Director: Anubhav Sinha
Screenwriters: David Benullo, Kanika Dhillon, Niranjan Iyengar, Mushtaq Sheikh
Story by: Anubhav Sinha
Producer: Gauari Khan
Executive producers: Anil Sable, Rajan Vanmali,, Swapna David, Prashant Shah
Director of photography: Nicola Pecorini
Production designers: Sabu Cyril, Marcus Wookey
Music: Vishal & Shekhar
Lead visual effects supervisor: Haresh Hingorani
Costume designers: Manish Malhotra, Anaita Shroff, Naresh Rohira, Robert Lever
Editors: Martin Walsh, Sanjay Sharma
And we are sure all you SRK fans would have enjoyed the special treat of watching the movie Ra.One. 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.
Starring Khan alongside Kareena Kapoor and Arjun Rampal, Ra.One, on the one hand, has special effects that no Hindi movie can boast of so far
We give you an insight into what this film is all about.
You are introduced to a gaming geek Shekhar (Shah Rukh Khan), his wife Sonia (Kareena Kapoor) and their apathetic son Prateek (Armaan Verma). SRK creates a digital game to impress his son, Prateek (Armaan Verma).
The game begins playing games and unleashes a malevolent power, RA.One, an abbreviation for Random Access One as well as a phonetic approximation of the biggest symbol of evil in Indian mythology. It turns upon its creator and devours him.
The next chapter of the film is unalloyed Bollywood with the spirit of Hollywood blockbusters thrown in for good measure: enter a superhero, G.One (meaning jeevan, life force) who must protect Shekhar’s wife (Kareena Kapoor) and his son, besides restoring the reign of good over evil.
Shah Rukh is the invincible hero and Arjun Rampal is the unstoppable baddie. If the epic clash of the cyborgs isn’t enough to keep you glued to your seat, RA.One offers performance from Sanjay Dutt, Priyanka Chopra, Rajinikanth (appearing here as Robot’s Chitti) and, of course, the sprightly Chammak Challo number.
It delivers more than your money’s worth in terms of pure entertainment. It is impressively shot, technically good enough to pass muster and surely SRK super hero effect.