Here’s a clue; if you’re expecting a great deal of cerebral stimulation, if you’re looking for a sensitive message to take back, then you might be in the wrong cinema hall. If you’re simply looking to be entertained out of your wits, instead, then Salman’s latest, Ready, is just what the doctor ordered for you.
Cast: Salman Khan, Asin,Paresh Rawal
Prem (Salman Khan) has a happy giant family where as Sanjana, an orphan lands in India to be with her mamas (Sharat Saxena, Akhilendra Mishra), who are greedy and want to usurp her property. Sanjana in the garb of Pooja gets into Prem’s family and the two falls in love with each other. Enters a major problem, Sanjana’s mamas are at constant loggerheads with each other and want Sanjana to marry their respective brother in laws in order to acquire her property. How Prem manages to win over Sanjana and brings the two sworn brothers together forms the rest of the plot.
Right from its first promo itself, it’s clear that filmmaker Anees Bazmee is trying hard to encash Salman’s success of Dabangg. And the way the songs Dhinka Chika and Character Dheela have become a rage, one surely expects another masala potboiler from Ready. However, within a couple of minute into the film you know you’re in for a major let down. The entire film reeks of clichÃ©d dialogues and story line of his past films. Worse still, of flops like No Problem and Thank You! Anees once again comes up with leave your brains at home kind of comedy.
So while Ready has the typical “hanging by the cliff” scene reminiscent of No Entry, the dialogue aided by Salman on being asked what is he doing there is “just hanging around!” Ready also has the same old don connection used earlier in Welcome. If only dragging audience to the theatre was enough Anees! The filmmaker surely has lost touch of making decent films and should take to a long sabbatical before he plans another debacle.
On the whole, READY is strictly for the masses and for those who relish typically formulaic masala entertainers. The film prides itself with super music [‘Character Dheela’ and ‘Dhinka Chika’], gags and gimmicks aplenty and of course, Salman Khan, the beloved of the masses and the mainstay of this film. If you hero-worship Salman, you cannot afford to miss this one. Even if you don’t hero-worship him, watch READY as a stress-busting therapy that makes you smile, laugh and break into guffaws in those two hours.