Ladies VS Ricky Bahl

wogma rating: Watch but no rush (?)

quick review:

Wow! Is the film fraternity celebrating woman's month or something? While Ladies Vs Ricky Bahl is no where close to bringing all things feminine to screen as The Dirty Picture was, Ladies Vs Ricky Bahl does attempt at portraying various shades of women without stereotyping or caricaturing them. Yet, though the film is interesting it is not entertaining enough.

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Director: Maneesh Sharma
Running time: 140 minutes
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Ladies VS Ricky Bahl - Preview

Déjà vu is not a good feeling to have when you are watching a film's trailer. And Ladies Vs. Ricky Bahl evokes a strong "been there, seen that" emotion. Not only have we seen Anushka Sharma and Ranveer Singh who form the lead pair, together not too long ago in Band Baaja Baaraat, they also seem to be playing similar characters too - street-smart and upbeat about life. And both the films are directed by Maneesh Sharma.

Ladies Vs. Ricky Bahl carries this other strong flavor of Bonnie and Clyde or our own desi version - Shaad Ali's Bunty Aur Babli.

And yet, the lead pair, especially Anushka Sharma has an air of freshness around her whenever she comes on screen. Though the exuberance seems a bit forced and trying-too-hard in these two dance sequences. But nevertheless, there is some hope of a few nice moments and decent performances given the team's track record. If nothing else, the hope at least takes away some of the negative vibes that the overall impression that the look and feel of the trailers has created about the film. The music too seems way too generic.

Music Reviews:
Milliblog - "It’s high time Salim-Sulaiman stop this recycling! "
Music Aloud - "6/10"
Bollyspice - "2.5/5"
Bollywood Hungama - "3/5"
Happy Sing - "I’d say nice, because the album is definitely good, but yeah, I am still waiting for the duo to be less techno and rely more on melody some time"

- meeta, a part of the audience

"Hell hath no fury like a woman scorned." But a woman is a woman after all. These are the two lines you are most likely to read in every other review of Ladies Vs Ricky Bahl. A woman is warm and compassionate but you wrong her, and she is capable of making your life hell. But, she will turn back to her warm and compassionate self at the slightest chance. While this is an over-generalization of course and Ladies Vs Ricky Bahl is guilty as charged, I was slightly charmed by the three women representing the three facets of a today's woman - strength in a man's world; old-school simplicity; superficial & so? - and there is a fourth woman who combines the three. Ladies Vs Ricky Bahl started making its way into my good books because the writer spent time in thinking about his women.

But, there is no spark.

And no, spark doesn't mean adding absolutely irrelevant songs that bump you out of the stories. The strategy might have worked for Yash Raj Films earlier. But then the music was worth listening to and the choreography and colors were worth being shaken in and out of your film.

It's a shame that throughout the first half, I was wondering if a few better known faces for the three women - Dimple, Raina and Saira - would have engaged better. I was thinking about non-top actresses who could've added spunk to the three women's decent performances. They all acted well, but there was something very plain about how their stories came across. It kept bothering me that the stories were interesting, the actors were apt and yet they weren't able to engage me.

The mostly basic dialogue is to blame. Except for the lines given to Parineeti Chopra, which were funny and completely in-character, the others were pretty much functional. Parineeti Chopra adds value to it by her comic timing. Also, extra credit to Aditi Sharma and Dipannita Sharma for having done well with the dialogue that they had. There is a lot going on in body language and emotive eyes to convey what was not written.

And yet, I can't shake off the feeling that maybe supporting actors from say Jaane Tu Ya Jaane Na or Wake Up! Sid would have added the spirit that is missing.

Interestingly, both Ranveer Singh and Anoushka Sharma do nothing new, except maybe show their calendar-photo bodies off. I guess, no one will complain, because nothing major was really being expected from them. Of course, they are two major characters in the film and all that, but you don't come out with a feeling of them being special for the film. In fact, if I hear the twosome utter the word " partner" once more, I might mark that against the film, for lack of originality.

However, there are a few "different" thoughts in the film. I don't use the word "original" because I'm sure someone somewhere has done it before. But, there are these sly comments on commercialism and hypocrisy that are brought about in a very casually - a comment about how we don't our Rs.30 wine from our Rs.30,000 wine but are willing to gulp it down, if its packaged in a 5-star environment.

