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Ra.One (2011)

  • Rate: 4.6/10 total 12,090 votes 
  • Genre: Action | Adventure | Sci-Fi
  • Release Date: 26 October 2011 (Australia)
  • Runtime: 156 min
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  • IMDb page: Ra.One (2011)
  • Rate: 4.6/10 total 12,090 votes 
  • Genre: Action | Adventure | Sci-Fi
  • Release Date: 26 October 2011 (Australia)
  • Runtime: 156 min
  • Filming Location: Film City, Goregaon, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
  • Budget: INR 1,350,000,000(estimated)
  • Gross: $2,496,825(USA)(20 November 2011)
  • Director: Anubhav Sinha
  • Stars: Shah Rukh Khan, Kareena Kapoor and Arjun Rampal
  • Original Music By: Vishal Dadlani (music) (as Vishal Shekhar) Shekhar Ravjiani (music) (as Vishal Shekhar) 
  • Sound Mix: Dolby | Dolby (Dolby 7.1 Surround Sound) | Dolby Digital EX | DTS
  • Plot Keyword: 3 Dimensional | Villain | Abbreviation In Title | Superhero | Computer Animation

Writing Credits By:

    (in alphabetical order)

  • David Benullo 
  • Kanika Dhillon  dialogue
  • Kanika Dhillon  screenplay
  • Niranjan Iyengar  dialogue
  • Shah Rukh Khan  screenplay
  • Mushtaq Sheikh  screenplay
  • Anubhav Sinha  story

Known Trivia

  • The idea of making Ra.One originated while he was watching a commercial on TV six years ago. Sinha said, “The commercial dealt with two kids controlling a human with a remote. It was fascinating, and the visual stayed with me for some time.” Sinha wrote a three-page short story based on the commercial, which he felt was good enough to be made into a film.
  • To reports of similarities with other films Khan responded with “I got inspired from a lot of superhero movies but the movie is original. In fact, Ra.One will be the first superhero-based movie in the world in which the superhero lives in a family.”
  • Child actor Armaan Verma was required to go through several audition processes until he was finally selected to play the role of Prateek.
  • Jackie Chan was approached for a role in the film which was finally played by Tom Wu.
  • Amitabh Bachchan did the voice-over for the game intro in the film.
  • Verma, who plays Khan’s son in the film, had to learn the Brazilian martial arts dance Capoeira in preparation for his role.
  • While shooting for the film in Mumbai, Russian President Dmitry Medvedev visited Yash Raj Studios, to watch Khan at work.
  • The film’s crew consisted of more than 5,000 members from India, Italy and the US, and was pieced together by more than 1,000 people, working in shifts, in around 15 studios across the world.
  • R&B singer Akon recorded two songs for the film.
  • Days before its release, script-writer Yash Patnaik claimed that the film resembled a concept that he had developed several years back.

Goofs: Revealing mistakes: In the song "Criminal", the girl wearing the panty has "Crimnal" written on it, without an "i". Later in the song, on the same girl's panty, the mistake is corrected & now the panty has "Criminal" written on it, with an "i".

Plot: A video game developer's world spirals out of control when his shape-shifting indestructible virtual creation becomes all too real. Full summary » |  »

Story: Originally from India, Tamil-speaking Shekar Subramaniam lives a middle-classed life abroad along with his wife, Sonia, and a school-going son, Prateek. While Sonia is busy writing a book on converting all female-related expletives to male, her husband is employed with Barron Industries, where the owner insists his staff come up with a plan to launch the ultimate video game or else he will change his organization to a restaurant and hire them as waiters. Hoping to create a super-hero, Shekhar instead faces criticism from Prateek – who hopes to instead see a kick-ass villain. This conversation does change Shekhar's thinking and he sets about to create an indestructible villain, calls him Ra.one (pronounced as in Lankeshwar Ravan) and its arch-enemy G.One (Jeevan). Prateek will have to regret passing on this idea on to his father – for soon their lives will be shattered when the shape-shifting Ra.One will find a way to enter the real world…Written by rAjOo (gunwanti@hotmail.com)  

FullCast & Crew

Produced By:

  • Sanjiv Chawla known as executive producer
  • Sanjiv Chawla known as senior associate producer
  • Swapna David known as executive producer
  • Andrew Heffernan known as co-producer
  • Gauri Khan known as producer
  • Sameer Khan known as line producer
  • Sunil Lulla known as co-producer
  • Karim Morani known as associate producer
  • Prashant Shah known as executive producer
  • Mohammed Tariq known as production co-ordinator: UK
  • Rajan Vanmali known as executive producer
  • Shah Rukh Khan known as producer (uncredited)

