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  1. People have started posting reviews after watching film in the dubai.

    Here are some reviews :

    (Edit: review is posted by Jaya below)

    Gulf news tabloid : 4/5 (source : twitter)
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  2. jg2k

    jg2k The.One

    By Taran Adarsh, October 25, 2011 - 01:22 IST
    (No Spoilers)

    [​IMG] I've often heard people say, film-making is nothing short of a gamble. And as any gambler will tell you, you've got to gamble huge to triumph huge. Going by this logic, Shah Rukh Khan is The Supreme Gambler of the year.

    What's at stake, beside the big money invested in RA.ONE of course, is a dream, a vision, an aspiration to make a film which appeals to kids and kids at heart. In short, attempt a film that appeals to the universal audience. At the same time, it ought to raise the bar for Hindi films. Also at stake is SRK's once-unchallenged supremacy as the reigning idol of Bollywood and that elusive thing called reputation. When you invest your repute in your dream project and stick your neck out, you expect nothing short of a mega-success.

    Movies like KRRISH and ROBOT initiated the trend of superhero films in India, with fantasy making deep inroads into mainstream Hindi cinema. Now RA.ONE raises the bar, takes not a step or two, but a giant leap and adheres to international standards, in terms of execution. But the soul, I wish to add, is very desi. That's precisely the reason why RA.ONE emerges trumps. RA.ONE is beauty [read good looking film] with brains [read content].

    What characterizes a stunning superhero movie? I have narrowed it down to three precise constituents that I deem are absolutely necessary for an alluring superhero flick. The first is that the motion picture must encompass spectacular action and edge-of-the-seat thrills. Secondly, a magnificent superhero movie must also boast of luminous performances from the protagonists, which in turn should make these characters appear credible and relatable. Thirdly and most importantly, superhero films must have a narrative that keeps us yearning for more. All of these are indispensable factors in making a superhero movie that will be both acclaimed and adored by fans. Fortunately, RA.ONE emerges triumphant in all the three departments.

    [​IMG] RA.ONE is the most ambitious, most expensive and the most technologically complex Hindi film ever made. It pushes the envelope further. It's not merely a film, but an experience, an event. It's a film that will rewrite the textbook of computer graphics in Hindi cinema. At the same time, it is very Indian at heart. The relationship between SRK and the kid is the highpoint of the enterprise. But, at the same time, there are ample clap-trap moments that will send the viewers in frenzy. The chase sequence, when Ra.One finally zeroes on Lucifer, and the subsequent 'entry' of the superhero is awe-inspiring. The train sequence in the second hour is exceptional and a cinematic feat. The presence of Rajnikanth in a crucial sequence will be greeted with deafening claps and whistles. And, of course, the climax of the film; it's simply jaw-dropping.

    Besides these factors, the 'Chammak Chhallo' number is already a rage and so are the sequences involving visual effects. In a nutshell, it's an entertainer that works big time. You haven't experienced something like this ever before, on the Hindi screen!

    A father tries hard to fit into his son's world. While Shekhar [Shah Rukh Khan] tries every trick in the book to woo his son, his son had given up on him. Just when the father-son duo hit a deadlock, Shekhar strikes gold when he designs one hell of a game. Finally, it all starts falling in place. But the happiness is short-lived. All hell breaks loose when the game that was meant to be played with, starts playing them.

    We are spoilt by cinema's ability to create on celluloid anything that can be imagined, therefore we have raconteurs making endeavors to bestow us with movies that you wouldn't have ever envisioned even in your mind's eye. You realize this as you watch RA.ONE, which is a visual spectacle from start to end.

    Director Anubhav Sinha along with co-writers David Benullo, Kanika Dhillon and Mushtaq Shiekh may be inspired by international flicks as far as the concept is concerned, but they ensure that they serve the right masala to moviegoers in those 2.30 hours. What actually takes you by complete surprise is not just the money spent on visual effects or the stunning chase and action scenes, but the twists and turns in the screenplay that unravel at a feverish pace.

    [​IMG] Besides, the moviegoers have certain expectations and notions about superhero flicks and they expect such characters to perform audacious aerobatics to save someone's life or a nation. But this one's different. Visually arresting and dramatically just what the doctor ordered, the film boasts of relatable characters, which makes this superhero movie for kids as well as grown-ups. In fact, I'd like to add, RA.ONE is not only skillfully directed, but also visually dynamic and entertains from commencement to conclusion.

