Prem Ratan Dhan Payo Reviews by Critics


Prem Ratan Dhan Payo Review by Indicine

Rating: ★★★★☆

The first half of PRDP flows freely and the story moves along nicely whilst establishing the characters. The biggest problem with the movie is that the conflict doesn’t seem to be too big for it to matter later on when the conflict gets solved. However, we don’t mind this because Prem Dilwale’s innocent antics keep the film flowing and the audiences will like Salman’s act. The football match sequence and the sequence where Prem mends the relationship of Vijay with his step-sisters are the standout sequences. There are a fair few illogicalities too like the placement of a palace on the edge of a waterfall. At the end of the 160 minute duration, PRDP manages to make everyone smile and the emotions end up working which should in turn make the film work amongst the family audiences.

Prem Ratan Dhan Payo Review by Taran Adarsh on Bollywood Hungama

Rating: ★★★★½

Sooraj’s hold on the script is evident from the commencement of the film itself as he moves from one episode to another swiftly. Like always, the hallmark of his films is the undercurrent of emotions and PREM RATAN DHAN PAYO depicts the familial bonding and the conflict amongst family members skilfully. Additionally, he uses vibrant colours [costumes, sets] and opulence to make it a visually arresting experience. In short, the drama is captivating, the emotional moments are punctuated wonderfully in the narrative [more so towards the second and third acts] and the finale, when the key questions are answered, enhances the seamless narrative.

Prem Ratan Dhan Payo Review by Mehul S Thakkar on Deccan Chronicle

Rating: ★★★☆☆

With everything seeming right, bringing out his point of living together, director Sooraj goes overboard. After the family has let gone of their differences with each other, Sooraj goes on and on with additional scenes of bonding which are painful to watch. The film does drive back the point home but it takes some patience to sit through it, especially the second half. For all those who love family sagas, dramas and romance in the 90’s style, this is royal ride you may want to take.

Prem Ratan Dhan Payo Review by Ritika Handoo on Zeenews

Rating: ★★★☆☆

The director has tried his best to keep the ethics of Indian culture right at the centre of his screenplay. The movie is a sureshot family entertainer, without any uncomfortable scenes. However, it does take a while to digest that such a perfect family and ethics can co-exist in today’s time.

PRDP Review by Saibal Chatterjee on NDTVMovies

Rating: ★★☆☆☆

If stray parts of PRDP are somewhat watchable, it is only because of Salman’s ability to breathe life into the most ridiculous of situations. There is, of course, no dearth of the ludicrous in this film. Especially implausible are the laboured song situations.

PRDP Review by Ananya Bhattacharya on India Today

Rating: ★★★☆☆

In all, the film works for both Salman Khan and Sooraj Barjatya’s specific audience bases. While a Salman fan might miss his super-human antics at times, he does a great job otherwise. Watch the film for Salman.

Review by Sarita A Tanwar on DNA India

Rating: ★★★½☆

Unlike his earlier films, Sooraj hasn’t been able to do complete justice to his secondary characters. None of them add much to the script. Even the baddies come without purpose and planning. The over-indulgence in songs (far too many) hasn’t paid off this time, particularly because Himesh Reshammiya hasn’t been able to deliver his best. That’s a big letdown. It’s because of the mediocre score that the film begins to feel lengthy. Maybe knocking off a few songs and a few minutes would’ve made the difference.

Review by Sreeju Sudhakaran on Bollywood Life

Rating: ★★½☆☆

Sooraj Barjatya should never be blamed for believing in the goodness of the nineties and incorporating it in today’s cinema. But what needs to be blamed is that he still sticks to the old style film-making and expects the audience to accept it. That’s where Prem Ratan Dhan Payo as a film fails. What could have been Salman Khan’s sweetest Diwali gift to his fans turns out to be so depressing that you wait for this festival to get over asap! If you are a true Salman Khan and have patience to bear melodrama for more than 3 hours, go enjoy the challenge!

Review by Sukanya Verma on Rediff

Rating: ★★½☆☆

A lot of visible effort has gone in designing Prem Ratan Dhan Payo’s opulence and scale but ultimately it is just lacklustre, recycled fare from a man stuck on men versus women sporting contests, midnight kitchen rendezvous and the pristine aura of Prem. The last one still holds good. Rest is just rah-rah.

Review by Shubhra Gupta on Indian Express

Rating: ★½☆☆☆

There’s always room, you suppose, for yet another reimaging of the Ramayan, and its million stories. Especially if it has Salman Khan, after all these years of practice, sliding effortlessly into being Prem, and lifting the film as much as he can, even managing quite miraculously not to giggle when his co-star, the-laden-in-tasteful-zardozi-and-industrial-weight-polki-diamonds-Kapoor, hands him a feather, very ‘Mughal-e-Azam’ style, in between her other clothes-horsing and jiggle-jaggling.

