Ra.One is an Indian science fiction and Shahrukh Khan's stellar performance is the major attraction of the film. Vishal-Shekhar's music, Ra.One's digital work of international standards, excellent cinematography, punchy and funny dialogues, beautiful locations and costumes are its other highlights.
The movie might have been made with the international standards, but its soul is pure desi. Director Anubhav Sinha has chosen an interesting storyline and also managed to include several twists. The relationship between an Indian father and son and father's attempt to satisfy his son have been beautifully brought out on screen.
Shekhar (Shahrukh Khan) is a graphics designer, who is simple living and high thinking man. But his son (Armaan Varma) mistakes him to be a cowerdice. He tries every trick to win his love. In a bid to prove his self, Shekhar designs a game. However, all hell breaks loose when the game starts playing them. What happens next will form an interesting part of the story, which should be watched on screen.
Shahrukh has delivered superb performance in both roles like Shekhar and G.One and he emerges as the showman. Kareena Kapoor also impresses the audience with her witty dialogues. Arjun Rampal and Armaan Varma have also done excellent acting, which is equal to SRK's performance. Others are also good in their respective roles.
The works of technical department are absolutely equal to the standards of Hollywood superhero flicks. Vishal-Shekhar's music is the main highlight in the technical front. Their background score is equally electrifying and their compostion of songs like 'Chammak Chhallo', 'Dildaara' and 'Raftarein' have already become rage.
The visual effects of Ra.One are another highlight of the film and the stunning chase, action scenes and the train sequence in the second half are sure to mesmerise the audience. V Manikandan and Nicola Pecorini's camerawork, Andy Gill and Spiro Razatos' stunts, Kanika Dhillon and Niranjan Iyengar's dialogue and Robert Kurtzman's designed superhero costumes are excellent and surely add to the successful run of superhero journey.
Movies like Krrish and Robot had introduced superhero trend to Hindi film industry. Now, Ra.One pushes the envelope further. Meanwhile, the movie has borrowed several aspects from Hollywood movies. Finally, it can be said Shahrukh Khan serves a wonderful feast this Diwali to Indian audience by spending Rs 175 crores. It should be watched by everyone.
Producer: Eros International and Red Chillies Entertainment
Director: Anubhav Sinha
Cast: Shahrukh Khan, Kareena Kapoor, Arjun Rampal, Armaan Verma, Priyanka Chopra, Sanjay Dutt, Satish Shah, Dalip Tahil, Shahana Goswami, Suresh Menon, Tom Wu and Rajinikanth