The runtime is a bit unwieldy, which leads to start-stop pacing and a couple songs too many, but the bottom line is that this is a crowd-pleasing action/comedy/musical/love story from the country that does it the best. Even if you're just an action junkie like me, "Rowdy Rathore" has enough wince-inducing violence to make "Desperado"-era Robert Rodriguez jealous.
It's at its best when the "Vikram Rathore" backstory is being done. It's a bunch of badass lines, crazy action, and gutsy bravado. The rest is typical masala schizophrenia; Kumar woos a local girl, bonds with a small child, has dumb adventures (then crazy violent shit happens). Not very good, but entertaining.