FullCast & Crew:

  • Shah Rukh Khan known as Shekhar Subramaniam / G.One
  • Kareena Kapoor known as Sonia S. Subramanium
  • Arjun Rampal known as Ra.One
  • Shahana Goswami known as Jenny Nayar
  • Priyanka Chopra known as Khalnayak's Girlfriend
  • Satish Shah known as Iyer
  • Armaan Verma known as Prateek / Shekhar's Son
  • Dalip Tahil known as Barron
  • Suresh Menon known as Taxi-Driver
  • Sanjay Dutt known as Khalnayak
  • Rajnikanth known as Chitti
  • Joe Egan known as The Daddy
  • Ben Hawkey known as Billy
  • Alex Moore known as Dad
  • Mark Barrows known as Airline Pilot
  • Paul Lowe known as Mugger
  • Logan Bull known as ET
  • Nathanjohn Carter known as Male Nurse
  • Muhith Hakim known as Ensemble
  • Walles Hamonde known as Dude in airport
  • Kiyani Aziz known as Gay Airpot Officer
  • James Helder known as Construction worker
  • Phoenix James known as Football Player
  • Mark Miller known as Construction worker
  • Ben Morris known as Football Player
  • Mike Parish known as Australia Tourist
  • Gino Picciano known as Business man
  • Baz Salam known as Footballer
  • Tom Wu known as Akaashi
  • Ravi Pandey known as Lord Ram
  • Mushtaq Sheikh
  • Mick Slaney known as Businessman
  • Rodrig Andrisan known as Passer-By / Guy at Cafe Table / Scared Man in the Bus (uncredited)
  • Denis Khoroshko known as Pedestrian (uncredited)
  • Martin John King known as Dad & Office worker (uncredited)
  • Tom Swacha known as Activist (uncredited)
  • Jon Wennington known as Airport security guard (uncredited)

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Supporting Department

Makeup Department:
  • Brian Demski known as special effects artist/moldmaker
  • Pompy Hans known as makeup artist

Art Department:

  • Srinivas Achary known as storyboard artist
  • Ben Bagley known as standby props
  • William Budge known as concept artist
  • Timothy Burgard known as storyboard artist
  • Richard Grant known as modelmaker
  • Douglas Ingram known as storyboard artist
  • Surabhi Laddha known as assistant art director
  • Nicole Lobart known as concept artist
  • Bulbule Mahesh known as concept artist
  • Manmath Matondkar known as set modeler
  • Francesca Payne known as graphic designer: London
  • Steve Register known as property master
  • Marco Anton Restivo known as assistant art director
  • Suresh Selvarajan known as assistant art director
  • Chris Sibley-Hale known as standby carpenter
  • Tony Statham known as signs and graphics
  • Mark Alexander Wood known as stand-by painter

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Company

Production Companies:

  • Red Chillies Entertainment
  • Eros International
  • Winford Productions

Other Companies:

  • Bollywood Hollywood Production  consultant
  • Chapman/Leonard Studio Equipment  camera dollies
  • Compuhire  computer playback
  • Eyeqube Studios  additional vfx studio
  • Flying Pictures  aerial filming by
  • Goldcrest Post Production London  sound post-production
  • Grip Works, The  grip and lighting equipment
  • Panalux  lighting supplied by
  • Prime Focus  additional vfx studio
  • Synthespian Studios  additional vfx studio
  • Take 2 Film Services  camera equipment provided by
  • Technicolor  dailies
  • Technicolor  negative development

Distributors:

  • Eros International (2011) (worldwide) (all media)
  • Red Chillies Entertainment (2002) (worldwide) (all media)

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Other Stuff

Special Effects:

  • Eyeqube Studios
  • Redchillies.VFX

Visual Effects by:

