Roy (film)

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Roy
Roy film poster.jpg
Theatrical release poster
Directed by Vikramjit Singh
Produced by Bhushan Kumar
Divya Khosla Kumar
Krishan Kumar
Written by Vikramjit Singh
Starring
Music by Songs:
Ankit Tiwari
Amaal Mallik
Meet Bros Anjjan
Background Score:
Sanjoy Chowdhury
Cinematography Himman Dhamija
Edited by Dipika Kalra, Rajat Arora
Production
company
Distributed by

AA Films

White Hill Productions
Release date
  • 13 February 2015 (2015-02-13)
Running time
147 minutes
Country India
Language Hindi
Budget 400 million[1]
Box office est. 560 million[2]

Roy is a 2015 Indian romantic drama film, directed by debutant Vikramjit Singh and produced by Bhushan Kumar, Krishan Kumar, Divya Khosla Kumar and Ajay Kapoor under Freeway Pictures.[3] The movie features Arjun Rampal and Jacqueline Fernandez in the lead roles and Ranbir Kapoor in the title role with Shernaz Patel, Rajit Kapur and Shibani Dandekar in supporting roles. Anupam Kher appears in a cameo. The film is based on a filmmaker writing and directing movies about thefts and robberies. The movie had its premiere in Dubai on 12 February 2015 and was released worldwide on 13 February 2015.[4]

Plot[edit]

Kabir Garewal (Arjun Rampal), a Casanova film maker and screenwriter is making multiple films (GUNS Trilogy) based on a thief's life and robberies. All his films have been highly successful. In order to shoot the third part of the trilogy, he goes to Malaysia, where he meets a London-based film maker Ayesha (Jacqueline Fernandez). Kabir and Ayesha get friendly and soon fall in love. When Ayesha finds out about Kabir's Casanova attitude, she breaks up with him and returns to London. Dejected, Kabir goes into depression and returns to Mumbai, leaving his film incomplete. After several attempts, Kabir is unable to find the perfect climax for his film. On his assistant Meera's (Shernaz Patel) suggestion, Kabir attends a film festival as part of the jury, where Ayesha's film is being screened. Ayesha thinks Kabir is following her and asks him to stay away from her life. After his father's (Anupam Kher) death followed by him being sued by his film's financiers, Kabir decides to move on and complete his film.

In the parallel story of imaginary characters in Kabir's film Guns 3, an infamous Roy (Ranbir Kapoor) is a mysterious international art thief whom no country seems to be able to get their hands on, including Detective Wadia (Rajit Kapur). On his new assignment, Roy goes to an unknown foreign land to steal an expensive painting only to find that its owner is the beautiful Tia (also played by Jacqueline Fernandez). Tia lives alone in a huge mansion where the painting is kept. Hence, Roy tries to befriend Tia during an art auction and soon impresses her with his charm. Sparks fly between them and both start spending time together, giving Roy entry into the mansion. Looking for the right opportunity, one night Roy runs away with the painting, leaving Tia heartbroken. Roy later regrets, as he realizes he has fallen in love with Tia. He decides to return the painting to her. After a small clash with the painting's new owner, Roy manages to get it back. On receiving the painting, Tia realizes that Roy is now a changed man and forgives him.

Meanwhile, Kabir's film Guns 3 is released and is hugely successful. In the end, Kabir proposes to Ayesha and they reunite, just like Roy and Tia in Kabir's film. The movie ends with Roy and Tia walking together over a bridge, similar to the stolen painting.

Cast[edit]

Production[edit]

The film was produced on a budget of 40 crore (US$6.2 million), which included 30 crore (US$4.7 million) for production and 10 crore (US$1.6 million) for P&A. The film recovered 25 crore (US$3.9 million) from satellite rights, 6 crore (US$930,000) from music rights and 6 crore (US$930,000) from overseas rights.[5]

Promotions and marketing[edit]

The trailer of the film was released on 17 December 2014 and passed over 1 million views on YouTube within 24 hours. The film was promoted at famous reality shows like Bigg Boss and Comedy Nights with Kapil.

