Raja Natwarlal begins with a brief introduction of Raja aka Emraan Hashmi as a small time con man. Deepak Tijori, who has finally made a comeback with this film, plays the role of Emraan’s older brother, Raghav, who is his partner in crime. The plot kicks into gear when Raja and his older brother accidently steal raketeer Vardha Jadhav’s (Kay Kay Menon) money. Vardha’s men go out on a spree to kill Raghav and Raja and are successful in doing so. Now Raja wants to take revenge on his brother’s death with the help of Paresh Rawal aka Yogi. They make a team and go all the way to Cape Town, South Africa, where Vardha resides to take the revenge of Raghav’s death.
Model-turned-actress Humaima Malick plays Emraan love interest in the movie. She essays the role of a bar dancer. Throughout the film, Humaima, who is dressed up to the nines, tries hard to act, but she only excels at playing Emraan’s muse. And yes, he maintains his record of kissing his costar in this film too! A major chunk of Raja Natwarlal has been shot in South Bombay and a few scenes have been shot in South Africa.
The dialogues of this Emraan Hashmi starrer are not so impressive. Considering his past films like Jannat and The Dirty Picture, we definitely were expecting much more from Emraan in this crime comedy.
The plot turns not-so-interesting after the interval. To sum it all, the plot of Raja Natwarlal is unrealistic, complicated and quite predictable. Unfortunately, this Emraan Hashmi starrer doesnt pass muster!
Ratings: 2 stars