Prem Ratan Dhan Payo stuck in bygone era of 90’s
After delivering memorable blockbusters such as Maine Pyaar Kiya, Hum Aapke Hain Kaun and Hum Sath Sath hai. The Combo of Salman Khan and Sooraj Barjatya is back, But unfortunately this does not work well with Prem Ratan Dhan Payo.
The Story is set in a place called Pritampur Yuvraj Vijay Singh (Salman Khan) a prince of Pritampur, is soon to be crowned as king and is engaged to princess Maithili (Sonam Kapoor), His step sisters Rajkumari Chandrika (Swara Bhaskar) and Rajkumari Radhika (Aashika Bhatia) lives in a separate house outside royal fort, while his step brother Yuvraj Ajay Singh (Neil Nitin Mukesh) wants to kill him and take the Crown with the help of his manager Chirag Singh (Armaan Kohli), who is misguiding Ajay at every step. They plan an attack on Yuvraj Vijay, which Vijay survives but gets badly injured. Meanwhile Vijay’s look alike Prem Dilwale (Salman Khan) a happy go lucky stage actor who falls in love with princess Maithili, reaches Pritampur to meet her along with his friend Kanhaiya (Deepak Dobriyal). Pitampur’s Diwan Sahab (Anupam Kher) notices Prem and gets him to take Yuvraj Vijay’s place while Yuvraj recover in a hideout.
Prem acts as Yuvraj Vijay but with his simple and caring nature, impresses Maithaili, and also reconciles with his sister’s and brings them back to fort.
The major drawback of PRDY is his dull script which is stuck in bygone era of 90’s with some heavy dialogues “Aap paristhiti ki gambhirta ko samajh nahi rahe hain”, “Ram jaisa kahenge Seeta waisa hi karegi” , “Yeh sab Shaadi ke Baad” AND its running time which is close to 3 hours. Romantic scene between Prem Diwale and Princess Maithili is very well written.
If there is one reason to watch the film, that is Salman Khan who had brilliantly handle both role one as Prem Dilwala a playful Ram Bhakt and other Prince Vijay. His comic timing is simply superb. Salman still looks young, energetic, fit as ever and is quite the charmer. Other than Salman, Sonam Kapoor, Anupam Kher, Neil Nitin, Deepak Dobriyal, Swara Bhaskar has done complete justice to their roles.
The other plus point of PRDY are production values, grand set design, rich interiors and nice costumes. Every single frame looks very rich and eye feast for audiences.
An Overdose of melodrama and Sanskar. Strictly for Salman Khan fans.
Nadeem Mohiddin Ali