Ready - Preview
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Salman Khan. Anees Bazmee. Together. Is this payback for my misdeeds from previous lives?
Or wait, maybe it is all for the best, after all. Two possibly awful films merge into one! Obviously, I'm the one who couldn't laugh at (let alone with) Dabangg or Welcome/No Entry. There are only so many times you can get excited about watching the same thing over and over again. Especially, when you know you don’t like that kind of stuff. Nothing new at all!
I wish I could really at least understand, if not enjoy, the Salman-mania. What's it the dance, the action? I just can't make myself call moving your trousers and collar dance. Wasn't there a time when Salman Khan actually danced? I remember him being good at it too. There's nothing novel to look forward to in terms of action, either. At least not from what the trailer gives us.
I've heard people swear by his "dialogue delivery". I just don't get it. The 2-minute promo above doesn't offer much in terms of that either. I guess, so far all the delivery has depended on some stoned-out writers. From what it looks like, Ready's writers seem to be way too sober, look at them try so hard to be "coo".
And I can barely make myself excited about seeing Asin. I don't see how her character will be anything more than someone who needs to be saved by Salman Khan from bad, bad people. Yeah, my confidence in the script is transparent. There must be some factor somewhere that'll make me go to the film with a clean slate. Just hope for cinema, maybe. Just can't see it right now.
To top it off, I'm not too much for the street-side type music that the Ready soundtrack is all about. Here are, I guess, worthier music reviews:
milliblog - "Character dheela is the only Pritam track that manages to sustain interest... Composer Devi Sri Prasad clearly owns this soundtrack with his single, tried and tested material!"
Dunkdaft - "Since last few movies, he is on roll with some bindaas moves in his own style. One can name the song just by seeing the steps."
music aloud - "6/10"
Apun Ka Choice - "2.5/5"
Bollyspice - "3/5"
Bollywood Hungama - "4/5"