Genre: Romance, Thriller
Director: Arjun Bali
Producer: Percept Picture Company
Banner: Percept Picture Company
Music Director: Sameeruddin, Satyadev Burman, Strings
Lyricist: Soumik Sen
Star Cast: Randeep Hooda, Shahana Goswami, Jayant Kriplani, Rati Agnihotri and Kulbhushan Kharbanda
Release Date: 12th September 2008
Indian filmmakers never get tired of being 'inspired' (or rather copying) from English movies, do they? The latest movie to be 'inspired' by a Hollywood flick, 'If Only' - starring Jennifer Love Hewitt, 'Ru-Ba-Ru' has hit the theaters. And…it failed to inspire the audience. Though the 'inspiring movie' was good, the 'inspired one' is not. Even though the movie has duration of only two hours, it seems to drag on, especially in the first half. There is nothing in it that would hold you on to your seats.
As 'Ru-Ba-Ru' moves on towards the second half, it starts picking up the pace of a psychological thriller and you start building hopes. However, by the time the film reaches its climax, you realize that the thrill was momentary. 'Ru-Ba-Ru' ends up being nothing more than a nonfigurative take on destiny and luck. While the initial story is good, the inefficient screenplay makes it totally bland and tiresome. Even though 'Ru-Ba-Ru' has as many as 12 songs, none of them is good enough to write about.
Randeep Hooda has managed to break the 'tough guy' image that he carried from 'D' and 'Risk' and played the role of a 'romantic hero' well. However, there is still some room for improvement, especially in the romantic scenes. On the other hand, Sahana definitely manages to impress and carries on the magic of 'Rock On'. Rati Agnihotri and Jayant Kriplani have not been properly utilized in the movie. Kulbhushan Kharbanda, playing a vital role in 'Ru-Ba-Ru', falters on the way. In the end, 'Ru-Ba-Ru' is definitely not worth watching in a Cineplex.
Ru-Ba-Ru Pre Release Review
After being missing from action for quite sometime, Randeep Hooda is back in news again. He is all smiles, mainly because his next movie - 'Ru-Ba-Ru' is on the verge of being released. Directed by Arjun Bali, it falls in the genre of romance and thriller. It has been produced by Percept Picture Company and will be released under their banner, on 12th September 2008. Providing words to the music of Sameeruddin, Satyadev Burman & Strings (music directors of 'Ru-Ba-Ru'), is Soumik Sen (lyricist). The star cast of the film has Randeep Hooda, Shahana Goswami, Rati Agnihotri and Kulbhushan Kharbanda.
'Ru-Ba-Ru' is a modern day story, about two ambitious individuals, how they find their true destiny through love. But wait, there is a twist in-between! 'Ru-Ba-Ru' revolves around the life of Tara (Shahana Goswami) and Nikhil (Randeep Hooda), a modern couple. Both of them are in love with each other, but view the future differently. Tara wants Nikhil to commit for marriage, seeking it as further strengthening of their relationship. Nikhil, on the other hand, is too busy in his life, dealing with clients. He is a workaholic, whose world is more or less restricted to his office and its duties and responsibilities.
Nikhil has no plans of getting married in the near future and is happy with the way things are at present. The trouble begins when he starts taking his girlfriend, family and friends for granted. He keeps on forgetting things, which, though small, are what makes a relationship meaningful. This is when Tara decides to do something, to make him see how he is ruining his personal life. At this point of time, a strange, magical force intervenes and the life of Nikhil and Tara takes a twist. What is this mystical force? What will happen to Nikhil and Tara? To know the answers, book the tickets for12th September and see the drama unfold.