    The album of the film lives up to the grand expectations. Vishal-Shekhar deliver a striking score with 'Chammak Chhallo', 'Dildaara' and 'Raftarein' being the pick of the lot. The background score, also recorded by them, is equally electrifying. V. Manikandan and Nicola Pecorini's cinematography is top notch. Same goes for the stunts and chases [Andy Gill and Spiro Razatos]. Dialogue [Kanika Dhillon and Niranjan Iyengar] are hardly ever commonplace. What I found most interesting is that, whether humorous or thoughtful, the channel of communication appears very credible. The Ra.One and G.One suits, designed by Robert Kurtzman, are super.

    RA.ONE is a perfect vehicle that does justice to the talent of Shah Rukh Khan. He seems to have found a story and character that work in perfect sync and tandem with manic energy. SRK steers this physically challenging lead role with high-spirited self-belief. He's endearing as the father and magnificent as the superhero with a heart. Kareena Kapoor is a delight to watch. She effortlessly glides into the character. Besides, she looks ethereal in the 'Chammak Chhallo' song and her wit is infectious. Arjun Rampal pulls his act with effortlessness and style. Also, Arjun's well-designed look is admirable.

    [​IMG] I'd like to make a special mention of Armaan Verma, the kid who has a pivotal part to portray. He stands shoulder to shoulder with SRK and Kareena all through the film and delivers a super-confident performance. The film has a number of actors in key roles [Shahana Goswami, Dalip Tahil, Satish Shah, Suresh Menon, Mushtaq Shiekh and Tom Wu] and each of them fit well in their respective parts. Sanjay Dutt and Priyanka Chopra add to the glam quotient, while Rajnikanth proves yet again that he's a scene stealer.

    But the man who warrants the actual round of applause is director Anubhav Sinha himself. For bringing out the best of SRK, Kareena and Arjun. For the amazing screenplay. For the speedy yet smooth stream of the narrative. And for the fantastic unfolding of the written material. He merits top admiration for every act of his.

    On the whole, RA.ONE is a solid entertainer, no two opinions on that. It's not merely a great looking film, but also has soul, which is so essential to strike a chord with the avid moviegoer. As for the business prospects, RA.ONE is sure to shatter all previous records and set new ones, in India as well as internationally. The film will be the new yardstick for measuring success. It has Blockbuster written all over it!


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  3. jg2k

    jg2k The.One

    Sorry dear! Just noticed your post... I posted the whole review by Taran Adarsh on a new thread. Hope Mods will merge the threads as needed... :)
  4. precious_ain

    precious_ain Well-Known Member

    wonderful review by taran adarsh :)
    congratulations to all of you ....... team.ONE........and all the members of planetSRk .................. and all the fans worldwide :)
    AND for the mastermind Shahrukh, you again proved you are the best :):first:
  5. Fiona

    Fiona Active Member

    I wonder when did he see the movie ;). Last time i saw him on twitter was praising RA.One after watching 30/35 mins of the movie. But the review is great and my instinct did say that his rating would be 4.5/5. :bounce:
  6. S.one

    S.one Well-Known Member

    [​IMG] [​IMG]Yuhoooo !!! I am soooooo happpyyyyyyyyyyyy................ :target:
  7. DianaDimple

    DianaDimple Well-Known Member

    Stardust.co.in - Shah Rukh Khan RA.ONE dazzles: Movie Review

    STARRING Shah Rukh Khan, Kareena Kapoor, Arjun Rampal, Armaan Verma, Priyanka Chopra, Sanjay Dutt, Satish Shah, Dalip Tahil, Shahana Goswami, Suresh Menon, Tom Wu , Rajinikanth and others.


    Anubhav Sinha


    The plot of the flick revolves around the character of a father Shekhar Subramanian (Shah Rukh Khan) who tries every trick in the book to fit in the cool image of his son’s high- tech world. Prateek wants to change Shekhar from ‘aiiiyyyo’ to ‘YO’ to look cool in his own sense of the word.

