Prem Ratan Dhan Payo Movie Review:


With more heavy sets, sophisticated cast and a saporific touch of the 1990’s, Sooraj Barjatyas’ directorial has returned and with that, Prem is back. Sooraj didn’t take any projects for directing after Vivah, which was nine years back. A humongous hype had enveloped since the announcement of this film. The script was written and screenplay was sketched, which included almost all the elements from his previous work. So, Sooraj thought, it deemed fit to bring back the literally depreciated characters of all times; Prem. He had a great run with Salman Khan, and what best way to manipulate it? Thus, ‘Prem Ratan Dhan Payo’. He put all his effort to project an almost similar story and ideologies into a profit making machine. And look it’s already working.

Prem Ratan Ratan Dhan Payo commensurates with Sooraj’s every movie. It’s nothing new, being in tow with the drama, emotional content, the seemingly sweet romance which are actually pretty much just a boring and awkward couple of moments and a creepy/cliché climax. Of all the above things, the worst is when I feel like he has picked off right from where he left. If I think about the story for a minute, I think it was Prem from ‘Hum Saath Saath Hai’ or ‘Hum Aapke Hai Kaun’, who lived his life for past 16 years and appeared in Ayodhya and belied as a King, in this movie. It’s a serious thought that filmmakers need to consider before writing such crass stories. They are converting the public into their puppets and most of us laugh at what they throw at us.


I thought, even with the kind of story in hand, the directing could have been a tidbit better. There were a few instances, when the screenplay needed some alterations. Sometimes it was unintentionally funny and sometimes, even creepy to watch the scenes unfolding on the screen. It cannot even be said that the sort of ambience created is a result of desultory screenplay, as there nothing to digress from.

Salman Khan looks comparatively boosted up after his last blockbuster Bajrangi Bhaijaan. His complexion is way much cooler and his attitude and his maneuvers toward the camera are affable.

There was a time when Bollywood used to cast actors according to their age, skills, looks and chemistry. Now, that new trends have crawled in Bollywood, which emphasize on how to maximize profit, rather than focusing on the technicalities, much of it has changed. Salman is seen romancing with Sonam Kapoor, Shahrukh with Anushka, Katrina and so on and forth. Though Sonam Kapoor is average in her acting, being herself which involves overacting, this was an epitome of how wrong the casting of films is ubiquitous these days.

I really wanted to experience a good show of acting from Swara Bhaskar, but she was given very little screen space, despite her being one of the best actors. Anupam Kher has always been known for performing different characters with grace and this was one of them. It was good to see Aashika Bhatia, Deepak Dobriyal and Neil Nitin Mukesh in this movie. Neil is, as I like to think, a very talented but underrated actor. I wish he’ll get more offers after bagging a role in English T.V. series Game Of Thrones.


The Final Word:

I you’re watching this movie because of Salman Khan, then beware, you might get bored of it. This was not a deal breaker for me but certainly a half-baked movie. From technical perception, this is a poorly made movie, but considering the entertainment point of view, it is just an average movie.

It may seem as a good entertaining movie in the moment, but take some time to think. Is it?

My Rating: 1.5/5.


Hero Movie Review: Sooraj exudes chiseling body and Athiya is even worse than Alia in her debut.


Fame! Fame works for most, like in the case of Sooraj Pancholi and Athiya Shetty. They’ve been directed towards the path of bollywood, which is what the progeny from a family with a film background would do. Launch a movie, get publicity, become a nouveau riche person, and then send off your scions to film industry all over again. The name of Salman Khan is emanating from everyone’s mouth, but no one is thinking of what he’s done and doing, with the kind of talent he is bringing in. Intead, I’ll talk about the movie rather than talking about the crapload of who’s bringing whom.

Hero Remake Hindi Movie 2015

The movie is a remake of the 1983, written and directed of the same name. So, there’s this outlaw, with a good heart, who meets a girl in a club after getting his hands on a massive pile of money. They dance and he falls in love with her. Then comes a twist in the simple story. Pasha (Aditya Pancholi) is convicted by IG Shrikant Mathur (Tigmanshu Dhulia) and held up in detention. To pressure IG’s hand Pasha commands his son Sooraj (Sooraj Pancholi) to kidnap IG’s daughter. Sooraj kidnaps Radha (Athiya), keeps her away from the precarious situation, convincing her he’s a policeman. Hell breaks down when IG discovers Sooraj’s whereabouts. To protect his love, he has to fight. And that’s the first half. If you want the whole story, either use your imagination or spend money for it.

Watch the trailer first, cause you might want to save your money.

The whole silhouette of the movie is a recreation of Jakie Shroff’s Hero. The writers, mainly Subhash Ghai, were so lame in their job, they didn’t even give another thought at re-editing and re-writing the latter. Even the characters had the same names. With a stale thought, the 30 year earlier story has been thrown on our faces.

Nikhil Advani has directed this movie giving very few efforts. Although, new technology and fresh faces are used, the contemporary look and perspective doesn’t help much to amuse the audience.

The hero fugitive, Sooraj, has been played because of Aditya Pancholi’s contacts. Though Sooraj looks great on the big screen and flexes his muscles, he is better with dialogue delivery than Athiya. And Athiya Shetty has played the character of Radha because of her father Sunil Shetty. She looks glamorous but at the same time looks malnurished, frail and it feels like she hasn’t eaten anything for days. Her acting performance is far worse than how she looks. Tigmanshu Dhulia is a treat to watch. Aditya Pancholi shares small screen space with Lai Bhari actor Sharad Kelkar.

The music isn’t very melodious to ears, nor does it have the lyrics to allure the heart. Havig said that, this marks the debut of Salman as a singer. What remains a mystery to me is, has he edited his voice to croon for “Main Hoon Hero Tera”? I cannot conveniently say that cinematography was memorable. The only good moments with the camera are when a song is playing in the background, which is another cliche in bollywood.

The Final Word:

Albeit Athiya falls flat with her acting, Sooraj might entertain you for a while with the action. Though this is a remake of ‘Hero’, it is watchable. For me, personally, I have some kind of special hatred for remakes. For you, it might turn out to be alright. Besides this, director Nikhil Advani has another movie planned in the next month. Lets see, how much light sparks there.

My Rating: 1.5/5.