Ra.One: India's Most Expensive Film, Hit or Flop?

Ra.One, Shahrukh Khan's most ambitious project till date is set to release on 26th October. Previously scheduled to release on 3rd June, the film got postponed due to extensive post-production for Visual Effects and 3D conversion. 

Ra.One is India' most expensive film till date and it's going to be released over 5000 screen's worldwide with 550 3D theaters. 

SRK's dream to make this Superhero film which will raise the bar for Hindi Cinema's Visual effects has been evident in trailers. Taran Adarsh from bollywood hungama gave the film a thumbs up and said, "RA.ONE is the most ambitious, most expensive and the most technologically complex Hindi film ever made. It pushes the envelope further. It's not merely a film, but an experience, an event. It's a film that will rewrite the textbook of computer graphics in Hindi cinema. At the same time, it is very Indian at heart." The reviewer gave the film a 4.5/5 star rating.

Following up to its release, Ra.One is expected to set several records among Indian films. Nationally, the film will release in 3,500 screens, breaking the record of Bodyguard (2011), which released in 2,700 screens. The film will also be released as dubbed versions in Tamil, Telugu and Germany.

Director & Writer Anubhav Sinha had got the idea for this film 6 years back. The film's crew consisted of more than 5,000 members from India, Italy and the US, and was pieced together by more than 1,000 people, working in shifts, in around 15 studios across the world. 

Apart from Shahrukh Khan, the film also stars Arjun Rampal, Kareena Kapoor, Shahana Goswami, Dalip tahil and Chinese-American actor Tom Wu. Guest appearances include the Superstar Rajnikanth, Sanjay Dutt and Priyanka Chopra

With extensive promotion for the film including video games, merchandise, comics and collaboration with every company and reality show for promotion, the film with such high expenses will require an opening box office earning of 100 crore to earn profits.

The film is reported to have close to 3,500 VFX shots (occupying about 135 minutes of footage), with 800 of them being solely dedicated to G.One's suit alone, thus exceeding the total amount of shots that was used in the 2009 Hollywood film AvatarThe film's visual effects have generated massive curiosity among moviegoers, film distributors and critics. 

Keeping these things in mind, what do you think will Ra.One be a Hit or a Flop? Will it set the records? Comment your opinions.