Ra.One - Notepad

wogma rating: Add to 'must watch' list (?) - That is if you are a child or are keen for action/VFX
quick review:

Ra.One has some really "Whoa! Cool" action sequences. Yeah, yeah even if you are exposed to "Hollywood" action. Now if only, the story had a nail-biting edge to it - the razor-sharp punch in the story that makes a hallmark thriller more than a string of snazzy "dhish-dhish-dhisum" fist-punches; the sweets and the warmth that a family shares along with the fireworks to make Diwali complete.



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Plot Summary

To impress his son, Shekhar (Shah Rukh Khan) a gaming programmer makes a video game that has an invincible villain. And oopsey-doopsey-poopsey, the AI in the villain is strong enough to make him come out of the game and of course all hell breaks loose.

What Worked

  • The sequence in which Shekhar's game goes all awry.
  • The battle of cars between Ra.One and G.One
  • The train sequence.
  • Ra.One's tattoo - super cool!

What did not

Note: This section simply lists the things that I did not like in this movie. This is not the overall impression about this movie. Please read the full review here

  • Chitti's appearance - what a ploy to appease all those who might have been offended by the exaggerated jokes on Tamilians.
  • Sonia's (Kareena Kapoor) thesis/book on new abusive language!? What?! And where did it go away later, no mention of it ever again?
  • The urge to amplify and thus nullify the effect of a cool special effect/action sequence by capturing it in Slo-mo! Thankfully there aren't too many of those, but those in the opening sequence are distracting enough - shall give them a little discount since they are supposed to be an imaginary video game!
  • Why make Shah Rukh Khan speak Tamil if he can't say "kunjam kunjam" properly.
  • The anti-smoking snippet! So forcibly put in the film.
  • Of all the detailing that could've happened, so much energy and screen time was spent in working out Ra.One's tattoo, so what if it was super cool!
  • The final action sequence - who was playing the game - Lucifer or G.One?