Ready doesn't live up to expectations

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      Starring Salman Khan, Asin, and Paresh Rawal. In Hindi with English subtitles. Rated PG.

      Bollywood’s summer box office launched with one of its biggest stars, Salman Khan, in Ready, yet another lazy farce from hack director Anees Bazmee that leaves a sour taste in your mouth despite loads of charm and coolness from Khan.

      Coming off one of the Indian film industry’s biggest hits last year, Dabangg (Powerful), the expectations for Ready were huge, but this is an unsuitable, simple-minded mess that Khan needs to avoid at this phase of his career.

      Although Ready is reported to be a remake of a South Indian (Tamil) hit of the same name, it is, in fact, the kind of hackneyed film that has been the mainstay of popular stars like Khan and Akshay Kumar, where all they’re really asked to do is get the choreography right.

      In this Thailand-set story of mafia brothers hell-bent on usurping the wealth of their niece Sanjanna (Asin) by controlling whom she marries, Khan plays a guy named Prem (it’s gotta be his 10th Prem incarnation) who becomes the woman’s unlikely savior. This happens after Sanjanna escapes her uncles at the airport following her arrival from America and assumes the identity of Prem’s arranged-marriage fiancée, also arriving from America.

      There is much confusion and a lot of unbelievability as Prem concocts a harebrained scheme to teach the criminal uncles a lesson and win their approval for Sanjanna’s hand.

      The main problem is that the filmmakers have no respect for storytelling or character development and seem to be putting this mess together as they go along. Although the song-and-dance numbers—particularly the two smash hits, “Character Dheela” and “Dhinka Chika”—do liven up the proceedings, it is a real slog in between.

      Note to Khan: get someone to actually read the scripts.


      Watch the trailer for Ready.

      Comments

      4 Comments

      riz

      Jun 9, 2011 at 1:57pm

      next time you help him read the script and make it more than 41 crore in the weekend...ok Paul

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      AJ

      Jun 9, 2011 at 9:40pm

      I dont think you understand what an commercial film is so please just stop posting reviews if you have no clue what you are talking about. I am in film school at NYU and although I understand the mishaps from Ready, I thoroughly enjoyed the movie.

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      singh

      Jun 10, 2011 at 5:28am

      Frankly, speaking I dont know what u people are upto. The other guy is Raja sen from Rediff.com. Dont u ppl have an appraisal by ur bosses? I mean if u give bad reviews for a movie and that movie is a disaster in box office than its ok,then u should get a good hike, but if ppl like it so much and collection is very good at box office dont your bosses fire u for misleading the ppl. U ppl should be fired immediately from ur jobs if u do badly. This kind of appraisal is everywhere in companies, even in cricket also..So next time get the pulse of the pppl and then rite reviews stupid fellas.

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      Nipen

      Jun 10, 2011 at 4:33pm

      Dear paul, i think i have read and seen biggest critic fool in my life but as they say be Ready for the biggest and thats U for me.
      I couldnt stop laughing thinking about your article on the movie and then on ur poor boss and employer who let u publish this hahahaha who is reaaly come back to this site for reviews and news. Kid u need to go back to school and learn better to categories movies and commercial movies.

      But end deciders are janta and janta loves it and movie racked up70 crores in a week. So beat that.

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