Ready Movie Review

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Nitin Jain By Nitin Jain | 18 Mar 2017 15:38:31.5430000 IST


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After the musical success of their last venture PATIALA HOUSE, audio giants T-Series launch a torpedo in the form of the music album of the most anticipated and certainly the most talked about film of the first half of the year 2011 and that is Salman Khan's READY. When we talk about T-Series and Salman Khan we are instantly reminded of the highly memorable melodious numbers from their LUCKY- NO TIME FOR LOVE, the music of which is still popular and fresh in the minds of people. Although this time keeping the genre of the film, READY in mind and the fact that it is an all out entertainer, a true blue Anees Bazmee film, we know that the music will be more commercial and will have lots of 'dhamaal' and 'masti'. Naturally, expectations are always of gargantuan proportions especially because it's a T-Series production, a company which has always believed in providing wholesome entertainment through high quality music and naturally with Sohail Khan Productions and Rawail Grandsons Entertainment also joining we can expect some really good music. Moreover, the fact that it's Pritam at the helm of affairs whose (almost) cent percent success records speaks for him, shall we say more? Well, without wasting any time, ready, get set and go and let's get the ball rolling!

Let's come straight to the song that has been in the news ever since it's picturisation on the most happening actor of Bollywood at present, the hot dude Salman Khan and certainly the most hyped composition of the album, 'Character Dheela' and check out if it does deserve all the attention that it is getting even prior to it's release. Well, with a hip-hop, pacy rhythm that sets the pulse racing, rap that is catchy a la Pritam 'ishtyle', coupled with Neeraj Shridhar's par 'excellante' rendition (not to mention Amrita Kak as well who is top class here) along with music addendums (specially highly rhythmic electronic pipe sound piece in the background) that just befit this light on the ears, easy to hum number. This song definitely has what it takes to reach the top of the charts within days or should we say, hours (!) of its release. And surely lyrics also deserve mention as Amitabh Bhattacharya who has been known more for his abstract and intellectually gratifying 'hat ke' lyrics for composers like Amit Trivedi gets a chance to prove that he can wield his pen even for highly commercial/ 'masala' numbers. His lyrics with cynical overtones, which take a dig at hypocrisy of the 'holier than thou' people and especially the catchline 'character dheela' will be identified by not only the masses but the classes as well. There is mention of last year's hottest item numbers, 'Munni' and Shiela also, 'Faraq padta hai kya baahon mein Munni hai ya Shiela hai'. And last but not the least the presence of red hot Salman Khan, fresh from the scintillating success of DABANGG and his bewitching VEER co-star, Zarine Khan, the Katrina Kaif look alike will help its cause in a big way. Pritam-Neeraj combo gets ready to add another chartbuster to your repertoire!

The number one remixer of the present times, D.J A-Myth gets to remix this chartbusting number 'Character Dheela' and he does not do much 'ched-chaad' with a number that has already everything going for it, just more electronic sounds and heightened pace is added.

All out romantic mood sets in with another quintessential love ballad 'Humko Pyaar Hua' and it's KK and Tulsi Kumar who have been assigned the task of making the listeners fall in love with the song through their rendition and without doubt they do succeed, and the very simple melody (that has been a strong point in Pritam's success story) and also minimal percussions instruments are the highlight of the track. Lovely English chorals and lyricist Neelesh Mishra's lyrics also help in setting up the romantic flavour.



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Sunil Patel and Thomas Xavier's cinematography is great. Pritam's music is good, with Dhinka Chika being the peppiest number. However some songs do appear forced in the narrative.

Salman Khan is in his element. His usual style and charisma is very much there. Asin is nice and has a meaty role. Paresh Rawal is excellent. Mahesh Manjerekar gets a well etched out character. Manoj Joshi gets a good role. Sudesh Lehri is hilarious. Sanjay Dutt, Ajay Devgn, Kangna Ranaut, Zarine Khan, Chunky Pandey and Arbaaz Khan are fun to watch in their cameos. All the other actors are fine in their respective roles.

Apart from Salman, READY has enough masala to be a complete entertainer.

P.S. For all the girls, Salman Khan does remove his shirt in one scene.

Rating - 3/5



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Salman Khan's clearly on a roll. Salmania started with WANTED, continued with DABANGG, and now it's all set to get stronger with READY. In fact, the success of WANTED and DABANGG, was in all likelihood, the reason to make READY. The film has Salman Khan written all over it.

Salman plays Prem (for the nth time), a 'bholi shakal wala kamina'. He stays in a HUM AAPKE HAIN KAUN type happy joint family. Sanjana (Asin) enters Prem's life pretending to be the US returned Pooja, Prem's potential wife. Even Prem isn't aware about Sanjana's asliyat. She's actually on the run because of her warring mamas, who want to get her married to their respective saalas, so that they can inherit her property. When Prem is made aware about this, he decides to put an end to the animosity between the brothers, but in his own unique style.

Director Anees Bazmee kicks off the film nicely with short character introductions (Mahesh Manjerekar's forgetful character is clearly lifted from KHOOBSOORAT). And to introduce Prem's character, there's the Character Dheela item song with Zarine Khan. Even the initial fights between Sanjana and Prem infuse freshness. The first half is breezy, sprinkled with the right amount of humour. So far, so good.

After the 'pee/tea break' (read interval), the graph of the narrative does dip. The typical Anees Bazmee type humour takes over. Prem's action scenes in the climax do manage to elevate the proceedings to a certain extent. But unlike DABANGG, there aren't many dialogues or action sequences that you'll treasure for a long time.




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Sunil Patel and Thomas Xavier's cinematography is great. Pritam's music is good, with Dhinka Chika being the peppiest number. However some songs do appear forced in the narrative.

Salman Khan is in his element. His usual style and charisma is very much there. Asin is nice and has a meaty role. Paresh Rawal is excellent. Mahesh Manjerekar gets a well etched out character. Manoj Joshi gets a good role. Sudesh Lehri is hilarious. Sanjay Dutt, Ajay Devgn, Kangna Ranaut, Zarine Khan, Chunky Pandey and Arbaaz Khan are fun to watch in their cameos. All the other actors are fine in their respective roles.

Apart from Salman, READY has enough masala to be a complete entertainer.

P.S. For all the girls, Salman Khan does remove his shirt in one scene.

Rating - 3/5


Rating 3/5

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Movie Cast & Crew
  • Director: Anees Bazmee
  • Actor: Salman Khan, Asin, Arya Babbar, Paresh Rawal and Mahesh Manjrekar.
  • Music Director: Pritam and Devi Sri Prasad
  • Lyrics: Amitabh Bhattacharya, Neelesh Mishra, Ashish Pandit and Kumaar
  • Release Date : 03 Jun 2011

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