  • Ritesh Aggarwal known as stereoscopic supervisor
  • Prashant Agrawal known as visual effects coordinator
  • Ajesh.k.t known as roto & cleanup
  • Francine Almeida known as matte painter: Prime Focus
  • Sal Ammytrauern known as animator
  • Prem Amrit known as compositor
  • Tushar Anchan known as senior modeller
  • Darryl Ashley known as visual effects artist
  • Supriya Avate known as visual effects supervisor
  • Milind Badgujar known as modeler
  • Gaurav Baghel known as compositor: Alien Sense
  • Ankush Barman known as digital compositor
  • Vishal Bengare known as matchmove supervisor
  • Laxman Singh Bhati known as junior compositor
  • Sagnik Bhattacharjee known as line producer: vfx
  • Prakash Bhoir known as team lead
  • Amarjyoti Borah known as CG artist: Eye Qube Studios
  • Marc Brzezicki known as stereoscopic compositor
  • Francesco Capone known as stereoscopic training supervisor
  • Jason Chalmers known as senior modeller
  • Shyamsundar Chandrasekaran known as visual effects artist
  • Devrishi Chatterjee known as senior compositor
  • Vishal Chauhan known as compositor
  • James Cundill known as view-d editor
  • Vikrant Dalal known as lead fx
  • Charles Darby known as creative director
  • Samadrita Deb known as paint lead
  • Jake Delaney known as stereoscopic coordinator
  • Keith Devlin known as visual effects supervisor: Prime Focus
  • Benoit Duchesneau known as visual effects artist: Synthespian Studios
  • Karen Elliott known as stereoscopic conversion compositor
  • Joel Feder known as senior systems administrator: Synthespian Studios
  • Rubens Fredrick known as visual effects artist
  • Aron Galabuzi known as digital paint artist: Prime Focus
  • Sandeep Gamre known as view-d technical lead
  • Himanshu Gandhi known as visual effects artist
  • Saneesh George known as matchmove artist: Prime Focus India
  • Wendy Gipp known as visual effects producer: Synthespian Studios
  • Raphael Gort known as visual effects artist
  • Puran Gurung known as cg supervisor: Redchillies.VFX
  • Steve Hagenkord known as digital artist: Synthespian Studios
  • Obaid Haris known as lead modeller
  • Garman Herigstad known as visual effects
  • David Hewitt known as model maker
  • Haresh Hingorani known as visual effects supervisor
  • Suhaag Hiradhar known as compositing and vfx
  • Peter Seymour Howell known as senior modeller
  • Shashank Jadhav known as digital compositor: Prime Focus
  • Babul Jain known as matchmove lead
  • Nikita Jain known as digital compositor
  • Sid Jayakar known as visual effects supervisor: Labyrinth Studios
  • Ashwin Joshi known as digital compositor: Prime Focus
  • Akshat Kaikini known as compositor
  • Jaideep Khadilkar known as technical lead
  • Manish Khatiwada known as digital compositor
  • Jeffrey Kleiser known as visual effects supervisor
  • Rohit Korgaonkar known as stereoscopic conversion artist
  • Slav Kravchenko known as concept artist
  • Darshan Kulkarni known as cg lighting artist
  • Swapnil Kulkarni known as view-d technical lead
  • Prakash Kumararajan known as fx artist
  • Angela Kyriacou known as model maker
  • Jay Lalime known as digital compositor: Sandbox FX
  • Abhijeet Lamture known as senior texture painter
  • Armando Lombardo known as stereoscopic conversion artist
  • Sophie Luto known as stereoscopic conversion artist
  • Bulbule Mahesh known as matte painter
  • Subhadip Malakar known as view-d technical lead
  • Suchint Mandloi known as cleanup artist
  • Helge Mathee known as visual effects developer
  • Jonathan Mcfall known as prep artist
  • Arjun Mitra known as visual effects
  • Srinivas Mohan known as visual effects supervisor: Chennai
  • Achal Muchhala known as digital compositor: Red Chillies.VFX
  • Atyeb Muneer known as stereoscopic conversion artist
  • Vikas Surajbali Nag known as lead compositor
  • Himesh Nagda known as visual effects co-coordinator: Redchillies VFX
  • Tanuja Naik known as visual effects coordinator
  • Abhilash Nanda known as compositing supervisor
  • Bhavesh Pandey known as visual effects artist
  • Snehil Pandey known as visual effects
  • Ravi Pareek known as digital compositor
  • Mohnish Parwani known as digital compositor: RedChillies.VFX
  • Hanuman Patel known as digital compositor: Pixelmotion Studio
  • Kartik Rajul Patel known as paint/roto artist
  • Viral Patel known as visual effects coordinator
  • Vishal R. Patel known as stereoscopic conversion artist
  • Vishal Rajendra Patel known as stereoscopic conversion artist
  • Susheel Peris known as visual effects supervisor
  • Travis Pinsonnault known as digital artist: Synthespian Studios
  • Vivek Pundir known as line producer: vfx
  • Edward Quirk known as cg supervisor: Synthespian Studios
  • Chandraji Tharanga Rajakaruna known as stereoscopic compositor
  • Mrinal Ranjan known as compositor
  • Varsha Ranu known as digital compositor
  • Dipak Raval known as visual effects coordinator
  • Russel Rehmund known as visual effects artist
  • Laszlo Rikker known as stereoscopic compositor
  • Andy Rolfe known as model maker
  • Susil Sabat known as visual effects compositor
  • Akshay Sachdeva known as digital compositor
  • Jasdip Sagar known as stereo paint artist
  • Siva Sankar known as digital compositor
  • Abhijeet Sawant known as senior line producer: Redchillies.VFX
  • Steve Scott known as senior modeller
  • Vishal Shah known as 3d team lead: Redchillies VFX
  • Sarfaraaz Shaikh known as texture artist
  • Ruchira Sharma known as visual effects artist
  • Sainath Shinde known as visual effects coordinator
  • OmKrishna Shrestha known as visual effects artist
  • Avdesh Shukla known as paint supervisor
  • Gaurvendra Singh known as digital compositor
  • Nitin Singh known as stereoscopic coordinator
  • Vivek Soni known as visual effects coordinator
  • C. Soumyadip known as 2D supervisor: Eyeqube Studios
  • Das Sourav known as vfx compositor
  • Sridharan known as digital compositor
  • Rohit Suryawanshi known as visual effects artist
  • Richard Thomas known as senior modeller
  • Sachin Toraskar known as visual effects artist
  • Alan Tormey known as stereoscopic compositor
  • Marie Trudeau known as production coordinator: Synthespian Studios
  • Venkat Karunakar Uday known as visual effects artist
  • Anurag Utsav known as visual effects artist
  • Jayesh K. Vaishnav known as digital compositor
  • Michael Van Himbergen known as visual effects executive producer: Synthespian Studios
  • Mohit Varde known as stereo conversion artist: Prime Focus
  • Akshay Vichare known as lighting artist
  • Beryl Wu known as CG animator
  • Keitan Yadav known as visual effects producer
  • Casey Yahnke known as senior nuke compositor: Prime Focus
  • Yan Zhou known as matchmove supervisor: Pangon Digital

