India’s Big-Budget Action Flick Ra.One Heads to the States


I honestly don’t know the first thing about Indian cinema. Not one single thing. In fact, director Anubhav Sinha’s upcoming sci-fi/actioner “Ra.One” will be my first non-horror experience with Bollywood cinema. Kind of crazy, I know, but it’s true. The film, which arrives courtesy of Eros International, is set to hit select theaters next month. The trailer promises a lot of big-budget, special effects-driven tomfoolery, but it’s the synopsis that seals the proverbial deal. I’m not sure if I understand every word, but it sounds pretty cool to me.

I promise I didn’t make this up:

A father trying hard to ‘fit-in’ in his Son’s badass world. A son trying hard to ‘dude-up’ his dad from ‘aiiiyyyo’ to ‘YO!’ And a mother lost in translation between her husband’s ‘ingeva’ and her son’s ‘Inn’it!’ While Shekhar was trying every trick in the book to woo his son, get ‘dude-ified’ and ‘up his coolness quotient’ his son had given up on him.Just when the father-son duo hit a deadlock- Shekhar strikes gold when he designs one hell of a game. Finally it all starts falling in place……as the family comes together….only to find themselves in the middle of a crash……not just a hard drive crash but a crash that would drive them to a disaster and make their lives go – KABOOM!!! … all hell breaks loose when – the game that was meant to be played with… starts playing them… The next level.

Below you’ll find the official trailer and a music video by Akon that, truthfully, is pretty freakin’ catchy. “Ra.One” opens worldwide on October 26th, 2011. For added fun, swing by their official YouTube page. Don’t click anything — just enjoy the show.

Source: 24 Frames per Second

Author: Todd Rigney

Todd was raised on a steady diet of Hollywood blockbusters, late-night Cinemax programming, and USA’s “Up All Night,” which may explain why his taste in movies is more than a little questionable. When he isn’t providing news and reviews for Beyond Hollywood, he can be found lounging lazily on his couch, perched in front of his television, or dwelling in places where direct sunlight can be easily avoided. He's happily married, in his 30's, and totally badass. If you'd like to reach Todd, you can follow him on Twitter or send him email/scoops to todd (at)
  • Tin Hoang

    Love the music video, hate the movie trailer.

  • Anonymous


  • X_p

    that song is “O OOh OOOOH”* sooooo bad haha but the movie looks kinda cool.

    *in terrible overused autotune