Shahrukh’s ‘RA.One’: Run of poor luck

Wed, September 14, 2011 6:43pm UTC by 33 Comments
Shahrukh’s ‘RA.One’: Run of poor luck

It also looks like everyone is in a tearing hurry to get the project over and done with

Poor Shahrukh Khan. His dream project RA.One has been in the news for all the wrong reasons from Day 1. They quietly shot a Mumbai schedule and a long and very costly London schedule and returned home only to find that the Endhiran/Robot storm had exploded, boasting VFX equivalent to top-notch Hollywood productions with Oscar-winning technical talent doing a great job. Determined to see the competition for themselves, SRK and director Anubhav Sinha gave the hardworking crew a day off and quietly went to watch the Rajinikanth’s blockbuster. Their worst fears were confirmed – not only was Endhiran a superior technical product but also, several sequences were similar to their own film. It was time to frantically re-script.

The shoot wore on and expenses mounted, but SRK was determined that RA.One be the best superhero film to come out of India yet and definitely the most advanced. The shoot finally ended, or so we thought. In a move smacking of desperation producer Shahrukh in all his wisdom decided to add cameos by Sanjay Dutt and Priyanka Chopra. It was back to yet another shooting schedule.

Finally, everything done, it was time for post-production and a mad rush to make the Diwali release deadline. Thousands of crewmembers tirelessly worked hundreds of thousands of man-hours to make this happen. Sinha and composers Vishal-Shekhar decided that they needed a lush orchestral score to suit the film and this was available only in Prague. By now SRK was inured to the money spent in a deluge on the film and he merely shrugged his shoulders and let them get on with it. After all, his much-publicised musical collaboration with Akon for Chammak Challo had gone awry thanks to the track being leaked online. Though the production said that the leaked version was only a scratch track, the released final single didn’t sound much different to the leaked track to untrained ears.

Music would be RA.One’s bane further down the line. A grand music release was planned for Monday. Trouble is, the entire album leaked over the Internet two days in advance, making the grand release rather pointless. Things couldn’t get any worse surely, but they did. The release event was supposed to stream live over the Internet. Thanks to some inept management, the so-called live event streamed two hours late. In these days of instant gratification and omnipresent social media, this was a shocker and a crushing disappointment to millions of SRK fans across the globe.

It also looks like everyone is in a tearing hurry to get the project over and done with, leading to a general decline in original thought. The new poster that was released is clearly inspired by the Batman Begins poster. And, the childbirth sequence shown in the Dildara song owes a debt to a German television advert. Let’s hope that the film itself rocks and people turn out in large numbers to watch it. Else, that’s a lot of money down the tube.Subscribe to me on YouTube

  • Mari

    And, nevertheless, the movie will be released, will rock the theatres, will fascinate the audience. :o )
    All these negative comments won’t break love.
    If you are not interested, if you are a Salman Fan, if you are bothered & bored by these kind of films…..so let it be!
    All others….and I mean ALL others: Indians, NRIs, Screamin’ french, turkish, german, polish, russian and arabic fan gurrls, Sci-Fi Fans and SRK envying or not liking guys WILL have a look…. although it is only to savage SRK. ALL will be THERE! Good luck, RaOne!

    • ali

      ra one is going to be biggest flop of the year,just wait and watch,salman bhai is the king of the kings

      • Mr.26th

        Aali re Aali … Ali aali.

        SHAHRUKH will thrash BODYGUARD collections.

        • ali

          sharuk ki gand me dum hai tho bodygurd ka first day ka record thod ke dhika,srk abthak 100 crore cross nahi kiya,salman ke bulla ka uthna bhi nihai srk,uski gand me bulla

  • Yayzkie

    Your heading should be I Hate Shahrukh Khan So I’m Gonna Belittle Him and Pull him Down Coz I Think I’m Way Better Than Him.

    I hope Raone helps to elevate indian cinema. I will ask my singaporean friends to watch it with me when it releases. Only then I will know how good or bad the movie is. Your article is too personal and sounding bitter.

  • Xian He

    Whoever wrote this article is an idiot. It’s filled with rumors and lies. Plus, Enthrian isn’t a super hero movie at all and had terrible special effects. It didn’t even come close to
    Hollywood. The writer is a retard.

  • Xian He

    Whoever wrote this article is an idiot. It’s filled with rumors and lies. Plus, Enthrian isn’t a super hero movie at all and had terrible special effects. It didn’t even come close to
    Hollywood. The writer is an idiot.

  • Xian He

    Whoever wrote this article is not that bright. It’s filled with rumors and lies. Plus, Enthrian isn’t a super hero movie at all and had terrible effects by Hollywood standards.

    • arazach

      If was that bright do you think would have been writing cheesy articles for bollywoodlife.com. But I admire him/her because the person is so resilient and insult proof that never gave up writing baseless and senseless articles even after being insulted left, right and centre.

  • Shareen

    You are obviously jealous of SRK. You can’t take the fact that SRK is the biggest name in Indian film industry. Instead of thanking him for bringing Hindi movies to the global audience, you are just writing rubbish. Why don’t you tell me which other Indian star has achieved what SRK has in the global level. And please don’t take that fake and phony Aishwarya’s name! She’s nothing compared to SRK!

  • ahsanhaseeb

    One word for the writer. Idiot.
    Haters gonna hate you idiot. Join the club.

  • Arsalan

    One word for the writer. diot.

  • boss

    ra.one is copy of russian movie. when i saw the trailer i came to know that it is copied.salman-bhai rockssssss.

    • vip

      abe yahan salman kaha se aaya? u r writing anything if u dont have any reason to dislike ra one ? russsia? ha ha ur crazy man !!