Release Date:

  • United Arab Emirates 24 October 2011 (Dubai) (premiere)
  • UK 25 October 2011 (London) (premiere)
  • Australia 26 October 2011
  • Canada 26 October 2011 (limited)
  • Canada 26 October 2011 (Toronto) (premiere)
  • India 26 October 2011
  • Ireland 26 October 2011
  • Singapore 26 October 2011
  • UK 26 October 2011
  • USA 26 October 2011 (limited)

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Filmography links and data courtesy of The Internet Movie Database


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  1. rahul khanna from India
    29 Mar 2012, 2:43 pm

    The only things i have, this movie useful for is assisted suicide andtorture. Do not watch this movie unless you enjoy the sensation ofhaving a hot screwdriver plunged into your BRAIN.If one had a timemachine and wanted to go back in time and kill all members of BritishEast India Company , all they'd need to do is send this movie back,it's mere presence causes worse stupidity then Rakhi Sawant dailySoaps. If one has ever wanted motivation for gouging their own eyesout, this is the movie for you!

    The point of this film is undoubtedly to Print More Money and Send Intothe Account of MR. Shaharukh Khan . It is in fact an insult to themovie-going public to put this feature into cinemas , also by doingCHEAPEST publicity i have ever seen(paying critics , VFX better thenavatar etc. ), as it adds nothing to a film which is essentially emptyof any point anyway, but allows us to be charged an extortionate fee tosee it.

    And if somebody ask me to watch this movie again , i will spend 2 andhalf hours of my life in Prison rather then watching this garbage.

    one more thing , there is a kid in the movie who got a TALENT of MarkZuckerberg and late Steve jobs , and guess he is just 11 years old.

    I have lost all faith in humanity thanks to this movie. I weep for ourspecies as a whole.

    DO NOT PAY MONEY FOR THIS.

    1/10, only because 0 isn't an option.

  2. MovieMagicCollections from India
    29 Mar 2012, 2:43 pm

    Any SRK films comes with huge hype and why not……he has always beenassociated with good and popular films. So when Ra One was announced Ilike millions of others were eager to see the movie. Before watching itI had only one apprehension, The director was Anubhav Sinha who hadmade films like Cash (Memories of my worst film watching experience).But then I thought, its a SRK film and he himself is the producer (hiswife Gauri is actually the producer, I should not worry………

    With lot of excitement I pre booked my and my family's tickets. Wellthe The Day came and we went to the theater. 2 and half hours laterthanks to Mr. Anubhav Sinha's direction (and script) and Mr Khan overacting and some crude jokes and some cool effects (the only good parts)I was reminded of the memories of Cash………

    Just pouring in money and showing special effects doesn't help a filmbecome good. Love Story 2050 had good effects, but the movie? well letsnot talk about it. The characterization is half baked, the plot,nothing, the story…… Its a fairy tale in a fairy world, its thatbizarre.

