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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First Published on: February 13, 2015 3:20 pm
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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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                    Harish
                    Feb 20, 2015 at 4:30 pm
                    Roy is a super duper hit movie
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                      Sanj
                      Feb 14, 2015 at 4:10 pm
                      Not a single word can describe how awful this movie is.
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                        Jigarsoni
                        Feb 15, 2015 at 4:29 pm
                        Totally west of times I haven't seen this kind of movie in my life
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                          Kali
                          Feb 20, 2015 at 5:18 pm
                          5 star film Roy I want to watch again for my two favourite heroes. Arjuna u are the next amitabh Bachan
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                            Kalyani
                            Feb 16, 2015 at 11:43 pm
                            Btw... Critics n all if indiawalle... Arjun is hot and looks n acts amazingly the movie is a hit loved roy n kabir. Jackeline is fresh and lovely great film
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                              Sahejad khan
                              Jul 25, 2015 at 4:09 pm
                              Best movie or i would say nice attempt in bollywood.... Rather than emotional drama and action the movie make you to think and think harder to undstand , not a cup of tea for average thinkers.... Hats off to vikrmajit sir...!!!
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                                NIky
                                Feb 13, 2015 at 8:59 pm
                                Why you give evan HALF star to this movie?
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                                  Sailing voggu
                                  Feb 14, 2015 at 9:30 pm
                                  What is pictured & for what not known. In Hyderabad all started clapping for the interval card. In 2nd half nobody remained in hall.
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                                    Renuka
                                    Feb 19, 2015 at 11:11 pm
                                    Ranbir first film that I enjo of yours after Rajneeti... From a boy to manhood fab film keep giving us powerhouse performance so much in character and Arjun rampal I am your biggest fan.. U r the best
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                                      Rina
                                      Feb 20, 2015 at 2:02 pm
                                      Roy is one of those films either you will love it or hate it.. I for one loved it...
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                                        Rubina Patel
                                        Apr 26, 2015 at 6:12 pm
                                        I did not understand what was the movie for? No story at all? I watched it only for Ranbir Kapoor. Arjun Rampal got totally wasted.
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                                          Sam
                                          Feb 13, 2015 at 6:18 pm
                                          Spot on review with very generous rating
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                                            Shalini
                                            Feb 18, 2015 at 10:44 am
                                            Arjun rampal was fantastic and acted the part to the tea... Roy is a super hit for uber cool and the mes will live the ever bubbly jackekine lighting up the screen 5 star film thumps up to the roy team. Bollywood is making good movies
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