Rocky Handsome is a 2016 Indian Hindi-language action thriller film directed by Nishikant Kamat. It features John Abraham and Diya Chalwad in the lead roles while Shruti Haasan, Nishikant Kamat and Sharad Kelkar appear in crucial supporting roles. It is an official adaptation of the 2010 Korean film The Man from Nowhere.Co-produced by Abraham under his home banner John Abraham Entertainment in association with Sunir Khetrapal’s Azure Entertainment, the film’s story revolves around a man who sets out to take vengeance against drug mafia after they take away an eight-year-old girl, with whom he shares a special bond.
The theatrical trailer was released on 4 March 2016, and the film released on 25 March 2016.
Based in a city in Goa, Kabir Ahlawat (John Abraham) lives a quiet life running a pawn shop. His next-door neighbor is Anna (Nathalia Kaur), a drug addict and bar dancer. She lives with her little daughter Naomi (Diya Chalwad), who develops a nurturing relationship with Kabir. Meanwhile, ACP Dilip Sangodkar (Sharad Kelkar) from the Anti-Narcotics Department of the police force is after drug kingpin Mantoo (Uday Tikekar), who is supported by brothers Kevin Ferriera (Nishikant Kamat) and Luke Ferriera (Teddy Maurya), who not only deal drugs but also control a mass racket in organ harvesting with a professional assassin Attila (Kazu Patrick Tang) who cleans up after their mess.
One night, Anna and her accomplice, who is also her boyfriend, steal drugs from Mantoo’s henchman Bigshow. Anna hides the drugs in a camera which she pawns to Kabir. The consignment loss enrages Mantoo, and he insults Kevin by slapping at his bald head and gives Kevin three days to recover the stolen drugs, threatening that if he failed to do so, he would take the money back by selling all four of the brothers’ kidneys. Luke and Attila reach Anna’s place, where Luke tortures Anna for the camera. However, much to their surprise, Naomi becomes an eye witness to the brutal torments. Unwittingly, Anna reveals them the location of the drug, as a response to which Bigshow enters Kabir’s house along with Viju, demanding the camera. Kabir is obliged to hand the camera to Luke when he tells him that both Naomi and Anna are his captives. Kabir gets a call from Kevin to make a delivery to Mantoo, and promises that in return, he will set Anna and Naomi free. Kabir goes to deliver the drugs to Mantoo, where he finds that police officers have already raided Mantoo’s haven. Mantoo flees and Kabir chases him, but he is arrested by police. They are shocked to find Anna’s naked body with all her organs harvested in Kabir’s car. Kevin, infuriated by the insult he faced from Mantoo, decides to murder Mantoo and become the new drug lord, which he does with no hesitation.
During interrogation, Kabir escapes from the police station. The officers are bewildered by his combat skills and find out he was a former decorated RAW Agent and Special Forces soldier who retired after his pregnant wife Rukshida (Shruti Haasan) was murdered. Kabir fights with Attila at a nightclub and is shot, but breaks into a medicine shop and performs an impromptu surgery. He then continues on his journey, and finds and frees several child slaves in a drug manufacturing plant, and in the process, kills Luke. He tracks down Kevin, who says he has had Naomi killed. He shows a container that has what he says are her eyes. Kabir kills all the gang members, including Attila and Kevin.
As Kabir prepares to commit suicide out of utter grief, Naomi emerges. It is revealed she had been saved by Attila before her eye surgery; he took pity on her because she had been kind to him. The eyes in the container belonged to the gangsters’ surgeon, who had been killed by Attila when the latter saved Naomi. Kabir is arrested, but the officers allow Naomi to ride with him. Kabir asks if they can stop at a convenience store, where he buys Naomi a backpack and school supplies. He asks her if she can manage until he returns, to which she nods. The film ends with him asking her for a hug, to which she agrees.
John Abraham as Kabir Ahlawat a.k.a. Rocky “Handsome”, a former RAW agent and Special Frontier Force soldier
Nathalia Kaur as Anna, Naomi’s mother
Diya Chalwad as Naomi, Kabir’s best friend and Anna’s daughter
Nishikant Kamat as Kevin Ferreira
Sharad Kelkar as ACP Dilip Sangodkar, a cop from the Anti-Narcotics Bureau
Shiv Kumar Subramaniam as ACP Rebello
Suhasini Mulay as Carla Aunty, a child trafficker
Teddy Maurya as Luke Ferriera, Kevin’s brother
Kazu Patrick Tang as Attila, Kevin’s henchman
Uday Tikekar as Mantoo
Sanjay Khapre as Inspector Pitale
Shruti Haasan in a cameo appearance as Rukshida Ahlawat, Kabir’s wife
Nora Fatehi (special appearance) in the song “Rock Tha Party”