    The rating should be around 3 but since I saw many readers (read SRKblind fans) gave it high rating I have reduced the rating to balanceit. Save money, save time, save energy…..save yourself from watchingRA One……….

  3. nautiyal-aditya
    29 Mar 2012, 2:43 pm

    With 52 crores being spent for promotion Ra one is being touted as abreakthrough Indian superhero movie. But apart from the promotionnothing has been done right by the film makers. The culprits 1- A veryweak script. The main good super hero(G One), bad super villain(RaOne)is standard like all superhero movies. But the subplots areextremely weak. And at times pathetic and not needed. G One isrobot/computer program machine. There are issues related to him notunderstanding human emotions and then at times he gets too touchy whichmakes no sense. Kareena Kapoor on the other hand is not human.Sometimes upset that her husband is dead and the very next second sheis dancing to "Chammak Challo". There are some attempted comedy elementtried to put in between the movie from time to time which are poor.**The scene when Shahruk and his son get mugged by dwarf guy isembarrassing. That time the movie hall was in pin drop silence. Asconfused as the script writer. 2)Cheap humor-The only audience thatmight find this movie decent would be age 5-10 years. Sadly this moviehas messed up for even them.The culprit the not needed, cheap adulthumor. A scene where G-one tries to grab kareena's boobs, which forsome reason comes in between and action scene. Then there is a scenewhen G one is holding the Ra one's crotch for a painfully long time.One wonders what Shahruk was thinking during the filming. Another onein which G one holding a packet of condoms and telling Kareena thatthey would improve her mood. Really????? Does he really expect us tolaugh at this. 3) Misdirected Special effects – The special effects areof high quality. But with weak plots and too many effects on a singleevent. The whole thing gets diluted and excruciating to watch. Thetrain chase is all about Shahrukh twisting and turning. The specialeffects are shown from every possible angle and with the amount of timespent one wonders how long is the train which G one is scaling. Thereis a fight sequence when some ruffians come at the standard bollywood -one at a time sequence and keep getting bashed up by a football. After5 minutes it gets on your nerves and Rajni's entry after 15min of thattorture adds to the pain. I guess only die hard Rajni fans couldtolerate it. 4)Horrible acting. Shahruk should hang up his boots afterthis.He looked amateur in front of the kid actor. Kareena cannot act.And please don't make her a mom.She only looks comfortable as a bimbo.The attempted pseudo west lingo of "Dude" and "kick ass" is stupid.They are extinct in the west and too old even for India. And last butnot the least among the several low points in this movie there is alsoa racist comment by Ra One "I hate Chinese".

  4. dreamsfilm-1 from India
    29 Mar 2012, 2:43 pm

    SRK is a genius. At conman ship!

    He's single-handedly taken a mega-crap garbage of a movie and turnedinto a must-see event. Now if that isn't genius what is? I think hesaid no to Shankar and yes to Anubhav Sinha is simply because hecouldn't control Shankar but would be able to control Anubhav Sinha. Atalentless soul who's only made sub-par crap reaching rock bottom incrappiness by making Cash. And flop-master Anubhav jumped up with joyand couldn't believe his luck that he was getting a 150 crore budgetand India's biggest superstar after the disaster like Cash. It's justan example that God doesn't condemn anyone.

    The movie or the pathetic example of a grotesque cinematic experience:-

    1. G.One. The video game character actually smiles, sings and dances.Stupidity.

    2. Ra.One. The villain doesn't want to dominate the world. He justwants to kill a silly annoying kid. Did the makers stop to think thatthe audience would actually support the villain on this one?

    3. No explanation for anything. If it's SRK kuch bhi chalta hain.

    4. Action scenes look they are directed by someone else. Not a goodsign for Mr.Sinha. If only the rest of the movie had been directed bycompetent people.

    5. Bad background score. For e.g. – the intro of G.One. We don't evenrealize the hero has arrived. Basic superhero movie 101. I guess it'stoo much to expect from morons.

    The list could go on and on but I'm just too tired and don't want torelive the experience.

    But the biggest people to blame are the stupid Indian audience. They'llturn up in droves like marionettes to watch something as bad as this ifthere's a star. But let quality movies go a begging.

    Wonder why don't theaters just play slideshows of still pictures ofmovie stars in theaters. That should be enough.

    I've nothing against movie stars, but only against talentless peoplebeing given the reigns to make movies and the result being presented assomething worthwhile.

