Monday, December 6, 2021

Movie Review : Prem Ratan Dhan Payo

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Prem is indeed back. I’d say that the marketing ‘one-liner’ was a genius. Personally, I think that served to pique the interest of even the non-Salman fans.

PRDP hit the theaters with a bang on 12th November 2015 and more than appeased the waiting fans. With Bajranji Bhaijaan followed by PRDP, I’d say that Salman is in for a good year, in fact, the best year.

Sooraj Barjatiya has delivered a movie as the director after a very long time. He has not made any effort to move from his cliché storyline but has made Salman’s brilliant use. Himesh Reshammiya’s music gives it the 90’s family-movie feeling. And voila! We have a perfect family movie.

The story starts with Prem Dilwala(Salman Khan)setting his eyes on princess Maithili and then setting out on a mission to meet her in person. Fate, the actual hero in the Bollywood movies, intervenes, and Prem finds himself playing Maithili’s fiancé Vijay(Salman in a double role), who has been injured. There is a family drama. There is hero ka Bhai (Neil Nitin Mukesh), who is bound to be the villain.

Maithili(Sonam Kapoor) is meethi-churi wrapped in the aristocratic exterior. She is supposed to be an example of an Indian woman. She is sooooo perfect that she matches literally everything that she wears.

We have Salman in a double role-
Yuvraj Vijay: the suave, serious, angry young prince.
Prem: A total contrast to Vijay with his caring, gentle and bubbly nature.

Why should you watch it?
*A heavy dose of royalty complete with elephants, camels, and the works.
*Lots of bling.
*Sonam Kapoor’s heavy wedding wear.
*Salman in a too-good-to-be-true role which sometimes looks like Chulbul Pandey gone sophisticated.
* cheese and fluff romance.
*The best Shaadi-ka-khana we are so in love with.
* A swordfight for the climax.

Why not watch it?

*Over the top acting

*The plot is cliché, not to mention the stereotype double role.

*Cardboard palaces do not appeal visually.

But, then again who can resist a family romance. Tissues on ready people, cause it might make you cry.

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