Unfortunately, along with this is the usual problem that goes with any "con" film. Everything works out too easily and the climax is usually a cop-out. Add to that predictability, having to ask whether you were just conned into thinking this was a woman's film?

- meeta, a part of the audience

38 reviewers(?) - 9 yays 18 so-so 11 nays

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Thumbs up, by Anna Vetticad, annavetticadgoes2themovies : ...And each of the ladies fits their role to a T.... full review

Thumbs up, by Steven Baker, Bolly Spice : ...As you would expect from YRF, the film scores points in getting the finer details right. The presentation of the urban spaces of Delhi, Mumbai and Lucknow, and the characters that inhabit them, is spot on. ... full review

Thumbs up, by Smita, Desi Martini : ...The music is strictly ok though I thought the Goa nightclub number was wonderfully done... full review

Thumbs up, by Soumyadipta Banerjee, DNA : ...The real star of the film is of course the trio of conned girls out there seeking revenge —Parineeti Chopra, Dipannita Sharma and Aditi Sharma.... full review

Thumbs up, by Fatema H Kagalwala, India Entertainment : ...entertaining within its own confines.... full review

Thumbs up, by Mansha Rastogi, Now : ...may not be another Band Baaja Baaraat but undeniably calls for a good one time watch!... full review

Thumbs up, by Ruchi Mehta, Roochster : ...might not appeal to a lot of guys but most girls will love it even though it is predictable.... full review

Thumbs up, by K N Gupta, : ...Yash Raj Films adds another feather to its hat in the tradition of producing such rom-coms.... full review

Thumbs up, Zee News : ...A good option to get entertained this weekend and reconnect with the BBB jodi for some laughter and foot stomping again!... full review

So-So, by Stefan S, A Nutshell Review : ...Ladies vs Ricky Bahl was quite the roller coaster ride narratively, and it's really thanks to the leading actors' chemistry that saved the film from becoming a downer... full review

So-So, by Naresh Deoshi, Apun Ka Choice : ...the film has an interesting plot and director Maneesh Sharma doesn’t let your interest wane for the first half... full review

So-So, by Taran Adarsh, Bollywood Hungama : ...the screenplay [Devika Bhagat] isn't able to tap the potential that the plot provides... full review

So-So, by Charu A Mahesh, Buzz in Town : is in the second half that Devika Bhagat and Habib Faisal screenplay loses pace, looks stretched and becomes predictable... full review

So-So, by Yusuf Poonawala, Desi Martini : ...It is his script which lets him down in the post interval portions. ... full review

So-So, by Ameetbhuvan, Desi Martini : ...Unlike Band Baja, the script has innumerable loopholes taking the film into a mediocre spiral post interval... full review

So-So, by Rachit Gupta, Filmfare : ...The story seems like a hybrid between Jeffrey Archer's Not A Penny More Not A Penny Less and Quentin Tarantino's Death Proof.... full review

So-So, by Deepa Garimella, : ...There's little left for Ranveer to do, and he uses this time off to play eye candy, flaunting his abs and all.... full review

So-So, by Mayank Shekhar, Hindustan Times : ...At worst, the film remains then a yawn inducing, half explained romance; at best, it’s an effortless watch all the way.... full review

So-So, by Rajeev Masand, IBN Live : ...It’s an easily watchable film with much to smile about. Pity it could’ve been so much more fun. ... full review

So-So, by Shubha Shetty-Saha, MiD DAY : ...However, the movie manages to keep you engaged, more so when the ladies are busy plotting and working furiously to carry out their sinister ideas against their common enemy.... full review

So-So, Mixed Bag : ...The smart lines by Habib Faisal have really added spark to the characters of Chaddha, Bahl and Desai - strictly in that order. ... full review

So-So, Movie Talkies : ...While the film's premise is a fine one, the problem with Ladies vs Ricky Bahl is that its two stars, Anushka and Ranveer, don't quite seem to have shaken off the airs of their earlier role.... full review

