Ra.One

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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Director: Anubhav Sinha
Running time: 150 minutes
Genres: Action, Adventure, Sci-fi
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Ra.One - Preview

Update: I really liked this trailer and the idea of a stronger villain! Only issue is now I know a little too much of the story. :) Thanks for the link @Shantanu! -

But the rest of the stuff, I said earlier still holds -

Ra.One's first-look/teaser was uninspiring. It didn't make me curious about the film, for it looked like a copy of a generic action-flick from Hollywood. It tells you loud and clear, "we are all about style, don't expect content from us." And that is a turn-off.

When another half minute or so was added to the said 30 seconds you can see above, it was a bit more of the same. And it leaves a huge Robot-usque feel, no? A machine plays one of the main characters, has some sort-of a connection with the lead lady, grows a brain for itself and is performed by THE "star". I hope I'm getting ahead of myself and am proven totally wrong with some fantastically different story and special effects that bowls me over and some more.

Anyway, then came one of those things that usually saves all, as far as promise of entertainment is concerned - a song with a sizzling dance performance. Ladies and gentlemen, presenting a song that was heard way too many times a month before the release of the film, "chammak challo" -

There's this other trailer that I saw on TV but can't find the official video on YouTube (anyone?), where we are shown a little bit of the story, and a peek into the dialogue we shall be exposed to. And boy, does it look like a disaster? The jokes are bleh. Arguably the biggest film of the year makes me shudder as I can't avoid the feeling that it will be the lamest of the year too.

The thing with Shah Rukh films is detractors look forward to them as much as fans do, I suspect, even more. So, let's all just wait for Diwali, for reasons more than one.

Music Reviews:
Milliblog - "An exuberantly massy soundtrack from Vishal Shekhar!"
Music Aloud - "8/10"
Bollyspice - "4/5"
Apun Ka Choice - "3.5/5"
Bollywood Hungama - "4.5/5"
Happy Sing - "It’s more of an experiment with at least some amount of English in every song, even the very Indian bhare naina. And as an experiment, I think it’s quite successful..."
dunkdaft - " On personal note, I loved the album. Though Jiya mora ghabraaye could have been better. Loved Dildara. And both tracks by Akon - are extremely addictive. Can't wait for the movie. "

- meeta, a part of the audience

Ra.One's first-day-first-show was reviewed by wogma's guest reviewer Pradeep Menon here. Thank you so much, Pradeep for doing this for wogma.

I was off for Diwali with family and saw the film a couple of days later. Here's how I liked Ra.One.

*

Ra.One works as a brilliant film for kids. And I say that with no sarcasm at all. From the time I heard the premise of the film, it gave a very children's film vibe. Of course, for the fear of alienating most of its audience, Ra.One couldn't be marketed as a kids film. But, in this day and age where being nice is not "cool" enough, Ra.One goes on to show what happens when you try to mess with the "good > evil" formula. Or like Pradeep said, "it tries".

It is only an attempt because the moral of the story is very functional, very shallow. When a woman who loves her husband, grieves only perfunctorily, using a two-minute song as a medium AND is ready to look all shiny and hot for the next party number, you can barely care for the character who just died. As an adult, I wonder, whether it was the right lesson in morals at all. But as a child, one could be more forgiving and focus on the job at hand - kill the villain and cheer up.

The movie-lover in me takes this lack of warmth in stride and focuses on how a film made for entertainment allows a dark event like death to happen. That and all the slick action at a swift enough pace that I didn't get bored in a two-and-a-half-hour film with a fifteen-minute ad-filled interval. That is a huge plus for me who wants every minute beyond the 100-105 minute mark to count.

While all the action is executed by a team that is obviously the best in its field, the writing is mediocre - both the dialogue and the overall story. The film tries too hard to be funny, and almost all the "one-liners" fall flat. The non-funny, supposedly emotional/inspirational lines are "bleh". The only line that stayed with me as a powerful statement was said by Ra.One the villain, which can also be heard in the promos.

And I wish I had more of that, and also more of Ra.One, the character. I was supposed to fear him only because my protagonist feared him, not because there was anything menacing about him. And I can't blame actor, Arjun Rampal, the story itself didn't have any sub-plots or events that exposed anything loathsome about him. I need something powerful, if I'm supposed to hate a software program, right?

