Komal Nahta
Komal Nahta

I had the opportunity of watching excerpts from Ra.One on Saturday evening. And should I say, I was mesmerised by what I saw? Stupefied? Dumbfounded? Actually, all of this. Although I saw random scenes, they made a lot of sense because producer Shah Rukh Khan was there to explain the missing links in his private preview theatre.

What clearly emerged from the 35-40 minutes’ screening was as follows:

  1. Never before in the history of Bollywood has the audience seen as grand production values as what are seen in Ra.One.
  2. The visual effects are mind-blowing.
  3. But it is not just about technical wizardry and a big, very big canvas. There is a very very Indian story around which the technology has been used supremely intelligently. And it is this Indian core of the film which will give its run in cinemas longevity.
  4. There will be deafening applause in the cinemas, not once or twice but a number of times in the film.
  5. The interval point is very exciting and will draw a round of thunderous applause in the cinemas.
  6. The film has raised the bar for Indian films in general and superhero films in the sub-continent in particular. In fact, some scenes gave the impression that this film could be India’s answer to James Cameron’s Avatar which also abounded in visual effects and was in 3D.
Shah Rukh Khan In Ra.One
Shah Rukh Khan in Ra.One

Shah Rukh fans, get ready to be blown out of your minds.

So, all you, Shah Rukh fans, get ready to be blown out of your minds. You’ve never seen your idol in any film thus far as you would see him in this film. And yes, it isn’t as if those who aren’t fans of Shah Rukh Khan would not enjoy the film. They too would because there’s a lot of ENTERTAINMENT value in the film which has a running time of approximately 2 hours and 40 minutes.

Get ready to experience veritable earthquakes in cinema halls across the world. Bollywood history is set to be re-written and the process begins on Diwali day, October 26.

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Komal Nahta, the Editor of Koimoi.com, is Bollywood’s most trusted trade analyst & film reviewer. You can follow him on Twitter and check out his Video Blog.

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  1. i dont understand the logic of fans…..if it is cricket even sehwag lover or dhoni lover would love tendulkar and entire team…but same fan (salman fan – hates srk ) same rule applies to all heroes…..why??? why????……if srks film breaks any other films stars record then its good for film industry….dont u think???? …..in case of srk…he always does something and rest follows still criticize him and envy him….not fair.

    • SRK is an Bollywood outsider. He is a common man with average looks. He is not a film fraternity khandaan descendent like Aamir, Salman, Hrithik, Ranbhir, Abhishek etc etc. He became a king of bollywood with extreme hard work, dedication & his talent. A proud son of India’s youngest freedom fighter as well.

      Aamir making foreign journalist pregnant & deserting his own wife & kids is forgiven. Salman abusing Aish, killing homeless with car is all forgiven.

      Rules are different for Common Indian versus Aamir, Salman elite class. SRK lights up a cigarette in public despite being the best husband, best human being, Shiv Sena to Bollywood fraternity hates him just out of pure jealousy & grudge.

      • I totally agree with you. It is hard for them to digest that Srk has won the hearts of global people and got honored by many countries.

  2. Shah Rukh Khan will left behind Aamir and Salman my heart says this movie Ra_one will break all the ex records of Bollywood.

  3. First review

    Ra One is a sci-fi movie based on Gaming, Bad Guys and Super Heroes.

    In the movie Shahrukh Khan plays the role of a father who is trying hard to ‘fit-in’ in his Son’s bad-ass world- A son … trying hard to ‘dude-up’ his dad from ‘aiiiyyyo’ to ‘yo!’ And a mother lost in translation between her husband’s ‘ingeva’ and her son’s ‘Inn’it!’

    While Shekhar was trying every trick in the book to woo his son, get ‘dude-ified’ and ‘up his coolness quotient’ 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…as the family comes together….only to find themselves in the middle of a crash, not just a hard drive crash but a crash that would drive them to a disaster and make their lives go – Kaboom!!!

    All hell breaks loose when – the game that was meant to be played with… starts playing them… shah rukh khan in his G-ONE avatar doesn’t looks like a HERO… shah rukh khan’s SHEKHAR avatar is very unnatural…(i mean no one is so foolish as its shown in the movie) shah rukh khan disappoints. the main character of the movie RA-ONE is good but too Hindi movie type villain. The only one who stands out in this DUMB movie is Kareena Kapoor. she is beautiful n good. Overall the movie falls flat on its face. The climax of the movie is very irritating. The drawback of this movie is also its songs. There was no need of “Chammak Challo” song before the climax. the songs is put in the movie deliberately. The graphics of the movie are same as “Superman” which was released in 1980.

    Final Verdict-

    Don’t waste your money on this without brain movie. Watch “Margin Call” instead of this bad one.

    (3/10)just for the pretty Kareena Kapoor.

    Verdict- Disaster

    • Seems like you spend a lot of time on Srk. Have been seeing your comments under almost all articles written about him on here. Has the character of Rahul from Darr movie got in you? you seem to never let go of the psycho kind of love you have for him.

      It seems that you do not want us to look at Srk because it makes you feel that we will take him away from you. Don’t worry, we aren’t that bad.

    • Salman will find very tough to make superhit movies next year. Salman’s time might end soon. As Akshay, Ajay, Aamir are all doing Action movies because thats what public want right now. Once these are overdone to a point of boring, Salman will struggle with Ek tha Tiger, Dabanng 2 without abhinav Kashyap. I see that happening next year.

  4. @rick, hahaha… This show how you are afraid frm Ra.one… Keep going… Box office result will show you… Till than tum negative publicity karte raho… Kyoki SRK ki ek aur bumper hit movies ka ek dialog hai ki BADNAAMI me bhi NAAM hai… Dono halat me ra.one ka hi fayada hoga…
    And thanx ham sabhi SRK ke fans ki taraf se es negative lekin publicity ke liye…:-P

  5. no ratings or reviews can dump srk muvee… even the salman or amir’s fans r watchin the muvee just to “rubbish” it..!! haha… truly.. idiots!!

  6. King s king ! F a tiger s slpng dt dsnt mean dogs r mr wildest! I mean salman. Hahahaha.. , srk. S simply the best. All u dumbos,duffers want answeres take help of google it will f up your mind.

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