So-So, by Shilpa Jamkhandikar, Reuters : ...I wish Sharma had been a bit more adventurous with this film, given he was riding on the success of his last film “Band Baaja Baaraat”.... full review

So-So, by Sonia Chopra, Sify Movies : ...a film that makes for decent viewing, but could have avoided the embarrassing cop-out in the end.... full review

So-So, StarBoxOffice : ...The movie relies largely on the chemistry between Anushka and Ranveer and they sprinkle their magic once again.... full review

So-So, by Swati Rohatgi, STARDUST : ...The film kickstarts on an impressive note with Parineeti holding the reigns and leading the film to an entertaining high.... full review

So-So, by Nikhat Kazmi, Times of India : ...What does work in favour of the film are its performances and its non-hysterical tenor.... full review

Thumbs down, by Bobby Sing, Bobby Talks : ...They should have made it minus the songs and romance. Below expectations.... full review

Thumbs down, by Deepa Gahlot, Film Impressions : ...never gets wickedly humorous, or achieves a sense of challenge and risk; neither does it get sympathy for the girls... full review

Thumbs down, by Martin D' Souza, : ...Ranvir is a confident lad. After BAND BAAJA BAARAAT, he continues to impress. Style, acting, screen presence, he has it all. ... full review

Thumbs down, by Somak Basu, : ...Band Baaja Baaraat was one of the best movies of last year while LVRB is a decent fare... full review

Thumbs down, by Kaveree Bamzai, india today : ...I do wish Ranveer and Anushka would stop smiling at each other so much. ... full review

Thumbs down, by Shubhra Gupta, indian express : ...a film which is more blah than Bahl... full review

Thumbs down, by Sanjukta Sharma, Live Mint : ...Ladies vs Ricky Bahl is an unintentional genre-bender— the romantic drowning the con man in boring reform mode. What an unnecessary hijack.... full review

Thumbs down, by Karan Anshuman, Mumbai Mirror : ...Maneesh Sharma's second film mirrors the chemistry between Ranveer and Anushka: faux, unconvincing, slapdash, and much too hurried. His ... full review

Thumbs down, by Anjuri Nayar, Mumbai Mirror : ...strictly for Ranveer-Anushka fans. ... full review

Thumbs down, by Raja Sen, Rediff : ...But while Faisal delivers a few good lines, he isn't to blame for Devika Bhagat's sluggish script. A very predictable con-versus-con film can be made enjoyable, but it needs to be breezy and engaging... full review

Thumbs down, by Reel Reptile, Upper Stall : ...Anushka Sharma must now work hard to exit her own shadow - one that she has so expertly created over the last few years, for danger of being stereotyped, and maybe return to her roots…a Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi, maybe? ... full review

171 tweeters(?) - 98 yays 38 so-so 35 nays

XMuhiba: Ladies vs Ricky Bahl awesome movie! Now Off too blackburn for the weekend...! :-)

viveksharmaaa: Ladies vs Ricky Bahl. Superb movie !

Vinisha_Bieber: Ladies vs. Ricky Bahl was awesome!:)

vaib_vaibhav: awesome movie ladies vs ricky bahl

tuuuuto: Saw Ladies vs Ricky Bahl good as well as entertainig but without a storyline..........

TrishaLikeABoss: Watched ladies vs Ricky bahl! Awesome movie (: a lil draggy but still, worth to watch :)

TNavaid: Ladies vs Ricky Bahl , fantastic movie must watch ;))

thewordjockey: Ladies vs Ricky Behl: another great storytelling stint frm #yashchopra stable. Back to the basics of good filmmaking!

the_asfc: 'Ladies vs. Ricky Bahl' review: By Digital Spy ..Rating = 4/5..

Thapar_Vins: saw Ladies vs ricky behl... loved it... ranvir looking awesome in movie

Taraash_M: Ladies vs Ricky Bahl was a great entertainer :D Ranveer n @Anushka_Sharma were bomb (Y) Dimple was one full charged pataka :P #Goodmovie

tamannaW: Liked ladies vs ricky behl. I think Ranvir looks super hot and Parineeta Chopra is insane.

TaiyouSun: Ranvir and Anushka are a formidable screen couple! Ladies vs Ricky Behl.

suraj7314: loved ladies vs ricky bahl...must c...

