Eklavya - The Royal Guard
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After a seven-year self-imposed exile from cinema, acclaimed filmmaker Vidhu Vinod Chopra returns to the director's chair for this tale about a Royal Guardsman and expert marksman whose loyalty to the crown is the stuff of legend. Eklavya (Amitabh Bachchan) lives for one reason and one reason only: to protect Devigarh at all costs. For nine generations, Eklavya's family has protected Rajasthan's centuries-old citadel, and Eklavya's staunch dedication has even inspired loving ballads by the people of the kingdom. Whether guarding the royals themselves or just their secrets,… More
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 100%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Strongly cast tale of royal scheming, family skeletons and healthy slaughter is an involving mood piece."
‑ Derek Elley, Variety
"Here's a robustly unassuming and entertaining Bollywood melodrama starring Amitabh Bachchan and Sanjay Dutt, set in a romanticised contemporary Rajasthan."
‑ Peter Bradshaw, Guardian
"This stirring dramatic feature by Kashmiri director Vidhu Vinod Chopra marries its varied elements -- modernity and classicism, current-day India and its feudal past, contemporary corruption and blood tradition -- in a coherent and propulsive fashion."
‑ John Anderson, Newsday
"Not your typically silly Bollywood offering, this relatively short Indian saga is pretty to look at, demonstrating with gentle humor how a man's gotta do what a man's gotta do."
‑ Harvey S. Karten, Compuserve
"This is robust storytelling, with blood and thunder pumping through its veins, and real whiskers on its face."
‑ David Chute, L.A. Weekly
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