When a movie lover like me protests to not watch a film, even my parents know it’s a big deal. That the movie might actually not be worth it. But the day being everyone’s holiday after so long, with nothing to do, no exciting event around Chandigarh, my parents thought of booking tickets to Prem Rattan Dhan Payo.
All multiplexes in the city were housefull but that didn’t stop my father. He booked tickets in this mall in Mohali and hence we had to go. I cried inside and warned everyone for what was in store. My mother said the pre-criticism might actually make me like the film since I expect nothing.
Sadly, that didn’t happen.
The only good thing about the movie is that our beloved Sallu Bhai is back in form. In contrast to his recent films where he looked fat and old, here he’s back to his handsome and starry self!
But you simple CANNOT go and watch this film for eye candy, hence these reasons to keep you alive. (Yes I speak from the dead)
1) THE UNREALISTIC AGYAAKAARI FAMILY
Sooraj Bharjatiya is back with his ‘Hum Saath Saath Hain’ ideal family, just in a more grand and ‘princely’ manner. Everything is in turmoil in the beginning but ends with a ‘too’ happy note.
2) THE SONGS
It seems like 80s and 90s again! Half of the songs make no sense and Rajshree Productions need to know we live in the 21st Century. Can someone write them a letter?
3) TOO GOOD, TOO GOOD
We couldn’t digest the ‘too good’ pious people! When you walk out of the theatre, you actually find yourself struggling to remind yourself you’re not a devil. Characters in the movie are way too ideal for real life! While Salman becomes even more virtuous than Bajrangi Bhaijan, Sonam, being a princess et al, runs an NGO and travels to destruction struck areas in helicopters to help the needy, eating at not so classy restaurants wearing matching clothes.
4) UNREALISTIC DRAMATIC LINES
“Ram jee jaisa kahenge, Sita waise hi kregi”
Lines uttered by Sonam Kapoor who is a 2015 chick flaunting helicopters, little black dresses and an i-phone.
5) TALENT WASTED
Watching Swara Bhaskar in Prem Rattan Dhan Payo will make you cry. Why did she do this film and why this role?(Though she did full justice to the part she was given).
If you still go to watch this film, see you in the next puja we’re having in heaven.
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