Ra One Movie Review

Ra One (Hindi)

Release Date:
October 26, 2011

A father trying hard to 'fit-in' in his Son's badass world- A son ... is 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...

Ra.One- The next level.

A father trying hard to 'fit-in' in his Son's badass world- A son ... is trying hard to 'dude-up' his dad from 'aiiiyyyo'... Show More

Either intentionally or inadvertently, Ra.One has turned out to be the kind of film Bollywood doesn’t make anymore, the tearjerker family drama cum comedy cum action extravaganza

The Hindu

It's Shah Rukh Khan's sheer presence and energy, coupled with the narrative's don't-stop-to-think pace that makes 'Ra.One' watchable despite its flaws. This is an event movie, a spectacle, not really a film.

For most parts, this doesn’t seem a super-hero movie at all. It’s more of a weirdly boiled, Bollywood please all: vaguely soppy romance, Salman-type sasta comedy, narcissistic SRK set piece

Hindustan Times

It’s a film where no character or relationship gets fleshed out well, the climax plays out flat and the crucial fight to the finish meets with a rather tame end

It is a superstarry slurry sludge, with just the occasional consolatory sparkle

Indian Express

There is little logic, poor humour and dizzying levels of hyperbole

Mumbai Mirror

Spectacular production design, an irreverent post-modernist attitude, action interludes and the jaguar-tempo carry the enterprise forward throughout

Deccan Chronicle

Ra.One is a desultory mish-mash of stale Bollywood formulae and a SFX-driven fantasy, and an insult to gaming geekdom. A spectacular let-down

The film seems to think that nothing seems to matter as long as there's enough Khan, and it becomes tragically evident that this is a project born more out of vanity than passion


It is beautiful in appearance, but empty within

Had the storytelling been stronger Ra.One could’ve been a classic. Sadly it’s not but it is an enjoyable sci-fi and CGI fiesta


The works of Ra.One lie in its visuals. If you are looking for a story this isn't the film for you.


This is film-making not so much as noble passion but as grand indulgence, not so much as a marathon magic show but as an event to be managed. No effort is spared.

India Today

In this film, we feel nothing at all. Emotions probably run higher in an actual video game

The Sunday Guardian

RA. One is like a colourful Popsicle that looks tantalising, tickles the palate while it lasts, but leaves no particular after-taste. Sound and fury? Loads of it. Significance? Not much

Ra.One's script is muddled and it gets lost in many competing narrative threads, nearly forgetting the main plot.

Ra-One works on several accounts. The film falls back in the emotional quotient.

Times of India

A solid entertainer, no two opinions on that. It's not merely a great looking film, but also has soul