Critical reception[edit]

Indian Express movie critic gave only 0.5 stars and questioned "What is Ranbir Kapoor doing in a movie like this?"[6] Rajeev Masand on ibnlive gave it only one star, saying "The film limps lethargically and collapses in a predictable twist ending."[7]

Soundtrack[edit]

Roy
Soundtrack album by
Released 9 January 2015 (2015-01-09)
Genre Feature Film Soundtrack
Length 34:48
Label T-Series

The songs of Roy are composed by Ankit Tiwari, Meet Bros Anjjan and Amaal Mallik, while the lyrics are written by Kumaar, Sandeep Nath and Abhendra Kumar Upadhyay. The music rights for the film were acquired by T-Series. Sanjoy Chowdhury composed the film score.

Release[edit]

The first single, "Sooraj Dooba Hain", sung by Arijit Singh, Aditi Singh Sharma and composed by Amaal Mallik, was released on 22 December 2014. The complete album was released digitally on 9 January 2015.[8] An additional Remix EP was released on 27 January 2015.[9]

Track listing[edit]

Roy (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)
No. Title Lyrics Music Singer(s) Length
1. "Sooraj Dooba Hain" Kumaar Amaal Mallik Arijit Singh, Aditi Singh Sharma 4:24
2. "Tu Hai Ki Nahi" Abhendra Kumar Upadhyay Ankit Tiwari Ankit Tiwari 5:33
3. "Chittiyaan Kalaiyaan" Kumaar Meet Bros Anjjan Kanika Kapoor, Meet Bros Anjjan 4:05
4. "Yaara Re" Sandeep Nath Ankit Tiwari KK 4:57
5. "Boond Boond" Abhendra Kumar Upadhyay Ankit Tiwari Ankit Tiwari 5:21
6. "Tu Hai Ki Nahi (Unplugged)" Abhendra Kumar Upadhyay Ankit Tiwari Tulsi Kumar 5:34
7. "Sooraj Dooba Hai (Version 2)" Kumaar Amaal Mallik Aditi Singh Sharma, Arijit Singh 4:24
Total length: 34:48

Reception[edit]

The songs of Roy received positive response from critics. Rediff awarded the album with 4 out of 5 stars and called it "a winner all the way".[10] Koimoi published, "After a really long time, here is an album that has songs which are truly worth listening peacefully on your phones. This album will surely make its way to your playlist and most songs are worth playing on loop."[11]

Box Office[edit]

The film grossed 58 crore (US$9.0 million) worldwide.[12]

Accolades[edit]