    • Mr.26th

      You are right.
      Bai (maid) daily comes home and does the same jhaadu – pocha.
      Even Salman does the same … Same movies every Eid… :P
      Not bHai.. Salman BAI rocks…!!!
      Viewers like you will not allow India to venture into THE NEXT LEVEL of Film Making. I am not saying Ra One is Hatke … But atleast the SELF MADE KHAN is TRYING.

  • Curtley

    Ra.one is one of its kind. It’s so sad whenever someone wants to do something in India people are willing to pull them down.

    Spiderman brushes his teeth If srk would do that they’d say he is copying spiderman. what a stupid comparison.

  • Sara

    Wow. This writer really has some issues and it clearly shows. Why on earth are you trying to pull down a film when clearly it is making the right buzz everywhere? The music has gotten rave reviews. You can check it out anywhere.

    The movie is going to be a blockbuster. Shahrukh Khan had the courage to venture into this genre, not like some other Khans (read Salman Khan) who are constantly making similar films day in and day out.

    • sdhkl

      sahi khan ra 1 is blockbuster

  • Leyla

    i love SHAHRUKH veri veri much…..

  • dinesh

    who the bloody hell wrote this? Do u have any problem with srk. He’s taking indian cinema to another level. Appreciate him for that. Not even a single indian has time for german ads..don’t gain publicity using srk’s stardom. U TRP freak.

  • Anna_k

    What a nasty little piece trashy writing…I will not credit it the tag of ‘journalism’…it is obviously written by someone with an axe to grind! Yes Shah Rukh and his crew have put in a lot of hard work and money and energy into making RA ONE a success…it deserves to be and whats wrong with that?? Endhiran may have been a great product(I certainly will not be watching it ever as its endorsed by people like the author!!!) but RA ONE will put all its predecessors in the shade.
    RA ONE WILL BE AN OVERWHELMING SUCCESS…so please stick this article of yours where the sun doesn’t shine!

  • wareesha

    it is quiet nice song.

  • asad khan nasar

    srk is the best

  • mansi

    SRK IS THE BEST . I LOVE SRK VERI.. IIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIII MUCCH.

  • samaa khan

    irresponsible journalism…..whoever wrote this article is just showing his hatred and jealousy towards srk…..totally pathetic,,,,freak ,weak,and hypocrite writer…..ra 1wil be a blockbuster……and will rock the world,,,,we luv u srk

    • waheed

      SRK RA ONE WILL BE BIGGEST BLOCKBUSTER EVER SRK IS A REAL

      KING OF BOLLYWOOD RA ONE WIL BREAK ALL THE PREVIOUS BOX

      OFFICE RECORD . SRK IS A KING OF WORLD RA ONE CREATE THE

      HISTORY OF WORLD CENIMA AND IT WILL BE RECORD BREAKING

      OPENING FOR RA ONE SRK PROVE HIMSELF AS KING OF WORLD

      • waheed

        srk is a king of bollywood ra one will be super duper hit ever in indian cinema

  • Mad

    Hello, people! Those who want to know the answers to the questions please watch the press conference and listen to SRK himself giving answers to all these accusations!!!! He’s the most intelligent in your country! Why do these Indians do not understand the value of SRK??????? When will you learn to find the diamond among all the stones???? SRK is just the best!!!! He will rock the world!!!!!

  • Dechen

    I watched the Ra-1 song release later on internet.The songs were wonderful.The actors looked most beautiful.Shah Rukh dealt with the press amazingly well.His answers to the questions were sensible,reasonable,intelligent and responsible.None of what he said were hurtful nor derogatory.That says lot about the man.He deserves every credit any one can give,because taking a project as huge as Ra-1 only to make an attempt to take Bollywood industry to international level is no game to fool around.I think India should if any thing encourage him so young Indian cinema makers would not be discouraged.If a Tibetan ever does what Shah Rukh did for Indian cinema;I would go to the top of Mount Everest to celebrate it.Idians are amongst the most intelligent people in the world….
    I think in comments’ column you should write what you really did not like and why/or if you liked what you saw;give an educated reason.So it’s helpful.I am a crazy fan of India.It drives me nuts to see Indians trashing each other.
    I salute Shah Rukh in ways you try to calm down senseless gossips about you and some of your good friends with whom unfortunately your relationship has soured.Given the time every thing will turn our alright.Less said and talked about better it is.Shah Rukh please don’t give cheap gossip mongers a satisfaction.Gossips are like the dirt and mongers of it are like maggots .Best left alone,ignore.Huge fan of India!!!
    ALL THE BEST WITH RA-1.BELIEVE YOU ME IT’S GOING TO BREAKTHE RECORD BIGGER THAN YOU IMAGINED.SONGS RELEASED HAVEE CAPTURED PEOPLES’ HEARTS.WISHING INDIA EVERY THING WONDERFUL IN THE WORLD.LOVE YOU INDIA.

  • Ra.one4khan

    Shut up, who posted this thread is totally anti king khan.. Ra one box office estimate will be more than 400 crores.. King will rock once again in overseas as he did in mnik.. King khan rcks!!!! U poor poster dont gossips poorly bout the one who rules our hearts..

  • Kisan

    Have you seen the poster of Veer Zaara ?

  • bell

    Kareen kapoor was a poor choice Sharukh Khanshould have either opted for Vidya Balan or Preity Zinta or Rani mukherjee….even when Srk and kareen were in Ashoka the movie boomed.

    Kareen isn’t lucky for Srk….over the top she acts over in an effort to outshine the hero of the movie she rather flops the movie.

    Had Srkopted for Madhuri Dxit, film would have proved lucky for him. Next tiem be care with Kaminakapoor.

  • baim

    shah rhuk khan is king of bollywood…………….pasti sukses besar.amin


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