Sukirti_: #Ladies vs Ricky Bahl. A Good one.

siddy2497: ladies v/s ricky behl rocked ......:D

shenoyn: just watched ladies vs ricky behl with missus. Naice! 4/5

Sheer_khurma: Watched ladies vs Ricky Behl . Entertaining. Ranveer as usual confident , Anushka - hottie in bikini . And that Delhi girl was so cute.

Shareeta_B: Ladies vs. Ricky Bahl is AWESOMEEE!!! #watchitpeople! :D

satsheelr: ladies vs ricky behl - an excellent piece of entertainment ! And btw, Parineeti chopra, where are your feet?

Saraswatie_B: Loveddddd Ladies vs Ricky Bahl

SANJAYTRIKA: Ladies v/s Ricky Behl eminently watchable movie and for first time side actors steals the show:)

sakshi0911: Ladies Vs Ricky Behl..awesum flickk

rupakpal: Ladies vs Ricky Bahl is very entertaining..those who liked Band Baaja barat should love this movie as well.. i will give 4.5/5

RitzRoses: Saw Ladies vs Ricky Bahl 2day.. Light entertaining movie..

ritviza: Btw saw ladies vs ricky bahl last nyt... Nt baddd... Anddd... Anushka sharma looooks hot... Wowww!!! Wat does she #not eat!! #wondering

realmaharaja: Ladies vs. Ricky Bahl was pretty good. Worth seeing.

ravirockks: Ladies vs Ricky Bahl is truly a fundoo movie!!!


RadioActiveSays: Ladies vs Ricky Bahl: Very nice and sweet story and yes it do have a punch at last! 'One Time Movie' !!

prettyrainbow24: Ladies vs Ricky bahl:A must watch :)

PratibhaNair: Review: 'Ladies Vs Ricky Bahl'...Gud Movie..Keeps u engaged throughout... Surprise package is " Parineeti Chopra," 10 on 10 for her..!!!!!

pranaycooool: ladies vs. ricky bahl mast hai baap..........

piyushn067: Both are nice movie...RT @piyushn067: Ladies vs ricky bahl vs desi boyz'

pavi_manutd: I can watch ladies Vs. ricky bahl a 1000 more times for @iRanveersingh <3

pavanmalwade: Ladies Vs Ricky Bahl ;) Loved the choreography! Full Marks to Ranveer and Anushka. Parineeti is impressive! Awesome entertainer:)

passion2play: ...I actually liked Ladies vs Ricky Bahl! I'm all for cheesy Bollywood flicks!

NitinKrishan: Ladies vs Ricky Bahl: nice movie one time watch. Stroy of 3 ladies from #delhi #mumbai #lucknow who never sits back and weeps. A CON...

naznin17: Just watched Ladies VS Ricky Bahl!Liked the movie!Parineeti Chopra was too good! LOL ;) @ParineetiChopra! Ranveer was amazing!

Natamon: Watched Ladies Vs Ricky Bahl and I think its an amazing movie! N damn! do i have the hots for a Mr. Ricky Balh! Ranveer Singh looks Hot!

Naadaan_Parinda: Btw saw Ladies vs Ricky Behl again today. And decided I will definately buy the film's VCD!

Mshake1: Ladies vs ricky behl was nice movie

MonsSharma: "Saw ladies vs ricky bahl" :Its a nice entertaining movie.

mohit_raizada: Ladies vs Ricky Bahl... One time must watch, good entertainment, Ranveer's performance is decent.

md_minhaj: kya karoon oh ladies.. main hoon aadat se majboor.. ahem.. surprisingly ladies vs. ricky bahl was good.. the story was interesting. ;)

ManshiSingh: Went to see Ladies vs Ricky Bahl. Good timepass. I liked Dimple's character the best! :D

Manassharma4: watched ladies vs ricky behl.... awsome movie.... loved it..:)

makeupQXQ: 'Ladies Versus Ricky Behl', an engaging con caper

mahadikanu: Ricky behl vs paisa vasool..

kush188: brilliant movie ladies vs ricky bahl woooooo

khurrath: Ricky behl rocks.....awesome movie

keshav: Also, Ladies vs. Ricky Bahl IS AN AWESOME MOVIE. Ranveer and Anushka get a fucking A!

kamotim: Its not as good as Band Baaja Baarat, but Ladies vs Ricky Bahl is timepass and worth a watch.

