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'King Khan' holds it all together.
Much of the film is marked by a sense of dead air, owing to the fact that there's not a lot of story, but nevertheless, per Bollywood conventions, a lot of time to fill.
The film is as cheesy as it sounds.
The movie has a witty sense of punky, gaming-style esthetics that American blockbusters try for but can't quite achieve.
It never feels cynically niche-marketed or fundamentally bored with itself, the way so many big-budget American movies do.
Anubhav Sinha's exhilarating fantasy "Ra.One" is Bollywood at its best.
Ra.One takes all of the tropes of Bollywood and meshes them into a modern story in a way that is engaging and propulsive.
SRK held the film from the beginning, first as the geek then as the superhero. Little Verma was good as Prateek while Rampal always makes a good baddie.
Go have a blast.
Though the film does provide a lovely collage of shiny computer graphics, its narrative power doesn't quite keep you in the game.
Everything appears so visibly constructed and all over the place that you gape at the wires, rather than blend in with the experience.
Surely the film will be a success in its native land and will rake in significant bucks around the world (it's opening in a record-setting 5,000 theaters worldwide) -- whether that qualifies it as "good" is debatable.
Hope the international audience wont judge Indian Cinema by this high-budget mediocrity.
Ra.One is not really a superhero film. The story and its hero have very few superhero elements in it. Its sci-fi, and a pretty dumb one at that. The plot has coherence issues and is sometimes illogical. The portrayal of Tamils is the film is extremely stereotypical, and is obviously used as a comic relief. The sound design and sometimes the editing were surprisingly average fare. And we have a villain who thinks he is badass, but he's basically hell bent on killing a kid because of ego issues. Yeah. Now that I listed out the negative stuff, let me come to the positive ones. The CGI is the best yet we've seen in Bollywood, though its comparable to Enthiran. The cast did a decent work. The songs were well placed. Cinematography and action were well done. The art design was just ok though. The cameos were a good addition to the entertainment. No points for guessing who got the loudest of cheers :) Srk had put his heart out marketing this one and its working. And the houseful crowd seem to enjoy the film. If you wanted to watch a mindless festival flick, this could just be it.
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