    Shame on you Mr.Khan. I really like you and your movies but this onewas below the belt.

    I mean you cheated your fans. Your real fans that is.

  5. bhanu-tiwari-bt from India
    29 Mar 2012, 2:43 pm

    OK so 26Th RA.One released and although I had decided that there is noway that I'l watch this stupid movie, my friends were bored and theythought we should watch it(we realized later when we started watchingthat this was the part where we seriously went wrong!). So, anyway, wewent and got ourselves some "jubilee" class tickets and startedwatching this unbelievably crappy movie.

    The first half started and as it progressed it became, literally, themost boring,stupid and just plain "lame" thing I have ever seen in mylife in a movie. SRK plays head of technical department of a gamingcompany that desperate to come up with a good game release, he has ason who has a really BAD hairdo and likes playing games but hatessuperheroes and loves villains. SRK is seen struggling with gettingattention of his kid who tells SRK that he likes villains and that hisfather should make a game in which the villain will never lose.Amazingly (I think this is the part where the movie just goes insanelydumb and lame) he creates such a game in ONE DAY and guess what thegame characters then come to life out of thin air without any SOUNDexplanations(yeah!!I know–>WDF!!)!After that every damn stupid thingthat happens is predictable and anyways the story is so lame that Idon't even want to talk about it cause just thinking about the stupidstory pisses me off! Seriously at one point I was so angry, frustratedand irritated I just wanted to rip off my buddy's head who's idea itwas to watch this *beep *beep*beep movie. I felt as if I was beingpunished by the so called 'King khan' for some mistake I didn't do. Ifyou know some people you seriously hate, I would suggest you gift themtickets to 'RA.1'!

    You'll hear some people say that the effects are good and that "oh noBollywood movie has done such effects". Well, let me inform everyonewho shares this same view that nobody is saying that the effects werebad but what about everything else, Raone has a really predictable andweak storyline and the dialogues and acting is just dump.

    I dare any normal person to see 3-4 shows of the movie non-stop andLIVE to tell the tale…yeah!! its THAT BAD!

    Seriously, If you are a die hard fan of SRK and don't really give ANYimportance to story OR dialogues OR acting OR editing OR screenplay, gosee it today! But in case if you are a NORMAL sane Human Being like methen Do NOT waste your money, I did the mistake and I want everyone tomake a better choice of NOT going to this movie. It (mark my words) isa complete waste of your time and money.

  6. rgadgi from Pune, India
    29 Mar 2012, 2:43 pm

    I am usually not a big fan of Hindi mainstream movies, and so had notplanned to watch Ra One. But free tickets and some pressure fromfriends, I ended up going. I went expecting a bad movie, but decided Iwill enjoy some mindless action, perhaps good special effects and checkout Kareena in that sexy red sari in Chammak Challo. But right from theoutset I realized that this movie will not meet even my very lowstandards! SRK doing a Tamil nerd impression is painful to watch, the'aiyyo' and eating noodles with curds by hand, are jokes that only asix year old would find funny. Not only is there no story, there isn'teven an attempt to have a story. The special effects are a yawn (as onereviewer has said, nothing you wouldn't have seen in umpteen Hollywoodmovies, actually even on HBO!) and the sci-fi explanations (Ra One andG One coming to life are not even explained!) are lame. There areutterly ridiculous and pointless fights, like outside the airport,which go on forever. The song sequences make no sense, even for a Hindimovie, where usually the trick is to use a dream sequence. There are noother characters in the movie, other than a pointless and very unfunnySatish Shah. The finale is boring, predictable and pointless. Oh andthe kid is annoying (typical NRI brat types, who of course has thecomputer skills of 10 top hackers in the world put together, utterlyunbelievable). Only, and I mean only, 5 minutes in the film thatentertain is the Chammak Challo song.

  7. Ashu Modi
    29 Mar 2012, 2:43 pm

    From the time that the credits roll on to the screen (Thanks toShahenshah Amitabh, Superstar Rajnikanth and hugs to Sanjay Dutt &Priyanka Chopra), one gets the feeling that the movie is an indulgencein the exercise of 'I scratch your back and you scratch mine' and notthe self proclaimed revolution in Hindi film making.

