After the humongous success of ‘Wanted’ and ‘Dabangg’, Salman Khan is enjoying the best of times in his Bollywood innings. In Anees Bazmee’s ‘Ready’, a remake of Telugu blockbuster, Salman Khan once again plays himself with élan. Starring Asin, Paresh Rawal and Arya Babbar, despite all its stale gags, below-the-belt humour and struggling wit, the film belongs to one and only Salman Khan.
In ‘Ready’, Prem (Salman) is the son of industrialist Rajveer Kapoor (Mahesh Manjrekar), a rich spoilt brat who loves playing a perfect matchmaker for distressed souls, while his father struggles with a rare amnesia, whose dialogues and gestures are replete with double entendre.
One fine day, Sanjana (Asin) enters Prem’s life and his weird family is completely smitten by her. However, Sanjana does not reciprocate their feelings for she is not what Prem’s family thinks about her as she has her own agenda. Sanjana is on the run from her wily uncles who are desperate for her wealth.
Talking about the film, ‘Ready’ is not even remotely close to the brilliance of ‘Wanted’ and ‘Dabangg’. It is full of corny dialogues and adult humour. In fact, ‘Ready’ should have been named ‘Salman Khan’ because without the actor, there is nothing in this film, the script terribly lacks imagination, the humour is stale and the jokes are completely no-brainer.
Okay, the music is groovy and the songs are infectious, especially ‘Dhinka Chika’ and ‘Character Dheela’, but overall, the film lacks class and craft.
A big disappointment for Salman Khan fans; ‘Ready’ is one time watch film.
Ratings: Two cheers for this one!