Starring: Shahrukh Khan, Kareena Kapoor, Arjun Rampal, Armaan Verma
Producer: Gauri Khan
Director: Anubhav Sinha
Rating: **** (4/5)
Ra.One is not your typical bollywood film or for that matter a typical SRK film. There’s no gigantic families roaming about with lavish Karan Malhotra dresses. No wedding songs. No SRK’s trademark sobbing-with-a
Ra.One falls short of a strong storyline. Though it works hard to pursue the traditional father-son bond as the backdrop of the plot yet it loses focus in between. A movie when made to international standards should ideally be restricted to a shorter duration so that it does not lag with stretched, unwanted sequences.
That said, when SRK puts his money, fame, and in a way his career at stake, you got to believe him and his offering. That’s a kind of blind-faith he has created with constant hits all over the years. The money invested in the movie clearly shows the output in the final product. The special effects in the movie are slick, superb and never-before-seen action. As its already known that Ra.One has more VFX shots than Avatar, it clearly makes sense with the efforts that went in bringing this out.
Ra.One has surely the best of VFX India has ever seen. Comparable to the best in Hollywood. You may not like how things are moving but the way in which it translates on screen will surely interest you and keep you glued to the edge of your seat, till the end.
And if the genre of ‘Superhero Movies’ is considered, the thing is more or less same everywhere. We don’t care why Superman’s great planet was destroyed if everyone was Super there? Or why the hell was his fashion-sense so poor that he wore red undies on darkly different blue pants? Why Spiderman’s birth meant an equal number of nemesis? Was the world under evil rule before they all came? We just don’t give a damn. We love the visuals. We love baddies being beaten-up. We love to see our hero becoming a Hero.
Ra.One may be SRK’s dream-project but it’s more an aspiration for Bollywood, an an inspiration for others. It’s a great thing to experiment, and to do so on such a large scale is commendable!
A must-watch for a great, ‘Indian’ visual treat.