Ladies v/s Ricky Bahl Movie Review

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Con-man strikes back...! Bollywood's insatiable desire in plotting enterprising fictional conning plots and delivering out intimidating spells of "edge-of-seat" entertainment makes new noises in LADIES V/S RICKY BAHL. After the surprise success of BAND BAAJA BAARAT, coveted Yash Raj Films (YRF) entrusts the same team for this rom-con (read "rom-com") flick with same musical team, delivering out the needful. Salim-Suleiman, a consistent in YRF and also brainchild behind BAND BAAJA BAARAT success, hold the musical baton and promise some really musical "masti" for their listeners. Can we expect the musical happening of this con-man friendly flick to be at par or to surpass the composer's previous works? Let's find out...

Smooth and conniving in intimidating impulsive tuneful appeal, the first track "Aadat se Majboor", opens all cards of the flick and plots the graph of lead character (Ricky Bahl) and all his maneuvers with all desired upbeat arrangements settings in its backdrop. Benny Dayal's suave "n" smart rendition moves in tandem with the infectious hip-hop com reggae feel and jesters out all the playful moves of the "con-man". Salim-Suleiman's composition is a tailor made work, a musical piece that can be described as title track, epitomizing out the impish and scheming personality of the lead protagonist. The signature tuneful feel has "whodunit" factor that gets flourished with sluggishly pitched jazz romantic appeal, followed with snazzy emceeing by actor Ranveer Singh and reggae thriving feel. Hugely promoted on all media circuits, this Benny Dayal rendered track has already garnered spotlight and is likely to be next hot affair on the charts in days to come. "Aadat se Majboor (remix)", is an electronica based "trance" feel "club remix" specialist number, which works aggressively on mixing of electronic disco beat fillers into the crazy feel of the soundtrack. It's highly infectiously loud disco-feel should be finding many takers on the dancing floors, a likable commodity for the promos and teasers of the flick.

It's all about creating Pop-conscious! Salim-Suleiman created ruckus on floors for Anushka Sharma in "Dance Pe Chance" (RAB NE BANA DI JODI) and now is all set for another eccentrically enthuse number in "Jazba". It's chirpy and funky in its blooming tempos but lacks the spunk and punch of making it as big as they did it in "Dance pe Chance". Shilpa Rao's booming voice leads the show that talks about optimism and showing zeal of living life in simplistically penned wordings. Salim-Suleiman's composition neither disappoints nor enthralls too high in its energetically fuelled "bhangra-beat" orchestrations and zealous vocals but works mechanically to serenade out the mindset of the singer. Like "Aadat se Majboor", this one too enjoys aggressive promotion and its highlight is being the presence of Anushka Sharma doing all the on-screen antics while song proves to be a passable affair.

"Jazba (remix)" is like an 80's disco-station and replaces Shilpa Rao with Anushka Manchanda as the lead vocalist of this version. This loud and frivolous "club-remix" version is uproariously high on drumming and cantankerous sounds, overall it's an over-worked "club-version" that fails to impress.


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Ishika (Anushka) is a salesgirl who can sell a comb to a bald man. She becomes the ideal choice to help these three girls (from Mumbai, Delhi and Lucknow) who come together to turn tables on Ricky.

Ranvir is a confident lad. After BAND BAAJA BAARAAT, he continues to impress. Style, acting, screen presence, he has it all. Also, he gives his all to the role. A star of the future. Anushka, too pitches in with a spontaneous performance.

CHECK OUT: Ranveer- Anushka belongs to my inner circle


The choreography of the songs may be good, but the jerky camera movements are a strain on the eye. You prefer to close your eyes and listen to the song rather than view the dance steps. A research needs to be done by YRF on how to present well-choreographed songs to the viewers.

What makes the film go down a steep slope after moving to a solid high is the stupid showing of how these girls manage to sell fake Gucci's and Prada's to Ricky. He is shown as a man who knows his stuff. So why this laziness in the script?

This movie will find its audience with the teenagers.

Ratings : 2/5


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He's a conman who fleeces in style. His victims are young girls and he uses his good looks, ready wit and inborn charm, to first lure his 'victims' to a point of surrender and then flee with the loot. Usually, he involves the 'victims' families as well to gain that trust. But he knows where to draw the line; he never mixes business with pleasure.

Welcome Sunny, Diego, Malhotra... the various aliases of Ranveer Singh. He has successfully conned 30 PYTs. The 31st 'victim' proves to be a little tricky. The con is now on him? Will he fail? Or will he, as usual, walk away with another fat booty?

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Fairytale stuff but presented well. Well enough to be kept entertained for a major part of the film. All five characters blend well to make this a watchable fare. Apart from Ranvir, there's Parineeti Chopra (feisty performance), who plays Dimple, a Delhi lass very much in love with Ricky. There's also Aditi Sharma who plays Saira, another who has been successfully conned. After Rajjo in MAUSAM, she pitches in with another controlled performance. Dipannita Sharma as Raina has been conned for the largest sum; being sold a fake Husain, while Anushka Sharma is roped in by these girls to exact revenge from the Conman.




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Ishika (Anushka) is a salesgirl who can sell a comb to a bald man. She becomes the ideal choice to help these three girls (from Mumbai, Delhi and Lucknow) who come together to turn tables on Ricky.

Ranvir is a confident lad. After BAND BAAJA BAARAAT, he continues to impress. Style, acting, screen presence, he has it all. Also, he gives his all to the role. A star of the future. Anushka, too pitches in with a spontaneous performance.

CHECK OUT: Ranveer- Anushka belongs to my inner circle


The choreography of the songs may be good, but the jerky camera movements are a strain on the eye. You prefer to close your eyes and listen to the song rather than view the dance steps. A research needs to be done by YRF on how to present well-choreographed songs to the viewers.

What makes the film go down a steep slope after moving to a solid high is the stupid showing of how these girls manage to sell fake Gucci's and Prada's to Ricky. He is shown as a man who knows his stuff. So why this laziness in the script?

This movie will find its audience with the teenagers.

Ratings : 2/5

Rating 2/5

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Movie Cast & Crew
  • Actor: Ranveer Singh, Anushka Sharma, Parineeti Chopra, Dipannita Sharma and Aditi Sharma
  • Lyrics: Amitabh Bhattacharya
  • Director: Maneesh Sharma
  • Music Director: Salim Merchant- Sulaiman Merchant
  • Release Date : 09 Dec 2011