Did RA.ONE Got Success in Bollywood


RA.ONE is probably the first sci-fi fiction film in Bollywood. So it can be considered as a milestone for their achievement. It gave the twist to the making tradition of film in Bollywood especially to those of Love stories. But what do we actually know of RA.ONE . Was it megahit or just a normal grossing movie?

Rated 5.3/10 in Imdb (internet movie database) the movie was made in 135Crore ($27.38million). This was a 3D film distributed by Eros international and Red Chillies Entertainment. RA.ONE grossed about 221Crore($44.82 million) in about 15 days worldwide show.

This movie was considered a megahit in India but the plot was simple and plain. Though there were some glitches but we can say Bollywood has done all effort in visual animation and special effects for making RA.ONE best. 60% of the film comprises visual effects. R&B singer Akon was also hired to sing Chammak challo. Ra.One set a new record for total pre-release revenue earned, netting 132 crore (US$26.77 million) and surpassed the previous record held by 3 Idiots, which had netted 85 crore (US$17.24 million).

Overseas, the film received generally positive reviews. Rotten Tomatoes rates the film at 75% "Fresh" (83% for top critics), and Metacritic, gave the film a 60% rating. Kirk Honeycutt from The Hollywood Reporter gave the film a favorable review, adding: "India’s first attempt at a superhero movie is both vigorous and emotionally fulfilling within the context of Bollywood traditions." Kevin Thomas of Los Angeles Times said, "Ra.One is Bollywood at its best. It has energy, spectacle and humor, song and dance, but razzle-dazzle special effects and action stunts never overwhelm its story of enduring love that unfolds amid an intricate and inspired sci-fi odyssey". The film collected US$1,654,023 in USA, £908,768 in UK, $250,000 in Pakistan, $349,899 in Australia, $1,509,624 in UAE, $91,135 in New Zealand and $40,658 in Fiji.


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