Juie21: Ladies vs Ricky Bahl was so good! <3

jil_kapashi: Ladies Vs. Ricky Bahl 3.5/5 #.5ForAnushka

jessicadhillon: Ladies Vs. Ricky Bahl! Super cute movie. Refreshing to see a fun loving Bollywood flick. Been a while.

israni_rewa: rocking ....anushkha anushkha ,,,,u sensation...,,nice movie ladies vs ricky bahl

isharkface: Loved Ladies vs Ricky Bahl!!! Ranveer Anushka rocked it! The supporting cast was fab too

imdnextbuffet: Saw Ladies Vs Ricky Bahl and yeh, its an awesome flick!!from start to end. Complete entertainer.

iKapilGupta: Ladies vs Ricky Bahl. Full on time pass.

iam_Nilay: saw Ladies Vs Ricky Behl today..Good Time Pass movie... I like it :)

Hunny_MeVj: Ladies vs Ricky Bahl- 3 1/2 out of 5... Entertaining movie :)

harshjaiin: Ladies vs Ricky Bahl is a good watch. Look out for @ParineetiChopra. She is treat to watch. Way to go. ★ in the making.

HarshitaVerma: Watched Ladies Vs Ricky Bahl. Enjoyable. And Ranveer does score over Ranbir :) #bollywood

harguneet: Ladies cs Ricky behl solid time pass movie...job well done...

HAPURAM: ladies vs ricky behl is good movie .im give 3 ***.

govind16: Ladies vs Ricky Bahl was better than expected. No war no bloodshed just pure Con's and fun :)

gauravtilokani: Ladies vs Ricky Bahl ...worth a watch

GauravRaka: nic mov ladies vs ricky bahl........!!!!

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garvit99: Ladies Vs Ricky Bahl - the perfect ‘pop-con’ entertainer.. Grt work @AnushkaSharma_ @iRanveersingh ....It was a treat

fatma_khalil: 'Ladies vs Ricky Bahl' is a treat to the eye---all out!

fara771984: Just sow "ladies vs Ricky bahl" I really had fun great movie great actors..keep it up ;D@RanveerSinghFC @CinescapeQ8

faLc0n_Arjit: Ladies vs Ricky Bahl is one tp movie! #AadatSeMajboor

Fabazmi: Ladies vs Ricky bahl! Noot baad! Awsome muvie! KICKASS FYSIQ both hav got!

Dazed_divi: Ladies vs Ricky Bahl ! Loved it ! Loved all the locations ! <3 and jealous of @anushkasharma !

dashING_datta: Did anyone see Ricky Behl vs. The ladies ??? Loved it !!! #ranveersinghrocks & I HEART @ParineetiChopra :-)

Damage_Piece: Yo yo.....ladies vs ricky

CyberAddict14: Ladies vs Ricky Bahl is a SUPERHIT!!! I LOVED it!!! #TotallyRecommended by MOI!

cooldude_raghav: Nice movie Ladies vs Ricky Bahl

chowdhurybumba2: today i have seen the movie "Ladies Vs Ricky Bahl" its a wonderfull movie, mindblowing and super hit

chhotahazri: My review of Ladies vs Ricky Bahl. Reader, I liked it. #filmreviews #LadiesVsRickyBahl

cherry_naz: Watched Ladies vs Ricky Bahl... The movie was good and entertaining...!! They both have sucha chemistry!

callmesud_2012: Ladies vs ricky bahl, nice movie worth a watch....surprisingly delivered.

