• The unintentionally funny dialogues aside, it’s unlikely that you’ll be smiling through this misery.

  • Shubhra Gupta
    Shubhra Gupta
    Indian Express


    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?

  • Anupama Chopra
    Anupama Chopra
    Hindustan Times


    Vikramjit strains to create a moody, artistic angst. But it’s impossible to take any of it seriously. The film’s credits read: Ranbir Kapoor in a dynamic role. Even an actor as exciting as him doesn’t possess the dynamism to lift this train-wreck.

  • Sweta Kaushal
    Sweta Kaushal
    Hindustan Times


    Its story is an absolute drag, and eventually ends up losing the plot much before the film ends. In fact the last twenty minutes or so in the movie are far better than the rest of the 147-minutes long film. It brings perspective to both the love story and the story of the thief. If only, Vikramjit had made the whole film in the same spirit as well.

  • Suparna Sharma
    Suparna Sharma
    Deccan Chronicle


    Arjun Rampal is channelling his inner angsty hippie here. He gets the slumped demeanour right. The stubble and even the dandruff-hair work. But all’s lost in that exquisite but stony face. Is something the matter with Ranbir Kapoor? First hyper-stupidity in Besharam and now sleep-walking through this cuckoo? Should we worry about Bombay Velvet? Fernandez is, well, easy on the eye and charming. Now for some acting and diction lessons, please.

  • Kaushani Banerjee
    Kaushani Banerjee
    Deccan Chronicle


    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 had followed his own advice!

  • Roy is so tangled in its inflated, erratic ideas of a pseudo mystery around parallel lives and loves that it ceases to make sense even before it takes off. Mostly, though, it’s just slow torture.

  • Recommended only if you want to use the auditorium for a relaxing catnap. Roy will not wake you up.

  • Madhureeta Mukherjee
    Madhureeta Mukherjee
    Times Of India


    ‘Roy’ has its moments, but the story is like a blotch of painting on abstract art.

  • Sarita Tanwar
    Sarita Tanwar
    DNA India


    Roy is boring, exhausting and pretentious – save your money and time by staying away.

  • Rohit Khilnani
    Rohit Khilnani
    India Today


    I’m told releasing a film is not easy. One has to have a good story, get the cast in place, and convince a producer to back it and then get a studio to release it. After all kinds of checkpoints it’s appalling that this film has made it to the theatres.

  • Saurabh Dwivedi
    Saurabh Dwivedi
    India Today


    If you want to sleep through the film, then Roy is waiting for you but if you go by my suggestion.. then it’s a big NO.

  • Suhani Singh
    Suhani Singh
    India Today


    For a film about inspiration, Roy fails to inspire any emotions other than frustration.

  • Roy is a twisted love story that has a thriller coating. It is a non-purpose film which gives nothing but just tells a story that is multi-layered to create intrigue. It is a confused plot which is enthused with style. In the film there is a dialogue which says “Ye film kaise ban gayi” and I quite agreed with that!

  • The film could do better if the script had been focussed on. Taking a cue from Bollywood itself, lengthy films without a great script don’t work in today’s age.

  • ROY is a film to be watched if you are a fan of thriller movies with some soul-stirring music.

  • Sachin Chatte
    Sachin Chatte
    The Navhind Times


    A deathly boring film like Roy is only made once a while, why was it made in the first place still remains a mystery. Towards the end Arjun Rampal who plays a director says “Pata nahin yeh film kaisa ban gayi” echoing the sentiments of the audience watching this travesty of a film.

  • Watch it if you want to, but Roy was just too pretentious for my choice.

  • Rachit Gupta
    Rachit Gupta


    Director Vikramjit Singh’s ambitious first film had the potential but end of the day it turns into a tiresome affair. A tad too indulgent and too contrived.

  • What definitely doesn’t work for ‘Roy’ is its self indulgence. 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 glorious songs with melody just right for this sexy, stylish movie that manages to gets your straying attention back to the screen.

