Feb 13 2015

Roy- Movie Review


Roy movie posterThey say ‘It’s the journey that’s important and not the destination.’ I have to say that none made sense whatsoever in this wanna-be psycho-thriller-with-good-songs film Roy.

Plot in short– Kabir ( Arjun Rampal) is a film maker who is in the process of making the third part of an already hit series of films called ‘Guns’. The premise of his story is that the central character is a thief named Roy (Ranbir Kapoor) who is wanted by the cops for stealing a painting worth millions. Somehow  Kabir goes through a writer’s block until Ayesha comes along. He falls in love with the gorgeous Ayesha Aamir (Jacqueline Fernandes), also a film maker. The more he spends time with her, the more he begins to draw inspiration from his life and pen it into his script. His life and the film stop abruptly when Ayesha decides to go back. Will Kabir be able to finish the story without Ayesha and release his film?

The Good– The acting. Arjun Rampal has drastically improved his acting skills. Ranbir Kapoor got the most boring and useless role of his life but he doesn’t fail to deliver a good performance. Jackqueline Fernandez, like Katrina Kaif is getting better with every film even though she has an unmistakable firangi accent. But I’d say more than her acting, everyone would notice how hot she looks. Everything from her hair to her clothes to the make up… it’s all done very well. The other supporting actors- Anupam Kher, Shernaz Patel, Rajit Kapur and Barun Chanda are good. The music is excellent! I absolutely love the song ‘Sooraj dooba hai’. ‘Chittiyan Kalaiyan’ is fun. ‘Tu hai ke nahin’ is ok. The locations chosen in Langkawi are fantastic!

The Not-so-good– Screenplay, editing, direction! What the hell was the director Vikramjit Singh thinking! The movie is so SLOW that I was falling asleep! Everytime I thought now there’ll be some twist, some suspense some mystery and I was mistaken. There’s a scene in which Arjun Rampal just tells Jacquelie not to go to which Jacqueline says she always wanted to do ballet but was scared on stage and then randomly starts doing ballet on the beach in front of Arjun Rampal. Uhhh yeah! So there are many such lame scenes adding to the never-ending monotonous screenplay. I was hoping that there would be some psychological disorder Arjun Rampal has but sadly, there was nothing. I don’t know why Ranbir Kapoor even agreed to do this film.

Verdict– Roy is highly boring, slow and a complete let down. The songs which didn’t even need to be there in the film are the saving grace.

Rating– 1.5/5


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