BrainlessDevil: Ladies vs Ricky Bahl Thumbs Up! 3.5/5

bhavnameatsix: Just watched Ladies Vs Ricky Bahl, pretty good :D

BhatiaDb: watchd ladies vs ricky bahl... amazing movie.. gud job by ranveen singh... anushka lukin red hot... :)

BeingRabia: Just watched ladies vs ricky bahl it was a nice movie and ranveer singh is toooo hot. In love wid him after salman khan :p

Ashishverma03: Heyyyyy guyssss just chillll...ladies vs ricky bahl is a realy awsome movie and m also do a short roll in this movie....

arjunpurohit6: Ladies vs Ricky bahl is a nice movie.we enjoyed it

anchitkhar: Ladies vs Ricky Behl: decent watch, slow in sum parts, an entertaining n crisp first half... Gud time-pass.

amitsalkar: Ladies vs Ricky Bahl .. Definitely a one-time watch !!

ambreenhaider: Ladies vs. Ricky Bahl is a good production. Show stealer is interestingly not one of the leads: outshines for her acting. awesome choreo'phy

AmberSoni: Ladies Vs Ricky Bahl - nice movie ...

abhishekbhatta7: bro awesome movie full entertaining fab performance by all the actors in the movie "LADIES VS RICKY BAHL" jai ho

abhishek6259: 'Ladies vs Ricky Bahl' is an awesome combination of two Thugs(Bandits)..nice work by Maneesh Sharma.

_FRabab: Looooved Ladies VS Ricky Bahl!

_anupb: Ladies vs ricky bahl is a fantastic light comedy - surely an one time watch for great performances and story. Very Refreshing.

want_beer: Ladies vs Ricky Behl : 2.5 Stars

VivekSanthosh: "Ladies vs Ricky Bahl" - Passably entertaining candyfloss rom-com which clutters in the middle portions! Anushka steals the thunder!♥ 6.5/10

vishu000000: ok ok ok Ladies v/s Ricky Behl is a F9 movie far better than band baja barat..........................................///

tusharbatra: Ricky Behl.. Watchable movie.. but cud ve done without some cliches n the cheesy end..

Trabblepop: Watched Ladies vs. Ricky Bahl yesterday and I have to say, I was ok with both the 1st and 2nd half of the film.

therishusharma: Ladies vs ricky time watch:O

tarunCEO: Ladies vs Ricky Bahl...... 2.5/5 #myreview

SnehaKataria: ladies vs ricky bahl. What a totally boring concept of a movie. But can't miss the pairing of the two for the world.. #BandBajaBaraat

ShubhankarM: So my third bollywood masala movie in recent history in hall"ladies vs ricky bahl"nt of the calibre of band bajaa entertaining none the less

samramuslim: I rated Ladies vs. Ricky Bahl 5/10 #IMDb #LvRB

SaadGH: 'Ladies vs Ricky Bahl' was an average flick.

RockyUpBeat: Lady Vs Ricky Behl was thek thak. Girl who plays Delhi kudi is awesome. Prineeta Chopra if i'm not wrong.

rinkuricky: Put your expectation low and come out with a smile that is for ladies vs ricky bahl good for one time...

rbhotica: I rated Ladies vs. Ricky Bahl 5/10 #IMDb bad story.. Not believable

RajatRJ_: Watched Ladies vs Ricky Behl...
Good movie...but u can quickly guess what will happen in the next scene...

RahulOjha: Ladies Vs Ricky Bahl is a decent movie outing.Nothing too heavy or over the top.Dont chase a masterpiece,it's a breezy watch worth your buck

ragz_lovespll: OK..Ladies vs Ricky Bahl is strictly and sadly a one-time watch

raghavmehra04: Ladies vs ricky bahl....iZ ok ok

ps3llr: An okay and average entertainer, especially for youth but stands nowhere as compared to Band Baaja Baaraat!


nilu197: Ladies vs Ricky Bahl is a timepass film,lacks spunk & freshness of Band Baja Barat,acting is fine,story predictable but not boring:)

MovieReviews_MS: 3/5 Review on Ladies vs Ricky Bahl Movie by pujat : Bloody-Kamina-story-of-a-con-man-Revie -

kishu82: Watched ladies vs ricky bahl last nite.. Decent entertainer but oh sooo predictable

KhuranaPrateek: Ladies vs Ricky Bahl is decent time pass.

jacky_1000: 3/5 Review on Ladies vs Ricky Bahl Movie by fenil_seta : Bachna Ae HASEENO...He'll THUG You! via @MouthShut

iwasborn_reddy: Ladies vs. Ricky Bahl. Decent movie, hottest bodies ever. #anushkasharma

IKROX: Ladies vs Ricky bahl.....average movie wasnt boring atall....gr8 direction....ranveer very time watch

filmigirl: Ladies Vs Ricky Bahl was okay. 1st half = really good fun. 2nd half = not so much. Ranveer brought his A game & the three ladies were <3...