    Though Shekhar tries very hard to become a dude in his son Prateek’s eye but somehow does not succeed. In fact, Prateek has already given up on his efforts to make his father more cool and suave to suit the image in his own world. The situation has become too bad and they have hit the roadblock.

    However, at this point Shekhar strikes gold when he gets success in designing a superb game. The game makes his son and all others happy and it seems that everything will become good for Shekhar, Prateek as well his mother Sonia Subramanian (Kareena Kapoor).

    But there is a twist in the tale and Shekhar, Prateek face unexpected hard drive crash and everything starts changing once again, and this time not for good. In fact, the game that Shekhar had designed to be played by Prateek, starts playing with them and everything turns topsy-turvy.

    How Shekhar, Prateek and others get out of this mess and if Shekhar is able to find a way out to solve this case, forms rest of the flick.


    Shah Rukh Khan, who plays the character of Shekhar Subramanian and G.One in the flick, comes out with a superlative performance perfectly matching his maniac energy. His efforts to fit into the image of his son’s ‘dude’ comes out beautifully and has the potential of making him more endearing to kids.

    Shah Rukh Khan’s chemistry with his son Prateek in the film is lovely. His concern for the child and efforts to become a complete family man comes out superbly. At the core of the flick it is SRK’s relationship with his kid that holds out.

    Then Shah Rukh Khan’s entry to into the game when Ra.One has spotted Lucifer is just terrific to say the least. In the second half, Shah Rukh Khan’s train chase sequence is mind boggling. Of course, climax portion makes you wonder about the capacity of this actor.
    Kareena Kapoor, the sizzling hot bollywood babe who enacts the part of Shah Rukh Khan’s wife Sonia Subramanian, seems to be torn between his son and husband. Kareena has come out a winner. She looks cool and sizzles in the ‘Chamakchallo’ number on the celluloid.

    Arjun Rampal, who plays the title character of ‘Ra.One’, comes out with a solid performance. His look is stylish and he performs with consummate ease Arjun gives a new dimension to the whole villainy act in this new avatar.

    Armaan Verma, who enacts the part of Shah Rukh Khan’s son Prateek Subramanian, comes out a winner with his super confident performance. The kid never looks to be in awe of big superstars like SRK or Kareena and matches their prowess at every step.

    Sanjay Dutt and Priyanka Chopra, who are in guest appearances, add to the glamour quotient of the flick. Rajnikanth, the southern superstar who appears in a sequence, will be applauded by the audience.

    Satish Shah, Shahana Goswami, Suresh Menon and others play their parts well and extend able support to the main cast of the flick.

    The direction of Anubhav Sinha seems to be in the top notch form. The director successfully extracts the best from not only Shah Rukh Khan, Kareena Kapoor but also the child artist Armaan Verma. Anubhav’s execution of the screenplay is perfect and pace most suitable to the genre of the flick.

    The musical scores by Vishal-Shekhar fully support the genre and big canvas of the flick. Numbers like ‘Chamakchallo’, ‘Dildara’ and ‘Raftarein’ have already created a lot of buzz among the audience and will certainly help the flick at the box office.

    Action sequences and chases by Andy Gill and Spiro Razatos are superb and fully justify the genre of the flick. Cinematography by V Manikandan and Nicola Pecorini is good. Kanika Dhillon’s dialogues suit the plot of the flick. Other production values are also good.


    Shah Rukh Khan has done a superb job in the flick in terms of acting and chasing sequences. The film is a visual treat with top notch computer graphics and other use of high- tech gadgetry. The film has raised the bar further for superhero flicks.* It is certainly better than anything bollywood has offered so far and is more in consonance with standards of Hollywood.

    STAR Rating: * * * 1/2

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  8. DianaDimple

    DianaDimple Well-Known Member

    Deccan Chronicle Movie Review 4/5 (Spoilers)

    Ra.One : Quite a thrill ride

    Oct 25, 2011 By Khalid Mohamed

    Spoilers Alert

    Virtual reality bites, and it tickles too. Woohoo, computer-generated G: One (Jeevan, get it?) is so goody-good that he would happily chomp a chewing gum made of wood.
    And his fi-fie-fo-fum adversary is the eponymous Ra:One (Raavan), a Frankenstein’s monster of sorts who’s as aluminium-plated as pans-`n’-pots. Daft and dotty?

