Monday, October 31, 2011

Ra One - A Personal Review

so its that time of the year where movies from India start bursting into the market... yes Diwali... the time when usually big time movies from india are released while a few less fortunate small timers also release... so among all the movies released for Diwali 2011, was Ra One... India's most expensive film after Endhiran which has a similar theme and was released almost a year ago during the same time...

so after much hype about the film, the songs were release a month or so ago and as expected was a commercial success.. Chammak Challo by Akon was probably the best song... while a few more songs like Criminal and Dildara were my personal favourites.. and with that came the movie on Diwali day...

although i did not have the privilege to watch it in a theater, i was able to grab a pretty decent rip of it off the internet coz i badly wanted to watch it.. and i should say, i wasnt disappointed at all.. it was a pretty decent movie.. although there were pre movie reviews and rumors which stated that it was a copy of the movie Endhiran, i certainly disagree... the story was although on a similar theme, was different.. it was a different concept, a different technology if it may be said and also different setting and environment...

one thing i would praise about this film is the technicality of the film.. the graphics, the VFX, the sound engineering were very very very much better compared to other indian sci-fi movies.. it can be said that some technical errors done in endhiran have been carefully corrected in Ra One...

many of the scenes in the movies were kinda a copy from other movies like endhiran, spiderman, superman, batman and tron as far as i can identify but it was with a difference... not an exact copy but similar to it.. altho endhiran did not show much of the technical aspects of making the machine, Ra One addressed that problem by explaining what the technology is etc which give the movie a different sense..

apart from this, SRK's acting in the first parts were good.. the places where he talks in tamil adds more humor to the movie..

a word or two must be said about the music and sound of the movie.. pretty good music.. songs were awesome.. also the tamil version of the songs were excellent it should be said.. loved the music.. especially the BGM of the film.. excellent.. love the "paiththiyakkara paiththiyakkara" background music.. plus other music.. suits the movie perfectly...

it should be noted that SRK took some pretty big risks considering this movie and needless to say, they have all paid off well.. getting Akon to sing... getting south indian Super Star Rajinikanth to play a 2 min cameo in the movie, prinyanka chopra, sanjay dutt doing cameos have all paid off very well.. especially akon and rajini..  

all in all it should be said that the movie is a pretty good commercial entertaining movie and a must watch.. i can safely say that Ra One has taken the 2nd big step after Endhiran to make sci-fi and technologically advanced hollywood range movies... 

go and watch it.. 

Adios!!

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