite new age directors and hope they don't disappoint – Anurag Kashyap, Dibakar Baneerjee above all and also Shoojit Sarcar, Vikramaditya Motwane, Sujoy Ghosh, Ayan Mukherjee, Gauri Shinde, Farhan Akhtar

  3. waste

  4. It's an average movie. Now waiting for R…Rajkumar

  5. Your expectations automatically rise when you go to watch a Tigmanshu Dhulia’s venture. The man has himself set so high standards with films like ‘Paan Singh Tomar’ and ‘Saheb Biwi aur Gangster’ in his pockets. This week he tries to go commercial with ‘Bullet Raja’.

    Bullet Raja is about two friends, Raja (Saif Ali Khan) and Rudra (Jimmy Shergil). They are driven into the world of violence by their destiny. Soon they become political commandoes for a UP leader (Raj Babbar) and win the hearts of youth. Meanwhile, Raja falls in love with Mitali (Sonakshi Sinha). All of their lives run smoothly, until one day Rudra gets killed by some of their enemies. Raja decides to take revenge. What happens next?

    Bullet Raja is a political drama indeed. A world designed by Dhulia where people are busy killing and conspiring about each other for money and power. The first half is slow to be honest. There are only a few witty dialogues in it to entertain you. The songs never fit into any situation. The writing could have been a lot better. The film only picks up its momentum in second half.

    Saif Ali Khan is good, especially in the second half. Jimmy Shergil is excellent. Sonakshi Sinha is hardly bearable. Gulshan Grover, Raj Babbar and Chunky Pandey play their part well. Vidyut Jamwal and Ravi Kishan, in cameos, are a treat to watch.

    Bullet Raja disappoints more than it entertains. Tigmanshu Dhulia fails to deliver this time. It is certainly not what we expect of this talented man.

    Rating- 2/5

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  6. BULLET RAJA!!!!!!!!

    Tigmanshu Dhulia, the maker of critical acclaimed movies such as HAANSIL, PAAN SINGH TOMAR, SAAHEB BIWI AUR GANSTER has for the first time attempted an out and out commercial cinema in his latest offering BULLET RAJA.


    The film is set against the backdrop of mafia based in Uttar Pradesh wherein two youngsters named Raja Mishra (Saif) and Rudra (Jimmy Shergill) are forced to enter into Mafia for their own self protection wherein Raja and Rudra themselves become larger than life heroes for the city, What follows is the twist and turns of revenge. Story is not at all novel which basically is the most important aspect of all earlier movies of Dhulia, however Dhulia manages to grip the audience irrespective of the cliche story. End of story do leave the option of the sequel.


    Screenplay is tight and engaging wherein it has loads of twists and turns and leaves the audience pondering, what's next? The real turn and twist is towards the penultimate moments (which actually is suspense), however editing could have been better.


    Music by Sajid Wajid is disappointing and not a single number is hummable. Even the so called Tamanche pe disco is not that appealing. Back Ground Music is good but to loud at some places, however it complements the overall aura of the movie.


    BRAHMAN bhookha to Sudama …..Samjha to Chanakya …….aur rootha to Raavan.. amazing lines!!!!!!!!! Dialogues are the soul of the movie and superbly crafted by Dhulia.


    Despite the flaws in the story and editing Dhulia has done commendable job behind the camera and once again made us believe that Dhulia is one of the finest directors in the Country but some how the director looks tad lazy in some sequences which we don't expect from him. This is'nt Dhulia's best directorial venture but his best commercial venture till date. "Movie dekhne k liye nahi bechne k liye banai hai".


    Saif stills the show with the protryal of Raja Mishra, one of the best performance from the Nawab. With his inimitable Style and Rawness Saif has done full justice in the Bullet Raja Avtaar, He clearly reminds us Langda Tyaagi of Omkara. Jimmy Shergill as Rudra has done a fabulous performance, he superbly complements Saif. Jimmy is probably the most under rated actor of Indian Celluloid. A far more longer role for Jimmy would have been more appreciated. Vidyut Jamwal as Inspector Arun Singh Munna has a small role wherein he impresses the audience. Sonakshi has nothing much to do. Seasoned actors like Raj Babbar and Gulshan Grover does appreciable job.

    No doubt this is the not the best work of Dhulia but still his inimitable style of story telling is worth one watch. I will go with a generous three out of five stars. Better Story and editing would have made the movie more watchable. Come on Mr Dhulia, I am your big fan, I don't mind you going commercial but let the essence of Dhulia be totally present in the Cinema that will make it more amazing cinema to watch.

    PS: People who don't gauge into typical hard hitting Bollywood potboilers won't like it.

  7. It is a good movie. Do give it a watch.

  8. Good movie. ..enjoyed it

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