A lot was expected from Mani Ratnam’s colossal film Raavan starring real life couple Abhishek Bachchan and Aishwarya Rai in the lead. This was a much hyped movie which did not click well. Something Bollywood is quite well acquainted with. Colossal much hyped movies failing at the box office. But the failure of Raavan leaves a lot of intriguing question unanswered.
We know that we have SRK’s Ra.1 releasing early next year. Now how do the filmmakers go about the movie? Do they create the same amount of hype and publicity which Mani Ratnam’s Raavan had created or do they go for some alternative publicity. Shahrukh Khan’s Ra.1 will face the problem of a bad name which has already has a dire reputation amongst the people. The masses have declined Abhishek Bachchan’s Raavan and now they have another thing coming there way which spells the same affect on them. After watching Raavan, a lot of people have lost hope on bigwigs and hype Bollywood creates before the movies release. They feel betrayed and cheated after they have watched the movie. Owing to this, they develop a hatred for the forthcoming flicks which promises to deliver the goods. And SRK’s Ra.1 is no different. It’s at the receiving end here.
But the matter of the fact is Shahrukh Khan’s Ra.1 has no resemblance with Mani Ratnam’s Raavan, not even the spelling. The only thing that binds the two is the way you pronounce the name of the movie. Where Mani Ratnam’s Raavan is an adaptation of Ramayana,(one of the greatest epic ever told) set up in the present world, SRK’s Ra.1 is a Bollywood science fiction superhero film. Shahrukh Khan and Kareena Kapoor will be seen pairing opposite each other after a long time. The last movie they were seen together opposite each other was in Asoka. Apart from that, Arjun Rampal will be seen playing the villain in Ra.1.
The movie is produced by Red Chillies Entertainment and directed by Anubhav Sinha. This one has left no stones unturned as the movie has a foreign writer, the special effects team is being hired from Hollywood, American rapper Akon would be seen crooning in the movie etc. Now that’s a hell lot of dose for any movie to do a good business.
The latest buzz is that SRK will be seen driving the fastest car in the world i.e the Volkswagen Bugatti. But that’s not just it, to add to the beauty of it, the technicians from ‘The Pirates of the Caribbean’ will teach Shahrukh to drive. The movie may be the most expensive movie made in Bollywood leaving behind the likes of Blue. Kareena will be seen in Milenge Milenge which is set for the release. It will be a treat to watch SRK and Kareena pair up one more time on the silver screen. Hope this Ra.1 does a better job than the former. Rest assures one thing is confirmed that time is the best healer and by the time Ra.1 releases people will not recall the Raavan they detested.