Review: Prem Ratan Dhan Payo (PRDP)

PRDP

PRDP

Genre: Drama, Romance
Duration: 166 minutes
Language: Hindi
India Release Date: 12-NOV-2015

Plot:
A king, who is loved by his subjects, wants to lead a normal life away from all the
responsibilities and his kingdom, while his step brother plans to steal the throne from him. But things are changed when the king finds out the common man who looks exactly like him and they change their identities with each other temporarily.

Overall Review:
Loosely adapted from movie: The Prisoner of Zenda, PRDP is quintessential family film for all age-groups. The film has been shot against a royal backdrop. It is about family, love and friendship (Success formula of Barjatya Team) but this Prem fails to deliver what HAHK did two decades ago mainly because of loose script. Superstar Salman Khan has played the role of Prem in “Prem Ratan Dhan Payo”. Actress Sonam Kapoor, who is paired up with Salman for the first time, has essayed the role of Maithili. If Cricket was the medium of entertainment in HAHK, in PRDP it is Football. All to bring family members together.

Performance & Technical Review: Salman and Sonam complement each other very well on-screen. The movie has brilliant production values. It is huge in its grandeur, majestic for the eyes and costumes dazzle like beautiful shimmering chandeliers. The cienmatography, well choreography of dance, brilliant art direction, beautiful costumes and exotic locales are the only brownie points in the film. The director has tried his best to keep the ethics of Indian culture right at the centre of his screenplay but weak script spoils it.

PDF Verdict: Overall, Prem Ratan Dhan Payo will be another blockbuster movie of Salmaan Khan. The movie is full of Emotions, Love, Action & Family Drama. A Celebration of Indian values, rituals and culture, PRDP is a clean, family entertainer.

Ratings: 3.5 on 5
Performance: 3.5 on 5
Script: 3 on 5
Screenplay: 3 on 5
Music and Background Score: 3 on 5
Cinematography: 4 on 5

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