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 in black and please don’t question your motives for being in this film. That, in a nutshell, is Roy – beautifully wrapped trash.
What do you do when you have a film to make but no script? You book an expensive location and fly out your whole crew of course! That’s what celebrated writer, director and womaniser Kabir (Arjun Rampal) does to overcome his writer’s block. He bumps into another filmmaker Ayesha (Jacqueline Fernandez) there and she becomes his muse and the inspiration of his film script. And so starts the movie within the movie about Roy (Ranbir Kapoor) and Tia (Jaqueline again). And you wait for something to happen. The characters keep talking, trying to outdo the other in sounding pretentiously philosophical. You wait, for the story to move, for something interesting to happen, for that one good moment to redeem the banality of this tedious experience. What you get is scene after scene of the characters staring into space. Till the end.
Really now, why did Ranbir agree to do this film? Playing second fiddle to Arjun Rampal is not what the audience expects from the rising star. Arjun proves yet again what a handsome piece of wood he is. Jacqueline looks lovely and while her acting talent is nothing to write home about, she does light up the screen with her luminous screen presence. She also dances like a dream though the songs start too abruptly and fail to make the mark they deserved to. The only redeeming feature of Roy is its beautiful locales. Malasian Tourism may well be the only gainer out of this train wreck of a movie.
At one point in the film, Arjun’s character wonders, ‘yeh film kaise ban gayi?’. Our sentiments exactly!