Shahrukh Khan-Kareena Kapoor's Ra.One has been running housefull with tickets being booked weeks in advance. There are also reports of fans whistling and dancing to the tunes of 'chammak challo' in theatres. The euphoria is amazing. However, if one were to go by the critics reviews, it is 'mixed'. Check out what critics from leading newspapers and channels have to say about Ra.One....
Times of India
Not only does director Anubhav Sinha take too long to arrive. Too much of screen-time is expended on vulgar jokes and tomfoolery. On the Indian superhero scale, G.One is certainly way ahead of its Krrish counterparts but still miles behind Robot. Nevertheless Ra.One qualifies for a 'one' time watch.
Ra.One is a solid entertainer, no two opinions on that. As for the business prospects, RA.ONE is sure to shatter all previous records and set new ones, in India as well as internationally. It has Blockbuster written all over it!
Over bloated, lacking in human magic and exciting for just about one fourth of its more than two hours run, it crawls for the first 45 minutes, delivers over a dozen lame body jokes, and abounds in miserable stereotypes including Shah Rukh Khan's ungainly mannerisms as a Tamilian (in the first half).
Ra.One delivers more than your money"s worth in terms of pure entertainment. It is impressively shot, technically good enough to pass muster and the hi-jinks drama has the pace to keep tedium at bay. What you see is passable, what you hear is enjoyable, but what you take away is insubstantial.
Ra.One might have been made on par with international films, but its soul is pure desi. Director Anubhav Sinha has chosen an interesting storyline and also managed to include several twists. The relationship between an Indian father and son and father's attempt to satisfy his son have been beautifully brought out on screen. The visual effects of Ra.One is another highlight of the film and the stunning chase, action scenes and the train sequence in the second half are sure to mesmerise the audience.