Review by Rohit Vats on Hindustan Times

Rating: ★★☆☆☆

A lot has changed in the Hindi film industry since 2006, the last time Sooraj Barjatya’s name flashed across the screens as a movie’s director. His Vivah didn’t exactly set the box office on fire, at least not on the lines of what his earlier films Maine Pyar Kiya, Hum Aapke Hain Koun and Hum Saath Saath Hain did on the ticket windows. Cut to 2015 and Barjatya has now rehashed the same formula in his latest venture, Prem Ratan Dhan Payo (PRDP), complete with a masterstroke: He roped in Salman Khan to up the film’s star value a million notches. There is a problem, however. PRDP leaves you asking one big question: Are we ready to gulp down a mouthful of cheesy romance that is high on ideals and moral values?

Prem Ratan Dhan Payo Review by Indiaglitz

Rating: ★★★★☆

The one thing that director Sooraj Barjatiya excels in is that he does not change his style of helming with the changing times and Salman’s new avatar. He keeps it simple and the way he expertises at and I must say, it sure is a refreshing change. The movie manages to take you back to the wonderful 90’s where it was all about love, family, betrayal and love again. He gives us the Prem that was long lost and we couldnt love him more. The story is kept simple, even though predictable at times. Performance wise, PRDP is a sureshot hit. Salman as a prince and a common man is out of this world. He woos the audiences in every shot with his charm and lovable aura. Sonam, is equally good and looks and acts beautifully as a princess. Neil Nitin Mukesh makes a comeback with a blast. His expressions say it all. Swara Bhaskar is extremely talented and this movie proves to be just another feature on her cap. Deepak Dobriyal, Anupam Kher and Armaan Kohli are impressive and throw a tremendous act.

Review by Srijana Mitra Das on The Times Of India

Rating: ★★★½☆

There are slight drawbacks. Some unconvincing sequences – a feudal football match, giggling flood relief, dancing halwais, action atop a plyboard mahal – could’ve been trimmed. But the film captures the gold-rimmed goggles and mothballed notions of a mofussil maharaja. And alongside tradition, it presents modernity too, in a princess who chooses her own prince – and an aam aadmi more regal than royalty (whose feather redefines Mughal-e-Azam’s love scene). Ghee-soaked in goodness, PRDP is gift-wrapped with a simple line. With family, stand strong – but also bow.

Review by Rajeev Masand on IBNLive

Rating: ★★★☆☆

It’s a testament to the star power of Salman Khan that Prem Ratan Dhan Payo is never unwatchable despite its old-fashioned story, its frankly laughable scenarios (the climax takes place in a palace of mirrors built on top of a waterfall), and its failure to flesh out characters adequately. The film revisits many of Barjatya’s favorite themes – the importance of family, the enduring bond of brotherhood, and the power of forgiveness – but it has nothing particularly new to say that might justify making this film in 2015.

Review by Shubha Shetty-Saha on Mid-Day India

Rating: ★★½☆☆

In Prem’s role, Salman is his charming self, doing what comes naturally to him, buffoonery and prancing around. But in the uptight prince’s role he looks as uncomfortable as someone would if they were put in a straitjacket. Swara Bhaskar, Neil Nitin Mukesh, Anupam Kher, and the others give good support. Sonam looks gorgeous and is sincere.

Review by Kunal Guha on Mumbai Mirror

Rating: ★★☆☆☆

Barjatya’s adamant vision of making family-oriented films, which he admittedly enjoys, has evolved over the years. While it would be a stretch to say that the filmmaker has kept up with contemporary cinema, he has surely gone easy on the saccharine content and even sneaked in a bit of masala. Unfortunately, this doesn’t further the plot.

Review by Martin D’Souza on Glamsham

Rating: ★½☆☆☆

PREM RATAN DHAN PAYO is a Diwali cracker that goes phus. It’s an archaic story told in an archaic manner. Sooraj Barjatya takes 174 minutes to tell you this tale that has no meat, no soul, nor a proper push forward. By the time it gets over, you have gathered enough aches as you keep adjusting yourself in the seat.

Review by Sonia Chopra on Sify

Rating: ★★★☆☆

The film has its faults, but with Salman Khan’s dual force (yes, he plays a double role), a lilting romance, and the ODing on traditional values – this one’s sure to hit the right spots with the family junta. Salman is real ‘ratan’ in this tradition-soaked romance, likely to bring in enough dhan for the makers!

