Bullett Raja (2013) Hindi Movie Review | 25 Critic Reviews | Saif Ali Khan, Sonakshi Sinha


Saif Ali Khan, Sonakshi Sinha, Vidyut Jamwal, Jimmy Shergill, Chunky Pandey, Ravi Kishan, Rishad Rizvi, Raj Babbar, Gulshan Grover, Mahie Gill

Bullet Raja Posterdirection:

Tigmanshu Dhulia


Tigmanshu Dhulia, Amaresh Misra


Tigmanshu Dhulia, Amaresh Misra


Tigmanshu Dhulia

weird aggregate rating 5.4/10cinematography:

P.S. Vinod



produced by:

Nitin Tej Ahuja, Tigmanshu Dhulia, Rahul Mittra





release date:

run time:
138 minutes
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Bullet Raja shooting begins in Lucknow-Times of India
Saif suggests Bullet Raja tittle-Times of India
Vidyut Jamwal replaces Irrffan in Bullet Raja-Bollywood Hungama
Vidyut to design his own stunts-Hindustan Times
Bullet Raja and Rambo Rajkumar to clash at Box Office-Mid-Day
Gulshan Grover plays Mr.Bajaj in Bullet Raja-Indian Express


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  •  Bollywood Hungama -Taran Adarsh Rating-8
In this fast-changing scenario, a majority of stars as well as film-makers are experimenting with characters/plots they haven't embarked upon earlier. Trudging around the unexplored trail seems to be the new mantra for the dream merchants. Spanking new combinations are getting formed.
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  •  Masala.com -Lokesh Dharmani Rating-5
Dear Tigmanshu Dhulia,I am most upset that I was the reason you won the National Award and you ditched me for Main Bhi Dabbang Part 87 - Bullett Raja? How could you do this? *Unfriends on facebook* hmph!Yours truly,Realistic CinemaPaan Singh Tomar.And that pretty 
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  •  India Today -Faheem Ruhani Rating-7
It's not over-the-top like Dabangg. It's not puerile like Rowdy Rathore. Saif Ali Khan has no gimmicky lines like aata majhi satkali in Singham. In a special dance number Mahie Gill does not let hang lose everything there is, just to woo front benchers. Bullet Raja attempts to reach out to large
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  •  Times of India -Srijana Mitra Das Rating-7
Straight up, Bullett Raja (BR) is zany and funny, an Uttar Pradesh take on Sholay's Jai and Veeru, 'twice-born' in Lucknow as Raja Mishra (Khan) and Rudra Pratap (Shergill). Educated Raja and Rudra are reluctant gangsters, turned by violent, caste-ridden UP politics into what political
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  •  Koimoi -Mohar Basu Rating-4
Bullett Raja sounds inappropriate from the word go! In my words, the film was flat devoid of fun, thrill, excitement or anything else it promises you. It is insipid, tasteless and so utterly lame that it take a toll on your intelligence. How else will you make sense of the life of political commando
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  •  Daily Bhaskar - Rating-5
Let’s get straight to the point here. Bullett Raja doesn’t have the same substance that you have seen in Tigmanshu Dhulia’s earlier films. Anybody expecting powerful products like Paan Singh Tomar or Saheb Biwi Aur Gangster will be hugely disappointed. In fact, Bullett Raja falls in the
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  •  Bollywood Life -Prathamesh Jadhav Rating-7
Do Rs 100 crore movies have to be brain-dead mass pullers? Do stories have to be crafted keeping in mind ‘what’s in’ with an air of arrogance that tends to take cinegoers’ wisdom for granted? And most importantly, is it mandatory for movie buffs to leave their brains at home when they walk into 
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  •  Zee News -Aparna Mudi Rating-8
Sometimes you are left wondering why the potential of a star is not used to its full extent more often. Tigmanshu Dhulia’s ‘Bullett Raja' is a good example of what Saif Ali Khan is actually capable of, reminding you of ‘Langda Tyagi’ from ‘Omkara’. Yet it is not a repeat of the old act.
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  •  Indian Express -Shalini Langer Rating-4
From a man who knows a thing or two about Uttar Pradesh politics comes a pocket book update rapid Bollywood style -- emphasise the castes of the players in question, exaggerate the jails from within which the mafia runs operations, feature a leader who builds statues,
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  •  One India -Nabanita Rating-6
For whatsover reasons, you cannot afford to ignore a Tigmanshu Dhulia movie. After winning acclodes with movies like Paan Singh Tomar, Saheb Biwi Gangster, Dhulia's new offering Bullet Raja merges power, politics, action and love, resulting in a heady cocktail that hits your mind.
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  •  Now Running -Mansha Rastogi Rating-4
Potboilers seem to have become the need of the hour in Bollywood with even the makers, who have stuck to content driven cinema, trying their hands at experiencing what it feels to be in the 100cr club. The latest to hit the marquee is filmmaker Tigmanshu Dhulia with Bullett Raja,
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  •  India Today -Vinayak Chakravorty Rating-7
Quite a gunfest of goons actually, the stock dialoguebaazi, love-shuv, a villain's pack, even an item number thrown in. There is a standard Jai-Veeru type buddy bonding track in place, too. If Tigmanshu Dhulia wanted to go mainstream this time, he has literally piled the jingbang.
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  •  Sify -Sonia Chopra Rating-2
The setting is mofussil India -- a small town in Uttar Pradesh. The story is about rivalry and revenge between the cozy club of local gangsters, politicians and the police. Nothing new, I hear you say? That's the first befuddling question. Why make a bad film on a subject that has been explored
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  •  Book My Show -Siddhi Palande Rating-1
The initially-proposed name for the film was “Jai Ram Ji Ki” which was later changed to “Bullett Raja” on Nawaab Saab, Saif Ali Khan’s suggestion. However, even that failed to trigger the entertainment bullet out of the muzzle. With much buzz around the film, it is pretty clear
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  •  DNA -Sarita Tanvar Rating-6
Tigmanshu Dhulia returns to the space he is best at – an amalgamation of North Indian politics, crime, relationships and setting. This is the story of Raja (Saif Ali Khan) who gets embroiled into the world of crime with his close friend Rudra (Jimmy Shergill).Step by step, they go on to become
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  •  Yahoo Movies -Rummana Ahmed Rating-6
Tigmanshu Dhulia’s films usually boast of very nuanced writing. However, in his attempt to make an out-and-out commercial film, Dhulia sacrifices the many intricacies that we have come to associate with his storytelling.‘Bullett Raja’ plays shamelessly to the gallery, starting with a raunchy
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  •  Glamsham -Martin D'Souza Rating-5
Tigmanshu Dhulia is getting bolder and louder. Bolder, in the sense that he is trying to please the masses, louder in his characterization of his main protagonists. What he has achieved so far has been commendable. In Bollywood, he has carved a niche for himself with his brand of cinema

