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And when I say the trailer for the Bollywood movie “RA One” is “insane” looking, I’m frankly not sure if that means it looks really, really good or if it’s got train wreck written all over it. The film stars a bunch of folks you’ve probably never heard of unless you watch Bollywood movies, including Shah Rukh Khan, Kareena Kapoor, and Arjun Rampal. But if the name Shah Rukh Khan means anything to you at all, it could be that a few years back he was famously detained by American airport security, something that he didn’t take too kindly to and made a big fuss about. Welcome to America, buddy. Ironically, “RA One” was initially supposed to shoot in Miami, before budget considerations sent it overseas to London instead.
So what’s it all about? I have no idea, but apparently Shah Rukh Khan plays some robot dude who fights folks, runs around really fast, and other cool robot-y, tech-y looking stuff. Hey, if nothing else, the trailer is kinda cool, and it certainly looks uber expensive. No spontaneous singing and dancing to be found anywhere, though. That’s in here, too, right? I thought all Bollywood movies needed to have singing and dancing, or is that a stereotype? Someone fill me in. Anyways.
Indians will be able to access “RA One” first on October 26, 2011. The film originally had a Summer release date, but apparently there was too much post-production work left to be done on the many special effects, thus the delay.