It could also be because the only thing at threat is a little boy's life. It isn't as if the earth is being destroyed by aliens or world peace is at stake. And there isn't anything extra endearing about the little boy or his gorgeous mother Kareena Kapoor for me to feel the fear on his behalf. Instead, all we get is mumbo-jumbo in the name of how this game really works?

We have a villain that has the power to take control over others' mind, and the writers couldn't think of intense situations for us to see his power. There is the one scene with Kareena Kapoor, but that comes across as a device to give her some more screen time with a different expression, than anything else. The climax is lame, but what it leaves is an interesting premise for a sequel, but of course, it will need some out-of-this-world writing to make good use of it.

The one thing that comes as a pleasant surprise because it didn't happen is that Shah Rukh Khan doesn't fill every frame. Also, he doesn't ham and go all Shah Rukkkkhy on us, though he loses his Tamil accent way too often. There is one scene in which his character Shekhar is scared out of his wits, I forgot he's The SRK, I was taken over by Shekhar's fear and confusion over what's happening - absolutely un-hero like, and certainly non-star like.

There are these little elements that make the film likeable. There isn't much to take home, but the 2.5 hours spent in the theater are not all bad. There are sequences in the film that made me miss my kids. I know where one will laugh out loud, and when the other will clench my hand with fear. Yes there's a lot of juvenile humor which I'm giving my kids two more years to snap out of. I'm surely going to test my hypothesis out, not that I have a choice, for they both want to watch the movie, I've had to make a promise, "Even if you don't like it, mamma" :D I'll surely update this space if there are any interesting observations. Till then, a very Happy Diwali to all of you.

And once again, thank you Pradeep for doing a wogma review on day 1.

- meeta, a part of the audience

43 reviewers(?) - 12 yays 12 so-so 19 nays

Warning: clicking on "full review" will take you to an external website that could contain spoilers.

Thumbs up, by Naresh Kumar Deoshi, Apun Ka Choice : ...eye-filling photography; extraordinary background score.... full review

Thumbs up, by Taran Adarsh, Bollywood Hungama : ...The film will be the new yardstick for measuring success. It has Blockbuster written all over it! ... full review

Thumbs up, by Rachit Gupta, Filmfare : ...To watch, obviously. Do not miss this if you’ve ever loved the idea of mainstream commercial cinema.... full review

Thumbs up, by Somak Basu, Gomolo.in : ...'RA'avan Vs. 'G'eevan - A Technical Epic... full review

Thumbs up, by Kaveree Bamzai , india today : ...Arjun Rampal, undoubtedly the best looking villain in a long time, is pretty convincing too.... full review

Thumbs up, by Kaveree Bamzai , india today : ...Arjun Rampal, undoubtedly the best looking villain in a long time, is pretty convincing too.... full review

Thumbs up, by Komal Nahta, koimoi : ...Individual sequences; stars’ performances; excellent visual effects; the superlative action, the ‘Chammak Challo’ song; ... full review

Thumbs up, by K N Gupta, SmasHits.com : ...A huge entertainer... full review

Thumbs up, by K K Rai, STARDUST : .... It is certainly better than anything bollywood has offered so far and is more in consonance with standards of Hollywood.... full review

Thumbs up, by P. S. Arjun, The Cine Segye : ...Messed up.... full review

Thumbs up, by Nikhat Kazmi, Times of India : ...fine performances by both Shah Rukh and Kareena. Even young Armaan is efficient. Go have a blast. ... full review

Thumbs up, by Nikhat Kazmi, Times of India : ...fine performances by both Shah Rukh and Kareena. Even young Armaan is efficient. Go have a blast. ... full review

So-So, by Baradwaj Rangan, Blogical Conclusion, The New Sunday Express : ...Its most remarkable achievement may be that, with one foot tentatively toeing the future and one stuck resolutely in the past, it didn’t end up peeing all over itself.... full review

So-So, by Anjum Shabbir, Bolly Spice : ...A massive opportunity gone to waste!... full review

So-So, Daily Bhaskar : ...Ra.One is surely crafted as a kids’ entertainer... full review

