Ready: The film is essentially a one-man show by an actor
Star Cast : Salman Khan, Asin
Directed by: Anees Bazmee
Rating: ** ( 2 Out of 5 )
Ready should have just been called: Salman Khan. The film is essentially a one-man show by an actor, who doesn’t act.
Instead, he plays himself with aplomb – a charming rockstar who can, without much sweat, win the girl, beat-up the bad guy, reconcile warring relations and of course, bare his chiseled chest.
This time, he even asks us, the viewers, mazaa aya?
The first half involves running around the trees (read beating around the bush) while the actual story starts only in the second half. The graph of the narrative does pick up somewhere in the second half but the tempo falls intermittently thanks to the convoluted writing and the protracted proceedings. By the time the film reaches its melodramatic high-voltage climax giving Salman simulated scope to go topless, it leaves you exasperated.
The film is a remake of a Telugu blockbuster and it comes with loud but infectious songs with titles such as Dhinka Chika and Character Dheela. Obviously class, wit, craft, continuity have little significance here.
Ready made me laugh sporadically but beyond a point I could almost feel my brain cells shrinking and exhaustion setting in, one joke at a time.