Award Date of Ceremony[a] Category Recipient(s) and nominee(s) Nominated work Result Ref(s)
Filmfare Awards 15 January 2016 Best Music Director Amaal Mallik, Ankit Tiwari and Meet Bros Anjjan Roy Won [13]
Best Lyricist Kumaar "Sooraj Dooba Hain" Nominated
Best Playback Singer - Male Arijit Singh Won
Ankit Tiwari "Tu Hai Ki Nahi" Nominated
GiMA Awards 6 April 2016 Best Film Album Amaal Mallik, Ankit Tiwari and Meet Bros Anjjan Roy Nominated [14]
Best Film Song Amaal Mallik, Kumaar, Arijit Singh and Aditi Singh Sharma "Sooraj Dooba Hain" Nominated
Best Music Director Amaal Mallik, Ankit Tiwari and Meet Bros Anjjan Roy Won
Best Lyricist Kumaar "Sooraj Dooba Hain" Nominated
Best Playback Singer – Male Arijit Singh Nominated
Best Playback Singer – Female Kanika Kapoor "Chittiyaan Kalaiyaan" Nominated
IIFA Awards 26 June 2016 Best Music Direction Amaal Mallik, Ankit Tiwari and Meet Bros Anjjan Roy Won [15]
Best Playback Singer - Female Kanika Kapoor "Chittiyaan Kalaiyaan" Nominated
Best Playback Singer - Male Arijit Singh "Sooraj Dooba Hain" Nominated
Mirchi Music Awards 29 February 2016 Song of the Year Amaal Mallik, Kumaar, Arijit Singh and Aditi Singh Sharma Nominated [16][17]
Album of the Year Amaal Mallik, Ankit Tiwari, and Meet Bros Anjjan Roy Nominated
Male Vocalist of the Year Arijit Singh "Sooraj Dooba Hain" Nominated
Music Composer of the Year Amaal Mallik Nominated
Listeners' Choice Album of the Year Amaal Mallik, Ankit Tiwari and Meet Bros Anjjan Roy Won
Upcoming Composer of The Year Amaal Mallik "Sooraj Dooba Hain" Won
Upcoming Lyricist of The Year Abhendra Kumar Upadhyay "Boond Boond" Won
"Tu Hai Ki Nahi" Nominated
Screen Awards 8 January 2016 Best Music Director Amaal Mallik, Ankit Tiwari and Meet Bros Anjjan Roy Won [18]
Star Guild Awards 1 January 2016 Best Music Director Won [19]
Best Lyricist Kumaar "Sooraj Dooba Hain" Nominated
Best Male Playback Singer Arijit Singh Nominated
Ankit Tiwari "Tu Hai Ki Nahi" Nominated
Best Female Playback Singer Kanika Kapoor "Chittiyaan Kalaiyaan" Nominated
Zee Cine Awards 20 February 2016 Best Music Amaal Mallik "Sooraj Dooba Hain" Nominated [20]
Best Playback Singer – Male Arijit Singh Won

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ A link to the article about awards ceremony, if available, is provided.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Roy Six Days (Wednesday) Box Office Collection: Steady. bollymoviereviewz.com (February 2015)
  2. ^ "Roy - Movie - Box Office India". Box Office India. 12 March 2015. 
  3. ^ "'Roy' – Movie review" (Mid-Day.com). Mid Day. Retrieved 13 February 2015. 
  4. ^ "Roy crashes on Monday: Numerological review of release date". merinews.com. 18 February 2015
  5. ^ Roy Sees A Decent Jump On Day 2 (1st Saturday) At The Box Office. koimoi.com. 15 February 2015
  6. ^ "Roy Review:What is Ranbir Kapoor doing in a movie like this?". The Indian Express. 
  7. ^ "The film limps lethargically and collapse in a predictable twist ending". Ibnlive. 
  8. ^ "Roy (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)". Retrieved 28 July 2016. 
  9. ^ "Roy Remix - EP". Retrieved 28 July 2016. 
  10. ^ "Review: Roy's music rocks!". Rediff. 18 January 2015. 
  11. ^ "Roy Music Review". Koimoi. 
  12. ^ "Top Worldwide Grossers 2015". Box Office India. 12 March 2015. 
  13. ^ "Filmfare Awards 2016: Complete List of Winners". NDTV India. 16 January 2016. Retrieved 26 January 2017. 
  14. ^ "Film Music Winners 2016". GiMA. Retrieved 26 January 2017. 
  15. ^ "The Nominations 2016". IIFA. Retrieved 26 January 2017. 
  16. ^ "Nominations". Mirchi Music Awards. Retrieved 26 January 2017. 
  17. ^ "Winners". Mirchi Music Awards. Retrieved 26 January 2017. 
  18. ^ Ghosh, Raya (9 January 2016). "Screen Awards 2016: Complete List of Winners". NDTV Movies. Retrieved 26 January 2017. 
  19. ^ "Nominations for 11th Renault Sony Guild Awards". Bollywood Hungama. 21 December 2015. Retrieved 26 January 2017. 
  20. ^ "Zee Cine Awards 2016 Complete Winners List: Who won what?". Daily News and Analysis. 5 March 2016. Retrieved 26 January 2017. 

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