R… Rajkumar is a 2013 Indian Hindi-language action romance film co-written and directed by Prabhu Deva, cinematograpnhy by Mohana Krishna. Produced by Viki Rajani and Sunil Lulla, the film stars Shahid Kapoor, Sonakshi Sinha and Sonu Sood in lead roles.
The film follows Romeo Rajkumar, a ruffian whose life changes when he falls for Chanda, a drug baron’s niece. Rajkumar then starts working for the rival drug baron Shivraj and eventually learns Shivraj wants to marry Chanda against her will. Rajkumar and Shivraj fight each other to win Chanda’s love, who is in love in Rajkumar.
The theatrical trailer of R… Rajkumar was unveiled on 1 October 2013 on YouTube. The film released on 6 December 2013. Upon release, the film received mixed reviews from critics, and declared “Average” at the box office earning over ₹990 million worldwide against a ₹580 million budget.
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 her uncle Manik Parmar.
After some persistent wooing, Chanda falls for Rajkumar’s charms. Just when their love was about to flourish, Shivraj sees Chanda emerging from water while praying & lusts her wet body. In the meanwhile he compromises with Parmar and Parmar decides to get Chanda married to Shivraj, against Chanda’s wish. Angered Rajkumar beats Shivraj’s men and challenges him, saying that he will marry Chanda in front of Shivraj. Shivraj tries a lot to impress Chanda but keeps failing. Chanda one day gets angry and challenges Shivraj with Rajkumar. She says that she will strip her clothes, herself only if Shivraj defeats Rajkumar. 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 Shivraj’s truck full of drugs and drives it to Taaka.
After giving Shivraj’s 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 brutally kills Rajkumar and has his men 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 Shivraj’s henchmen Qamar Ali after he was buried. Shivraj’s men back off, because they are now friends with Rajkumar, hence leading to a one on one fight between the two. Shivraj overpowers Rajkumar for the majority of the fight. Finally, Rajkumar kills Shivraj with a power punch to the throat and later kills Don Takka with a ceramic tile. The film ends with all the men led by Qamar Ali beating Parmar and Shivraj is remaining allies, while a severely injured Rajkumar and Chanda walk away happily hand in hand.
Shahid Kapoor as Romeo Rajkumar
Rohit Soans as Real Rajkumar
Sonakshi Sinha as Chanda
Sonu Sood as Shivraj Gurjar
Ashish Vidyarthi as Manik Parmar
Asrani as Pandit
Vignesh Karthik as Canadian Businessman
Mukul Dev as Qamar Ali
Srihari as Ajit Taaka
Poonam Jhawer as Bindu
Ashok Samarth as Inspector
Charmy Kaur (Special appearance in song “Gandi Baat”)
Prabhu Deva (Special appearance in song “Gandi Baat”)
Ragini Dwivedi (Special appearance in song “Kaddu Katega”)
Scarlett Mellish Wilson (Special appearance in song “Kaddu Katega”)