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"Lucifer built me. He wanted a villain who would never die."

A 2011 Bollywood scifi-action-comedy. Shekar Subramaniam, a computer game designer, at the urging of his son, creates a new game with a completely cool and completely unkillable villain: Ra.One. Naturally enough, this goes horribly wrong when Ra.One escapes from the game into the new world, with the personality of history's ten greatest bad guys and a grudge against Shekar's son. The only one that can stop Ra.One is G.One, the game's hero. But can even he beat a villain who never dies?

Partly a ripoff of The Terminator, partly a ripoff of TRON, entirely enjoyable.


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  • Achilles' Heel: Both Ra.One and G.One can regenerate if either their bodies or their HARTs are destroyed separately. To be killed, their HARTs have to be destroyed while connected to their bodies.
  • Adult Fear: Sonia has just lost her husband and the person responsible for his death is now after her young son.
  • A.I. Is a Crapshoot: Ra.One is Artificially intelligent, so that he can learn everytime and use new moves against his opponents. This is done to make him an Invincible Villain.
  • Amazingly Embarrassing Parents: Shekhar is this to Prateek.
  • Antagonist Title: Ra.One is the name of the eponymous Big Bad of the Video game that Shekhar designed.
  • Anime Hair: G.One has very spiky hair.
  • Bald of Evil: The human form that Ra.One assumes sports a bald, tattooed head.
  • Barbie Doll Anatomy: Justified, as video game characters have no need for genitalia.
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  • Be Careful What You Wish For: Lampshaded by Ra.One. Prateek wanted a game with an Invincible Villain. Said villain ended up escaping to the real world to fight the only gamer who ever managed to get to the second level: Prateek.
  • Brainwashed and Crazy: Happens briefly to Sonia.
  • Butt-Monkey: Sonia during the Dildara song.
  • Fun with Acronyms: In-universe: Ra.One is short for "Random Access Version One." The game's designers keep it when they notice it can also be read "Ravan", as in the demon Ravan. G.One, on the other hand, stands for "Good One".
  • Genius Ditz: Shekar. Apparently, no one notices the difference when he's replaced by a robotic double incapable of comprehending sarcasm.
  • Stripping Snag: Sonia's dress gets caught in the wheels of a car and her dress gets ripped.
  • Thanks for the Mammary: G.One at one point ends up with his hand on Sonia's breast, while trying to protect her from a gang of goons. She forbids him from touching her afterwards.
  • Verbal Tic: For G.One, repeating words or phrases.
  • Voluntary Shapeshifting: Ra.One is capable of transforming into other people, which helps him blend in among people or fool the heroes. Unfortunately, G.One is does not have that power.
  • Worthy Opponent: Ra.One wants to kill Prateek because he is the only one who managed to beat him in the level one and proceed to the second level.


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