Roy (2015) Hindi Movie Review | 29 Critic Reviews | Ranbir Kapoor, Jacqueline Fernandez, Arjun Rampal

Roy Review

Ranbir Kapoor, Jacqueline Fernandez, Arjun Rampal, Anupam Kher, Shibani Dandekar, Ameet Gaurr
Roy (2015) Hindi Movie PosterVikramjit Singh
Vikramjit Singh
Vikramjit Singh
Himman Dhamija
Amal Mallik, Ankit Tiwari, Anjjan Bhattacharya, Meet Bros
produced by:
Bhushan Kumar, Divya Khosla Kumar, Krishan Kumar
Action, Drama, Romance
run time:
147 minutes
censor certification:

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Roy Hindi Movie Review

Critic Reviews- (Ratings out of 10)

  •  Times Of India | Review By -Madhureeta Mukherjee Rating-5
Get ready to go on a 'trip'. This one's rolled up in celluloid - with all the kaleidoscopic colours and hues associated with it. Roy takes you on an orgasm of the imagination, and gives you a treat of visual delight - with all things good-looking. Smooth vintage wheels, stunning studs

  •  CNN IBN | Review By -Rajeev Masand Rating-2
It's hard not to become deeply suspicious and cynical about the movie business when you have watched a film like Roy. Is it really enough that Ranbir Kapoor agrees to make an extended cameo, for a producer to pump money into this boring, amateurish drivel that also happens

  •  Rediff | Review By -Sukanya Verma Rating-1
I don't know yeh film kaise ban gayi,' wonders Arjun Rampal in one of the most honest moments of the baffling, boring Roy. That pretty much sums up how I feel after watching this pretentious, problematic, cryptic snooze fest from writer-director Vikramjit Singh. In the beginning

  •  NDTV | Review By -Saibal Chatterjee Rating-4
Roy is a painful trudge through acres of pretentious hollowness. Neither the two dapper leading actors nor an eager-to-please heroine in a double role can rescue the film from its inexorable downhill trundle. It deals with writing and painting on one level, and with philandering

  •  Indian Express | Review By -Shubhra Gupta Rating-1
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?

  •  India Today | Review By -Rohit Khilnani Rating-1
Every film has some moments you enjoy but Roy has none! Not once does Kabir takes his direction seriously but his film is made and is also a super-hit. Somewhere behind the scenes Ayesha's film is also ready and she wins an international award for the best foreign language

  •  Koimoi | Review By -Surabhi Redkar Rating-4
To explain in short, Roy is like a Swiss chocolate wrapped in a dark chocolate cover. Why? Well, the film which was made to look like a sleek thriller turns out to be a confused plot that in portions is on the face but at the most basic level is a love a story. The plot keeps shifting from real

  •  Hindustan Times | Review By -Anupama Chopra Rating-2
Roy is a painfully affected and spectacularly tedious drama about a filmmaker, his struggle to create and his love affair with another director.  In an interview, Vikramjit Singh, who wrote and directed Roy, said that he was inspired by the love affair between Quentin Tarantino and Sofia

  •  The W14 | Review By -Mayank Shekhar Rating-2
Okay so the picture is over. Finally. Now let me try and make sense of it here, as one must, without giving the movie away, because if it wasn’t for your lordship the readership, I wouldn’t really bother thinking about this unnecessarily convoluted bore, let alone
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  •  Mid Day | Review By -Shubha Shetty Saha Rating-6
The film starts meandering after a point, and the second half is stretched too long testing one's patience. It is as irritating and boring as a sexy confident woman who ceaselessly takes selfies to repeatedly remind the rest of the world about her beauty. But then there are those

  •  India Today | Review By -Saurabh Dwivedi Rating-2
Roy is boring, irritating and intolerant. I am sure during the screening of the film, the censor board preferred sleeping through the film than viewing it, which is why there are so many smoking scenes that were passed easily. I felt there was a deeper meaning to all those scenes
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  •  Gulf News | Review By -Manjusha Radhakrishnan Rating-4
Roy, which showcases Rampal as maverick filmmaker Kabir Grewal, is high on style and resembles a slick music video rather than a taut psychological drama.The music, barring the song in which Fernandez breaks out into a dance crooning “O baby, my fair arms”, blends well with Roy.

  •  Book My Show | Review By -Tanaya Ramyani Rating-5
At the end of the film, Arjun Rampal says, "Mujhe nahi pata ki yeh film kaise ban gayi." And there, in the theatre, as you munch away at your over-priced popcorn, you feel the exact same thing. Wow! So Roy finally released. Let’s all calm down now. Our desire of seeing Ranbir Kapoor

  •  DNA | Review By -Sarita Tanwar Rating-2
Roy is boring, exhausting and pretentious – save your money and time by staying away. Roy will stun your senses – because there hasn’t been a film this boring, this ridiculous and this pretentious since the time you can remember. Singh stretches his idea so much that after a point

