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Raja is a small time conman who dreams of making it big. But he doesn't have what it takes. Enter the old man. A con artist par excellance, he decides to train Raja to be the best at what he does. For that, they need a big enough mark. Soon, it is a battle of wits. Does Raja have what it takes to be the king of cons?Wikipedia

Raja Natwarlal Reviews


Neither as entertaining as your average Emraan Hashmi thriller, nor clever enough to engage anyone seeking a deliciously complex caper, Raja Natwarlal is the kind of film that leaves you bored out of your mind. It won't give you a migraine, but it's so banal, you would probably have more fun doing your laundry instead.

Shubhra Gupta
Indian Express


You go in hoping for a fun ride. What you get is a limp con job.

Raja Sen


Raja Natwarlal has some smarts but tragically lacks the skill or the sleight-of-hand. When we sit down to a con movie, we shouldn’t be able to see what will happen next -- we want to be finessed into the con. We’re already watching closely, you see.

Anupama Chopra
Hindustan Times


Raja Natwarlal isn’t one of those actively awful films. But neither does it sparkle.

Sweta Kaushal
Hindustan Times


Raja Natwarlal may not be the most brilliant con film around, but you can watch it once for the performances and the fun it offers.

Kusumita Das
Deccan Chronicle


...given that Emraan is back as the roadside Romeo hero, and that Bollywood has well trained us to go easy on the logic bit, 'Raja Natwarlal' could just be a watchable fare.

What Raja Natwarlal lacks is authentic humour and genuine sparks of inspiration. As a result, despite the consistently retrained acting all around, it fails to be anything more than desultory.

Srijana Mitra Das
Times Of India


The story packs in paisa, pyaar, confidence, over-confidence, chummas, chases, corrupt cops, cricket associations, surprises and some rather nice songs - but keeps its weight under control. Despite flaws - like how a don like Vardha doesn't know the face of a man he's seeking, who's now persuading him to buy a non-existent team - Raja Natwarlal wins you over by the sassy swagger of its tricks, its hit-men and 'HDMC Bank', its tongue lodged firmly in its cheek. Go watch - this one is, ahem, definitely worth a kiss.

Sarita Tanwar
DNA India


When you are making a con film, it has to be clever. You have to keep the audiences guessing. Unfortunately here, you guess what the next scene will be. You can predict it. The cons need to come at the viewer fast and furiously but that doesn't happen here....Watch the old Natwarlal, starring Amitabh Bachchan.

Rohit Khilnani
India Today


Raja Natwarlal is a below average product.The filmmaker made sure he does almost everything that Hashmi's fans love. Serial kisser is kissing his leading lady so you see him doing what he does best. He is given some funny punch lines for the frontbenchers. He fights and even takes revenge for his friend's murder.


Raja Natwarlal dropped way below what was expected of it. Besides Paresh Rawal, no one even attempts to revive the failed film. In a film when Emraan’s smooches too fail to light up the screen, there isn’t much matter to draw audiences. This con show is one bore show and you wouldn’t miss much if you don’t catch this film. Not everything can be called cinema.

Faheem Ruhani
India Today


Even Emraan Hashmi's smooching scenes cannot save this film because they are outright thanda. The sad truth is Raja Natwarlal is not the kind of film that can rule your heart.

...is essentially an Emraan Hashmi film, which attracts its major audiences from the single screen theaters. The film is bound to face some 'elephantine' competition as its release coincides with the Ganesh Chaturti festival weekend. In addition to that, the next week will also see the release of a hard hitting MARY KOM, which could possibly apply the brakes on RAJA NATWARLAL.

Sachin Chatte
The Navhind Times


...with the right tweaking Raja Natwarlal could have been a nice little caper but ends up being a forgettable flick.


The plot seems plausible and draws you in, whereas Raja Natwarlal’s plotlines are too clever for their own good. You stop believing in the con and the magic evaporates.


This one is a con story alright, but the con is on the viewer!

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