Director: Anees Bazmee
Producer: Bhushan Kumar, Rajat Rawail, Nitin Manmohan, Kishan Kumar, Sohail Khan
Banner: T-Series, Rawail Grandsons Entertainment and Software Pvt. Ltd., Sohail Khan Productions
Music Director: Pritam Chakraborty, Devi Sri Prasad
Lyricist: Neelesh Misra, Amitabh Bhattacharya, Kumaar, Ashish Pandit
Star Cast: Salman Khan, Asin Thottumkal, Arya Babbar, Paresh Rawal, Mahesh Manjrekar, Akhilendra Mishra, Manoj Joshi, Sudesh Lahiri, Manoj Pahwa, Sharat Saxena
Special Appearance: Arbaaz Khan, Zarine Khan, Ajay Devgn, Kangana Ranaut, Sanjay Dutt
June 3, 2011
Let the monsoon magic begin as ‘Ready’ gears you up for a rollicking time ahead. Promising full on masti, mazza and dhamaal, ‘Ready’ is what you have been waiting for for long, considering the overdose of rom-coms. The interesting fact about Salman Khan movies is that they are a genre of their own—try categorizing his movies in the regular grades and you would be at a loss, for each of his flicks is one-of-its-kind. No matter how much the staid movie goers rebuff and scoff at his flicks stating them as “no-brainer, senseless drama”, each time the audience goes all the more gaga about the film, making it a super, duper hit. Take for example the tremendously successful ‘Dabangg’—who in the wildest of dreams could have thought the movie to bag the prestigious National Award? Having said that, ‘Ready’ may not be as big as ‘Dabangg’ but it wouldn’t be any less either.
Coming back to ‘Ready’, the story line is not a pricey one—just the usual drama wherein the hero is from an affluent khandaan, the heroine is an orphan-on-the-run, who lands into the hero’s home mistakenly and out starts their love story. In no time, she becomes the favorite of his family members, of course with the clicked tactics of morning prayers and superfluous respect and reverence. Then there is a bunch of evil guys, after the property of the heroine and can go to any means to usurp the same. How hero manages to befool the villains and how he actually switches their mind from wrong to right is what ‘Ready’ is all about. Though you might have watched somewhat or even the same storyline earlier as well, what is different this time is it is packed with Salman’s dynamic presence and powerhouse performance. Aneez Bazmee has made up for the lack of novelty with bundle full of entertainment.
The screenplay of ‘Ready’, however, doesn’t work well, for there are sequences in the movie that look out-of-place and sometimes, not attended to as well. The action sequences of the movie are total Salman Khan movie ishtyle—with loads of style, masti and mayhem. The last bit of the movie is sure to get the viewers in the frenzied mood with Salman going topless. The music is another factor that has worked well for ‘Ready’. Songs like ‘Character Dheela’ and ‘Dhinka Chika’ have already topped the charts, while ‘Humko Pyar Hua’ is slowly making a place of its own. Wondering why three stars then? Well, it the hit-and-miss dialogues, unnecessary confusion and somewhat seen-that-before feel that ‘Ready’ carries. Also, while the first half of the film is entertaining as you unveil each character, it is the bummer second half that has the problem. Also, ‘Ready’, much unlike ‘Dabangg’ or ‘Wanted’, isn’t a laugh-a-thon; in fact the funny moments are just hither and thither.
Unabashedly, ‘Ready’ is in every sense of the word a Salman Khan movie. So, you have Salman, Salman, more Salman and only Salman. Love him or loathe him, he is Salman Khan, the darling of the masses—no doubt about that! And this explains his doing it all—cracking all the jokes, teaching bad goons a lesson, romancing, and of course, dancing outlandishly. Such has become the star power of this actor that his captivating screen presence is enough to get the box office rolling. As for Asin, she sure needs to do something about her acting or else her career is sure to go for a toss. Paresh Rawal is excellent and complements Salman beautifully, bringing the house down every time he utters a single word. Sudesh Lehri also needs to be complimented for his exceptional style of comedy. The gags and the gimmicks of ‘Ready’ are sure a stress-buster, if not more.
For hero-worship Salman fans, you would be watching ‘Ready’ anyways. As for others, keep your mind behind as you enter the theatre, for Ready is strictly meant to make you smile, laugh and break into guffaws. Break loose your apprehension—maaro
for Salman is back with a bang!
Ready Hindi Movie Pre-release Review
Want to know the secret of Salman Khan’s delivering back-to-back box-office hits, of late? Give yourself a break from Bollywood and catch up a flick from the South Indian cinema! Whether it’s the phenomenal ‘Wanted’, super-duper hit 'Dabangg', the most-awaited ‘Bodyguard’ with Kareena Kapoor, or the ready-to-be released ‘Ready’, apna Sallu bhai is concentrating on south remakes to re-establish his career. While ‘Wanted’ was a remake of 2007 Telugu ‘Pokkiri’, it’s the 2008 successful Telugu flick of the same name, starring Ram and Genelia, this time that falls into Salman’s hat. Directed by Aneez Bazmee, ‘Ready’ brings back Salman Khan and Asin together as the main protagonists after their first dud ‘London Dreams’. The movie is produced by Rajat Rawail, Bhushan Kumar, Nitin Manmohan, Kishan Kumar, and Sohail Khan, under the banners T-Series, Rawail Grandsons Entertainment and Software Pvt. Ltd., and Sohail Khan Productions. The rapping, connecting, and rhythmical soundtrack has been composed by Pritam Chakraborty and Devi Sri Prasad, while the lyrics have been penned by Neelesh Misra, Amitabh Bhattacharya, Kumaar, and Ashish Pandit. ‘Ready’ is scheduled to hit the silver screen on June 3, 2011.
‘Ready’ revolves around a rich and handsome businessman who falls in love with an orphan, with their marriage being disrupted by her greedy uncles. Prem (Salman Khan) is the sole heir to a wealthy and extensive empire owned by his father and uncles. But before he is handed over the property, his father wishes to get him married and settled, which falls under Prem’s law of don’ts, simply because he is happily enjoying his singlehood. Enter the sweet and bubbly orphan Sanjanna (Asin), whose uncles make all efforts to get possession of her fortune. In the act of a mistaken identity, Prem and Sanjanna cross each other and fall in love. Here, begins their eternal love story, only to be interrupted by Sanjanna’s unruly uncles who have second plans to marry her off to another guy, all for inheriting the long-desired wealth and property.
This follows a series of a roller-coaster ride and mirthful journey as Prem’s family takes the responsibility of uniting Prem and Sanjanna. With Prem masterminding the whole entertaining expedition, each family member plays his individual role to fool the deceitful uncles. Will the family succeed in releasing Sanjanna from this chaotic turmoil and make her their daughter-in-law? With the music and promos released, the chirpy and peppy ‘Character Dheela’ is already clicking with the audience, considering it to be a tribute to the legends Raj Kapoor - Nargis of ‘Shri 420’, Dilip Kumar - Madhubala of ‘Mughal-E-Azam’, and Dharmendra - Hema Malini of ‘Sholay’. Expect loads of fun, humor, entertainment as the very stylish and dashing Salman Khan brings you a heavy dose of side-splitting and slapstick comedy. After proving his expertise in action with ‘Wanted’ and ‘Dabangg’, will he grab another commercial success? Will he strike a hat-trick? Watch out when ‘Ready’ hits the theaters on June 3, 2011.