Hardly any of those who have seen the trailer are discussing Khan's looks or his performance in Ra.One, short for Random Access - Version 1.0, or the plot. Everyone is gushing about the film's visual effects, or VFX. Even Hollywood is impressed. "New minute of Captain America visuals pales in comparison to the 10-second Ra. One teaser," says Movieline, an international website that reviews film trailers. So too director Shekhar Kapur, whose Mr India made in 1987 was one of the first Indian films to use VFX, tweeted: "Shah Rukh's Ra.One has raised the bar on VFX technique in Indian cinema... Hope other filmmakers catch up!"
Filmmaker Karan Johar, who saw the preview of " RA.One", is going ga ga over the movie and says it has the best computer graphics India has ever seen and proves India can match the technology used in Western movies.
"I just saw 'RA.One'! Adrenalin pumping and the best computer graphics India has ever seen! Its a mega blockbuster super hero ride! Outstanding," the 39-year-old posted on micro-blogging site Twitter.
The superhero film RA.One is reported to have around 3,500 VFX (visual effects) shots. This is said to have even outstripped Hollywood blockbuster James Cameron's Avatar that had around 2,700 VFX shots.