Directed by: Anees Bazmee
Produced by: Rajat Rawail, Bhushan Kumar, Nitin Manmohan, Kishan Kumar, Sohail Khan.
Starring: Salman Khan, Asin, Arya Babbar, Paresh Rawal, Puneet Issar, Mahesh Manjrekar, Akhilendra Mishra
Music by: Pritam, Devi Sri Prasad
Cinematography: Sunil Patel, Thomas Xavier
Editing by: Ritesh Soni
Distributed by: T-Series, Rawail Grandsons Entertainment and Software Pvt. Ltd., Sohail Khan Productions.
Grade: A: Wah! Kya Film Hai
The much awaited movie of the season, Ready, has finally hit theaters today, 3rd June 2011. A remake of superhit Telugu film by the same name, Ready is a typical commercial cinema packed with humor and masala.
The story of the film revolves around happy-go-lucky Prem (Salman Khan), who is the most eligible bachelor living in an extended joint family and Sanjana (Asin), an orphan, who stay with her evil maternal uncles, Narendra and Tulsi. Her maamas are always plotting to steal away her ancestral assets, by persuading her to marry either of their brother in-laws. However, Sanjana sniffs their intentions.
Prem and Sanjana, fall in love, and the duo plans on teaching a nice lesson to the maamas. What follows is complete comical mayhem.. How Prem marries Sanjana, thus making her uncles realize their mistakes is the rest of the story. In short, the film revolves around how he unites the families of the girl and himself.
Bameez maintains his trademark, loud comedy, over-the-top acts and silly slapstick. The second half of the movie is when the actual story starts. The first half had a few scenes changed from the original flick, thus giving the much needed mass masala to Salman fans. However, Paresh Rawal’s character was ruined, though he was great in whatever he did. Bazmee failed to understand that in the original flick (Ready in Telugu) this character is the heart and soul of the film. There are a few vulgar jokes, which was not really needed.
Salman lived up to infusing life into the film.His mind blowing screen presence is simply superb!!! His sense of humour and the dance moves are the highlight of the film. Coming to Asin, she was a little pale in a few scenes, but the superb actress that she is, did the magic. The duo’s on screen chemistry is mind blowing.
The highlights of the film are 1) Salman Khan, 2) awesome comedy in the second half and 3) Dhinka Chika, Character Dheela songs. However, the only negative thing in the film was the action sequences. It was too weak for a Salman Khan flick, especially after his iconic Chulbul Pandey act.
The songs of film, ‘Character Dheela’ and ‘Dhnka Chika’ stole the show. Devi Sri Prasad Bollywood debut with his Dhinka Chika is the new chant of B town. Preetam’s music, needless to mention, mind blowing. Sajid-Farhad’s dialogues worked very well, elevating the humor. Sunil Patel’s cinematography is spot on. After a disastrous ‘Thank You’, ‘Ready’ sees director Anees Bazmee, back with a bang.
Ready’s opening day is surely going to be mind boggling and don’t be surprised if the film goes on to break all the record of Dabangg. A full time entertainer with fulon family drama, I give it a 4.5 out of 5…
A: Wah! Kya Film Hai , B: Paisa Vasool :, C: Ek Baar Chalta Hai/ Bakwaas , D: Poora time Waste