So-So, by Aakanksha Naval-Shetye, DNA : .... Arjun Rampal disappoints a bit, while Kareena looks good. ... full review

So-So, by Deepa Gahlot, Film Impressions : ...Trying to catch a kiddie audience... full review

So-So, by Samrat Sharma, Fully Hyderabad : ...One time watch for srk fans. For others, skip it. ... full review

So-So, by Martin D'Souza, Glamsham.com : ... For teenagers, this should definitely be a delight. ... full review

So-So, by Divya Solgama, Gomolo.in : ...Promotion King No.One... full review

So-So, by Rajeev Masand, IBN Live : ...'RA.One' is flawed but ambitious... full review

So-So, Movie Talkies : ...'RA.One', Superhero Shah Rukh Khan's Diwali Dazzle... full review

So-So, by Karan Anshuman, Mumbai Mirror : ...Kareena Kapoor looks so beautiful and also puts in a great effort... full review

So-So, by Saibal Chatterjee, NDTV : ...RA.One is like a colourful Popsicle that looks tantalising, tickles the palate while it lasts, but leaves no particular after-taste.... full review

Thumbs down, by Anna M.M.Vetticad , annavetticadgoes2themovies : ...The movie is a joyful cinematic experience for game enthusiasts. ... full review

Thumbs down, by Bobby Sing, Bobby Talks Cinema.com : ...Unexpected and Totally Avoidable Vulgarity in a Super-Hero film which ideally is meant for the Kids.... full review

Thumbs down, by Charu A Mahesh, Buzz in Town : ...watch it only if you too are curious to know about SRK’s super-hero... full review

Thumbs down, by Nandita Dutta, DearCinema : ...It is an extremely dumbed-down version of Hindi films that have managed to label themselves sci-fi.... full review

Thumbs down, Free Press Journal : ...Ra- Ones staying power is definitely suspect! ... full review

Thumbs down, by Mayank Shekhar, Hindustan Times : ...Weak script, special effects... full review

Thumbs down, by Shubhra Gupta , indian express : ...Arjun Rampal walks away with the cake for his deadly looks and impresses as the real bad man.... full review

Thumbs down, by Sanjukta Sharma, Live Mint : ...Anubhav Sinha’s Ra.One is a spectacular disappointment.... full review

Thumbs down, by Shubha Shetty-Saha, MiD DAY : ...'RA.One' fails to impress... full review

Thumbs down, by Visitant Tally, Mixed Bag : ...If the movie has anything to boast of apart from the unavoidable and disturbing efforts of Shahrukh Khan to present his dossier as a superhero.... full review

Thumbs down, by Swati Rohatgi, Now Running.com : ...The works of Ra.One lie in its visuals. If you are looking for a story this isn't the film for you. ... full review

Thumbs down, by Saisuresh Sivaswamy. , Rediff : ...SRK can fail too... full review

Thumbs down, Roochster : ...Cinematography is excellent, while music is decent.... full review

Thumbs down, by Sonia Chopra, Sify Movies : ...Ra.one review: Aiyyo! This superhero falls short... full review

Thumbs down, The Friday Freak : ...Ra. One is a movie that makes movie reviewers like us ponder.... full review

Thumbs down, by Sudhish Kamath, The Hindu : ...Too adult to be a kid's action fantasy, too juvenile to be a sci-fi entertainer for adults. ... full review

Thumbs down, by Reel Reptile, Upper Stall : ...Not expect from Shah Rukh Khan an orgy of inside jokes and poor taste.... full review

Thumbs down, by guha kunal, yahoo! India : ...Shahrukh's robotic expressions will remind you of his 'My Name is Khan' role, as he confuses ... full review

Thumbs down, ZEENEWS.COM : ...Watch it for the special effects and for ‘Chammak Challo’... full review

178 tweeters(?) - 97 yays 22 so-so 59 nays

zeisha11: Hi tweeppl!!!! Been reading all tweets....just had few lazy days didn't feel like doing anything!!!! Watched #Ra.One it's good...!!!

Zaker_Ali: watched Ra.1 today ) awesome movie!! kareena is hot <3.... and arjun is the best villian that i have ever seen :D

Yash0890: Great vfx in ra.one feel lyk hollywood movie great wrk by arjun

worldofavneet: Ra.One sure is awesome!

