Friday, October 28, 2011

Gujaratis' response to Ra.One and much more!

I love Gujarati people for the colorful manner in which they celebrate festivals and the unity with which they stay together as one big family. No wonder most of the soaps these days feature Desai, Parikh families etc. But I am not a fan of watching cinema in Gujarat cos the crowd tends to get very noisy on seeing the hero making an entry, though if you compare to Bangalore, the theaters here in Ahmedabad are of better quality and half the price.


However when I watched Ra.One here in Ahmedabad, I observed two things. First was that nobody cheered on SRK's entry in the movie which is always a characteristic of intelligent people. Second was people's reaction as soon as the movie got over. This is something I always wait to notice so as to ensure that my reaction is in sync with the rest of the lot. Although I must say that more often than not I find myself on the opposite side of the rest of the audience but in the case of Ra.One we were all together on one side, like a big distressed family. The look on the faces was more of treachery than shock. It was as if they were promised a summer vacation camp but led to a concentration camp instead.


Nevertheless, I must say I am a relieved man after the release of Ra.One cos to be honest it was really pissing me off to see SRK on each-n-every darned channel telling his tales of bravery and chivalry, telling why people should watch the movie and how he wants to bring technology to Bollywood so as to pull it up to Hollywood's standards. If I could recall correctly, in one of the interviews he blabbered: 'I made this movie for that one Indian boy working in New York and that one Indian girl studying in London who could proudly tell their friends while watching Ra.One that this was made in India.' So for me, now its all up-to the Indian boys working in New York and Indian gals studying in London to come up with a suitable explanation if in case they happen to accidentally watch the movie with their white friends. I guess the Indian embassy in UK and US is pretty soon going to get some nasty calls.


Also I fail to understand why the King of Bollywood always needs the Multi-Star clutches to walk his movie. As in Om Shanti Om, even in Ra.One you will get to see a plethora of movie stars. The guy knows the tricks of his trade well. He even roped in Rajinikanth for a meaningless 1 minute scene so that he could also milk the Rajini-crazy South Indian audiences who wouldn't have otherwise chosen to see Ra.One. As one of my friends rightly said 'Ra.One is a 2.5 hr Rajini movie with guest appearance from SRK for 2 hrs and 29 minutes.'
Viewers feel that they paid a very heavy price for watching
the chubby look of Kareena in that dazzling pallu-less saree!


(Spoiler Alert) Coming to the actual movie, the very idea of a Super-Hero safeguarding only his own family is flawed. That is not a Super-Hero, that is mean! I guess SRK typecasted the idea to suit his personal lifestyle. Is it a sequel to the Nerolac paints ad: 'Papa tum tak kuch bhi harmful nahi pahuchne denge!' Needless to say that SRK even in a robotic avatar displays his trademark fake smile with S-shaped eye brows. What will add to your misery as a viewer is that there are some pretty out-rightly sleazy scenes and dialogues which is always something to avoid when you are with your family.


Anyway I would stop here and let the equally meaningless media do its bit to scrutinize Ra.One. I know it takes a lot of hard work to make a movie but as they say sometimes we miss the wood for the trees. But that would not in any way prevent me from visualizing Salman and Amir having a small celebration somewhere.


P.S. I can safely assume that a teeny-weeny brain cell of at-least one of you readers may be beginning to ask me 'Who the hell asked you for a review?' To which my standard reply is 'Who the hell invited you to read my review? So eff off !'


P.P.S. Only I realize the risk that I am undertaking by mocking SRK in my already flopped The Silent Commentator blog cos lets face it, although you and I could see through things but there are still many jerks around who idolize SRK.


Lux Cozi ki taraf se aapko Happy Diwali!



26 comments:

  1. Good one silent commentator....your silence on this crap named RA.ONE is appreciated....also it makes a mockery of tamil language as well....and its all weird and meaningless stunts put in to make it a super hero movie which are not even close to a real super hero movie...

