The movie Roy is not devoid of some loopholes. Some of the transitions are little confusing while, certain scenes appear to be unnecessarily forced which makes the 147 minutes long movie somewhat dragged.
In a nut shell, Vikramjit Singh's Roy starring Arjun Rampal, Ranbir Kapoor and Jacqueline Fernandez can be a good watch, both to celebrate Valentine's Day as well as for those who love thrill.
Roy movie that starts off promising to be a heist film, but ends up slipping into an emotional drama about self-discovery. ‘Roy’ is textured and tinted marvelously by cinematographer Himman Dhamija, but Singh’s story is unable to lend it enough substance.
‘Roy’ is a marvelously shot movie, no doubt, and holds immense promise, but never quite sums up into anything of substance. We only wish it was more about the heist, and less about the heart.
Debutant Vikramjit Singh succeeds in building suspense by giving the movie a required love angle. There is betrayal, regret and conspiracy which lead us to a brilliant climax that no one would have thought of.
The performances are undoubtedly of top notch and neither of the three is less than the other. As a movie director and as an art enthusiast, Fernandez gives a compelling display of performance unlike her earlier ones. Roy ultimately makes up for a perfect Valentine’s Day treat to lovers with a sweet twist in the end.
At two and a half hours Roy is a slog to sit through with too many unnecessary songs and diversions and not enough meat to either thrill or entertain. If you’re in the mood to watch a ‘film within a film’ and a character crossing over from reel to reality, a better recommendation would be The Untitled Kartik Krishnan Project.
Roy is a painful trudge through acres of pretentious hollowness. Neither the two dapper leading actors nor an eager-to-please heroine in a double role can rescue the film from its inexorable downhill trundle.
Roy is purported to be a romantic thriller. But it unfolds in such excruciatingly slow motion that the somnolent screenplay quickly takes a backseat to the film's external packaging. Recommended only if you want to use the auditorium for a relaxing catnap. Roy will not wake you up.