  • Subhash K Jha
    Subhash K Jha


    ‘Roy is an interesting-shaded in pastel colours and a tender timbre the debutant director Vikramjit Singh undertakes an intriguing journey where the real mocks the reel and the creator merges into his creation.But finally the film leaves us with a sense of betrayal and dissatisfaction. Perhaps the director should have attempted the complexities of this theme after making 5 other films.

  • ‘Roy’ is a marvelously shot movie, no doubt, and holds immense promise, but never quite sums up into anything of substance.

    We only wish it was more about the heist, and less about the heart.

  • At two and a half hours Roy is a slog to sit through with too many unnecessary songs and diversions and not enough meat to either thrill or entertain. If you’re in the mood to watch a ‘film within a film’ and a character crossing over from reel to reality, a better recommendation would be The Untitled Kartik Krishnan Project.

  • It’s difficult to pick what is Roy’s greatest achievements. But somewhere near the top of the list is the fact that director Vikramjit Singh has managed to make a film that has two of Bollywood’s most goodlooking heroes, and leave a woman stalking random people’s honeymoon pictures on Facebook mobile. To quote Kapoor in Roy, “Yeh kahani aisay khatam hogi, mein nahin janta tha.”

  • Komal Nahta
    Komal Nahta
    Komal Nahta's Blog


    Roy is a confused film which will confuse the audience more than it would entertain. Despite a hit music score, it will prove to be a flop fare at the box-office.

  • Piyush Chopra
    Piyush Chopra


    The film has its fair share of flaws, but that doesn’t overshadow its unique concept and ingenious narrative style. Aided by good performances, catchy music and an impressive debut for writer-director Vikramjit Singh, Roy is a great choice for Valentine’s Day weekend.

  • Here’s what they get, entirely out of context: Long pauses. Pretentious bollocks for dialogue between three decent Bollywood tracks. The massive mansion. Horses in slo-mo. Vast ocean under a semi-lit sky. Ranbir on a bike, or in a yacht, staring into the sea. Close up of the flying bird. Jacqueline in yoga pose, now doing the ballet. And the camera purposefully lingering on Arjun Rampal, forever and ever, while everybody is all so grim and serious… Oh man, this is fart-house cinema at its farcical best.

  • Anindita Dev
    Anindita Dev
    Zee News


    `Roy` does have quintessential element of a Bollywood story – betrayal, love, conspiracy, emotion – but it fails to come out.

    So, for the weekend, go for `Roy` on Valentine’s Day if you want to be left bored and wondering about what you just watched.

  • Tanaya Ramyani
    Tanaya Ramyani


    If you have no plans this Valentine’s weekend, Roy might be a good idea. But then again, there are better things to do… If you know what I mean.

  • Bollywood Life
    Bollywood Life
    Bollywood Life


    If you have an appetite for a slow-paced love story with philosophy, you’re probably going to like it but if, like me, you go in for some action to unfold, you’ll be extremely disappointed.

  • … the viewer is often lost in a labyrinth, which is interesting for a while, and onerous thereafter. Despite these flaws, the film is still enjoyable in sporadic bursts for the immersing story, an unconventional lead cast, and the visual flair.

  • Even if you give the film a point or two extra for attempting something different, you can’t escape the fact that it is on the borderline of making very little sense. Different ain’t good enough.

  • Rahul Desai
    Rahul Desai
    Mumbai Mirror


    If anything, Roy absolutely merits an ambiguous ending, but again, maybe the time has not come to over-decorate a risky concept. The presentation is fine and for now, an idea, in Don Cobb’s words, is the most resilient parasite.

  • Anuj Kumar
    Anuj Kumar
    The Hindu


    More style than substance, here the songs have more depth than the script.

  • Watch this if your are in the mood to see a pair of good-looking men act like boys.

  • In a nut shell, Vikramjit Singh’s Roy starring Arjun Rampal, Ranbir Kapoor and Jacqueline Fernandez can be a decent watch, for the love quotient and for those who like an interesting script but don’t expect much thrill.

  • Watch it for the debutant director’s attempt at telling a different story with gorgeous actors that make enough eye candies!