A dialogue in READY which is a punch-line of the film I, Me, Myself defines the contours of READY as it being the film which has been taken off from where DABANGG ended, i.e. a film which underlines what an actor should do, let the audience eat out of his hands with his innuendoes and idiosyncrasies, and this is what has made it another super hit in the making. Audience all across the country, i.e. the film viewing public who goes into the world of escapism to forget their worries are really floored with READY and the critics be damned.
After all, which film star in the present times has the confidence to turn a film having a weak story line to gloss over the weakness through his mannerisms and confidence to wade through the film and make the audience READY to lap up DABANGG 2, but a Salman Khan? It is precisely for this reason that Salim Khan, Salman Khan's father keeps on saying that if Salman Khan starts giving more attention to his acting, competition would think twice before standing up to him.
While he may play the role of a spoilt brat belonging to a rich family as he has done in READY, he indeed is a smart alec that the signposts which he uses in his songs as backdrop have a commonality, be it a bus in 'Dhinka Chika' or an auto in the climax scene of the film, Which film star other than Salman uses such street furniture with regularity, and he has been doing it since MAINE PYAAR KIYA where bicycle was his leitmotif in the climax scene. There are other stars as well who try to use these tell tale signposts to convey a message of commonality but the conviction that Salman Khan brings into his role is seen to be believed.
As far as Asin pairing with Salman Khan is concerned she has proved that the chemistry that she brought about with Salman Khan in LONDON DREAMS was no fluke and she has taken it to a new level with her comedy in READY. The moot point however would be, whether Salman would pair with Asin in the subsequent films, as it happens very rarely that he repeats his female co-stars. A regular in Salman Khan films is Mahesh Manjerakar right from WANTED , through DABANGG and now READY, but he needs to appear in meatier roles, as he is also one of the good performers of the present times.
All in all, this weekend READY is going to provide an interesting break through from the hectic life style that we reach and the collections are going to zoom all across.