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  • Disappointing

    Inspector VIjay

    Desimartini | Updated - October 26, 2011 00:22 AM IST
    3.8DM (7480 ratings)
    RA.ONEWatch trailerRelease date : October 26, 2011

    Ra.One Ra.One Ra.One. It's here there everywhere. This epic venture is touted to be SRK's answer to the talk of him being dethroned by Aamir & Salman.The amount of money spent on this mega project ensures that you even see the adverts in the confines of your own bathroom. The question is, has KING KHAN returned to reclaim his throne?
    The answer is NO. Sadly, this one is hugely disappointing and leaves you shell-shocked at the treatment given to a superhero film.

    The story is that of Shekhar Subramanium(SRK), a geeky game developer. His son Prateek(Armaan) thinks his daddy is a wimp and his wife Sonia(Kareena) thinks hes goofy. Prateek wants him to design a game where the villain is more powerful and Shekhar does just that. But to his dismay, the game comes alive and Ra.One(Arjun Rampal) starts destroying people in the search for Prateek. In the bargain Shekhar goes down and in comes G-One who's main agenda is to finish Ra-One.

    The start of the film is ridiculous and the cameos of Sanjay Dutt and Priyanka Chopra are plain simple stupid. SRK's south-Indian character is a stereotypical caricature and the initial 25 minutes are very forgettable.

    The first action sequence between Ra-1 and G-1 is fantastic and makes you hope that the second half will be an action-packed ride. Unfortunately, the second half has a fare share of stupid jokes and kiddish action that leaves you wondering as to whom this film targets.

    There are some scenes that are just strange like one on the airport where Shahrukh is shown with pierced nipples & a belly ring. The biggest flaw in the script is the lack of depth and substance, especially the beautifully shot train sequence that has zero action and just him flying from here to there. One expected more serious action from this one. The CGI is definitely superb and many steps ahead of regular Bollywood films.
    The songs are hit-n-miss with Chamak Challo being the pick and the superb Raftaarein being reduced to a barely audible background score during the train scene.

    SRK tries his best but doesn't pull off a superhero. His suit is great but the blue eyes and gelled hair don't quite speak badass. Arjun Rampal comes only in the second half and tries to scare. Kareena looks hot and is the pick of the lot. Rajni Sir's cameo is whistle-worthy.

    The fault in this gargantuan venture lies in Anubhav Sinha. The writer-director falters yet again, this time on a canvas that is the biggest in Bollywood history. With the kind of money at his disposal, one would have definitely expected a tighter script and a more exciting screenplay.

    To sum it up, if SRK catching Arjun Rampal's crotch in the middle of an action sequence is your idea of humour then this is your pick. To me, this is a kids film that is confused where its soul lies. I'd definitely appreciate the effort put in to take this risk but it still doesn't work.

    At the box office, expect a riot with what I can assume would be a 30 crore opening day and a massive massive hit on SRK's hand. Alas, while it might shatter all previous records, it still doesn't make it good cinema.

    For me, Its plain-n-simple disappointing. Avoid it on Diwali, watch it some other day if you must.
    P.S- One of the best parts of the film is the new theatrical trailer of DON-2 at the start. UNMISSABLE and riveting. That might actually be his return to the throne.

    Happy Diwali

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