    Absolutely, and that’s its strength. The Anubhav Sinha-directed Ra-One revels in being a zippy, zany, zowie ride. And the upbeat news is that the special effects fandango actually works, the closest yet to international standards: in particular a spectacular turvy-topsy car chase through London’s streets, thrilling acrobatic stunts on a Mumbai local train, the collapse of Mumbai’s CST terminal, and a gothic climax that’s dot-on with its micro-chips syntax. So if you’re in a feel-thrill mood, go right ahead and chillax.

    At the outset, you’re somewhat overloaded with jumbo-mumbo, what with a business-suited videogame executive (Shahana Goswami, competent) lecturing an auditorium packed with Jurassic Park-aged folks about how computer age era technology is as exciting as supping on squishy egg yolks. No jokes. Enter an impressario (Dalip Tahil, an updated Gogia Pasha), who announces that if his corporation’s next video-game doesn’t sell in the market, his employees would have to become waiters in his noodle restaurant. Aaah dim sum, lose some.

    That sets the heat on golliwog-haired Shekhar Subramaniam (Shah Ruk Khan, Part One) to devise a game in which evil is awesomely attractive. Jr. Subu (Moppet Silky Hair) loves the concept, for once applauding his MacDaddy, whom he had always dismissed as a nutzoid nerd. Yeah, man Daddy even eats noodles splashed with
    curd.Yoghurt Suey anyone?

    Anyway, so a Shaitan versus Superhero game is launched at a hearty party, which would be the envy of every host from Vijay Mallya to Hugh Hefner. Ulp, then
    something goes terribly wrong. Like Frankenstein’s monster, Evil Robo goes on the rampage, kills sweet Subramaniam. Eeps, weep.Kid and Mommy Subramaniam (Kareena Kapoor), now, have to save themselves from the killer machine. Woe ho.

    It’s after establishing the characters and clarifying the storyline (which could have become a cat’s cradle of confusion) that India’s answer to Hollywood’s superhero
    blockbusters, becomes truly *******. The post-intermission reels are riveting, enhanced by the vivaciously choreographed and executed Chhamak Chhalo dance
    set piece.

    By now, the action has moved to Mumbai (oink at points, it resembles a Chennai suburb). Mummy Subramaniam and Moppet are being protected by G-One (Shah Rukh Khan, Part 2), who’s a combo between a robo, android, humanoid, High-pod, Spiderman, and hello, even a touch of Paul Newman, thanks to a pair of oceanic blue eyes. Nice.

    Next: the emotional quotient flows freely from the faucet. Robo-Goody is slowly but surely assuming human qualities, oozing love for the Chhamak Mom. Meanwhile,
    the Evil One has become excessively menacing (Arjun Rampal), stepping out of a cool cologne ad, to halt at a Dassera effigy burning (stylishy shot), and then take on
    Blue Eyes at a location straight out of a nightmare. A nail biter.

    Spectacular production design, an irreverent post-modernist attitude, action interludes and the jaguar-tempo carry the enterprise forward throughout. A sporting guest
    appearance by Rajnikanth (whose Robot was set on the same special effects-turf), the R.D. Burman-like aalap in the background score, Vishal-Shekhar’s inspired dance-
    friendly songs and an approach that asserts just-go-with-the-FX flow, transport our actioner bonanzas to quite another level altogether.

    On the downside, the lapses into profanities and even vulgarity are beyond your comprehension. A bunch of keys lands er..in..a woman’s bosom, Good-One places his
    hand on Mummy’s ditto, puns are made out of cuss words (D.K. Bose ka influence, kya?), and there are far too many references to condoms. Plus, a gay interlude at an airport security frisking is strictly ho-ho-hum.

    Indeed, all these elements are as avoidable as the prologue featuring Sanjay Dutt, Priyanka Chopra and nods to Jackie Chan, not to forget a song grab from Kuch Kuch Hota Hai. Admittedly, the reference to three Lady Bruce Lees is a laugh-out-loud moment.

    Of the cast, Arjun Rampal albeit in a brief role, is effective. Kareena Kapoor appears to be more interested in being yummy than a mummy. Child actor Armaan Verma
    is impressively at ease.