Review by Shishir Gautam on Nowrunning

Rating: ★★☆☆☆

PRDP retells an age old story, rehashed with Salman in focus. It also deals with ‘sautela’ family – something Sooraj already dealt with in HSSH. But this time the angle is different. Siblings are not at peace and only Prem can fix this family, stitching the torn fabric back into shape like a magician. There are bad people and there are good people. There is revenge, retribution and salvation. And there is love. All these told in between some zillions silly songs, one of which is during a ‘football’ match. Shudder!

Review by Caitlin E. O’Conner on Bollyspice

Rating: ★★★☆☆

Prem Ratan Dhan Payo feels like the Rajshri that brought Maine Pyar Kiya and Hum Aapke Hain Koun in some ways good (family relationships, songs feel timeless) and bad (several very retro elements, themes feel unoriginal), but there’s an important difference: It doesn’t feel nearly as relatable.

Review by Meeta on Wogma

Rating: ★☆☆☆☆

Sure, Salman Khan, Sonam Kapoor, Anupam Kher, Neil Nitin Mukesh, Swara Bhaskar are all guilty of trying too hard to be what they are supposed to be rather than make their characters believable. But, they have no help from the script. The dialogue induce eyerolls. And the innuendos seemed pretty out of place.



  • Lol my fans! Why are you getting so insecure? Did you forget that HNY got average of 2 by critics? And did you remember what you said “Critics doesn’t!”. And now suddenly it matters?

    On a serious note 3 stars is good. First 4 now 3 that is really good. Don’t know why everyone think this will flop. If a shitty movie like HNY made 200cr than a movie like PRDP will make it to 300cr.

  • Wtf,ninth crap movie in a row in diwali. 2009 blue and main aur mrs khanna(both are shits), 2010 golmaal 3 and action replayy(both are bulshit movies), 2011 ra one(worst srk movie till date), 2012 jthj and sos(jthj average and sos brainless movie), 2013 (krrish 3, worst movie of rakesh roshan, crap), 2014 hny (second worst movie of srk after ra one), 2015 (again crap, script crap, direction crap, espesially actress is worst actress ive ever seen)

  • I don’t know who made taran adarsh a movie critic!!!!!he should review himself ,I mean his brain’s disease through which he is going on.

    @IAMAKN,really bro this taran adarsh is such a dumbo never can imagine gave SWADES,CDI 1/2 star,rofl.

    Disaster!!!!!the movie should be a disaster.even movies like himmatwala,dhoom3,dabang3,bodyguards like mahacraps of millennium are far better than this meaningless story less expired 90’s saas bahu serial drama.

    Everyone marked everyone called this movie as a shit.from that you can imagine the level.of this classless movie.

    And Indiaglitz such a dumb site who gave it 4 star.and also read the line towards the end which has a spelling mistake in an review

    “Swara Bhaskar is extremely talented and this movie proves to be just another feature on her cap”

    Feature on her cap/feather on her cap!!!!!and they came here to review a crap movie ,well deserved only crap sites like them only can do this.

    And last but not least @indicine,I’ll not say anything,I’ll must say your rating for prdp will make audience of your star tonloose hope on your review.I’m not saying you did wrong,but blindly giving every salamn movies 4 star irrespective of good performance /good movie is not at all acceptable by peoples like us.and your HNY review at least acceptable to many extent,as it was not boring like this crapiest prdp,but really prdp like crapiest of this century 3.5-4 star!!!!!Oh my!!!!!time to left this earth.

    And BTW where is DILWALE’S TRAILER REVIEW.come on WE’RE waiting for it ,please publish it quickly,thanks.

    Just loved Indian express’s review the most followed by Hindustan times,NDTV movies and as well as Bollywood life and Rediff like branded sites revealed the real face of crapiest prdp.

    And also see now present rating of crapfeat prdp—-5+ means in future it has greater chance to go below 1+/0.from this you can imagine how much big outdated,overacted,90’s expired crapiest mahacrap is prdp!!!!!my request to salman khan kindly take retirement and spare people from your torturous classless non acting,because every time you’ll not get any kabir khan/Harshali Malhotra to save you and salman fans stop commenting and overhyping like—-watch it for salman a human being ,why should people watch a human being rather than An Actor in a film.also like—-prdp has family values,what kind of family values you’re talking about when your idol is not aware of it when he drunk and drivennhis cruzer over the road,definitely a family man will never involve in such type of unsocialized and uncivilised salman fans don’t try to make peoples fool just like what you did during jai ho.people understood everything now they’ll give you the reply what they did during jai people are habituated of making other actor’s harde works,now WE’LL let your star and you better how it actually feels when someone’s movie gets negative review as well as negative wom.and you also tried to let down HIGH CLASS OUTSTANDIND DILWALE TRAILER,then how can people spare your star’s worst movie of all time prdp.

