Prem Ratan Dhan Payo Movie Review - Prem is back with typical Rajshri elements !
With 5 days of advance bookings, a grand release in 6000 screens and the stamp of the Rajshri brand, one knows already that this Salman Khan starrer will break many records at the box-office. But the real question here is, Is the film worth it? Yes, for Bhai fans and for some parents who want to teach their kids some family values. But a big no-no for all those who appreciate good cinema. Even the double role doesn’t help that cause!
PremRatanDhanPayo is a story of normal guy called PremDilwale (Salman Khan 1) who owns a Ramleela team and performs along with it and is very fond of a princess named Maithali (Sonam Kapoor). To meet her, he travels to a place called Pritampur where he discovers that king of that city, Vijay Singh (Salman Khan 2) who looks exactly like him is engaged to Maithali and has been attacked by his own brother (Neil Nitin Mukesh) in the desire for the throne. Due to such circumstances, King’s minister DeewanSahab (AnupamKher) hires Prem to play the part of the king until he recovers. How then Prem solves the complications of the King’s family is the rest of the story!
SoorajBadjatiya has become too predictable and one expects the heavy burden family dialogues from him which he disappointingly doesn’t disappoint in delivering. The over-complicated problems in family and family values are sometimes too much to take in these modern times. To top it all were the unenjoyable-never-ending songs which could have been just done away. Sorry Badjatiyaji, they didn’t work at all. But what is different in this film is the layering of the story which keep the interest going for the viewers. Many conflicts and layers develop in the first half which have been shoddily dealt with in the second. Technically, the film was very well shot and the grandeur was a treat to the eyes.
Talking about the performances, Salman Khan delivers a Salman Khan performance. He gets over enthusiastic when he’s Prem and pretentious royal king in Vijay Singh. Though, Salman fans would love him for he keeps his style intact and packs a solid punch in doing what he does best. Though, at some dialogues he makes you go lol, unintentionally of course. Sonam Kapoor on the other hand, been given a substantial role in the movie, she disappointed big time. Her acting skills haven’t improved a bit and at times one gets too irritated at her dialogue delivery. ArmaanKohli hasn’t got out of his JaaniDushman phase yet and Neil Nitin Mukesh seemed to be focusing more on Game of Thrones than he was focusing on this film. Pick of the lot for me was AnupamKher as DeewanSahab. Even, Deepak Dobriyal as Salman’s sidekick and SwaraBhaskar as her royal sister did well.
In all, Salman fans will love it and it might just be a okayish time-pass if you want to go out with your family and enjoy! For rest of people, staying away will do no harm.