June 19, 2012
"RA ONE" is the most expensive movie in Bollywood history. Starring Bollywood icons: Shah Rukh Khan, Arjun Rampal, Kareena Kapoor; based on the Ramayana epic. "Ravana" is the villain, the demon-king of Lanka, vanquished at the conclusion.
This supercilious mimicry of the beautiful Ramayana revolves around the creation of a video game where evil (aka "Ra") remains undefeated; predictably, like Frankenstein, he becomes a life-force (Rampal), searching for his arch- enemy "Lucifer", the moniker for the ten- year- old son of the game- creator (Khan). The film is a vehicle for the rhythmical, undulating abs of Rampal, Kapoor, and Khan; the only successful arena in almost three hours of digitalization. "Ra One" and its inane scenario kept sleep at bay minutes longer than "In Time" and earns...
ONE & 1/2 STARS!!
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