146 Min. | Action – Drama – Romance | February 2015
IMDB Rating: 2.8
Director: Vikramjit Singh
Staring: Ranbir Kapoor, Jacqueline Fernandez, Arjun Rampal
Roy Review: Roy is textured and tinted marvelously by cinematographer Himman Dhamija, but Singh’s story is unable to lend it enough substance. Had Dipika Kalra exercised ruthlessness on the editing desk, it would’ve tipped the odds in its favour. Roy is a marvelously shot movie, no doubt, and holds immense promise, but never quite sums up into anything of substance. We only wish it was more about the heist, and less about the heart. The film is shot beautifully. The screenplay is clever too. A story that keeps shifting between time and space from real life to reel and vice versa, life can be puzzling but the smart screenplay avoids any such confusion. Watch it for the debutant director’s attempt at telling a different story with gorgeous actors that make enough eye candies.
Roy movie basically is of a romantic thriller type. It will catch your attention all the time inhale like glue. Story lining is awesome. Nothing extra added up there. No extra masala. Two item songs are also appropriate according to the plot. The cat-mouse chase is little there. Ranbir Kapoor is a thief and Arjun Rampal is a director and play boy, from the characters, you may predict that there will a run and chase and a little fight. But if you think that all Bollywood movies are about touchy romantic angles, fight, chasing villain and happy ending, you are wrong. Though Roy has neither love angles nor hardcore fighting. Expectation of fighting is also more than day dream as Chocolate Boy is there-He can’t fight. only flight, some filmy fights and kungfu moves will surely entertain you.
Within his yearlong break after Besharam, he learnt many mixed martial art moves. Yes, that was indeed to tackle muscleman play boy like Arjun Rampal. Rest of Roy’s story is a suspense thriller that uncovered slowly and dramatically.