Ready - Review

wogma rating: Watch when on TV (?)
quick review:

This is no Dabangg because it has a plot that the makers try to stick to. Or is it just me being wishful? And it might sound like it, but this is a positive review coming from this forum.

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I am in a state of shock. Ready actually has a sort-a, kind-a coherent story. Well of course, I'm using the word coherent loosely. And story. And what-the-hell, "sort-a, kind-a" too. What I'm trying to get at is, Ready has focus. Or more focus than the director's last outing and the actor's last outing. Put together, of course. I'm not joking or being sarcastic when I say, I found some of the one-liners and movie references in Readyquite witty. I talk defensively because of my general contempt for "mindless entertainers".

So, you have your standard "boy hates girl and yet wants to save her from the big, bad world" routine. Boy is Prem (surprise!) who can get away with anything and is played by your standard Salman Khan doing a "I can get away with anything, take that, you reviewers!" I actually saw one one-liner in which I smiled and thought, "wow! Comic timing and all, huh?"

I don't get phrases like "paisa vasool" and "time-pass". And surely I know nothing about what works for Salman fans. For example, Sakshi (one of the two Salmaniacs I know) tweeted -

Okay so the first half isn't all that great or anything.
and
2nd half zillion times better.

And I thought post interval, the film became more of the same from Anees Bazmee's world (along with its distasteful sproduction values). Till then, stuff was in the believable range. Like, you could see why Prem liked Sanjana and vice versa. Such logic is totally unheard of in this genre.

Also, what makes Ready a shade different from other Salman films is that the other characters in the film had something to do. They are a tad more than props that work towards establishing how cool Salman is. For example, Mohan Joshi has a few amusing quips. Though the mockery that Paresh Rawal makes of himself is pretty much the same. Asin looks barely presentable. What went wrong, make-up dada?

Another thing that happened here is that there was an attempt at passing on a social message. The irony of the social message was beyond hilarious. A husband realizes he's oppressing his wife, so he gives the woman "permission" to eat before him!?!

But, you know as well as I do, no amount of "different" within the confines of what Anees Bazmee can make is enough to make a film that I can whole-heartedly recommend. And, you know as well as I do, a Salman Khan fan cares two hoots for what I recommend or not. Go along and watch the next "creative" way in which his shirt comes off!

- meeta, a part of the audience

Parental Guidance:

  • Violence: Loads of fist fights
  • Language: Clean
  • Nudity & Sexual content: A scene implying that Salman and Asin are making out.
  • Concept: Boy wants to save his girl from evil.
  • General Look and Feel: Loud, light and bright.

Detailed Ratings (out of 5):

  • Direction: 2
  • Story: 2
  • Lead Actors: 2
  • Character Artists: 2
  • Dialogues: 3
  • Screenplay: 2
  • Music Director: 3
  • Lyrics: 3

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Comments (8)

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Rahul:

Another senseless movie that will rake in the moolah at the box office. :(

Rahul:

I am shocked. You make the film sound almost "watchable". I might actually see this now.

meetu:

But then again Rahul, there are enough people who think this has no story even compared to DAbangg :-o let us know what you think, if you watch it that is. :D

Nitin Sharma:

Ready is completely for mass audiences out of metros, embedded with masala ‘one man army’ formula. It doesn’t justify itself as a full on laugh film.

meetu:

@Amit oh come on! it's not like i wrote a glorious review. And the "coherent plot" line was a joke!

@ligne i don't know. there just seemed to be a flow in what was happening notwithstanding how weird it all was.

@Nitin. So-so that's what i'm saying.

@Simy aha! let me know how you like it.

guddu:

nice review meetu as usual........but it's strictly for Salmaniacs of which i happen to be member as well.we only enjoy watching Salman bhai on screen and don't care much about the plot or logic if required.we simply enjoy Salman bhai and yes we are impartial towards others in our ideology.

Rahul:

It was not as over the top as Singh is King (the last Anees film that I watched), nor was it all over the place as Dabangg was. Of course, the side characters are dispensed off without an explanation, and each character is a caricature. Nothing unexpected happens, yet somehow it does not get boring.

Then there is Asin, so why not watch it! :P

Kaaliya:

People are waiting for a wholesome entertainer for a long time, thats why Ready working big time.

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