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Once again, Rajkummar Rao proves his caliber in a different avatar compared to his earlier performances

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After delivering a knockout performance in his last release, Vikramaditya Motwane’s Trapped, RajkummarRao has once again proved his versatility by pulling off a humorously entertaining role of Gattu in Ajay Pannalal’s romantic comedy, Behen Hogi Teri.

As the movie hit the screens this week, the versatile actor’s stupendous performance and his brilliant comic timing has been praised by the critics who suggests that the actor is one of the major reasons to watch the romantic comedy.

Here’s what they have to say:

Nihit Bhave (Times of India): The writing shows potential, to be honest. Had the writers taken a dig at patriarchy and given the female characters some spunk, this would have been hilarious. But the only reason to smile at the movie is Rajkummar Rao. The movie is packed with performers of various calibers, but Rao – the only reason to even attempt this – is better than everyone and their brother.

Sonil Dedhia (Mid-Day): (Rajkummar) Rao delivers what’s expected of him — an earnest performance.

Kunal Guha (Pune Mirror): If there’s one reason to catch this film, it has to be for Rajkummar Rao. The actor, who has largely restricted himself to character-driven indie films, single-handedly carries this comedy with equal sincerity. In every frame, he delivers on his character’s fears, frustrations and relentless pursuit for love.

Khalid Mohamed (SpotboyE): Rajkummar Rao is as accomplished as ever. Rajkummar Rao is cool.

Anupama Chopra said, “Behen Hogi Teri could have and should’ve been a better film. Firstly, it’s got Rajkummar Rao as Gattu, the boy next door, in a Lucknow mohalla. Rajkummar has the ability to light up even the most banal scenes. Even as this film gets more convoluted and exasperating, his sincerity stays on point. Gattu is a hapless, bumbling lover boy whose object of affection is the girl next door Binny. He describes her as his ‘knicker ke zamane ki mohabbat’. Behen Hogi Teri sparkles and soon enough, sputters out. I’m going with two and a half stars. The additional half star is for Rajkummar who doesn’t let a sloppy script get in his way.”​

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