    It is a confused mishmash of the same formulae that have been used inthe Hindi film industry for all these years with some early 90s styleHollywood special effects thrown in. Somebody needs to tell thedirector Anubhav Sinha and the producer/actor Shah Rukh Khan that onecannot and should not try to please all the people in the audience,else the end result is exactly what they served: a movie that feelsforced and stale

    Story: By now, all who are remotely interested in this movie know aboutthe story. It is the weakest link in the entire setup. The entirewriter's union (even SRK has been credited with contributing tosomething that amounts to nothing) couldn't decide whether this needsto be a sci-fi, superhero, romance, children or an action flick. Someof the outstanding moments (scenes where I nearly stood outside thetheater)are:

    1. A press conference at the start where the audience is dumb as itbelieves the crap that Ms. Reddy dishes out about technology

    2. The moment when the antagonist steps out of the game – noexplanation on how the game developed an intelligence on its own or howit could move into the physical world in a suit that obviously does nothave even a millionth of the processing power or storage capacityneeded for such a complicated being to function

    3. The superhero's entry – again, no idea how it came into being in thephysical world. And how the hell did Ms. Reddy (who seems more like amarketing executive) figure out what the lead game designer / teamleader SRK could not

    4. How was Kareena able to keep her husband's death a secret from theneighbours in India? These days when even a burp is reported on theFacebook and/or Tweeted around the world, it seems highly unlikely

    5. Why the hell did the robot have to run along the side of the trainwhen running on the top would have been the fastest way to themotorman's cabin?

    Frankly, the entire story leaves a lot to be desired

    Influences: 1. Poster inspired from Batman Begins 2. The story inspiredfrom Judgement Day (robot saves mother and son from another robot), TheLast Action Hero (characters from imaginary world stepping out into thereal world), Tron (gaming world characters vs real world characters),Kalicharan (father dies, someone replaces him to protect family), IronMan (the concept of H.A.R.T. is the same as the arc reactor),Millennium Man (a robot learning about emotions) 3. Scenes inspiredfrom Spiderman series, Batman series, Terminator series, Iron Manseries, Rajni's Robot, whew 4. The best moment in the film for me waswhen the film's shooting was at the factory featured on Pink Floyd'sAnimals'cover. The only issue is it didn't look half as beautiful

    Acting: the less said the better

    Overall: Watch at your own risk

    SRK may have recovered his investment but he has to remember that hemay fool some of the people all the time, all the people some of thetime, but he can't fool all the people all the time with hisover-the-top marketing gimmicks

    P.S. the much vaunted Rajnikanth special appearance seems like itsairbrushed on to the reel

  8. lovelysingh9920 from India
    29 Mar 2012, 2:43 pm

    See if: your IQ Level is not even more then 1,die hard fan,….

    Avoid if: Human Being, self respected movie-goer, dog,cat, even donkeyetc.

    worst movie on the name of science fiction , don't dare to watch thismovie .There is no editing , no story , no screenplay ,not evendialogues , not a single logic in this movie , worst acting by everyone. This movie defines garbage , it should be on the worst movie list ofIMDb. I left the theater after hour , this is the biggest awful movie ihave ever seen in the cinema . And people who are saying this movie isgood or even given this movie 2/10 are retards .You will shoot yourselfafter 20 minutes because you can't find Anubhav Sinha and greedy SRKthere . Believe me this movie is that much worst.

    This has confirmed for me – there is no God. He would not stand forthis. I hope you're happy, Shahrukh Khan(with all MONEY in your pocket,you have earned from this ).You are the Cancer that is killinghumanity…

    The people who made this should be SUED for emotional sufferingexperienced by viewers. A rating of 1 isn't deserved For this so calledRA.one . I give it a negative 9999999999999999999 and to infinity andbeyond.

    ****Just SAVE Yourself from This S-H-I-T****

  9. John Rambo from India
    29 Mar 2012, 2:43 pm

    There was a SMS joke doing the rounds after this movie released -"Entry to Ra.One is free, but for early exit one has to pay Rs.500/-,That's how Ra.One made all the money!"

    That SMS I would say sums all of it. Watch at your own risk.

    Most of the storyline is a hotchpotch of various movies from Hollywood.Including iron man, mr.beans, spidy and so on.

    Though it was earlier meant for kids, there are vulgar jokes, scenesand dialogues that make it unsuitable for kids.

    SRK has thrown in all masala thinking of targeting all audiencesegments, and has therefore been unable to please anyone.

  10. sashank_kini-1 from India
    29 Mar 2012, 2:43 pm

    Ra.one is called the most 'ambitious' Indian superhero movie, with abudget exceeding Rs.100 crores, most of it from SRK's own bankaccounts.

    It is supposed to have harnessed advanced technology to give more punchto the action sequences. Hence, we have video game characters burstingto pieces that look like jelly-blocks and then joining backmiraculously.But what about the emotions and the real world scenes inthe movie where everyone seems to be 'acting'? Instead of the motto"Don't be caught acting", the saying "Yes, come watch us ACT" isfollowed by almost everyone. In simple terms, Ra.one is a pain in thebum.

