Rajjo (2013)

Hindi 2 hrs 17 mins Drama
4 %
Total Reviews: 30
Sahi: 1 Nahi: 29

Review Summary: On the whole RAJJO is a well-intentioned movie made with gracious objectives of drawing one's attention...

Average Critic Rating: (1.60)
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Est. Box Office Collection: 2.0 CR

Plot: A romantic musical, Rajjo is the journey of a Nautch girl in the most extraordinary circumstances. It tells the love story of Rajjo ( Kangana Ranaut ) and Chandu (Paras Arora) set against the backdrop of the dying Kothas of Mumbai that nurtured the traditional art of singing and dancing... Read more

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This film is a cringe worthy experience.
On the whole RAJJO is a well-intentioned movie made with gracious objectives of drawing one's attention...
Bollywood Hungama
Neither does the film as a whole. Bereft of intelligence and imagination, the purposeless screenplay makes heavy weather of stating the obvious.
The getting together of numerous talents in a project instinctively raises the expectations from that film.
Hindustan Times 
Kangana Ranaut was better as a shape-shifting alien seductress in 'Krrish 3′
Indian Express
A nautch girl’s escape from the ignoble life of Mumbai’s kothas to finding love and living her dream.
Times of India
The setting is a red light area. As soon as the opening credits have rolled out, the sex workers break into an impromptu dance.
SIFY
Cast:Kangana Ranaut, Prakash Raj, Mahesh Manjrekar, Paras AroraDirector:Vishwas PatilIt takes giant reserves of patience to survive a film as bizarre as Rajjo. Watching this movie, you have to wonder what exactly might have tempted an actress of Kangana R
IBN 
You could skip it!
Koi Moi
We have often seen many Hindi films based on the life of a prostitute followed by a supposed marriage with her so-called lover. Moreover, such movies have also been made in both, commercial format (films like 'Sadak', 'Baaghi', 'Bansi Birju', 'Manoranjan'
Movie Zadda
After a spectacular performance in Krrish 3, comes a whimper!
Bollywood.com
The idea of Rajjo -- a deliberate throwback to the courtesan film, one of Hindi cinema's most beloved genres -- is all very well.
First Post
A mind blowing experience really. Rajjo is a bad example of an interestingly intriguing idea going kaput. Vishwas Patil is a versatile personality he is an IAS officer, historian and an award winning author (Panipat) is his most acclaimed work. Probably as an historian and as an author he must have watched the legendary Indian movies on Kotha's and Kotewalis like Salam Bombay, Mandi, Bazaar, Tawaif, or Dastak (environmentally ) or even Sadak, Chandini Bar, Chameli to that matter. But sadly he couldn,t just get it right at any point or any time in those 2+ hours. Or maybe he has not watched those above mentioned game changers so positively he can watch them again and give it another try. The result will be remarkably different anyways he can keep Kangana as the central character as she does a marvelous job. Coming back to the film 'Rajjo' is like a decently decorated mannequin (as a nautch girl) outside a shop you can see her but cannot feel her.
India Glitz
Karan Anshuman Death by Dance Being marketed as "a film for the classes and masses", Rajjo - to put it bluntly - is neither
Mumbai Mirror
…‘Rajjo’ starring Kangana Ranaut and Paras Arora has nothing new to offer. The genre of the film has been explored before in films like, ‘Chandni Bar’, ‘Chameli’ and ‘Gangster’. Rajjo revolves around
Bollywood Mixer
Rajjo is a Women centric drama film and happens to be a love story set against the backdrop of the decaying Kothas of Mumbai. Its a journey from a Mujra girl to a house wife. Rajjo is a story of a dance girl Rajjo (Kangna Ranaut) yet her pastoral upbringing has molded her into an altogether a different person quite anlike a Tawaif. who fell in love with 18 years old Brahaman boy Chandu (Paras Arora)
Andhra & Telangana Wishesh
Rajjo has many shortcomings making is an easy skip. Filmmaker Vishwas Patil not only fails to extract performance from an actress like Kangana but also fails miserably in putting together a film which can be watched.
Now Running
Been there, seen that!
Bollywood Life
Even though Rajjo was promoted as a romantic musical drama, it is neither romantic, musical or dramatically appealing in any way. Forget the theaters, this film is not worth watching even when the DVD’s are out. Just stay away from this one.
Bollywood 3
Films about prostitutes, with or without a heart of gold, have fascinated filmmakers and viewers from the time Nargis and Meena Kumari did `Adalat` and `Pakeezah`, respectively.
Zee News
Even the skimpiest of outfits of Kangana’s can’t lift the film
BookMyShow
Was Kangna Ranaut desperate for work or was she offered heaps of money...? Not sure what tempted this talented actress to take up a film such as Rajjo!Whether it be dialogues, acting or screenplay - Rajjo unfortunately has nothing new to offer. Agreed tha
OneIndia
Rajjo fails miserably to work any magic on screen as there is no novelty either in story or treatment nor in performance.
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रज्जो इस सप्ताह 'रामलीला' के साथ बॉक्स ऑफिस पर 'रज्जो' भी रिलीज़ हुई है। फ़िल्म में कंगना रनोट ने मुख्य किरदार निभाया है। फ़िल्म की कहानी है रज्जो (कंगना रनोट) की जो नागपाड़ा के एक कोठे की तवायफ है।...
Bhaskar
Nice intention but not effective enough
Bharat Student
Kangna Ranaut’s nautch girl journey fails to impress!
Bollywood Life
Couple that with a background in respectable writing, and voila! you have a movie that begs to be made.
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After a brilliant turn as a mutant in Krrish 3 two weeks ago, Kangna has managed to harm her career in a way no thinking actor would or should.
India Today
Paloma Sharma feels Rajjo is a bad patchwork of a story that borrows heavily from other films.
Rediff