FaizanPatel: I would rate 3 out of 5 for Ladies Vs Ricky Bahl.

EshaSidhu: Ladies vs Ricky Bahl was ok...Anushka wos hawt & Ran veer wos even hotter!!!

corpwarrior66: # Ladies vs Ricky Bahl is a one time c movie; #Anushka has stripped to the barest possible but lacks the oomph factor; overall 2.5 out of 5.

CoolkarniVky: "Ladies vs Ricky Bahl": Nice Timepass movie ! Too predictable but some gud performances make it a One Time Watch !! Nowhere close 2 BBB

bytelander: Ladies vs Ricky Bahl is worth a watch

BoyGuinness: Watched Ladies Vs Ricky Bahl today. Okay to watch. Only the last con could have been more better.

BollywoodDhamal: Movie Review : 'Ladies vs Ricky Bahl' : 3/5 - Quite A Few Pros To This Con...

BlessChet: Watched Ladies vs Ricky Bahl yest. Not as much fun as Band Baajaa Baarat but tolerable. The spark b/w Ranveer & Anushka was missing

bhavis: Ladies Vs Ricky Bahl brings few things feminine to screen, interesting but not entertaining enough.

ankita_leo: ladies vs ricky bahl, timepass,one time watch, four ladies nd one bahl still bahl manages 2 still out d charm ;))

wannabeSW: Jeet ke harne wale ko Ladies vs Ricky Behl ka writer kehte hain. Such a predictable YRF ending.

VivekRathod_: "Ladies vs Ricky Bahl" terrible movie..

TheDoctor_gk: Ladies vs Ricky Bahl. Terrible. None of the actors can actually do their job. Copy of John Tucker Must Die.

SulemaniKeeda: Ladies vs Ricky Behl - 1/5. A "kaun" movie. Bakwas se thoda hi better hai.

siddhuS94sid: Parineeti Chopra is the only pull of Ladies Vs Ricky Bahl. The film drags on.

shishirshirke: It was sucha waste to time and money to watch Ricky Behl VS Ladies.... Anushka Sharma was complere waste in the movie...

shilpiiz: Ladies vs Ricky bahl is such a stupid movie. :/ If you liked're a dumbo! Why isn't anyone making movies like Rang de basanti, Black?

sheshankanand: Ladies V/s Ricky Behl:The positioning and the pace of the movie went for a toss in the second half.When we 'll learn to make a fast paced

Shajeda285: Ladies vs Ricky Bahl is a sick film lol

saket280392: saw ladies vs ricky bahl today. quite predictable and full of plot holes.

pvjayesh: Watched Ladies Vs Ricky Bahl yesterday.I couldn't find anything interesting except Parineeti Chopra in that movie.She is awesomely talented.

Princessblue101: While John tucker must die was Epic. Ladies vs Ricky bahl was just plain horrible.

PMakhijani: Ladies vs Ricky Bahl lacks pace & music makes it more painful

paridhigoenka: Spoiler of the day: Ladies vs Ricky Bahl!! Heights of crappy stuff..

optimistmovybuf: Saw Ladies vs Ricky Bahl. Nothing great other than Parineeti. Also Ranveer, Anushka should stick to NOT exposing. #movies

NGA_____WANG: Just watched Ladies VS Ricky Bahl.... all bakwas story.. I did't like at all..

narlife: Ricky behl a sad sad movie

LizaSaha: Watched Ladies vs Ricky Bahl. Predictable, lacked the punch and the fun factor.The only character that stood out was that of the Delhi girl.

LakshByChance: Ladies VS Ricky Bahl, is just "Band Baaja Baraat" gone wrong.