    SRK's south Indian character is a leading video game developer whosevirtual-reality games are world renowned. He tries to impress his'cool' son but is never able to gel along and therefore creates a gamewhere the bad guy is extremely powerful and the good guy has 0.01%chances of winning. This brings him close to his son (what amaterialistic kid) but problems arise when the video-game villain comesto life.

    I am a big fan of video games, and am currently playing Uncharted 3.The most impressive aspect of the game is the cinematic approach to thegame. Gaming industry has revolutionized. Unfortunately, Ra.one'svideo-game seems like one of the defunct late 80s games that lie dustyin some old cupboard.

    The critical mistake committed here is lack of research which is acommon one among many Indian film-makers. The opening scene has ShahanaGoswami's character jabbering so seriously about the advancement invirtual-reality to a bunch of wayward foreigners in 'shuddha' Hindi.Why so serious, by the way? Then pops up an ugly image of Dalip Tahilwith long black-white hair and a leonine face and Shahana tells thatit's a virtual image that can be touched. Here, the 'intelligentsia'foreigners have to look astonished and hence the open mouths. I hatethis 'group' acting where everyone has the same f****** reaction tosome situation. A more realistic shot would be to have some peoplelooking impressed, some making notes etc. Here instead, the foreignerstry to 'touch' the virtual image like a bunch of impressionable kids.

    The next shot has SRK mumbling nonsense while on a roaring bike on somealien planet trying to save Priyanka Chopra's character (promotion for'Don 2', I suppose?) from the hands of Sanjay Dutt's evil character('Agneepath's promotion, I think) and his three henchwomen'Iski Li''Uski Li' and 'Sabki Li'. I admire the level of humor in the film….(Please note the sarcasm). It all turns out to be a silly dream ofAmaan Khan's character (who plays SRK's 'cool' son), another one in thelist of snotty teenagers, who too seems to have the perspicacity in thefield of computers, which leads to one of the most tiresome scenes infilm history- a teacher's pole dancing video is seen by the wholeclass. Now the scene could have been funny if the teacher had actuallydanced properly but she seems to have danced keeping in mind that thevideo was meant for kids. So there's an unnatural feeling when she tapsher bum completely the wrong way. Anubhav Sinha, the director-watchstripper videos and then hire the right actors.

    SRK's south Indian character is probably the worst characterizationever- no genuine acting, just a clichéd performance for the cameras.Kareena brings her Jab We Met act and makes an unappetizing broth outof it with her double meaning dialogues. The noodle with dahi scene isjust gross and dumb, so is the Michael Jackson dance sequence. And tobelieve this guy is a leading video-game developer, that toointernationally renowned, is implausible.

    When the game is made, the intimidating baddie seems menacing but onlywhen he is in the game. The moment he leaps out, he is the poor betaversion of Green Goblin. Then comes the tears, with the apt musicbehind to tug the heart-strings of the gullible ones who are moreinfluenced by external factors than the actual progression of thestory. I didn't cry, I laughed; I could clearly make out the ploy usedby the film-makers- use music to bring out emotions when the charactersdon't incite any.

    Then comes G.one who is the avenger, and let me note the painstakingattempts by Shah Rukh to look young. It a pity most of the leading menhere try to look like college guys to play young characters when theyvery well can take some advantage of their age and do some better,deeper and layered roles. But NO, here everyone has to look young andpretty and act young and pretty, forget maturity.

    The train sequence is even more intolerable with Delnaz Paul (I hopethe name is correct) who adds to the saccharinity of the movie. Thenthe Silver Streak inspired end to the train sequence is absolutelybananas! The action sequences have too many close-up shots and I foundthe tempo of the fights to be quite slow and turgid. Rather thanutilizing the technology resourcefully, it is exploited to impress. Iremember the GREAT Spiderman 2 train sequence where the passengersagree to keep Peter Parker's identity a secret after he saves them.Here, I wanted the passengers to perish, along with G.one and thatKereena thing.

    The homage to Robot and the street fights are over-excessive to thepoint where I lost any interest in the film and began paying undueattention to the lighting system in the theater and all those curtainsand projectors and sound systems. Unendurable was the scene whereKareena gets possessed and does the Chammak Chalo dance. Pauline Kaelhad said regarding Sound of Music "It's a sugar coated lie people seemto want to eat". I say this for Ra.one- its candy-floss, overcookedrubbish that'll smash box office records.

    My Rating: 2/10

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