Thursday, January 24, 2013
RA. ONE (2011) movie review
Ra. One (2011) (1st viewing) d. Sinha, Anubhav (India)
No denying the appeal factor for this huge blockbuster whizbang Bollywood extravaganza, concerning videogame inventor Shah Ruhk Khan who creates a new motion control game with an unstoppable morphing android as its villain. Equipped with artificial intelligence, the titular menace finds a way to escape the confines of the mainframe and the only one who can stop it is, of course, the game’s hero, G-One (with the face of Khan, naturally). As one might expect, there are numerous musical numbers, but they’re fun, energetic and actually fit nicely into the narrative. Bottom line, the 2.5 hours flew by and the entire crowd left smiling. Highly recommended.