JigyasaSh: Ladies vs Ricky bahl - super disappointing!! But @ParineetiChopra is SUPERB! loved you in the film. Killer haiga!

imjimmydcrazy1: Watchd ladies vs ricky bahl D audience lost....audience ko con kiya mv me...1st half was gud d 2nd half 2 worst....

iaakshaye: And another piece of shit!! Ladies Vs Ricky Bahl. Bollywood, you're utterly useless!!!

funyclub: MOVIE REVIEWS - Ladies VS Ricky Bahl!! if you have nothing to do, dont have a tv or computer, no mobile, board...

DvGDeeP: And there are some movie makers who just make movies outta boredom. Ladies vs Ricky Behl ..need I say more !!

DiptiJindal: Loved parineeti..(Dimpy) in ricky behl.. Can't say the same about the movie though... Women are smarter than that.. Comeonnn....

dhawal4u: watched LADIES VS RICKY BAHL Movie :- bakwas film, below average..Infact, it is one time watch..script,screenplay...

ChhotaRecharge: Oh btw, don't waste your money on Ladies vs Ricky Bahl. Its a TV watch.

bhavi_bhavna: "ladies vs ricky bahl" is such a boring movie.......... with d same boring topic and boring presentation....... it will b a flop

armaaninside: Ladies vs Ricky Bahl-Mr.Bahl is no gud bt d ladies r!!Parineeta ws cute n acted well-unlike her cousin!same wid Aditi-man shes v.beautiful!

anshumanchhabra: Ladies vs Ricky Behl is so damn predictable!

anktal: Watched ladies vs ricky behl. Not worth

angelniki01: ladies v/s ricky behl............. nt so interesting.... okk types movie.. huh.. i expected a lot more than this from ranbir n anushkaa....

abhishekkant: Watched Ladies vs Ricky Behl. Interesting in first half. Loses steam in 2nd half & ends up unimaginatively. Disappointed with anemic Anushka

_Gablu: Same team of "Band Baaja Baaraat",but "Ladies vs Ricky Bahl" could not satisfy.Truely,it has nothing.Only liked the girl "Dimple" in d movie

_chirag: Ladies vs Ricky Bahl - typical Indian movie ending, when will this Bollywood industry grow up #WastedSunday

5 readers - 5 yays 0 so-so 0 nays

Not Interested in Watching, by tienda erótica : Fishing Point

Yay! Thumbs Up, by Andy : After a long time saw a movie which truly entertains !

Yay! Thumbs Up, by kashish

Yay! Thumbs Up, by Radio : entertaining movie .. recommended

Yay! Thumbs Up, by Ruchika : 70

Yay! Thumbs Up, by Suman

This page has additional observations, other than the ones noted in the main review.

Plot Summary

Three women set out to con a conman.

What Worked

  • Dimple's love crazy attitude. Even when she is conned!
  • Ha ha ha! A hot looking IIT non-male (that's what they call women in IIT. Fact.), I'm sure many IIT males would find that a very interesting concept.
  • Usually when people who shouldn't be seen by the target, follow the target, I think it's stupid. But here, it kind of worked, because that is what a hurt, woman, non-professional con would do.

What did not

Note: This section simply lists the things that I did not like in this movie. This is not the overall impression about this movie. Please read the full review here

  • The pop-culture references like LOL or iPhone. It felt they were trying too hard to fit in with the young crowd.
  • The choreography of the misplaced songs is way to video album-ish.
  • Dippinnita Sharma's makeup. It showed that she had layers of make-up on. And it was patchy too.
  • How do all these property papers get made without a photo ID?

Parental Guidance:

  • Violence: None
  • Language: Clean. Abbreviations of abuses used.
  • Nudity & Sexual content: Anoushka Sharma in a bikini! Ranveer Singh in a swimming trunk. A couple of kisses.
  • Concept: Con and conning.
  • General Look and Feel: Nothing overtly bright or dull.

Detailed Ratings (out of 5):

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Ladies VS Ricky Bahl - Cast, crew, links

Running time:
140 minutes

Comments (2)

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entertaining movie .. obviously better then previous movies released like Ra.One and others

Anushka Sharma has cut down a lot of weight but still lukin gud in dis movie (tried to expose as well)

Of course, Anand, our choices don't always have to match. I try to write my review in such a way that it is clear to the reader what I liked and didn't. Then, they can accordingly make their decision based on their choices.

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