Raja Natwarlal is a 2014 Indian Hindi-language crime thriller film directed by Kunal Deshmukh and produced by Siddharth Roy Kapur under UTV Motion Pictures. The film features Emraan Hashmi in the title role, alongside Humaima Malik, Paresh Rawal, Kay Kay Menon and Deepak Tijori. The film was released on 29 August 2014 and received positive reviews from critics.The film was loosely based on The Sting 1973.
Mithilesh Kumar Shrivastava a.k.a. Raja (Emraan Hashmi) is a small-time conman who cons people for a living along with his partner in crime Raghav Desai (Deepak Tijori). He is in love with a bar girl Ziya (Humaima Malik). Feeling sorry for her, Raja decides he wants to go for a big catch so that he can marry his lady love and she won’t have to work in a bar anymore. That’s when the trouble starts. Along with Raghav, Raja makes a grand plan to swindle a huge amount of money from two baddies. The plan is successful and Raja decides to celebrate.
This is when Varda Yadav (Kay Kay Menon), a billionaire based in Cape Town, enters. The money actually belonged to him and upon realizing it has been stolen by two street-cons Varda orders them to be killed. Varda’s men find Raghav and kill him. Raja witnesses this and decides to avenge the loss.
He seeks the help of a seasoned crook Victor Singhal alias Yogi (Paresh Rawal), whom Raghav used to talk about before his murder. After a lot of persuasions, Yogi agrees to help Raja have his payback. Later it is revealed that Yogi is actually Raghav’s older brother. Yogi trains him, and eventually, they form a team of crooks and set out to Cape Town to finish off Varda where he takes his revenge.
Emraan Hashmi as Mithilesh Kumar Srivastava aka Raja Natwarlal
Paresh Rawal as Victor Singhal alias Yogi
Humaima Malik as Ziya
Kay Kay Menon as Varda Yadav
Deepak Tijori as Raghav “Raju” Desai
Prachi Shah as Raghav’s wife
Ashiesh Roy as Kaashi
Namit Shah as Vicky
Mohammed Zeeshan Ayyub as Jojo
Shakti Sinha as Waliya
Prasad Oak as Sub-Inspector
Vaibhav Mathur as Customer at the dance bar