VUrmil: Not any reason evident not to like the Ra-One.Simply superb especially LUCIFER.Nothing fishy,No disappointment for SRK Fans,It worth.

vkp91: saw RA-ONE, nice muvi bt dnt got d concept how RA-ONE got out of the game.....

viswanathkoushi: yesterday i have seen RA.ONE and its great.the graphic work is excellent.

veerchaudhary52: Superhit ra.one

urriya: shah rukh u rock in ra.one best of luck may your film won oscar

timeis_galleons: Watched Ra.One today. Not much of an action fan but I enjoyed it :)

Tantanroshan: Whohh Ra one do very good job............love that movie and also srk is the best

swendh: RA ONE a nice movie, to watch it with family and kids

surendarsingh2: ra-one is a super movie like as a holywood movie. sarukh is only a super star in bolywood

SRKPCFan07: Had an amazing time with fam! Watched Ra.One n everyone loved it! It was even more amazing the 2nd time

Spicy_Hun: Saw Ra.ONE!! Man do I LOVEEE That Comes the Light Theme!! Arjun lookes sooo HAWT !!

Snehakalia: RA.One is an amazing movie! :-]

Simply_Existing: Ra. One Rocks....

sharma0795: wtchd ra.one ystrday nite it was jst fantastic like all shahrukh mvies \

shafs786: Hi folks just watched RA one, excellent movie. So take time out and relax and enjoy this movie.

Shadow_208: My first indian 3d movie #Ra.one nice work...really appreciable... first half other than intro 15mins was good.

seoexp: #Ra.one is way much better than #Ready, #Bodygaurd and #Singham

samrah_basrah: Just watched Ra.One in da theatre it was a good movie @iamsrk did a good job acting but movie was all abt games :|

rushis121: RA ONE is d biggest hit. And superb movie.

Rishav_10: Saw Ra.One today and now its My fav indian 3d movie ! #Ra.one nice work......That's a fact NO.ONE can refuse...SUPERSTAR SUPERHERO POWER!!!

ravisharma100: RA One in 3D, Ultimate, I am loving it, great sound effects, superb visuals, worth money spent. Well done SRK

RajLnly: i'm seen ra.one that's too... awesome.... wel done srk & kareena....

Rafid_Mollik: In all flim ra.one is best.

punarwasu007: hi sir your movie RA-ONE very good

princessrohaaa: Ra.One was AMAZING! @iamsrk you make me #soproudtobedesi <3

PreetNair: OK, here goes, I'll stick my neck out and say this - "I liked Ra.one". .. Sleek Sci-fi fantasy genre with gud vfx :)

pratikshit: Saw Ra.one, nice movie, great performance by #mostfavourite @iamsrk. Having G.one's HART revived at the end, can we expect a sequel??

Physiodeepesh: RA one flim have a good consept but ending is too short , and repeted comeady by this flim , so flim is 60% is good , i except with srk good

PagalAnke: Ra.one was amazing.Great Film!! Isegrimm gifted me this poster which you could buy at the cinema.Love it!! http://twitpic.com/78gxw8

nishthagupta373: rA one rOcKS

NishantRanjan4: ra.one rocks

NirajAghera1: saw RA.One pretty gud movie n gud action performed!!!

Neha_Vats: Ra.One was awesome #thatisall

neharastogi6: ra.one i like

mukku1015: ra one ek acchi film hai

mukeshkalwani: Ra.One movie is world's best movie

mskachwala: Cut the corny bits, and tighten the screenplay a little more- than RA.ONE is not that bad a movie as it is made to be!!! Good effort SRK....

Mrunmayee1809: loved ra.one...srk,kareena wr amazin..lovd dt smal kid lucifer!

Mrs_Mars21: Just watched Ra.One was the best film I've seen in a long long time xxx @iamsrk was amazing xxx best actor of all time xxx

mrlubu: Ra.One was good.

MJHT_Sarita: Watched #Ra.One and I thought it was a great film xxx

Midhun05: pls pls pls pls pls tweet me bak and RA.One AWESOME MOVIE [email protected]

Meenanavratan: RA.1 is great science fiction movie....arjun u r lukin good in RA.1

meAniRockS: Watched ra.one..what a movie..what acting..jai ho srk and arjun rampal bhai...