  •  India Today -Saurabh Dwivedi Rating-4
Tigmanshu Dhulia has, in the past, made movies like Haasil, Paan Singh Tomar, and Saheb, Biwi Aur Gangster. While these movies had their own charm and offered a a different flavour of entertainment, Dhulia's latest is, sadly, not quite in the same league as his other movies.
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  •  Mid Day -Shubha Shetty Saha Rating-4
Tigmanshu Dhulia, who has made gems like ‘Saheb Biwi Aur Gangster’ and ‘Paan Singh Tomar’ in the past, is the director of this film. Dhulia evoked admiration for the manner in which he told us gripping stories without glossing over details. His rooted-to-ground films remained
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  •  Mumbai Mirror -Karan Anshuman Rating-5
At its core, almost every Tigmanshu Dhulia film has a common essence: men short on morals, often on money, striving for respect but wielding enough power to lead - a broken runner and his band of dacoits in Paan Singh Tomar; a nawab who kills for contracts and contract kills with a driver
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  •  Deccan Chronicle -Khaled Mohamed Rating-4
No job? Then, just join a crime mob. That’s what a 40-something does, on being denied employment at a hotel. “Do you have a hotel management degree?” the jobless one was asked. Fair question. But he’s as mad as hell, runs helter-skelter, only to land up at a wedding,
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  •  Indiaglitz -Vishal Verma Rating-4
Ironic. Tigmanshu Dhulia gets undone in his heartland Uttar Pradesh. Fox Star Studios in association with Brandsmith Motion Pictures and Moving Pictures along with the talented Tigmanshu Dhulia go for a desi Katta (read raw and rustic) of entertainment - not new for Dhulia but with bigger
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  •  IBN Live -Rajeev Masand Rating-5
In a scene early on in Bullett Raja, two thugs ruefully discuss how Raja (Saif Ali Khan) and his friend Rudra (Jimmy Shergill) wreaked havoc on their gang. One man tells the other, "Hamesha do log kyun hote hain? Sholay mein bhi do the." This is typically sharp writing by Tigmanshu Dhulia;
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  •  Hindustan Times -Anupama Chopra Rating-5
Bullett Raja is essentially a crackling character in search of a story. Saif Ali Khan is Raja Mishra, a natural born killer, who begins by saying that he doesn’t want to do goonda gardi but ends up becoming a political commando.Which means a strongman who functions under
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  •  Filmfare -Devesh Sharma Rating-4
Bullett Raja is director Tigmanshu Dhulia’s most commercial film as yet... and his weakest. There is no semblance to the screenplay, the characters are shoddily drawn, the editing could have been better as well. Technically, the only aspect which isn’t glaring is the cinematography
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