A film tailored for Khan

2011-06-06 00:00

DIRECTOR Anees Bazmee has given us films like Welcome, Singh Is King, No Problem and followed by the most recent, Thank You.

Most of the scripts he had chosen where mindless slapstick comedies.

Ready is the remake of a Telugu film — a Southern-flavored family style drama — that we thought had gone out of the window in the 1980s.

Ready is a Salman Khan film all the way.

Films like Wanted and Dabangg, which were superhits at the box office, had ingredients of South Indian flavor which seems to be Salman’s lucky charm to box office success.

Prem (Salman Khan’s favorite reel name) lives with his dad (Mahesh Manjrekar) and two uncles (Manoj Joshi and Manoj Pahwa).

Sanjana (Asin), an orphan, lands up at Prem’s home.

Sanjana tries to escape the clutches of her two greedy uncles (Sharat Saxena and Akhilendra Mishra), who want to forcibly marry her to their respective sons and want to usurp her property.

Sanjana pretends to be Prem’s bride-to-be.

By the time her truth is revealed Prem is already in love with Sanjana and devices a plan to save her from her avaricious uncles.

What follows is mindless and childish madness and pandemonium that plods on which has ingredients of boisterous, wacky and slap-stick comedy.

Salman Khan carries this film on his shoulders alone with his gutsy act — a role tailor made for him.

Asin is good which is nothing too rave about her performance.

Paresh Rawal’s character was good, but he could have settled for a meatier role.

Sharat Saxena and Akhilendra Mishra were just a bit over the top with their performances.

Overall, director Anees Bazmi’s film has oodles of comedy and entertainment, but somehow I found the screenplay a bit weak.

For the masses and the mainstay who love Salman Khan, this film must be seen. ***

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