  •  Zee News | Review By -Anindita Dev Rating-5
`Roy` is more a confusing narrative than an imaginative story. Despite strong performances in the film by Ranbir and Arjun, the story falls flat. The transition from one narrative to the next is definitely not smooth and one has to rack his brain hard to connect the pieces of the jigsaw puzzle.
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  •  Daily Bhaskar | Rating-5
With every passing minute one felt- ‘Now something would happen’, ‘now the plot would take a spin’; alas, that never happened in the whole 2 hour 27 minute film. Somehow, director Vikramjit Singh went terribly wrong in projecting what he might have envisioned.
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  • | Review By -Lokesh Dharmani Rating-5
The film is shot beautifully. The screenplay is clever too. A story that keeps shifting between time and space from real life to reel and vice versa, life can be puzzling but the smart screenplay avoids any such confusion. I just wish they hadn’t packed too much randomness in the name

  •  Moviez Adda | Review By -Divya Solgama Rating-3
Except for fantastic songs, beautifully looking Jacqueline, picturesque location, there is nothing more in this boring film. 'Roy' joins the long list of all those films where superstars are added as a saving grace. In short, if you are looking out for some good amount of joy in the movie 'Roy'
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  •  Chitramala | Review By -Rachna Srivastava Rating-7
For the masala commercial lovers, Roy isn’t the film for you. If you seek just entertainment in terms of action sequences, latkas-jhatkas and larger than life sequences, Roy isn’t anything around that. But if you are up for a film that will hold your attention throughout and has a great

  •  Mumbai Mirror | Review By -Rahul Desai Rating-6
Does art imitate life, or vice versa? Do writers break when their hearts break, or do they get inspired? Do filmmakers let fleeting memories and forgotten faces subconsciously shape their stories? Such classic film-within-a-film devices are somewhat addressed, and narrowly dealt with

  •  Hindustan Times | Review By -Sweta Kaushal Rating-4
Ranbir Kapoor's Roy is ambitious: it wants to look slick, is not stingy with throwing around an attitude to go with it, and though it could ride piggyback on a decent background music that builds all the promise. Sadly, the only thing Roy succeeds in excelling is in confusing the viewer.

  •  Deccan Chronicle | Review By -Kaushani Banerjee Rating-4
While the film is shot beautifully, it's the story that falls flat mainly because it is packed with too much randomness in the name of art and intensity. There is an instance when Jacqueline comments on bad films, ''One should end the film if headed in the wrong direction.''  If only the director

  •  India Today | Review By -Suhani Singh Rating-3
Vikramjit Singh's debut film looks at a writer-director's creative crisis. So it's most ironical that he himself seems to be going through one during the making of the film. Roy is dull, sluggish and a difficult watch. It doesn't bode well that the film centres on a flat filmmaker Kabir

  •  Sify | Review By -Sonia Chopra Rating-6
The film seems overwhelmed but this enormous task it has taken upon itself - to tell a visually arresting, multifarious story, that's so convoluted, it's begging to be deciphered and told simply. Within this story is a chor-police angle, double romances, the characters' own internal struggles

  •  Business Of Cinema | Review By -Tara Agrawal Rating-4
Vikramjit Singh’s ‘Roy’ is replete with eye candy: Arjun Rampal (till he sports a beard!), Jacqueline Fernandez (in a double role), Ranbir Kapoor and the lush locales of Malaysia. But that’s the best that can be said about this story of a lonely filmmaker and his beleaguered script
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  •  Bolly Spice | Review By -Shalu Dhyani Rating-2
One can just imagine the briefing director Vikramjit Singh gave his actors while starting Roy. Arjun, just look bored and the stylist will do the rest. Jacqueline, your legs will be focus of your performance but do tell the makeup man to stock up on some good lipsticks. Ranbir, look brooding
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  •  Deccan Chronicle | Review By -Suparna Sharma Rating-3
The review, criticism, appraisal as well as minute examination of Roy can all be summed up in one word: Hain? Hain, which must be followed by either ? or !, is not a word listed in the Hindi lexicon. It is a visceral articulation, expression of a range of emotions severe exasperation to distress

  •  Now Running | Review By -Piyush Chopra Rating-6
Roy isn't a perfect film. On the contrary, it has more than its fare share of flaws, especially in the latter half of the film. But despite all of that, it's hard to let go of the riveting first half and the idea that the film so beautifully holds at its center. Aided by respectable central performances

  •  Bollywood Life | Review By -Kiran Kaur Rating-4
Firstly, the film is not what it claimed to be. When I entered the theatre I was prepared for a suspense sequence to unfold, but as it happens, Roy is a little bit of philosophical and a lot of emotional drama. The film drags certain scenes unnecessarily like the time when Arjun is shown

Ratings Breakdown-

Rating Scale - Out of 10
Weird Aggregate Rating(WAR) - 3.7/10 (29 Reviews)
Male Critics - 3.6 (10)
Female Critics - 3.7 (19)
Highest Rating - 7.0 (1)
Least Rating - 1.0 (3)
Most Given Rating - 4.0 (7)
Yes - 17%
No - 66%
Neutral - 17%

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