Prem is the heir to Frangrance Perfumes, a company owned by 3 brothers Gautam, Rishi and Rajveer. Prem wants to thoroughly enjoy his life before he gets married but this is not what his father wants for him. Prem falls in love with Sanjana, an orphan who has come to India to stay with her greedy mamas Narendra and Tulsi. Mama...more
Prem is the heir to Frangrance Perfumes, a company owned by 3 brothers Gautam, Rishi and Rajveer. Prem wants to thoroughly enjoy his life before he gets married but this is not what his father wants for him. Prem falls in love with Sanjana, an orphan who has come to India to stay with her greedy mamas Narendra and Tulsi. Mamas want to gulp down their niece's property but Prem decides to teach them a lesson. less
“The film doesn't start off well, but a side-splitting second half and Salman Khan's charm smartly cover up its flaws. Watch it without a Dabangg hangover and you are 'Ready' for a joyous ride this weekend.”
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Salman Khan's Ready is the 3rd remake of the 2008 Telegu blockbuster. It has been remade successfully in 2009 in Kannada & in 2010 in Tamil. Does the Hindi remake with the same name as the original, match up?
The plot is simple, stupid and as filmy as the 80s. Intro of Hero. Song. Boy meets girl, boy hates girl. Song. Boy finds truth about girl, boy loves girl. Song. Evil looking villains with a sense of humour arrive. Action. They take girl away. Boy decides to get girl back. Boy plots along with his large family (thanks to the Barjatyas). Song. Boys almost succeeds, villains discover truth. Big fight. Bigger fight. In the end, all is well. Song.
Having revealed the entire plot to you, I think Ready has 2 directors. The first half has to be directed by Anees Bazmee (No Problem, Thank You), and I think Salman Khan took over the second half, by ensuring that the director stick to the original. By the interval you feel that the humour besides relying heavily on slapstick is rather pedestrian. Leaving you wondering that if the second half continues in the same fashion, this is not going to be as good as Wanted or Dabangg. But Salman Khan never ceases to surprise you. Post interval, the film is a nonstop laugh a riot. You will laugh at the outrageousness of the characters, the silliness of the situation, you will even laugh at a badly behaved school kid being punished in an amusement park or the mother (Eva Grover) abusing the father in law using the namesake son as a pretext.
The film has a huge cast and all provide equal humour and support to the film. Mahesh Manjrekar, Manoj Pahwa, Manohar Joshi as the 3 Kapoors are brilliant. Anuradha Patel, seen after a long time is beautiful and class personified in the film.
The warring gangster clan Choudharys, epitomizes the villains from the south of the Vindhyas in recent times. All have garish outfits, long, unkempt hair with funny ponies and they all lack class. Akhilendra Mishra (Lagaan, Chandrakanta the famous TV series, Do Dooni Chaar) & Sharat Saxena (Boxer, Ghulam) as the 2 respective patriarchs are hilarious and fun to have on screen. Arya Babbar seems out of place somehow. Nikiten Dheer (Jodhaa Akbar, Mission Istanbul) is an underrated actor, who should get his due post Ready.
Asin definitely is making tremendous efforts to look worse than the maids in the film. If this is how she is planning to make an impact, then she aint making anyneither plans nor impact. Zarine Khan looks far more glamourous in her cameo.
Paresh Rawal, once again proves that irrespective of screen time, he can steal the show anytime. Although, his character is introduced post interval, he is the best of the lot.
That brings us back to the main reason, why Ready was made and why we all want to see it. SALMAN KHAN. He is currently riding a fantastic wave wherein he has rediscovered the formula, once mastered by Jeetendra in the 80s. Remaking successful South Indian flicks and sticking to the original in content by just adding a few Bollywood touches here and there. So you dont see him wearing yellow pants or purple blazers here. From the word go, the film relies on Salmans charisma to entertain you and he doesnt let you down one bit. The effortlessness via which he takes the relatively back seat post interval and let Paresh do the talking shows once again how comfortable he is. The self depreciating humour, be it Salman's weighty issues or the marriage counselor's personal marital woes, is fantastic.For Salman Khan fans, this is a sure laugh a riot. Coupled with the 2 dance tracks Dhinka Chika & Character Dheela this film, might not be liked by the purists of cinema, but then, it was not made for them either.