Rowdy Rathore al botteghino ha letteralmente sbancato, regalando ad Akshay Kumar il secondo grande successo del 2012 dopo una serie di film sfortunati. Grazie ad Housefull 2 e a RR, infatti, Akshay si è guadagnato il trionfale ingresso nell'ambito 100 crore club. RR è, ad oggi, il campione d'incassi fra le pellicole distribuite in un fine settimana non festivo. Vi segnaliamo di seguito alcune recensioni. Bollywood Hungama, ****: 'RR follows the existing trend to create more homespun, home-flavored desi movies rather than pursue the money-spinning NRI souk that has, until recently, been the order of the day. While the central plot is pretty commonplace, the screenplay packs a solid punch, with several clap-trap situations interlaced in the narrative, though it slips into the knowable zone at times. Sure, there are a few limp moments, but a swift narrative outweighs this inadequacy. Besides, stability is maintained in both halves of the film. While the first hour of the film is replete with entertainment, the second half gets into the action mode (the flashback portions are outstanding), but the entertainment values are maintained at the same level. This one is the emblematic formula movie with distinct essentials that Indian masses yearn for. On the whole, RR is designed to magnetize the masses in hordes. The accurate blend of action, emotions, drama and humor, besides a superlative performance by Akshay Kumar, makes this motion picture an immensely pleasurable and delightful movie watching experience'. The Times of India, ***: 'The film's an unabashed, gunpowder-hot, sambar-spiced star-vehicle which runs along energetically most of the time because its star - Akshay Kumar, essaying a double role as Rathore and Shiva - is worth it, something that's emphasized often'. Hindustan Times, *: 'To all the directors, producers, actors who are inflicting eighties-style, low-IQ, deafeningly loud, unapologetically crass, mind-numbing movies on us, I just want to say: Don’t angry me! Don’t exhaust me! Don’t bludgeon me! RR beats you to a pulp, cinematically. Is this entertaining? Not for me. RR is pure noise. Only the brave should venture in'. Vi segnaliamo inoltre una piacevole intervista concessa da Akshay Kumar a The Times of India, nonchè tre interviste rilasciate da Sanjay Leela Bhansali, produttore di RR: The Times of India, Box Office India e Bollywood Hungama.