Film Review: Ranbir and Jacqueline's Roy is a major disappointment

13-02-2015

 

Roy is a movie which just drags on without any plot or objective whatsoever. There are basically 4 things which are good about the movie- 1. the trailer, 2. the poster, 3. the song chittiya kalaiyan and 4. the cinematography. The first three of which, of course one can see on youtube.

Kabir Grewal (Arjun Rampal), is a film maker, who bases his movies on an art thief Roy (Ranbir Kapoor) who he once saw during a bank heist as a kid. Roy was never caught, and so Kabir gives him a storyline. Ayesha (Jacqueline Fernandez), is another filmmaker, who gets romantically involved with Kabir, who is also a playboy and Jacqueline happens to be his 23rd girlfriend. How all these characters come together to make the film, is the story. Or what we hoped, would have added up to a story.

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"A story must end when it needs to. There’s no point stretching it," says Jacqueline's character in the movie, but it seems that director Vikramjit Singh himself forgets to follow his own advice, as the movie runs into an agonizingly long 156 minutes.

As mentioned before, cinematographer Himman Dhamija has done a marvelous job, and the movie is full of tasteful shots.

Jacqueline Fernandez has two roles in the movie, one as the filmmaker and the other as the actress Tia, who is part of Rampal's film. The Kick actress looks adequately pretty providing some much needed relief. Arjun Rampal plays Arjun Rampal as the silent, brooding director. Ranbir's character could have been used much better if heists were the centre point of the movie and not heart beats.

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For those of you looking for a thriller, you’ll simply have to wait for Varun Dhawan’s Badlapur to release later this month. Roy is not a thriller by any standards and ends up lost a limbo of confusion. We shall go with 1 star for this movie.

 

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