Roy (Hindi); Anything But Thrilling: Film Review
On Feb 13, 2015
|You know that feeling of emptiness. That dull boring blank feeling. After watching debutant Vikramjit Singh’s ‘Roy’, you will most likely feel the same.
‘Roy’ with its star studded cast of Arjun Rampal and Ranbir Kapoor is a romantic thriller. Vikramjit Singh has a really interesting and peculiar concept to discuss. A concept which needs special treatment and careful handling. But Vikramjit fails to do it. The end product is a confusing, dull two and half hours.
Kabir Grewal (Arjun Rampal) is a flashy filmmaker who was shot to fame by his heist series called ‘Guns’. Kabir is a man who leads a glamorous life. Touted by media as an arrogant, obnoxious and flirtatious character, he is in the process of making the third movie in the ‘Guns’ series. During the filming in Malaysia he meets Ayesha (Jacqueline Fernandez), another filmmaker. They get close to each other. But one day Ayesha finds out a shocking truth about Kabir.
‘Roy’ has an intense psychological angle to it. It is not your usual romantic movie. The plot is as psychological as it is romantic. Unfortunately, Vikramjit fails to narrate it in a compelling manner. Instead of being a thrilling watch, it turned out to be an utterly confusing one. On more than a few occasions the narration drags and makes it sort of unbearable to watch. Even though the songs are average, it is sure a relief considering the dullness of the narration.
Stunning frames of Himman Dhamija is a great relief. It is one thing which helps the viewer to traverse this movie. Magnificent locales of Malaysia are a treat to watch. But, the background score is listless.
As far as performances are concerned, there is nothing actors can do to help make this a bearable affair. Still, Ranbir Kapoor and Arjun Rampal try their best to light up the screen. Jacqueline Fernandez fails to make a mark and a rather poorly written part doesn’t help her. Shibani Dandekar as the pleasant Zoya does a great job.
Debutant Vikramjit tried to pull off a peculiar tale but only succeeds in making it peculiar.
‘Roy’ during its whole length is anything but thrilling. Better luck next time!