    Undoubtedly, the extravaganza belongs to Shah Rukh Khan. He’s ultra- high on energy and on infecting the viewer with his distinctive brand of tongue-in-chic chutzpah.

    Why the four stars? you may cavil. Answer: why not? Here’s a technical accomplishment with as much heart as hardware.

    Rating : 4/5

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  9. jg2k

    jg2k The.One

    Nothing negative in the Stardust review and yet 3.5! :p :lol: (But then, OMG, Stardust said NOTHING NEGATIVE about an SRK movie?!?!)
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  10. danshula

    danshula Well-Known Member

    Isn't that GREAT? I was quite shocked either!
  11. jg2k

    jg2k The.One

    TOI Movie Review - 3.5/5

    Nikhat Kazmi, TNN, Oct 25, 2011, 10.00PM IST

    Story: Goofy gaming expert, Shekhar Subramaniam (Shah Rukh Khan) wants to be a super hero for his son Prateik (Armaan Verma). But his young son, like all young sons, thinks super villans are more cool. So Shekhar creates the ultimate clash of good against evil by pitting a very powerful anti-hero Ra-One against a seemingly less potent good guy. But can the good guys ever lose?

    Movie Review: Rajnikant's Robot may have pre-dated it, but Ra-One does manage to hold despite the larger-than-life quality of Rajni's antics as Chitti. Here, Shah Rukh Khan does the train walk sideways and he does it rather well. And if that is not enough, the two desi sci fi heroes have a split second encounter on the streets of Mumbai, with Rajni saar showing off his flying googles act and SRK replicating it with elan. Twin Rascals!

    Ra-One works on several accounts. First because it has some interesting clashes betwen G-One, the good robot(Shah Rukh Khan) and Ra-One, the bad robot, who can take the form of anyone he wants. Secondly, the bond that G-One develops with the family he is supposed to protect, Kareena and her young son Prateik, is warm and winsome. There is also a lot of wit thrown in here and there in the screenplay, specially when the film concentrates on the geeky and loving Subramaniam's family dinners. And finally it is the excellently sung and choreographed Chammak-Challo number which keeps the mercury rising to unprecendented heights.

    The film falls back in the emotional quotient. Understandably, robots have no feelings, but remember, even the steely Terminator managed to have a very special relationship with the mom and her messiah son. Also, considering so much money has been poured into the film, the special effects and the hi-tech gadgetry lacks the glitzy feel of Hollywood sci-fi. In some places, it even gets somewhat tacky with all those flying cars hurtling into nowhere and the digital game screen going gaudy in orange.

    Small quibbles, actually, since Ra-One is sure to usher in a crackling Diwali at the box office and give the audience paisa vasool entertainment, with fine performances by both Shah Rukh and Kareena. Even young Armaan is efficient. Go have a blast.

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  12. SRKfanforever

    SRKfanforever Well-Known Member

    loveing the reviews....but dont understand why TOI and stardust gave it 3.5 when they had nothing negative to talk about in the movie...
  13. precious_ain

    precious_ain Well-Known Member

    same thing i dont understand ............. what is the reason behind this.
  14. thanks for the reviews guys..as my twitter timeline is flooded with negative reviews :(


    Why Ra.One disappoints


    Aseem Chhabra, who usually watches SRK [ Images ] movies in New York, reviews his first Shah Rukh flick in the city where Khan and he were both born, New Delhi [ Images ].

