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Tuesday, June 7, 2011

READY as reviewed by film critics

Ready, a romantic comedy with a musical backdrop, is a remake of a 2008 Telugu film of the same name headlining Ram and Genelia D'Souza. The Telugu film was also remade in Tamil with Dhanush and Genelia in lead roles as 'Uthama Puthiran'.
'Ready' is produced by T-Series and directed by Anees Bazmee. The film has Arya Babbar, Paresh Rawal, Mahesh Manjrekar, Akhilendra Mishra, Puneet Issarm, Manoj Joshi and Sudesh Lehri in supporting roles.

The Telugu original of the film celebrated a 100- day run in Andhra Pradesh and turned out to be one of the biggest grossers in the US too.

The Hindi film, Salman-Asin starrer READY opened huge on Friday (03-June-2011) and though the media reviews were mixed with most of them falling in the 'below average' category, audience reaction was just the opposite with reports being above average to excellent.

Salman Khan's magic seems to have worked again. Ready has not only become the second biggest opener, it is also weaving magic overseas.

For all of you who had great expectations from Salman Khan after Wanted and Dabangg, Ready does not disappoint. The movie has all the elements of a typical Bollywood masala film – songs, goons, chases and fights.

The Hindu Review

Half the films Anees Bazmee has directed have random English words for titles. No Entry, Sandwich, Welcome, No Problem, Thank You.
And now, after Ready, you are more convinced than ever that this filmmaker does not care for such things as title, relevance, story, plot, theme or, simply put, meaning.

Half the films Anees Bazmee has directed have random English words for titles. No Entry, Sandwich, Welcome, No Problem, Thank You. And now, after Ready, you are more convinced than ever that this filmmaker does not care for such things as title, relevance, story, plot, theme or, simply put, meaning.

Bottomline: If you will settle for anything, this title is totally meta.

Rediff Review

After two films, Dabangg and Wanted, both of which were successful at the box-office Salman Khan returns in Anees Bazmee's Ready. Since Dabangg was the top grosser of the year, or possibly even the decade, the hangover was bound to linger for a couple of years.
Asin is the surprise element and is totally convincing as the 'runaway bride' despite a small role. She shares good chemistry with Salman and manages to evoke laughter with her crazy antics.

Post-interval Salman gets into action mode, a persona his fans can't get enough of. He fights goons, breaks tables and rescues his lady love from evil gangsters without even breaking into a sweat.

Ready is a vehicle which showcases the 'Best of Salman' one has seen over the last twenty years.

DNA Review

After enthralling audiences as Chulbul Pandey in Dabangg, Salman Khan is back in Ready as Prem Kapoor, a brattish chiraag of a Hum Apke Hain Kaun style khaandaan.
Bazmee gives you a crash course in all popular characters that Sallu has so far played. But he doesn't let you down on the count of sheer stupidity like wind that blows away a heap of fruit or a braking car sending someone soaring 100 feet in the air.

Ready is mindless but entertaining in parts. Expectations from the film were high considering the last film that featured the star was a blockbuster. Ready isn't a patch on Salman’s Wanted or Dabangg in terms of entertainment value. For Bazmee however, Ready is a vast improvement since his last film Thank You.

If you're a Sallu fan, you won’t feel let down.

TOI Review

Remade from the 2008 Telugu film Ready (Genelia D'Souza, Ram), the screenplay is adapted in fast-food format with cliched conflicts and so many characters that you lose count after a point of time.
Understanding the character correlations is a task that could even baffle the Barjatyas. The director keeps his task simple by sticking to his brand of loud comedy, over-the-top acts, caricatured characters and silly slapstick.

The entire villain tribe is unusually unkempt and intentionally irritating. The sidetrack of the pampered spoilt grandson (Mohit Baghel) being subjugated by Salman's buffoonery is annoying. Sajid-Farhad's dialogues don't elevate the humour much and when Salman expresses romance with lines like 'main kutta hoon, yeh kutiya hain', you know the film is going to the dogs. The music is inspired and the action has impact though thankfully not overdone.

Filmfare Review

Here’s the thing. When it comes to a Salman Khan or a Rajnikant film, their performance is not important. It’s the audience performance that counts. And the audience delivers every time.
With applause and excitement. It doesn’t matter how Ready is critiqued, dissected, trashed or praised in the hallowed portals of India’s review and critic world, the verdict is already out. Salman’s in his own private Toyland and you are all invited to play.

Asin, the leading lady manages to hold her on in the middle of this Salman festival and hats off to her for that.

No matter what anyone tells you, this is a movie you will watch. And you will laugh. And you will wait for Salman’s next blockbuster. And if anyone can show you how it’s done, this particular brand of cinema that we so abundantly celebrate, it’s Salman. You happy, box office happy, everyone happy. That’s that then.

NDTV Review

Ready should have just been called: Salman Khan.
The film is essentially a one-man show by an actor, who doesn’t act.

Instead, he plays himself with aplomb – a charming rockstar who can, without much sweat, win the girl, beat-up the bad guy, reconcile warring relations and of course, bare his chiseled chest.

The film is a remake of a Telugu blockbuster and it comes with loud but infectious songs with titles such as Dhinka Chika and Character Dheela. Obviously class, wit, craft, continuity have little significance here.

1 comment:

THELIP1957 said...

Quite surprising U did not deem it necessary to incorporate my review of Ready in Ur Blog?

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