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  2. haha this is one funny ass review! Loved it! I'm going to start following your blog :)

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  3. @Sudhir: cudnt agree more :)

    @Anonymous: I think u r on the right track :p

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  4. good review

    the comment
    'Ra.One is a 2.5 hr Rajini movie with guest appearance from SRK for 2 hrs and 29 minutes.'

    is truly funny .. loved it..

    www.readitt.in

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  5. @dgdhan: If only someone cud pay me for reviewing movies :(

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  6. The movie will generate a lot of crap articles! This one was great, though :-)

    The 'share, tweet, submit, digg' bar on left side is causing inconvenience while reading...can you move it somewhere else?

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  7. Ankur this is the best comment I've heard so far

    Best Ra-One comment:
    "The Best scene in the Ra-One movie was when the fat guy in front of me stood up and blocked the screen for 30 seconds"

    Also you gave a nice review :) SRK keeps on saying he bought in technology in India, but we don't need technology to make good movies... i mean when compared to Iranian, french movies they are well directed the stories makes sense where common people can relate...

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  8. @Giribala: thnx :) Regarding that widget I hv shifted it a little.. pls chk again n lemme knw..i hv been receiving complaints regarding that right frm the day1.. i donno y it behaves differently in different browsers :(

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  9. Fuck off ankur ... you dont know how great is shahrukh .. e brought the awesome tech to Bollywood .... you are just jealous ...

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  10. @Anonymous Bhai: I wrote this post for ppl like u only :) and by not mentioning ur name u hv proved tht u r a SRK fan :p

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  11. yeah you are right .. I am Shahrukh fan and am Gay too .... And I am proud for both of these facts... Its ppl like you who are jealous of is greatness.

    yesterday DDLj completed its 16 years .. and all news channels were busy celebrating that .. now beat this... you looser!

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  12. @Anonymous (can't say bhai anymore after ur latest revelation): Congrats on bein so 'happy n gay' :)

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  13. You are right Ra.one is not a great piece of cinema but it was not that bad also.SRK is not only actor in Ra.one but he is a Producer,so he will try everything in the book to recover its cost. Secondly a movie or two cant define the career of a person.Srk has done excellent movies like Swades and Chak de India{not counting all the ddlj,k3g etc.}.What about others "The great Mr. Amitabh Bachchan".Who kissed a girl{Jiah Khan}in Nishabd.What about Aamir khan who produced a family film like "Delhi Belly".What about Salman Khan whose most of the recent blockbusters are remakes of South.

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  14. well said Ankur .. nice and frank review ..
    Actually you saved 550 bucks of mine . thanks for that :) ..

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  15. @Imran: Can't afford to get into this an endless debate like this with someone who compares SRK with AB :)

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  16. @Anish: Oh, don't mention! Its always a pleasure to save someone from Ra.One :D

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  17. Guys do not forget that Shahrukh ruled the industry for more than 20 years and has delivered a number of hits infact more the Aamir and Salman. He gave the industry hits when nobody was able to give one single hits in years. Salman had a drought of hits for ages and recently by doing some remakes has come up. Hope u all like it.

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  18. Pakad ke Maado IS SRK ko..Aaandu ko koi aur kaam nahi hai kya...mein to dekhne ka chance hi nahi leta...tu Ankur tere ko aur kuchh kaam nahi hai kya be..Ek ticket kharid ke uske movie ka revenue mein add kar raha hai..
    Tu bhi maad khayega..jaise SRk agar kabhi mujhe akele mil gaya...

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  19. @Asif: Agree completely with wht u hv said.. of-course its a matter of gr8 concern tht SRK ruled the industry for more than 20 yrs (if at all its factually right) :)

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  20. @nirpreet: thnx!

    @Mukesh: :) bhai main to chammakk challo dekhne gaya tha :p

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  21. A wonderful post on Ra.One... loved it bro!

    I could say 1 thing SRK knows how to play his cards and sell things to the public...

    I pity the Anonymous SRK fans who have have no guts for a face off. LOL

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  22. @Dudo: glad to find that we r on the same page :)

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  23. I have not seen Ra.One and will not see it for sure.

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  24. @CHHOTU: yahi hai right choice baby! Aaha! :)

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