Ready - Review
Click on the tabs below for wogma review, external reviews, user reviews, and twitter verdict
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?"
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
- 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.
Ready - Movie Details
- Official Sites: Website Facebook Wikipedia IMDB
- Banner: T Series, Sohail Khan Productions, One Up Entertainment, Rawail Grandsons, Wave Cinema
- Producer: Bhushan Kumar, Krishan Kumar, Sohail Khan, Nitin Manmohan, Rajat Rawail
- Director: Anees Bazmee
- Lead Cast: Salman Khan, Asin Thottumkal
- Supporting Cast: Paresh Rawal, Eva Grover, Sharat Saxena, Puneet Issar, Mahesh Manjrekar, Manoj Joshi, Manoj Pahwa, Arya Babbar, Akhilendra Mishra, Sudesh Lehri, Hemant Pandey, Nikitin Dheer, Rajiv Kachroo, Mithilesh Chaturvedi
- Story: Gopi Mohan
- Screenplay: Rajeev Kaul, Rajan Agarwal, Ikram Akhtar
- Dialogues: Farhad, Sajid, Farhad Bhiwandiwala, Rashid Sajid
- Cinematography: Sunil Patel, Thomas A Xavier, Sunil Patel
- Editor: Ritesh Soni
- Background Score: Sandeep Shirodkar
- Action Choreography: Seeluem Pradit, Mahendra Verma
- Choreography: Raju Khan, Mudassar Khan, Chinni Prakash
- Music Director: Pritam Chakraborty, Devi Sri Prasad
- Lyrics: Neelesh Misra, Amitabh Bhattacharya, Kumaar, Ashish Pandit
- Facebook Page: Link
- Running time: 140 minutes
- Reviewer: meeta
- Language: Hindi
- Country: India
- Genres: Comedy, Romance
Ready - Trailer
If you cannot see a video above, click here to see it on YouTube