There are some films which work only based on its star power and READY is an apt example of that. Salmanâ€™s sheer magnetism saves the film from tanking, which otherwise is an outlandish and obnoxious attempt of making the audienceâ€™s laugh no matter what.
Although there is not much of storyline or a plot so as to say, itâ€™s basically about a happy-go-lucky young man Prem (Salman Khan) who helps lovers in distress. Once he mistakenly helps a girl Sanjana (Asin) escape from marriage and later falls for her. The film then revolves around how he unites the families of the girl and himself.
Directed by Anees Bazmee who is known to churn out slapstick comedies or massy entertainers, this time goes way too far and stretches things far more than required. Agreed, itâ€™s supposed to be a no-brainer, but going off hand and taking the audiences intelligence for granted is not what filmmaking is all about Mr.Bazmee.
Story by Gopimohan is silly to the point of being unbelievable, while the screenplay is non-sensible and goes for a complete toss especially in the second half. Dialogues are strictly pedestrian, but a few lines do succeed in evoking laughter in some scenes.
The film has a huge supporting cast, namely Paresh Rawal, Mahesh Manjrekar, Arya Babbar, Akhilendra Mishra, Sharat Saxena, Puneet Issar, Anooradha Patel, Manoj Joshi, Manoj Pahwa and they all lend able support in their respective roles although their acting is loud and over the top. May be, itâ€™s not their fault but may be they were simply following the instructions of the director.
Music by Pritam and Devi Sri Prasad is of super-hit variety especially the â€˜Dhinka Chikaâ€™ and â€˜Character Dheelaâ€™ song. Cinematography by Sunil Patel and Thomas Xavier is of standard while editing by Ritesh Soni has loose ends.
If you are looking for illogical, mad entertainment, then â€˜Readyâ€™ is the â€˜baapâ€™ of all entertainers. Else, stay far away from this one !