Roy review: What is Ranbir Kapoor doing in a movie like this?

Roy movie review; I haven’t seen something as fuzzy and dreary as ‘Roy’ in a long time : just what is Ranbir Kapoor doing in a movie like this?

Rating: 0.5 out of 5
Written by Shubhra Gupta | New Delhi | Updated: February 14, 2015 4:56 pm
roy movie review, roy review, ranbir kapoor, ranbir kapoor in roy, ranbir's roy movie review, roy, roy movie, arjun rampal, jacqueline fernandez Verily, ‘Roy’ is a gabfest, and you want to applaud—finally, a movie in which people, you know, talk, but you realize soon enough that all that chatter is empty.

Roy review: What is Ranbir Kapoor doing in a movie like this?
Star Cast: Arjun Rampal, Jacqueline Fernandez, Ranbir Kapoor, Anupam Kher, Shernaz Patel, Rajit Kapoor
Director: Vikramjit Singh

I’ve just finished watching a film about, um, what exactly was it about? And that’s not the only question I have about ‘Roy’, which remains a mystery wrapped in an enigma till the end, for all the wrong reasons.

A snail would be faster than the pace at which we are introduced to the characters. Namely, one number masked thief (Ranbir Kapoor in an extended cameo), who has a thing for expensive art. A filmmaker (Arjun Rampal) with a roving eye and a bad case of block-itis, who bashes away at his typewriter : no, he’s not so poor he can’t afford a laptop– there are many apple-shaped gadgets strewn about in the movie– it’s just, you know, so retro-cool to bash away at actual keys. Another filmmaker (Jacqueline Fernandez) who possesses the most eye-catching set of rings, and who is to be seen reading deeply when not frolicking on the beach.

With me, so far? Good, because this is where it starts getting murky. There turns up a Fernandez look-alike, this one being deeply scarlet-lipped, as opposed to the pastel shades of the first one. A painting is stolen. A bunch of people show up, say stuff and leave : Rajit Kapoor as an unintentionally hilarious detective, Anupam  Kher as the eternal paternal figure, Shernaz Patel as the only one struggling to keep a straight face. And we wait and wait for something to happen.

Nothing does. The good-looking actors loll about in good-looking locations (mostly in Malaysia, and we aren’t surprised when the leading lady bestows fulsome praise upon the country, which will presumably lead to much tourist traffic) and talk, talk, talk in sombre tones. Verily, it is a gabfest, and you want to applaud—finally, a movie in which people, you know, talk, but you realize soon enough that all that chatter is empty.

So here are my questions. Who wrote this? Who is it for? The mystery and the enigma, which are set up lazily and obviously, never really take root. I haven’t seen something as fuzzy and dreary as ‘Roy’ in a long time : just what is Ranbir Kapoor doing in a movie like this?

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    Navdeep
    May 4, 2016 at 6:06 pm
    And Shubhra ko koi film pasand aa jae ho nai sakta. kbhi to 3 Star Se aage bdo. Yr Yaan to Hollywood movies dekhna km kro.
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      Arunan
      Feb 14, 2015 at 7:30 pm
      the director of the movie is fit to take tele seriels. the movie drags like a tv serial, gun exchange is where people enjo a bit, otherwise songs was good. movie sucks.
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        Allison
        Feb 19, 2015 at 11:08 pm
        Roy is the movie of 2015 lived Arjun rampal he is the best
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          Aryan
          Feb 15, 2015 at 10:29 pm
          i** film
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            Kelly
            Feb 16, 2015 at 11:51 pm
            Roy is a beautiful movie. Great job and super story telling.. Very very clever keeps one engaged and mind ticking I will watch again
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              Damon d
              Feb 18, 2015 at 10:59 am
              Firstly, when you compare a Roy to the films that get churned out every month... Comparatively roy is the only sensible story and film that has been made .priya I appreciate ur reply to Krishna but again don't compare roy and if you must then compare it to the Bollywood movies and hands down roy will win I give it 5 stars for story, originality, great stray cast, screenplay
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                Daniella
                Feb 20, 2015 at 1:40 pm
                Roy is a must see film. Was pleasantly surprised with the story and acting Is outstanding. Will watch it again. New age cinema is here to stay. Arjuna rampal is fantastic
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                  Devina
                  Feb 19, 2015 at 11:06 pm
                  Watched roy what a fantastic film 😘😘
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