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Raja Natwarlal   Rating: 2.32/5

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Raja Natwarlal   Hindi Movie Review

Ratings:2/5 Review By: Rajeev Masand Site: CNN IBN

Neither as entertaining as your average Emraan Hashmi thriller, nor clever enough to engage anyone seeking a deliciously complex caper, Raja Natwarlal is the kind of film that leaves you bored out of your mind. I’m going with a generous two out of five. It won’t give you a migraine, but it’s so banal, you would probably have more fun doing your laundry instead.

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Ratings:3.5/5 Review By: Madhureeta Mukherjee Site: Times Of India (TOI)

The plot travels from Mumbai to Dharamshala and Cape Town but director Kunal Deshmukh retains firm control. The story packs in paisa, pyaar, confidence, over-confidence, chummas, chases, corrupt cops, cricket associations, surprises and some rather nice songs, but keeps its weight under control.Go watch – this one is, ahem, definitely worth a kiss.

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Ratings:2.5/5 Review By: Anupama Chopra Site: Hindustan Time

If you can get past the foolishness of the plot, director Kunal Deshmukh’s film is mildly engaging. Emraan Hashmi plays Raja, a charming, street-smart hustler.Still, Raja Natwarlal isn’t one of those actively awful films. But neither does it sparkle.

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Ratings:3/5 Review By: Hungama Network Site:Bollywood Hungama

Even though the first half of the film is engaging enough, the second half gets a bit stretched up, thus pushing the audiences into a ‘yawn-zone’ RAJA NATWARLAL is essentially an Emraan Hashmi film, which attracts its major audiences from the single screen theaters.  In addition to that, the next week will also see the release of a hard hitting MARY KOM, which could possibly apply the brakes on RAJA NATWARLAL.

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

On the whole, Raja Natwarlal is an entertaining thriller in parts but it lacks in two departments – the love story (which is very weak) and the music (which, in spite of being good, is not at all popular). Also, the con becomes too much to digest after a point of time. The film will, therefore, not be able to make its mark at the box-office.

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Ratings:2.5/5 Review By: Raja Sen Site: Rediff

It is written out like comic-book style pulp, but shot as flatly as bad television. Things are in place, and while it’s not a bad film per se, it could have something far cooler. It reminded me frequently of the film 99 but only if directors Raj and DK had walked off the set. Raja Natwarlal has some smarts but tragically lacks the skill or the sleight-of-hand. When we sit down to a con movie, we shouldn’t be able to see what will happen next.

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Ratings:2/5 Review By: Saibal Chaterjee Site: NDTV

The film resembles a magician’s sleight of hand that has pretensions to intelligence and insight but is in reality a completely dumb act that is only unintentionally funny. What Raja Natwarlal lacks is authentic humour and genuine sparks of inspiration. As a result, despite the consistently retrained acting all around, it fails to be anything more than desultory.

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Ratings:1.5/5 Review By: Shubhra Gupta Site: Indian Express

This is a film that telegraphs its punches right from scene one – you know exactly how the con is being played out, and who the accomplice is. And that is how it goes. You can tell what’s going to happen next even before the present scene is over. You go in hoping for a fun ride. What you get is a limp con job.

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Ratings:2.5/5 Review By: Rahul Desai Site:Mumbai Mirror

Raja Natwarlal-an Ocean’s 12th man of sorts-succeeds where many a desi conedy (con+comedy) dies an unimaginative death. film is far from perfect, but makes for an acceptable non-Italian version of ‘The Indian Job’-by entertaining solely within the confines of a revenge drama. The laughs are best left to Danny and gang.

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Ratings:2.5/5 Review By: Kusumita Das Site: Deccan Chronicle

The film is packed to the brim with all essentials of a masala-entertainer. There’s a gripping premise of a revenge plan, little bit of comedy, some interesting dialogues and convincing performances from the chief cast. But in a bid to broaden the suspense and make the twists more unpredictable, the story gets entwined in all the yarns it manages to spin for over two hours.Raja Natwarlal’ could just be a watchable fare

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Ratings:1/5 Review By: Mohar Basu Site: Koimoi

Raja Natwarlal is in plain words a very boring film. I won’t sugarcoat and say it, I won’t be diplomatic but this is one of recent times’ most sleep incurring films. Films are bad or good. This one is not merely bad but exhausting to sit through.

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Ratings:2.5/5 Review By: Shubha Shetty Saha Site:Mid Day

While the film has some truly thrilling moments, it also disappoints in many ways. The lazy script makes some situations seem too simplistic and convenient. Things easily fall into place for Natwarlal and if life was so easy, a lot of us would be busy conning each other. A tad more clever screenplay would have made them more challenging for Raja, making his character awe-inspring and a rung above the rest of us. This film had huge potential but sadly one walks out of the theatre unimpressed by Raja Natwarlal’s antics and this film.

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