After the earth shattering success of Dabangg, a film that not only did huge business but also won several awards, the one man behind all the success of the film returns with Ready. Salman Khan was always one of the biggest names in the industry, but its only after the success of Dabangg that the expectations from each of his upcoming films has sky rocketed.
Ready is directed by Anees Bazmee (Welcome – No Entry – Singh Is King), who not too long ago was the most commercially successful director in the industry. His last few films though have failed to live up to expectations. Can Ready, loaded with Khan’s charisma and chartbuster music, thrash box office records and entertain the audience? Let’s fine out..
Salman returns to his most famous screen name Prem, son of a industralist Rajveer Kapoor (played by Mahesh Manjrekar). Prem is a rich young man with a heart of gold and his profession, well he’s a match-maker for couples in distress.
Soon, Sanjana as Pooja (Asin Thottumkal) enters his life and the two fall in love. The problem is, Sanjana’s uncles are big-time gundas and they want her to marry the guy of their choice. The rest of the film is about how Salman, in his wily comical way wins over her entire family.
Ready Movie Review
Why Ready is worth a trip to theaters
- Salman Khan! He can’t act and he doesn’t need to. Khan relies entirely on his star power, attitude, screen presence and his unique dialogue delivery to shoulder the film from start to finish. Watch out for the pee / tee break. Its something only Salman can do and what’s more, he manages to bring the house down!
- The music carries huge mass appeal. Character Dheela Hai and Dhinka Chika have already topped charts and both songs worked big time with the audience.
- The character actors – Manoj Joshi, Paresh Rawal, Sudesh Lehri and Akhilendra Mishra – do well, especially in the second half.
- Few dialogues are good.
Why it isn’t..
- The biggest problem with Ready is, the action scenes are limited and the film isn’t very funny either. Also parts of the first half tend to get boring.
- Much like Dabangg, Ready has no story. Its thin plot-line is stretched too long and the film relies entirely on funny lines and performances.
- Asin has little to do and she annoys, infact the pretty Asin of Ghajini is missing here. The actress doesn’t get her look and expressions right.
- With the runtime at around 165 mins, Ready is far too long.
Coming to the performances, as mentioned above, Ready is Salman Khan’s show. Asin disappoints big time, while a few character actors do well. Sanjay Dutt, Ajay Devgan, Zarine Khan and Kangna Ranaut make special appearances.
Overall, watch Ready if your a Salman Khan fan, else skip it. As simple as that.
Other notes: The theater was about 60% full on Friday morning. Not too bad. All other shows are houseful. Opening will be good but what remains to be seen is, if the film manages to sustain after Sunday. We will keep you updated.