    #boycott worst movie of all time prem ratan dhan payo(prdp).

  • Now all the pessismistic anti-social elements are disliking my honest review… Do it as much as u want.. Finally Achcha Wins…

    Hit Dislike you are an anti social element..

  • Flop
    Abki dilwale ki bari flop hone ka
    These Buddha khan’s should be retires from Bollywood and SRK should go Pakistan

  • Facts
    Srk and salman are friends
    Srk and salman both are enemies of bhansali..
    So logically all srk and salman fans should celebrate success of prdp and then bash up bhansali who offended both the superstars in past…

    Instead of being haters.. Be fans
    And show that bhansali who are the bosses.

    Bhansali is using divide and rule policy and taking advantage of the rivalry between fans…

    But the biggest thing is that both the superstars are friends.. Bhansali is the real enemy

  • The review not up to the mark the film is just outstanding u will enjoy it 100 %comedy, romance, emotions every thing perfect the blockbuster on the way, please guys watch it I guarantee you will enjoy it

  • All the positive reviews only talk about Salman and Anupam, but let’s face it : the film in itself sucks badly ! Film will cross 200 cr because of great opening, but it won’t have a very long lifetime with the mixed WOM.

  • Salman’s films dont need critical acclaim to become blockbuster, PRDP has gotten better reviews than Kick, ETT etc. And it is 1000 times better than crappy old year. All time blockbuster confirmed!
    300 crore in India

  • Lolz.. SRK supporters are burnt in jelousy … try hard pimps, u wont be successful..

    It’s an amazing movie.. a must watch to them who hate crap movies…

  • So not only PK but Dhoom 3 record is also out of reach now. Dilwale also will be bigger crap than this and wont cross 200 cf with clash with epic movie BM. Do this year dhoom 3 and pk both are out of reach for PRDP and bore Waale. Only aamir khan rules bollywood. No one is close to him. Period.

  • i just hate review ….salman is salman ……..prdp is the biggest blockbuster of the year ………….i love salman …….because he is new king of bollywood …………………

  • Haters, remember you are saying movie is bad then it is solely Salman star power whatever it will collect But there is problem there according to you Salman is not a star n flop actor !!!!!!! Ab bolo you all will lick your own spit or accept the reality ?????

  • Box office india said the response is mixed and the movie dint open big as salman movies tend to but due to holiday it gotnbenefitted..BOI excerpts…
    It is not the biggest Salman Khan opening in recent times. The film did see slack occupancy at many places in the morning shows and the craze to see the film on the first show was not as much as some of Salman Khan’s other films. This slack was easily covered later on but that was because it was a holiday, if the holiday was not there it may have found it harder to make ground.

  • @ak fan,11 hit perfaketionist is nothing with out raju papa and brand dhoom.more importantly raju papa who gave him 200cr,300cr film,ROFL.otherwise perfaketioniat’a talash is the highest collecting movie of his own,90cr wala star amir,ROFL.

    Excuses from prem nautankiwala fans

    1.prdp has family values.

    When this excuse couldn’t worked least watch for salman,bhai gave awesome performance(though bhai doesn’t know what is “acting” ) till now,ROFL.

    If this also not worked

    3.lallu movies oops sorry bhai movies never need critics review,even jai ho too becomes a blockbuster with 100cr collection due to bhai only(bhojpur logic)

    If this also not worked

    4.acchai ki jeet hogi,spread as much as negativity,hit dislike if you’re antisocial blah blah blah blah(in reality no one is a bigger antisocial here than our bhai).’s far better than HNY(that means you admitted KING SRK is the bigger star than salman as HE can took such a big negativity movie alone on HIS shoulder,but in reality this is worse than even himmatwala/dhoom3,ROFL.

    So bhojpureans all your logics/silly excuses gone destroyed.wait and watch another jai ho in the way as flop boring prem’s Buddha type character rejected by everyone.

    this is just the beginning,also yiu have to face THE BIGGEST DILWAKE STORM AT THE END OF THIS YEAR.

  • @shahrukh fans : _/\_ 45 crores of HNY? lol
    Don’t fool yourselves because every sane person is well aware that the actual is 36.5

  • Salman Khan film doesn’t run based on the reviews that we all know that by now, so please don’t try to write a bad review on Salman Khan film. This film is absolutely fantastic

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