READY

Earlier this week while interviewing Asin, I joked to her that it was probably futile on my part to ask about her role in Ready. She said she was relieved I wasn’t taking the film too seriously: “It’s an Anees Bazmee film, I play the female lead opposite Salman Khan. What else is there to say?” Not much, you reckon as you sit there in your seat watching Ready, and waiting for a joke – any joke, even half funny – to draw a laugh out of you.

 
Ready is strictly for die-hard Salman Khan fans (are there any other kind?) who’re willing to forgive the fact that this tasteless, senseless film has no plot to speak of, yet lazily unfolds over two hours and thirty minutes. Director Anees Bazmee asks very little of his charming star: flash a few adorable smiles, romance the girl, beat up the bad guys, and don’t forget to take your shirt off. It’s an indifferent performance from an actor who showed us only last year that he can be riveting if he so much as makes the slightest effort. Remember Dabangg?
 
The problem with Ready is that the film doesn’t even try. It’s depressing to think that Salman would use his considerable star wattage to get such a lousy film made, which in turn only tarnishes his own brand. This film’s wafer-thin story involves Salman falling in love with Asin, then trying to reconcile her two criminal uncles who have fallen out with each other. You’re expected to laugh in a scene where little boys line up on a balcony and pee on the villains; and dialogues like “Main kutta hoon, yeh meri kuttiya hai” are meant to be funny.
 
To describe this film as paisa vasool or time pass is to confess that you really don’t have a life. Because apart from two energetically filmed songs – Character dheela hai and Dhinka chika – this film offers little by way of entertainment. Salman Khan fans, I assure you that reruns of his Dus Ka Dum episodes on Youtube are more likely to make you smile than this agonizingly boring film that wastes the charm of its immensely charismatic star.
 
I’m going with a generous one-and-a-half out of five for director Anees Bazmee’s Ready. Salman Khan deserves better than this. And so do we!
 

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12 Comments

  1. Abhijit Das

    June 5, 2011 at 10:56 am

    READY is NOT for the rigid detractors or counterfeit scholars of Hindi cinema who masquerade as messiah of meaningful cinema

    • Rope

      June 21, 2011 at 11:52 pm

      Glad I’ve finally found somehting I agree with!

  2. Kabir

    June 5, 2011 at 4:30 pm

    Don’t talk nonsense just see the taran adarsh revies and the box-office collections

    • Lucky

      June 20, 2011 at 3:06 pm

      You’re a real deep thinker. Thanks for shriang.

  3. raj garg

    June 7, 2011 at 7:18 am

    third class movie, just waisting time

  4. Aleem

    June 8, 2011 at 12:17 am

    Rajeev Masand Sir why do you give negative reports all the time, same you did for Wanted, then Dabangg and now ready. Please see the collections at box office below. who will decide film will be Hit you or Box office.

    Please appreaciate god cinema, So many people liking the movie and they are not fools.

    Boxofficeindia.Com Trade Network

    Ready has clocked up a huge 49.25 crore nett in just four days. Monday was more than 7 crore nett adding to the 42.25 crore nett weekend. The week is looking at a 65 crore nett total. The Monday numbers are as below.

    Mumbai – 2.30 crore

    Delhi/UP – 1.58 crore

    East Punjab – 59 lakhs

    West Bengal – 30 lakhs

    Bihar – 19 lakhs

    Assam/Orissa – 12 lakhs

    CP Berar – 49 lakhs

    CI – 37 lakhs

    Rajasthan – 44 lakhs

    Nizam – 40 lakhs

    Mysore – 21 lakhs

    TamilNadu/Kerala -7 lakhs

    TOTAL – 7.06 crore

    • ArnieG

      June 10, 2011 at 3:27 pm

      LOL! Hillarious! 😀 The above comments are clear reflections of the Indian movie audience and most accurately evident of the roaring success that trash like ‘Ready’ taste at the box office. Oh! Did I forget… someone here even benchmarks Taran Adarsh for movie reviews (like Taran understands them anyways). Woah! That was sweeeeeeeet! 😉

    • Kairii

      June 20, 2011 at 2:43 pm

      Tnhkas alot – your answer solved all my problems after several days struggling

    • Finch

      June 21, 2011 at 9:05 pm

      That’s way the bsteest answer so far!

  5. shar

    June 9, 2011 at 2:11 pm

    who is this guy rajeev masand to comment on this movie . i have seen the movie twice and its awesome . superb comedy , but the ending could have much better . the guy who has reviewed this film above is i think …… . dont listen to him

  6. sajiv

    June 10, 2011 at 1:09 pm

    What a god-awful movie Ready was! sheer torture.
    No Story, inane dialogues, crappy songs -(except dhinka chika), so called comedy which cant even be called slapstick comedy! An affront to the intelligence. The only way that it has grossed so much money is because of the hype and boosts created by Salman fans. He is such a wonderful actor – why oh why does he act – what act? here he just plays himself – in such crap stuff.
    Rajiv has his head on right!!! As he rightly stated even Asin wouldn’t want you to see it if you had some brains!

  7. jHA

    September 15, 2011 at 7:07 pm

    rajeev masand producers se paisa khata hai

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