Rowdy Rathore is a 2012 Indian Hindi-language action comedy film directed by Prabhu Deva. It is an official remake of the 2006 Telugu film Vikramarkudu. It is produced by Sanjay Leela Bhansali and Ronnie Screwvala, with story written by K. V. Vijayendra Prasad, and stars Akshay Kumar, in double role of a brave police officer and thief. The film also features Sonakshi Sinha, Gurdeep Kohli, Yashpal Sharma and Paresh Ganatra in supporting roles, while Nassar portrays the main antagonist and Tamil actor Vijay makes a special appearance.
Filmed primarily in Mumbai and Hampi on a budget of ₹450 million, Rowdy Rathore was released worldwide on 1 June 2012. Its music was composed by Sajid–Wajid. It opened to extremely mixed reviews, but became one of the highest-grossing Indian films. The film was declared a blockbuster at the domestic and worldwide box office, with worldwide earnings of over ₹1.98 billion (US$28 million). Deva announced that if a sequel to the film will be made, Kumar is confirmed to reprise his role.