Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Ra.One : gOne with the Wind and Volkswagens...

Back in college when people were making career choices,I wud go around asking girls what kind of guys do they prefer to be with ?. The answer invariably would be they'd prefer a Filthy rich boy with a cute Blue Eyed boy kind of an image.If today after all the years of they wud tell me they want a similar kind of guy , Chances are pretty high that a RICH , FLITHY , F***er from Bandra with Blue Eyes will come up to them and say " wanna be my chammak challo ?? o o o o .. and you will want to kick him in his balls.

Yes . . . enter SRK in a Volkswagen Beetle : A car that sum up the movie coz You dont know whether to like it or no but since you spend so much money on it you want to like it but you just cant .Srk portrays an annoying Sounth-indian techie who wants to with his cheesy lines be his son's hero in life.he works for a gaming company headed by Dilip Tahil yes the bad guy who played Madan Chopra in the other movie years back where SRK had one BLUE Eye:(Baazigar 1993) and the stupid dialogue session makes you cringe in your seats.Movie picks up after a while when the best part of the movie is the sequence where the game is developed and the main protagonist Ra.One comes to life.

Back home SRK struggles to balance his uber cool image and impress his son but he magically has one thing which no one has , Yes ... a  Trophy Wife in the form of Kareena Kapoor hurls abuses and writes a thesis on foul language.For a SRK movie there is very little chemistry shown between the lead actors but its mainly due to the fact that the residual smell of Curd with Pasta Arrabiatta eaten with his hands lingers on and you see absolutely " no touching no touching , no kissing no kissing " in the movie.Eventually G.One is born and you wish you were Gone by now.

Some good parts are really good but then the bad ones make up for it instantly.The VFX in the movie works well at times like when the Car chase scene when Kareena driving a SUV goes throw the iconic London Bus and manages to come out of the other end looking actually prettier.The story drags towards an intermission and  then starts to get serious with the plot ( atleast thats what you hope for ) but then falls apart again with some bad editing and unwanted comedy which now takes place in India coz apparently Anubhav Sinha ran out of enough ideas to blow up cars in London.

The Movie lacks a good story which should be the base of any movie : A great concept of a Game where the Villian never loses has boiled down into a bits and pieces stuff and carelessly playing around with VFX , Rajnikant , and just a bit over 145 Crores blown up in air. If you leave aside Chammak Challo ( which deserves the praise )and  SRK's ambition and dream to make a Superhero movie which is a commendable one and worth praising , you leave the movie with a sad climax with a feeling that it could have been so much better on So many levels but then you knew this wud happen when you take a Director who has CASH as his previous movie on the resume.

All and all a movie which fails to live up to the expectation it was supposed to and the much hyped VFX were far from anything.The young bright kid in the movie is the saving grace and SRK with his energy is never to be questioned .Watch it if you have kids and you want to end up buying a PS game for him/her after the movie or if you are a Die Hard SRK fan for which you do not need any reason .

The question i asked myself is " If RA.ONE had to go down , why wait till Diwali coz Dushera was the right time for it.A promising movie with average direction which could have been so much better.Hopefully the Sequel which is evident from the climax will deliver something tastier.