Marauder_Dawn: Ra.One is Super-awesome ! ♥ Support That Movie.. Because Someone DARED. :)

manithakkar: ra one is vera good

laks28: Back from Ra one 3d in london,movie is fantastic loved it,grt effort by @iamsrk sir u r awesome

kingofpatiala09: Just watched Ra One gr8 movie with good caste

KaushalDabak: Ra.one super hit !! Milestone in Bollywood .... The visual effects r amazing !! Gr8 movie!!

JDB_Toronto: watched the movie RA ONE . :)) it was a good movie some memorable qoutes, :))

JBlovesMe_xoxo: Ra.One was awesome in 3D! @iamsrk looks so good in blue contacts!

jazz2k: I liked Dabangg and I like Ra.One!The story was fine,screenplay I dont understand,the entertainment wrkd!I'm more than Happy with Ra.One!

jannatrai: ra one is such a gud movie u were awesome in ra one srk<3 <3 <3

Jamppa: Just saw the movie Ra.One in the theatre. If you get a chance, go see it.

ishqrani: I love #Ra.One! So proud of SRK. Haters to the left; BO figures lookg good!

ImGengmei: Must watch Ra.one...father and son movie....

iampunit: #ra.one was amazing..decision done..

Hydrargyrum80: OH. MY. GOD. RA-ONE WAS AMAZING. <33333333333333333333

hanisharora: Outstanding effort by srk in ra-one, grt movie for kids and decent special effects. Definitely a first for bollywood

Gakhalboy: awsum movie ra.one

GagganSabhITV: Watched RA.ONE and I must say I loved it.....I am not into action movies or science fiction stuff but SRK rocked.....a must watch

eviljonny: RA-One was really good, epically long but great. Strange not getting cultural references, I definitely didn't get some of the jokes.

EonTwi: Ra.One loved SRK! fun entertaining n a great effort. It isn't perfect but then again who and what is?? So shut up all you critics!

Dimple_rockstar: Saw Ra.one yesterday! Terrific experience..... @iamsrk U rock!!! Loved u in the film.......Fantastic movie!!!

dhindsa82: #ra.one is must watch movie...do't miss it

DEEJAYJAVED: RA.One in 3D ROCKS:-)) ShahRukh Khan is undoubtedly the BADSHAH of BOLLYWOOD:-))

DebantaDas: I watchd Ra.one. it have bst technology used.... and 3d qulity is amazing............

cybradle: I really liked [email protected] is soooo cute & sexy & buff....and the film was good too..Kareena was a good fit...

costumeharpy: RA.one rocked my socks off! Such a good movie. However, I was the only white chick in theatre. I LOVE #Bollywood!!

CaribbeanAccent: #RaOne or #Ra.One with #ShahRukhKhan was fantastic!! I don't care if u like #Bollywood or not, see this movie - action, comedy, drama! :D

bohemianchick31: Just watched Ra.One and I must say.. I am pleasantly surprised!! I quite liked the movie!! Very well made...

Blo0ondi: "Ra One" was awsome!.. @iamsrk unfortunately we couldn't watch it on 3D cause there weren't any subtitles!

BipashaPriyanka: OMG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! saw RA.ONE 3D AND IT WAS VERY VERY COOL!!!! @iamsrk is tooo great and cute with blue eyes!! LOVE his expressions!(:

BilzMusic: So I just watched #Ra.One pretty impressed with it! Really stepped the Bollywood game up! I would give it thumbs up go watch it!!

bhavikharia: Ra-One - cool movie, interesting.. Little confusing in parts! @iamsrk - good job on throwing cars around London! #bollywood

bchuganee: Ra.One - I enjoyed it.

bayonet_sachin: Ra.one was good! I somehow liked it with my son. Slightly bent story telling though.

azqabubbles: Watched Ra.One today and actually really liked it. It's almost Halloween! #HappyHalloween

Asifahshan: Ra.One will be a biggest superhero movie in bollywood.NO.ONE can refute it

AsadullahRana: guys ra-1 is a nice movie

asadm4: just watched ra one awesome movie srk rocks

Anuthevanadict: sharukh RA ONE is so super.Awesome film yar

ANMOLSRK: i luved ra.1....bt i don know why people r jealous of me...

ammarbzu: i saw RA.OnE movie tonight for second time and i enjoy it more than first time so srk you rocks and movie is awesome #ra1 #raone #iamsrk

Amlanray: RA one is G.one i.e. good one!

amandeep3139: Ra.one was a awesome movie

Ali_Davis: Ra.One was amazing. I am definitely overstimulated.

