Movie Review: Ra One (2011)

Users Rating: [ratings] ★★★☆☆
Box Office: TBA

The movie begins with a funny dream sequence where the hero is going to save his girl from the evil Khalnayak (villain). Shekhar Subramaniam (Shah Rukh Khan) is a graphics specialist working for Barron Industries that makes video games and a man who loves his wife Sonia (Kareena Kapoor) and son Prateek (Armaan Verma).

Prateek however thinks his father is “not cool”, mistaking Shekhar’s sensibility for cowardice and lack of spunk. Though he believes it’s always good that wins in the end, to make Prateek happy, Shekhar decides to build a video game Random Access One aka Ra.One (a phonetic name similar to Raavan, the biggest villain in Hindu mythology) where the villain will be stronger than hero. However, just like Frankenstein, the Ra.One becomes a living source of evil who not only kills Shekhar and his colleague but wants Lucifer (Prateek’s login) who was the only one who could defeat him. And Shekhar is reborn as G.One, his digital image from the game to combat Ra.One.

Of course, like always, good reigns over evil and G.One and Prateek together beat Ra.One (reborn as Pi2) through digital warfare and intellect and instinct that artificial intelligence cannot gain.

Making Of:

Dubai Premire with SRK, Kareena & Arjun – 24th Oct 2011

Ra.One Press Conference in Dubai – Shahrukh Khan, Arjun Rampal & Kareena Kapoor


Good Reviews  |  Average Reviews  |  Bad Reviews
Positive Reviews
4.5 “RA.ONE is a solid entertainer, no two opinions on that”
4.5 “It’s a film that will rewrite the textbook of computer graphics in Hindi cinema.”
4.0 “Quite a thrill ride”
4.0 “This Diwali let the celebrations continue with an enticing display of fireworks within the film Ra.One.”
4.0 “Shah Rukh Khan’s ‘RA.One’ is an exciting 3D experience.”
Business of cinema
3.5 “The FX, CGI and SRK’s performance is definitely worth watch be it in 2D or better in 3D.”
3.5 “It is certainly better than anything bollywood has offered so far and is more in consonance with standards of Hollywood.”
3.5 “Paisa vasool entertainment. Go Have a blast !”
Times Of India
3.5 “Definitely watch Ra.One for the superlative performances and the grand visual effects and the 3D effects.”
3.5 “The special effects work, but are not always evenly applied through the film..”
3.5 “Ra.One in 3D is a Diwali treat. Go, have a blast. “
3.5 “RA.One, Superhero Shah Rukh Khan’s Diwali Dazzle.”
3.5 “A good enough reason to check out what the film is all about.”
3.0 “RA.ONE lives up to its mammoth expectations, generous hype and larger-than-life grandeur and deserves a thumbs-up.”
3.0 “Here’s a movie the Hindi film industry can be proud of. “Ra.One” can be touted as the first Hindi film that blends the elegance of Hollywood with Indian sensibilities..”
Nowrunning (Troy Ribeiro)
3.0 “RA.One is like a colourful Popsicle that looks tantalising, tickles the palate while it lasts, but leaves no particular after-taste.”
NDTV Movies
3.0 “Ra.One is a half-baked attempt that entertains sporadically.”
DNA India
3.0 “The movie is a joyful cinematic experience for game enthusiasts.”
Daily Bhaskar
3.0 “Ra. One is escapist entertainment at its finest. For those who wanted a more textured film with depth and insights, well, tough luck folks!”
Rediff (Sanchari Bhattacharya)
Average Reviews
2.5 “This sci-fi thriller has a fun story, great special effects and rocking performances – but still, this superhero falls a little short.”
2.5 “RA.One is ambitious but flawed”
IBN Live
2.5 “RA.One fails to impress.”
2.5 “3D version of Ra.One has nothing extra to offer.”
Rediff (Sukanya Verma)
Negative Reviews
2.0 “Ra.One is SRK’s most expensive midlife crisis”
Rediff (Abhishek Mande)
2.0 “Ra.One is visually appealing but not for the ones looking for sense in this piece of cinema.”
Nowrunning (Swati Rohatgi)
2.0 “Ra.One disappoints.”
Rediff (Aseem Chhabra)
2.0 “Not your usual SRK film”
2.0 “A year of relentless hustling, hype and expectations inevitably numb achievements, whatever they are, into the obvious. You wish to figure if this was worth this much fuss.”
2.0 “It is a superstarry slurry sludge, with just the occasional consolatory sparkle.”
2.0 “Ra.One disappoints New York.”
Rediff (Arthur J Pais)
1.5 “Ra.One: What a letdown!”
Rediff (Raja Sen)
1.5 “SRK can fail too”

Video Review:


Ra.One London Premiere

Ra One Team On Dubai premiere

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