Movie Review: Ready (2011)
So are you ready for the first biggie of the season? Who isn’t, actually? Love him, loathe him, but you can’t overlook him. Salman Khan is, without doubt, the sweetheart of the masses. No two opinions on that!
But here’s a word of caution. READY is NOT for the rigid detractors or counterfeit scholars of Hindi cinema who masquerade as messiah of meaningful cinema. They rebuke masala films, ridicule big stars, detest anything and everything associated with ‘commercial cinema’ — a genre cherished by a wide majority of audiences. They wrote off DABANGG [which recently won the coveted National Award], pulled down the super entertainer GOLMAAL 3, scoffed at YAMLA PAGLA DEEWANA [the biggest hit of 2011 so far], even panned the iconic 3 IDIOTS [which ranks as the biggest grosser of Hindi cinema], but these films had the mandate of the junta and that’s what matters eventually. Isn’t it?
Remake of a Telugu hit, READY is a traditional, Southern-flavored family drama that we thought had gone out of vogue in the 1980s. But let’s not forget that ingeniously crafted masala entertainers remain the first choice of an average Indian moviegoer to this day. And READY serves the same dish with a fresh tadka. Pack in humor, stir some peppy music [‘Character Dheela’ and ‘Dhinka Chika’] and add the star power of Salman… the outcome is one delicious, scrumptious, yummy dish called READY.
Ready revolves around Prem (Salman Khan) and Sanjanna (Asin) who fall in love amidst a twisted plot of greedy uncles who want to gulp down Sanjanna’s family inheritance and Prem’s crazy family who always form a part of their only son’s plans. Comedy is essentially a part of the various schemes and conspiracies both parties plan to teach each other a lesson.
But what happens when Sanjanna’s family find out they’ve been tricked?
Revenge takes over their minds which lead to yet another series of plotting and adventures for both families.