AliZaheer: Ra-One is a different taste but good film... Jealosy with Shahrukh seems to be looming the critics impression

adityavnathan: I watched Ra.One and I'm proud of it. Great effort by SRK and Anubhav Sinha.

aarzoofatimaa: Ra.one was brilliant! Well done @iamsrk !!:)

aamirkhankhan1: real king shahrukh khan i love ra.one god bless you,

8347511531: Ra.one is great movie of bollywood.

24585462: ra one is great epic love u srk

vinodbazigar: Watched RA.ONE last night....the film is OK...

vakis5: i think ra-one is little bit good

SunitaKellay: RA.ONE was good but I know DON 2 will be mindblowing!!

shwetakhalkho: Ra.One Okie Okie Movie....

Satyen17: Stop spreadin hate to ra.one people - its an honest attempt at a new level - its not exceptional but is not bad as well - go c and decide

Sameeralovely: Ra.one most stupid movie ever..Piece of shit. #Raone #Ra1 #Shahrukhkhan .Rajnikant's 'Robot' 100 times better in everything! #Rajnikant

roysourjyo: Ra one wuz average. Expected a lot better to b honest

roxchya: ra.one was not so good not so bad movie liked the kids acting,liked the comedy,liked the concept,but hated srk his overacting.

nvenkatr: Ra One is a fantastic visually. Story is adequate but kudos to SRK and co. for producing this. Would b gr8 if krrish made a cameo in da end.

meThebarbarian: Now that's the first +ve review i heard so far "@AswinShobhan: Ra.One ain't that bad. It's just not good enough."

manjoy32: Ra-one is not that bad a movie as is made out to be

mancheema1: Ra . One was an ok film not the expectation that I had in mind :'(

Mahi_x: Ra. One was a bit too hyped up tbh, but yeah its an okay film. I'll give it a 6/10.

karannrjay: Just seen RA.One on Sunday Afternoon it waZZ a new idea,innovative and good sense of humour scenes in movie too..so all and all:3 on 5frm me

HennaNenna: Ra.one is good, okay. A good attempt.

EshaSidhu: Ra One ok...

dhanaji9021: ra.one is fantastic movie but direction is not so good as shahrukh,kareena,arjun performance.

chaitu341: "Drama"tic entrance , mediocre first half , decent interval bang and dragging second half make Ra.one a flat movie.

Bhagatkhatana: Watched Ra-One yesterday. It is kid's movie with lots of specail effcets. Script is not very good. But do not write- off SRK yet.

azaxacavabanama: Ra.One was better than Kkrishh

asamahmed1: Finally saw RA one was good for affects action and 3D but script wise no real story it was ok

ankurgambhire: In UK, RA.ONE is better than all Shahrukh khan movies, but lower than My name is khan....!

_abhisek: The most comic movie of the year: Ra.One.

YatharthPatni: Ra.ONE movie in word- SUICIDABLE

WinnieIKW: Ra.One was disappointed. Special effects was good but i dont like t story line.

VocareAdRegnum_: Ra One was total disater

vibhassen: Ra.One flops (is a disaster really), now pls SRK, dont go making a Ram.One ..... Yr ideas just don't work anymore !!!!

VeertaS: apparently ra one was a total letdown #bummer

tanseerjabbar: Watched Ra One last night..... I want those 2 hours of my life back!!

TAIS33N_BCAK: Ra.one, its down.....