    There was a time when we used to read books, talk about them with each other, share ideas and sing lullabies to little kids. Those were simple and quieter times. Shah Rukh Khan [ Images ] may remember those times when was a young kid growing up in a middle class family in Delhi, or when his NASA [ Images ] scientist character sings Ahista, Ahista in Swades [ Images ].
    But then technology came into our lives. Consumer electronics became a vital part of our existence and video games took over the imagination of young kids and even adults -- from the simple charming Pac-Man, Mario Bros and Donkey Kong to the violent world of Mortal Combat and Grand Theft Auto. And kids forgot the value of reading. Superheroes that were in the comic books we used to read, started appearing in larger than life movies.
    This is not necessarily a bad thing. When Hollywood makes superhero films -- the recent Spider-Man, Batman and Iron Manseries – it often does a terrific job. The best of those films have tightly written scripts with consistent good and evil characters, and actors being in the role from start to finish. In fact, those representations of superhero stories enhance that we could read and see in comic books.
    But when a Bollywood superstar like Khan makes a $20 million production Ra.One, inspired by the world of video games, superheroes and villains, he has a lot more to focus on. The rules of Bollywood and his massive fan following do not allow him to be one character throughout the film. He cannot make his fans forget that he is Shah Rukh Khan -- the romantic hero who can dance and lip synch to hot catchy songs, play comic situations and do much more. There is a reason why the term superstar is usually attributed to actors in Bollywood and not in Hollywood.
    There are quite a few Khans in Ra.One -- the bumbling Shekhar, a Hindi speaking video game designer with a bad South Indian accent and an equally bad wig, who mixes yogurt in spaghetti, and overnight transforms himself into a hip Michael Jackson [ Images ] like cool dude, just to impress his son.
    Then there is the sharply chiseled G.One, the good guy in a video game, who sometimes acts like a robot, but then also -- quite unlike his character -- displays emotions, a sense of humour that can only be attributed to Khan's personality and even dances and lip synchs in Akon's voice.
    Khan's passion project Ra.One also tries to be many things -- some awesome action sequences using the best technology available in the world, thrilling car chases and fun video game derived fighting moments, and homage (some may claim the scenes are lifted) to just about every superhero action films -- T2, Spider-Man, Iron Man, Batman, Matrix and Superman.
    Ra.One also has to be a Bollywood film -- at times time fun, such as during the Chamak Challo song sequence, but then it is melodramatic, overplayed with loud background score. Also like many flawed Bollywood films, Ra.One's script is muddled (IMDB.comgives credit to six writers including Khan and director Anubhav Sinha), and it gets lost in many competing narrative threads, nearly forgetting the main plot.
    The premise of Ra.One works at times. Shekhar lives in a palatial house in London [ Images ], with a stunning wife (a very hot looking Kareena Kapoor [ Images ]) and a son, who actually looks like a girl, other than that his name is Prateik. To please his son he designs a video game called Ra.One -- named after its villain -- who takes many forms, including finally that of a creepy Arjun Rampal [ Images ], perhaps the most interesting element of the film.
    In a Purple Rose of Cairo manner, Ra.One, the villain, escapes from the video game in search of Lucifer, the last person who played against him. Turns out Lucifer is Prateik's video game handle and so begins the villain's search for the young kid. All fine, expect it is often interspersed with long chunks of Bollywood masala.
    There are some promising moments in Ra.One -- such as the opening dream sequence where an almost unrecognisable Khan, who looks like a CGI created figure, fights evil forces (including Sanjay Dutt [ Images ], who is introduced to us with the song Nayak Nahin, Khalnayak Hoon Main) so as to rescue a pretty but hysterical Priyanka Chopra [ Images]. The mood, texture of this dream sequence is inspired by Asian cinema and it is quite cool. Also thrilling are many of the video game fight scenes, including the film's climax.
    Those exposed to international films may not find much of this remarkable. Last year's Endhiran had some terrific CGI scenes, but this is a new path for Hindi cinema. And perhaps as homage to Endhiran, Ra.One features a brief appearance of Rajnikanth [ Images] as Chitti -- although it was one of those Bollywood moments when the film meanders from its focus.
    I wish Ra.One had more of the evil character played by Rampal. I wish we could have seen some more sparks of evil from Kapoor. But Ra.Oneis mostly about Khan.
    There are video games that kids play, but then they shut them off, after they win or lose. Finally, Ra.One has a similar forgettable quality.

    Rating 2 stars
  15. K

    K I love you Shah Rukh. Staff Member

    I thought I was going to be ridiculously nervous as the reviews came out...waiting to see if they'd be good or bad...but somehow I feel a strange sense of calm...that so much has been put into this film, blood, sweat, tears, heart, soul and above all, love, that it doesn't even matter anymore...I just feel in my heart that no matter what anyone says, this film is going to receive all the love it was made with, plus infinitely more...:heart:

