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A video game developer's world spirals out of control when his shape-shifting indestructible virtual creation becomes all too real.

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Ra.One
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Shekhar Subramaniam / G.One
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Sonia S. Subramanium
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Jenny Nayar
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The Desi Girl / Damsel in Distress
Satish Shah ...
Iyer
Armaan Verma ...
Prateek / Shekhar's Son
Dalip Tahil ...
Barron
Suresh Menon ...
Taxi-Driver
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Khalnayak
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The Daddy
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Billy
Alex Moore ...
Dad
Mark Barrows ...
Airline Pilot
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Storyline

Originally from India, Tamil-speaking Shekar Subramaniam lives a middle-classed life abroad along with his wife, Sonia, and a school-going son, Prateek. While Sonia is busy writing a book on converting all female-related expletives to male, her husband is employed with Barron Industries, where the owner insists his staff come up with a plan to launch the ultimate video game or else he will change his organization to a restaurant and hire them as waiters. Hoping to create a super-hero, Shekhar instead faces criticism from Prateek - who hopes to instead see a kick-ass villain. This conversation does change Shekhar's thinking and he sets about to create an indestructible villain, calls him Ra.one (pronounced as in Lankeshwar Ravan) and its arch-enemy G.One (Jeevan). Prateek will have to regret passing on this idea on to his father - for soon their lives will be shattered when the shape-shifting Ra.One will find a way to enter the real world, kill Shekhar, possess the body of the latter's... Written by rAjOo (gunwanti@hotmail.com)

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Release Date:

26 October 2011 (India)  »

Also Known As:

Ra.One - Superheld mit Herz  »

Box Office

Budget:

$24,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$1,654,023 (USA) (28 October 2011)

Gross:

$2,509,150 (USA) (18 November 2011)
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Trivia

Verma, who plays Khan's son in the film, had to learn the Brazilian martial arts dance Capoeira in preparation for his role. See more »

Goofs

G.One is always shown with blue eyes. But just before the song "Chamakh Challo" he has brown eyes that will change back into blue ones as he starts singing. See more »

Quotes

Shekhar: Ladai goliyon se nahin, dil se jeeti jati hain. (Bullets don't win you a battle, your heart does.)
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Promotional Overdose..!
29 October 2011 | by (India) – See all my reviews

THE GAG: Ra-One should have been released in the month of April. We could have laughed it off as a 'fools day' gag considering the content, the inflated ticket prices and non-stop TV branding. The average movie goer was fooled left, right and center..!

THE PLOT: Shekhar (Shahrukh Khan) is a video game developer who develops a game that has an unassailable villain so as to impress his villain fanatic son Prateek (Aman Verma).

THE MISSING PLOT: RA-ONE is the villain 'program prototype' in the game which goes on to assume the body of Arjun Rampal from an advertisement poster, in real life. How the villain character transforms into a real life super villain is beyond the average movie goer. RA-ONE , now transformed, is on a Prateek chasing spree, just because Prateek's good at video games. And remember this was not supposed to be a 'leave your brains at home' kind..!

POSITIVE CHARGE: The music needs a mention. It is catchy. The audience love the party dancing. G-ONE (who is the ever predictable counter measure of RA-ONE aka HERO ).

NEGATIVE CHARGE: The outcome of the movie is not convincing. SRK is not SFX material. His acting is his strength which lacked limelight.SFX took precedence in some parts. The script of Ra-One has more pot-holes than that on the streets of Bangalore. Kareena (Sonia) and Arjun(RaOne) lack screen space.

THE WAY AHEAD: There are no B-SCHOOLS in the world that cannot deny Shahrukh an honorary MBA. With the hype he generated for a 6 month period if not more has proved him an expert marketing tycoon. Will the audience be fooled again come DON-2..?? Time will tell. But surely,next time any form of promotional overdose will not work.

SEQUEAL SCENARIO: The movie ends with an invitation for a would be producer of a RA-ONE TWO. But I'am sure as hell that there will not be any sequels for this movie. Remember the 'super hero' audience is 'once bitten twice shy'..!


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