SIVARAMANJ: Watched Ra-One!! I can only say RA-One is Raw-One, Anubhav Sinha needs some Anubhav!!

saswati24: BORING RA.ONE

sagaravinash: Ra.One is more a megamall selling brands and less of a movie.

rgr_dso: There some Shahrukh fans who are very honest who says That Ra.one is so pathetic that he still has an headache read midday

Ravirajjugnu: flop movie Ra-one

ravik6278: Faltu movie in a world ra-one

raman_kamble: ra.one very bad

rajatgupta07: Aiyyo!..Ra.One Disappoints Big-Big Time..The concept had immense scope.. but script was totally flawed.

rahulakulkarni: Ra. One was the big disappointment of an otherwise relaxing weekend!

Raghni2010: Saw Ra.one the first 15-20mins are really good n funny. After that it got really suck...if ur a scifi fan than u will love it otherwise no.

puruswottam: RA ONE film is not so intresting. that is boring.

punit0708: yesterday i watched Ra.one, is not so amazing ..............

prbhGurDaspuria: Dear frnd plz don't watch ra-one movie. beco-z waisting of time and money .so enjoy to sleeping

pranavjoshi7: Ra.one is a disastor movie.couldnt expect frm shahrukh as he did such a bad film. Story is freaking out.

pallavpatodia: Ra.one is d dumbest movies i hv ever seen..all copied..extreamly [email protected] acting sucked awfully..shud not waste tym n money on it..

npravin88: I saw the movie RA-One on 26th OCt, that was bored movie forever

nitishmathurr: NO.one likes RA.one, so its definitely a G.one

nirav_sanghvi: #ra one a piece of crap and an example of some weird and senseless cinema .

neerajsingh104: ra 1 dosent rocks

nankutiwari: ra one is bakwaas movie of the year

mylikeshare: ❝ Ra.One Wasted my time and Money Mylike(Page) http://twurl.nl/a0ivyh ❞ @ MyLikeShare

mtno0005: ra one shahrukh khan ki sabse kharab movie hai kya soch ke ye movie banaye gaye hai its a bad bad bad movie

mssandu: Ra one disappoints

MrYugandhar: Yesterday went to ra.one movie.. film is not up to expectations :( But Anyone can go for @iamsrk action....

mohammedsayeed4: Ra.one is flop movie. Mr. Shahrukh, it is better you take retirement from this film industry, so that we can get better movies to watch.

mickygupta84: Rs 150 crore...and such bullshit...Ra One a total disaster...horrible and unbearable

Lovisharish: Ra-one is just a bullshit super floop

krishna_panduga: whats ra-one....? Dissapointng one.

kamal1990tomar: Ra one is floop movie. It'n good

Ghost_riderrr: #Redchillies seem to be sharing false statistics about #Ra.one . #FlopMovie #srk

freeking3: Ye kya hogaya :D @sairmir @Biorahul: RA.ONE might be breaking records but that does not take away the fact that it's a BAD film"

Farha_F: Saw RA.One. And can't honestly say I hated it... :|

dushyantmonty: ra one is one of the worst movies of srk

drmunir82: Ra one is a disaster I wonder wht was SRK thinking ...

donpiyushvijay: ra one is bore one

diyempi: Saw ra.one .. Trying to forget the horrible experience.. Wonder for which kind of audience director made this film.. Story is for kids but

deepaoad: Ra one is bore one stay away from this crap one.

deeepxplorer: Just got out of d theatre......seriously..No.One shud watch Ra.One

danshula: Argh! Have this in my head for too long now! :S Being honest, I didnt like Ra.One, sure it was ok but I came out of theatre & thought What?

conordjpc: If you only see one movie this year for all that is good and decent do not see ra-one. Maybe if you see two so you can realise the awfulness

Biorahul: RA.ONE might be breaking records but that does not take away the fact that it's a BAD film

Badmashaniket: Ra.One suxxxx dnt waste ur money watchoing this movie... SRK failed to impress his big Fans

AswinShobhan: The parts that are not good enough are absolutely crap. #Ra.One

anurag_shrivas: pls don't watch RA-1 and save time & money...

