'Bullett' lost in transit!

Movies for the masses seems to be the mantra for 2013 and director Tigmanshu Dhulia is keen on riding on this bandwagon. 
After making low budget films like 'Saheb Biwi Aur Gangster' and 'Paan Singh Tomar', Dhulia is ready to direct a mega-budget project. 
On the other hand, Saif Ali Khan may not be the 'Uno' Khan but he sure is in his own league.
Raja Mishra (Saif Ali Khan) is an 'aam admi' who enjoys living life totally bindaas with a cool attitude, but circumstances turn him into a rebel. 
Raja is in love with Bengali beauty Mitali (Sonakshi Sinha), who is an aspiring actress. 
To seek protection from the goons, Raja takes shelter in a wedding procession and ends up befriending Rudra (Jimmy Shergill) who is the bride's cousin. 
Situations force Raja to pick the gun, but little does he know that his life is going to change forever as he gets pulled into a political mess.  
Saif shines as 'Raja'. He is raw and rustic and manages to keep you engaged in the movie despite a weak screenplay. Comparisons are inevitable and Saif has fallen a little short of doing a 'Chulbul Pandey', but the actor manages to make an impact. 
Jimmy Shergill is getting better with every movie; he plays a pivotal role in the film with poise. 
Sonakshi Sinha is likable as she does her dance and romance routine, nothing new though. 
Vidyut Jamwal is the action hero of 'Bullett Raja'. He manages to impress to a great extent even in a small role. 
Ravi Kishan comes across strong, but has a limited role to perform. 
Tigmanshu Dhulia has tried marrying parallel to commercial, but looks like the two don't make a good couple. 
While the movie has the rustic feel that you expect from Dhulia, the screenplay is weak and as a viewer you seem lost after a point. 
Having said that, 'Bullett Raja' has its moments but they are few. 
Music of the movie is average, only 'Tamanche pe Disco' stands out. 
'Bullett Raja' will work with the single screen audiences specially in UP, Bihar areas, however, it might be a challenge as Saif is not very popular in that zone. 
The movie may not be 'wow', but definitely worth a watch only if you are an ardent Saif or Dhulia cinema fan. 
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