Prem Ratan Dhan Payo Movie Review
Release date: November 12,2015
Cineinterval.com Rating: 3.5 /5
Director: :Sooraj R.Barjatya
Producer: Ajit Kumar Barjatya,KamalKumar Barjatya,and Rajkumar Barjatya
Music Director:Himesh Reshammiya
Starring:Salman Khan, Sonam Kapoor, Neil Nitin Mukesh, Anupam Kher
Salman Khan’s much awaited magnum opus family drama ‘Prem Ratan Dhan Payo‘ (PRDP) released worldwide today, i.e. on 12th November 2015 with positive response from audiences as well as critics. The film marks a comeback of Salman Khan with director Sooraj Barjatya after 16 long years.The film is also released in Telugu and Tamil versions as Prema Leela and Mei Maranthaayo Anbe respectively. Prem Ratan Dhan Payo is an Indian family drama film written and directed by Sooraj Barjatya. It is produced by Rajshri Productions and distributed by Fox Star Studios. The movie released today and getting lovely reponses from audience.
The story of the film is similar to that of the popular tale “The Prince and the Pauper”, and here Salman plays the role of a king (Vijay) and a common man (Prem). The king wants to lead a normal life away from his kingdom, while his evil stepbrother (played by Neil Nitin Mukesh) wants to take away the throne from him.
However, things change when the king exchanges his identity with a common man, who looks like him. Prem ‘Dilwala’ is a happy-go-lucky man who does ‘Ramleelas’ in Ayodhya, India. He knows all the shlokas by heart and the purity of the scriptures resonates in all his pranks.
All that he earns, he donates to a charitable fund which is run by Princess Maithili (Sonam Kapoor). He is enchanted by the simplicity of her nature, her way of leading a normal life and yet being brave enough to save people in the middle of floods. He sets out to meet her and soon the two develop a pure bond of love. The film represents the unconditional love that all families must have for each other.
Salman Khan is undoubtedly one of the biggest assets and excels in his double role. He looks regal as the prince and plays the mature character well. On the other hand, Salman brings back all the sweet memories of Prem from his Maine Pyar Kiya and Hum Apke Hain Kaun days and carries the entire film on his shoulders.
Sonm Kapoor is perfect as the princess and looks gorgeous on screen. Right from the costumes to her chemistry with Salman, everything looks top class. The colorful visuals, rich production values and all the family emotions which are associated with Sooraj Barjatiya films have been showcased wonderfully.
Anupam Kher and Armaan Kohli are impressive in their respective roles. Talented actress, Swara Bhaskar gets a meaty role and performs with a lot of ease. All her scenes with Salman have come out well and become the main stay of the film. Songs are yet another major highlight and have been shot quite lavishly.
Even though PRDP does not have many boring moments, pace of the film is a bit slow. Proceedings during the second half move at their own speed and the climax is also a bit stretched. Story is age old and has nothing much exciting going its way.
The scenes during the pre-climax are confusing and have been rushed towards the climax. The negative characters featuring Neil Nitin Mukesh and Armaan Kohli have not been elevated much. Some more scenes should have been added to showcase the hatred between Salman and his family.
On the whole, Prem Ratan Dhan Payo it is a clean family entertainer with superb performances by actors and rich production elements. All will fall in Love with Prem
Cineinterval.com Rating: 3.5/5
Reviewed by Cineinterval