One craze all over the nation. Since the poster released (6-7 months earlier), everyone was eager about the movie as King 'SRK' Khan is gonna be back after 1.5 years. Expectations is not a factor to discuss anymore. You can see a long queue in front of multiplexes and single screens just to book this SRK flick. SRK announced that this movie is mainly for kids, but parents are not ready to seriously listen to it. From Kids to senior citizens - everyone is same eager to experience RA. One.
Apart all, huge money (nearly 175 crores) is involved in this supernatural flick. The trailers can easily indicate how high-class & modern technology is used in the movie. The visual special effects can easily compete to any English action flick or sci-fi. If Kids & Adults loved our previous supernatural flicks like "KRRISH", "ROBOT", then they are ought to fall in deep love with "RA. One".
Shekhar (Shah Rukh Khan), a father trying hard to 'fit-in' in his Son Prateek's (Armaan Verma) badass world- A son... is trying hard to 'dude-up' his dad from 'aiiiyyyo' to 'YO!' And Sonia (Kareena Kapoor), a mother lost in translation between her husband's 'ingeva' and her son's 'Inn'it!' Finally, Shekhar strike gold when he designs one hell of a Game. But finally, the Game Crashes & instead of being played, The Game starts playing everything else. RA. One(Arjun Rampal) - The Next Level.
As we can see, the story has a newness in it & is complete ideal for a supernatural sci-fi flick. This type of storyline can only work in a jaw-dropper visual treat that should not show even a bit of mercy in visual effects. Here is the main reason why RA. One works for a big time.
The Music of the movie lives up very much and does justice to the movie. "Chammak Challo" is already a fav to many listeners and is still intact for a long time. "Dildaara" is my personal favorite. But "Criminal", "Bhare Naina" also works well. "Raftaarein" was skillfully used in the background. Vishal-Shekhar's Background music works well yet again after "Taxi No. 9211" and "Bluffmaster". V Manikanandan's cinematography was over the top. It was a tough thing to do in a sci-fi like RA. One but he does much justice to it. Sanjay Sharma's editing was perfect. Andy Gill, Parvez Khan, Spiro Razatos and Firoz Boss - these four men steal the show by Action direction filled with amazing stunts and chases. Dialogues by Kanika Dhillon and Niranjan Iyengar were top notch (Just the dialogues SRK loves to recite - "Ladai Goliyon Se Nahi Dil Se Jeeti Jati Hain"). Costumes by Manish Malhotra were fabulous. What is new to say about the best one in the business? But from sources I came to know that the suits of RA. One & G. One are designed by Robert Kurtzman (The famous man from "Austin Powers in Goldmember", "Bad Boyz : II", "Spy Kids"). One can easily say G. One & RA. One's suits are almost same like the suits of "Spy Kids". anyway, who cares if our SRK & Arjun Rampal looks cool in it? Anubhav Sinha, the director himself sits to write the movie himself and it seems that he has taken the idea from many Hollywood Action flicks. But still, it takes courage to introduce the new idea in Bollywood. Anubhav Sinha, Mushtaq Sheikh & Kanika Dhillon unitedly wrote the script of the movie which besides, having a feeling of inspiration from Hollywood flicks has much Desi factors that can only fit in an Indian top-class movie. From Introduction to Conclusion, RA. One is a movie that has every ingredient perfectly studded in it.
Nothing new to say about Shah Rukh Khan, he is a perfectionist always where acting comes. Unlike all other romantic flicks he had delivered, this was a different character - Father-cum-Scientist-cum-Superhero. SRK did Shekhar & G. One both so well, that i seemed this role was nothing so challenging to him. We see, a brand new Kareena Kapoor, the 'mom' who is maximum time staying with a 'pissed' attitude. But Kareena has earlier claimed that people will remember her for RA. One. And frankly speaking, surely they will. Armaan Verma is blessed with many quantities that a important character in a movie should have. Shahana Goswami as Jenny was commendable. Satish Shah, as Iyer, a total nonsense person & a troubling neighbor stole some moments. Others like Dalip Tahil, Satish Shah, Suresh Menon, Mushtaq Shiekh and Tom Wu were very obedient in their roles. Sanjay Dutt & Priyanka Chopra's special appearance were a distraction towards something new in the running movie. SRK tweeted that "Rajini Sir Blessed RA. One..." & folks, so he did. Rajinikanth was tremendous in his damn good guest appearance.
Most probably after GHAJINI, this is the second time when a Bollywood movie is titled by its villain's name. So, it was very important for a villain to live up with such respect given. Here comes Arjun Rampal, the show stealer, RA. One. His excellently designed look, suits and mighty powers he was given helped him very much to bring out the evil in himself. I would declare RA. One Arjun's best performance till date.
Finally, From Introduction to Conclusion, RA. One is a movie that has every ingredient perfectly stashed in it. The main fact is it is very courageous to live up with humongous expectations of people & not let them down a bit and RA. One skillfully does that. In short, RA. One is a kick-ass entertainer with never-seen-before visual effects. A Must Must Must Watch in this festive season.
Review by Somak Basu from the Internet Movie Database.