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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars this movie is asome
So what happens before the advent of the superhero? You are introduced to a nerdy South Indian stereotype Shekhar (Shah Rukh Khan), his wife Sonia (Kareena Kapoor) and their apathetic son Prateek (Armaan Verma). The father hopelessly imitates Michael Jackson, the mother is doing a Phd on Indian abuses and you don't blame the son to be uninterested by their goofy...
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars RA.ONE
What's Good: Individual sequences; stars' performances; excellent visual effects; the superlative action, the 'Chammak Challo' song; eye-filling photography; extraordinary background score.

What's Bad: The first 20 minutes and some portions in the second half which are boring; the story, which is about a video game, will not be fully understood by the...
Published on 31 Dec. 2011 by hassan


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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars this movie is asome, 3 Jan. 2012
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So what happens before the advent of the superhero? You are introduced to a nerdy South Indian stereotype Shekhar (Shah Rukh Khan), his wife Sonia (Kareena Kapoor) and their apathetic son Prateek (Armaan Verma). The father hopelessly imitates Michael Jackson, the mother is doing a Phd on Indian abuses and you don't blame the son to be uninterested by their goofy gimmickry.

The son wishes to see his diffident daddy as 'Papa - The Great'. So the father designs a virtual reality game and after detailed tutorials on nomenclature and direction-to-use, the video game's protagonist and antagonist come to the fore. So much that they step out of the gaming console to battle it out in the real world as G.One and Ra.One. What follows is a 'Robot- meets-Terminator' plotline with Ra.One in hot pursuit of Prateek while G.One trying to save him.

It's certainly not a 'dream' start for the film with a tacky video game prologue merely to accommodate starry cameos of Sanjay Dutt and Priyanka Chopra. Not only does director Anubhav Sinha take too long to arrive, the initial proceedings don't contribute much to the film either. Too much of screen-time is expended on vulgar jokes and tomfoolery. The actual thrill initiates only after the superhero comes into picture and the graph of the narrative soars considerably in the second half.

Though the sci-fi concept seems too far-fetched, the director is able to pull it off with visual dazzlery and fast-paced storytelling that the genre demands. The action sequences are thrillingly and credibly choreographed and esp. outstanding is a freeway chase which leads to car-catapulting sequence in a junkyard at the interval point. The local train sequence in the pre-climax evidently brings back memories of Rajinikanth's Robot. However, the climactic mortal combat in a simulation setup isn't as much awe-inspiring and reminds of the climax of Ajay Devgn's Toonpur Ka Superhero.

Another factor that works against the film is that its title character Ra.One is not half as menacing as it claims to be. Not only is Arjun Rampal inducted pretty late in the plot, being an 'outcome' of virtual reality he is too shallow and ineffective as the main villain. And while G.One is delightful, it could have been a lot more endearing. While it's mechanized avatar and emotionless conduct is again reminiscent of Rajinikanth's Robot, the South sci-fi packed in much more punch thanks to an eventful screenplay as compared to the Bollywood counterpart which relies too much on SRK's stardom than the script. No doubt then that Rajinikanth's one-scene cameo as 'Chitti' garners more applause than Shah Rukh wins in the whole film.

The film has a very crude sense of humour and surprisingly the dialogues are more vulgar than witty for a film largely targeted at the family audience. With the theory that anything sells in the name of Shah Rukh, you are served with butt-spanking, crotch-grabbing, cleavage-popping, nose-picking, condom innuendoes, gayish and garish gags. While any other actor doing that would have been tagged as 'cheap', girls going gaga over SRK would still like to call it 'charming' over here. Kareena Kapoor takes her Golmaal gibberish-abusive legacy ahead. Moreover a SRK film seems incomplete without a karva chauth scene or a K2H2 track playing in the backdrop.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars great story, 4 May 2013
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I had seen the movie at the cinema and was OK, Having watched it a few more times is impressed by the humour. Good quality and prize
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Pure Alchemy., 23 Feb. 2012
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I loved this movie for both it's exoteric meaning and esoteric meaning. The alchemical teachings were clear to see throughout for the initiates, but the literal story was also enjoyable. This movie does not take itself too seriously, but the message of this movie is incredibly important to the individual, and to the human race as a whole. So watch, enjoy, laugh and cry, but listen and really watch, you can take much more away from this if you open your mind and your heart. Ra.One is a work of art.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars RA.ONE, 31 Dec. 2011
This review is from: Ra.One UK Release [DVD] [2011] (DVD)
What's Good: Individual sequences; stars' performances; excellent visual effects; the superlative action, the 'Chammak Challo' song; eye-filling photography; extraordinary background score.

What's Bad: The first 20 minutes and some portions in the second half which are boring; the story, which is about a video game, will not be fully understood by the computer-illiterate older generation.

Verdict: Ra.One has novelty and great visual effects to see it through at the box-office and ensure profits in spite of its very high cost.
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2.0 out of 5 stars songs are good, 29 Aug. 2013
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Film was rubbish but songs were great, gave I to my daughter after I only watched it once... srk didn't live up to his usually funny self and even in his more serious roles like I know my name is Khan was great to watch but this one I lost interest in very quickly. Wouldn't recommend it.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Ra One, 20 April 2013
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Was Okay, but not what I was expecting. Maybe The story was not what I was not expecting.Too modern.fpr me
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5.0 out of 5 stars ra one - must watch, 18 April 2013
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Went to see the movie at the cinema. I love the songs in the movie and it is action packed. There wasn't a boring moment and its a good investment. Shah Rukh khan was brilliant in this movie, there again, if you like Shah Rukh you'll like this movie.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent, 11 April 2013
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This is a great film using superheroes my kids and I love to watch it it's got everything comedy adventure great songs to dance along to this is a fantastic film
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4.0 out of 5 stars Like the Tech, 4 Feb. 2012
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This was an amazing film visually to watch. I enjoyed it very much. The only thing bad I can say is that the villain died to easy on level 3. If they had made it last longer then I would have given it full marks.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars, 16 May 2015
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DVD arrivé en excellent état. Aucun problème pour la lecture et très beau film que j'ai vraiment apprécié !
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