Cast: Arjun Rampal, Jacqueline, Ranbir Kapoor.
Director: Vikramjit Singh
Length: 2hrs and 25 minutes
In the film, Arjun Rampal’s character is film-maker who is constantly conscious about his film’s story. How we wish the writer of ROY had lifted a modicum amount of inspiration from his protagonist. The film’s plot is so haywire that by the end it looked even the director had no answers to the “Inception-esque” story he tries to convey in ROY by having a story within a story. Its one thing to keep audience guessing and other to keep them confused! Needless to say ROY falls in later bracket and leaves you disappointed.
To be frank, the film looked interesting for first few reels, say 30 minutes because very less is known about the story and its character and the plot looked thick initially. But soon we realize that the film is revolving in the loop with not much of intensity and intrigue. First half is still bearable at best, thanks to couple of songs and not-so-bad pace.
But the second half takes a real beating. The screenplay is so convoluted and narration even worse, that ROY reaches the bare minimum. Even at modest 145 minutes of run time, ROY tests endurance with its assembly line of loop-holes.
The songs are sort of silver lining in the black cloud. “Tu hain ke nahi” and “Sooraj Dooba” stands out although the same cant be said about their filming.
Arjun Rampal looked dull and unattached to the character resulting in a cold performance. Jacqueline Fernandes’s subtle character looked funny with her lethargic performance. Ranbir Kapoor tries really hard but he is muddled with a role that’s just so forced.
Even a mediocre script could’ve saved the film, but ROY suffers to find any path in the story leaving with confused story which is neither romantic nor dramatic. Its plain boring!
Rating – 1.5/5Tags: Arjun Rampal Jacqueline Fernandez Member Reviews Rajeev Masand Ranbir Kapoor Reviews Vikramjit Singh