AMIT_SB: saw ra.one,didn't like it

amitgupte73: 30 mins into RA ONE.... Its a torture....

aksh_jaj245: Too many jokes circulating around on Ra.one. And most of them are in really bad taste. Agreed it's a flop, but a man's allowed to have one

adityanigam1983: Super bakwas movie of the year goes to srk's RA ONE ....TOTAL KACHRA MOVIE

AbhiTheHunkMan: boring ra one...

aashish_khakha: Trust me.. 'RA.ONE' is the most pathetic film ever made in the history of cinema..Plagiarism at its peak..!!:(

888riki: Ra one. Gets no one crap movie srk spare us ur bullshit creativity

18 readers - 5 yays 6 so-so 7 nays

Not Interested in Watching, by ramuailum : dont waste your money

Yay! Thumbs Up, by Dimple

Yay! Thumbs Up, by Gohar Ayub : 99

Yay! Thumbs Up, by Jessica : Great movie! Amazing action! Shahrukh is the best! Chammak Challo :)

Yay! Thumbs Up, by Rachit Gupta : Brilliant execution of an idea! But that's what it remains a single line idea! Raises the bar!

Yay! Thumbs Up, by Rocky

So-So, by guddu : we are hopeful :(

So-So, by Online Entertainment

So-So, by Paresh

So-So, by Sankha

So-So, by subhorup

So-So, by YEPME Fashion

Nay! Thumbs Down, by Amit : No amount of marketing can save a movie or a product that fundamentally SUCKS. Skip RA.one.

Nay! Thumbs Down, by Anuj

Nay! Thumbs Down, by A.One

Nay! Thumbs Down, by Suman

Nay! Thumbs Down, by Sunny Kanwar : Bodyguard is a better watch

Nay! Thumbs Down, by true movie lover

Nay! Thumbs Down, by Vishal

This page has additional observations, other than the ones noted in the main review.

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?

Parental Guidance:

  • Violence: Loads of fighting and action sequences
  • Language: Sonia (Kareena Kapoor) is trying her hand at creating new abusive words.
  • Nudity & Sexual content: Lots of cleavage and skimily clad women. A couple of innuendoes
  • Concept: Good vs. Evil?
  • General Look and Feel: A very slick video game

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Comments (11)

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Is this the trailer you are looking for ?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h25UcAeRb1U

This is another one with some hint of the story
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r0PfKvPXEUI

@Shantanu uhh...no. It was a mushy one, with some lame joke. But I loved the first link you have here. Have updated my post accordingly!

There was a certain freshness about Mr. India that is obviously difficult to recreate in today’s day and age, but Ra.one is definitely more bearable than Krish, Koi Mil Gaya, and Dashavatar. I am aware that that by itself doesn’t really amount to anything, but then, neither does Ra.One.

RA.one is a disaster of epic proportions. It is a little bit of this and a little bit of that but doesn't hang together in any which way, shape or form. For anyone! Its trying to save a sci-fi element, some 3D gamifications, some double-entendre jokes/dialogs (from condoms to "iski lee", "uski lee", etc.). You are better of donating your money to charity and not having to pop headache medication...

@subhorup agree about it being more tolerable than Krishh and co.

@vishal thanks for the vote of confidence, but I agree with Pradeep. My reasons might be slightly different, but I don't think it is a completely awful film.

@Ajay That kind of language children pick up from friends these days. Its a film for kids in the sense that the basic moral story of good over evil is dealt with at a very simplistic level and many jokes and special effects, the kids are going to absolutely love!

@Vishal of course, i liked Ra.One better than G.One too. Only wish they'd show a little more of him

@Rachit that's interesting. SRK is very popular overseas anyways, right?

@Suman ouch!

@A.One it's interesting that so many people found the jokes so offensive. I found them regular level of offensive.

what a pity! who thought it will be such a big fiasco anyways good luck for don2 SRK ... nice review meetu The keen must watch on screen; else DVD (?) - That is if you are a child or are keen for action/VFX
quick review: Ra.One ..... :D

@Shashank The thing is there are 11 wall posts, does it matter for the makers then, that 8 didn't like them? The box office ringed, their job is done and well done, at that.

@guddu ;) thanks!

@Sankha loved the last line of your comment!

@Paresh :D actually the Rajni sequence, I felt was an afterthought. If I remember right, I don't think there were too many shots with the main cast and Rajnikant in one frame. I wouldn't be surprised if years later (if we still care), there's trivia floating around that the Rajni scenes were shot completely separately and no one other than the cameraman was around for those shots. :D

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