RASHTRA KAVACH OM is the story of a brave, patriotic officer. Om (Aditya Roy Kapur), a RAW agent, is sent on a mission. He has to infiltrate a battleship to find clues to an important asset of the country. While fighting the enemies on the ship, he gets shot. Om survives and Kavya (Sanjana Sanghi), Om’s colleague, is sent to help him recuperate. After being unconscious for several weeks, Om wakes up and realizes that he has lost his memory. He claims that his name is Rishi. Their safehouse gets attacked and hence, both have to train. Om gets flashes of his house in Kasauli. He tells Kavya to take her there. In Kasauli, he locates his childhood home, which has been burnt down. Om finds the picture of his father, Dev (Jackie Shroff), in the house. He shows it to Sanjana and it leaves her shocked for two reasons. Firstly, as per her knowledge and that of others, Om is the son of Jai Rathore (Ashutosh Rana), a senior officer of RAW. The other shocking aspect is that Dev is considered to be a traitor. In 2003, he had designed the best defence system in the world, called ‘Kavach’. As per RAW, he joined hands with India’s enemies and sold ‘Kavach’. Jai Rathore, however, doesn’t believe in this theory. He’s also aware that Om’s real name is Rishi and that he’s not his biological son. What happens next forms the rest of the film
The story writAnd if this wasn’t enough, take these cringeworthy line— a doctor, on seeing Om’s condition says, ‘Aapo kya chahiye, murda with memory, ya zinda with hope?’ Then in one of the scenes, Kapoor says, ‘Rakht rahe ya na rahe, rashtra hamesha rahega’ and ‘Ek ladai ko jeetne ke liye usse baar baar ladna padta hai’. Are we back in the 80s?
In terms of performances also, Rashtra Kavach isn’t really laced with anything extraordinary that you stand and take notice other than Kapur’s physical transformation for this macho avatar. Let’s give credit where it’s due. He does make some action sequences look good — only the real ones minus the special effects. He, in fact, doesn’t falter much in acting department either. Having played a lover in his previous outings — Aashiqui 2 and Malang — Kapur can and should explore more in the action genre, as it suits him. Sanghi gets to pack some punches but her character doesn’t have anything more to do in terms of emotions or screen presence. A little more depth there could have worked. Ashutosh Rana performs his part with full diligence and restrain and isn’t too over-the-top. Prakash Raj is back at doing what he has been done since Wanted (2009) days. He really needs an image makeover now. There’s also Prachee Shah Pandya as Om’s mother, who has some decent scenes.ten by Raj Saluja and Niket Pandey’s is all over the place. Subplots are introduced every 15 minutes and most do not feel important to the plot. Some scenes actually test your patience for the height of absurdity they touch. In one of the scenes, two officers are shot. While the man lays there lifeless, the woman is quick to get up, stand straight as if the bullet never touched her. And you pull your hair thinking, ‘What was that?’ Then, there’s a hero who gets shot in the head, falls deep into the sea and still manages to survive and gets his physical powers back in no time. What super powers are these after all?
Interestingly, the film was previously titled Om: The Battle Within and now after having watched it, I feel this title would have worked better as each of the character was indeed fighting a battle within themselves. I couldn’t make out why would the makers call it Rashtra Kavach Om and use chest-thumping patriotism as one of the tropes. Watch it only for Aditya Roy Kapoor if you must.
Rashtra Kavach: OM 1 Day Box Office Collection
|Day ||India Net Collection |
|Day 1 [1st Friday] ||₹ 1.25 Cr * early estimates |
|Total ||₹ 1.25 Cr |
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Rashtra Kavach: OM had an overall 7.04% Hindi Occupancy on Friday, July 01, 2022.
Rashtra Kavach: OM Day 1 Hindi (2D) Occupancy in Theaters
Morning Shows: 6.00%
Afternoon Shows: 7.06%
Evening Shows: 8.07%
Night Shows: -%
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Rashtra Kavach: OM Day 1 Hindi (2D) Occupancy in main regions
|Region ||Overall ||Morning ||Afternoon ||Evening ||Night ||Shows |
|Mumbai ||7.00% ||7% ||6% ||8% ||% ||378 |
|National Capital Region (NCR) ||7.33% ||6% ||7% ||9% ||% ||478 |
|Pune ||5.00% ||6% ||5% ||4% ||% ||159 |
|Bengaluru ||6.00% ||7% ||5% ||6% ||% ||89 |
|Hyderabad ||7.33% ||5% ||9% ||8% ||% ||128 |
|Kolkata ||4.00% ||3% ||4% ||5% ||% ||167 |
|Ahmedabad ||11.00% ||11% ||10% ||12% ||% ||153 |
|Chennai ||25.00% ||% ||30% ||20% ||% ||17 |
|Surat ||6.00% ||3% ||8% ||7% ||% ||77 |
|Jaipur ||12.33% ||6% ||15% ||16% ||% ||72 |
|Chandigarh ||7.33% ||6% ||8% ||8% ||% ||42 |
|Bhopal ||2.00% ||2% ||2% ||2% ||% ||42 |
|Lucknow ||6.00% ||5% ||6% ||7% ||% ||99 |
About This Movie
This film is directed by Kapil Verma and produced by Ahmed Khan and Zee Studios.
Rashtra Kavach: OM stars Aditya Roy Kapur, Sanjana Sanghi, Jackie Shroff, Ashutosh Rana, and Prakash Raj in key roles.
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