    Thanks for the reviews everyone.:)
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  16. jg2k

    jg2k The.One

    One thing I'd like to add here... Everybody please remember that the whole bunch of SRK-detractors would be waiting out there to write negative stuff about the movie (and some would even do so without watching it! Others would see FDFS just to come out and bash it!)... The same had happened for RNBDJ, MNIK and numerous others. So please wait till the weekend approaches and the BO talks for itself! I am getting pissed at some of the comments too - but I'd like to keep a rein on my thoughts till I see the film tomorrow and see how the audience all over the world react in general...
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  17. SWEET

    SWEET ♥Panorama♥

    am not reading any review or comment and i didnt see the 2 last trail of raone bc i want to see it my slef the day after tmw Thursday so when i see it i will judged and one me friend said it look silly she will wait for don2 :lol: told her wait for me will see it and tell if u would like it or nt ji :p
  18. rollercoast

    rollercoast Zindagi

    Definitely ignore twitter comments!
    Where would all these people have seen it anyway?
    Remember how many haters have used twitter as a weapon against srk in the past?
    They have just been waiting.... :tsk:
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  19. sami16

    sami16 a fan not a fanboy

    3.5/5 as such is the standard review given to a film that is good but hasn't lived up to the hype created, Ive seen this rating alot before! this doesn't mean the film is bad (or that one should say anything negative) but it means that in comparison to what was being said beforehand in promotion does not translate on screen, thats why TOI/Stardust have given that rating, because they think the film is good but does not live up to expectations.....from the reviews I am reading on twitter....this already seems to be case, too many expectations delivered by the Ra. One promotional team and not enough fullfilment, already im getting a MNIK feeling about this, big start, not upto expectations and collections tail off....Insha Allah it is not the case.

    Anywayz, reviews don't really mean much, critics are human beigns, they'll never be able to understand the thinking of each and every person and hence there job of reviewing films is already flawed, what matters is the audience reaction.....Dabangg/Bodyguard/Golmaal 3 got trashed by each and every critic, but the audience loved them...and look what they did at the BO. (all 100+ crore netters)
  20. K

    K I love you Shah Rukh. Staff Member


    Expectations were sky-high. People started comparing "Ra.One" to Superstar Rajinikanth's blockbuster film, "Robot". But Shah Rukh Khan didn't let speculations shake him even a bit and kept his eyes on his work. Hard work pays. He has lived up to the expectations and "Ra.One" has come out really well. Film buffs can't ask for a better Diwali treat than this.

    SRK: Here comes the superhero

    Shekhar Subramanian (Shah Rukh Khan) does all he can to fit into the world of his son Prateek, but just can't. Prateek finally gives up his efforts to make his dad cool. At this gloomy juncture, Shekhar succeeds in designing a superb game and happy times return to the family.Surprisingly, their lives take a U-turn following a hard drive crash. They are supposed to play the game but the game starts playing with them. The rest of the film revolves around whether Shekhar and his son can get out of the mess.

    Shah Rukh Khan plays the character G.One and not the title role Ra.One. He is wonderful as always. He fits into the role superbly. His energetic performance is commendable and the scenes like the train-chasing sequence and the climax are jaw-dropping. His chemistry with his son Prateek in the film is wonderful. His popularity among the children will surely increase by manifold after the release of the film.

    Female lead actress Kareena Kapoor has given yet another splendid performance. She played the role of Shah Rukh Khan's wife Sonia Subramanian in the film, and she fits the role to the T. Her performance in the song "Chamakchallo" is simply stunning.

    Arjun Rampal, who plays the title character of "Ra.One," has raised the bar for villains. He has given a solid performance. He looks stylish and has done his role with ease. Child artiste Armaan Verma, who plays Shah Rukh's son Prateek Subramanian, deserves special mention. He plays a crucial role in the film and he has given a splendid performance. Sanjay Dutt and Priyanka Chopra have added spice to the film and the presence of Superstar Rajinikanth will make his fans go crazy.

    Director Anubhav Sinha deserves all the accolades for making such a good film. He brought the best in Shah Rukh Khan, Kareena Kapoor, Arjun Rampal and child artiste Armaan Verma. He did everything right from direction to screenplay to action sequences. Music by Vishal-Shekhar is also cool with songs like 'Chamakchallo', 'Dildara' and 'Raftarein' going down well with the music lovers.

    "Ra.One" is an excellent superhero film; a complete entertainer. It will entertain both the young and old alike. Don't miss this Diwali treat from King Khan!
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