“Ra.One Will Write Books Of Computer Graphics in Indian Cinema”, A Film Review

When it is Bollywood, you ll often hear people saying that film making is nothing less than gambling. And in order to gamble huge any gambler will triumph huge. If we use this logic in Bollywood as well, then I guess Shah Rukh Khan is the Biggest Gambler of this year.

Huge money is invested in Ra.One but what is at stake is, the dreams, visions, an aspiration, a desire to make a film which appeals to every audience in the world and particularly kids and their heart. In short, to make a film which attracts to an universal audience. With this is at stake Shah Rukh’s unchallenged diplomacy as the evergreen idol of Bollywood and also his ever lasting reputation. When anyone invest all his income in his reputation, the result is quite evident i.e. nothing short of a supreme success.

Arjun Rampal as Ra.One in the movie

No doubt, films like ROBOT and KRRISH initiated the idea of super hero movies in Bollywood but Ra.One raises the bar with not only a step or two but by taking a giant leap to match with the international standard obviously in terms of execution. I would like to add that the soul is purely desi in Ra.One. It is one of those movies which is released with both beauty and brains.

What makes a good super hero movie? There are three main constituents for it which are absolutely important for an alluring super hero movie. First, the spectacular thrills and edge of the seat action of the motion picture. Secondly, luminous performances by the actors which should make the characters look very real and credible. Lastly and very importantly, the super hero flicks should have a narrative that keep its super audience yearning for more. These factors in a super hero film are always acclaimed and adore by the fans of every age.

Ra.One is very fortunate to emerge as a triumph and have all the above factors.

It is one of the most expensive, ambitious and technology oriented film ever made in the history of Bollywood. Shah Rukh Khan said in one of his interviews, “It is not only a film for me, it is an event, an experience, it is one of those movies that will write books of computer graphics in Indian Cinema.”

With this movie, it proves a relationship between kids and Shah Rukh to be very high point. A film that is full of clap trap moments. For example, the chase sequence and the entry of a super hero is just awe inspiring. There is one train sequence in the second half which is totally exceptional and vital. More over, the presence of super star Rajnikanth in an very important sequence will be really worth watching with defending claps and whistles. The climax of the film is surely a jaw dropping moment.

Beside these vital factors, we should not forget the “chammak challo” number by Akon which is already on fire. This movie is completely on visual spectacle from scene one till end.

A father (Shekhar as Shah Rukh Khan) tries very hard to fit in his son’s world. Shekhar decides to design a game and finally everything starts falling at one place. But I guess happiness was for a short span of time until when the same game started playing with them.

Movie is Directed by Anubhav Sinha and is co-written by David Benullo,  Mushtaq Sheikh and Kanika Dhillon. They ensured that they serve the right masala to movie watchers in those couple of hours.

The songs of the film are awesome and lives up to the great expectations of the audience. Vishal-Shekhar with their electrifying back ground score delivered the great songs including ‘Chammak Chhallo’, ‘Dildaara’ and ‘Raftarein’. All the stunts and chase is managed by Andy Gill and Spiro Razatos. Obviously the cinematography is of top notch done by V. Manikandan and Nicola Pecorini. The channel of communication in the entire movie was very entertaining. The suits of Ra.one and G.one is designed by Robert Kurtzman.

Ra.one is one of those movies which has done justice with the talent of SRK. For the first time he found a story that worked in his favor in the perfect sync. He is entertaining as a father and magnificent as  a super hero. Kareena Kapoor with all her effort and hard work glides into the role of Shehkar’s wife. In the entire movie, her wit is infectious and she looks stunning in the “chammak chalo” song. Arjun Rampal the real ra.one in the movie has lived upto the expectations of the people and his well designed looks in the movie is just too good.

Okay and lets not forget Armaan Verma, the kid who has an important part to portray in the movie. He was super confident in the entire movie and acts brilliantly with Shah Rukh and Kareena shoulder to shoulder.

Other actors in the film includes Shahana Goswami, Dalip Tahil, Satish Shah, Suresh Menon, etc. To add to the glam quotient were Sanjay Dutt and Priyanka Chopra as a guest appearance. Rajnikanth, yet again proves that he is nothing but a scene stealer for any movie.

I still believe that the real applause is deserved by Anubhav Sinha himself for bringing out the best of Shah Rukh Khan, Arjun and Kareen Kapoor.

To conclude, I would say, Ra.One is a complete entertainer this festive season. It is already breaking all the revenue records as compared to other big films not only in India but in the International market as well.

I would rate this movie 4.5 out of 5. A must watch family entertainment.