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Prem Ratan Dhan Payo (PRDP) Movie Review: Salman, Only Saving Grace In This Really Long Drama


Director Sooraj Barjatya's much-awaited film, Prem Ratan Dhan Payo starring Salman Khan and Sonam Kapoor in lead roles has released worldwide. Finally, the day has arrived when we shall get to know whether the movie is worth all the hype generated by the makers and fans!

"Prem Is Back!" is the only slogan that was chanted by viewers from the day the project was announced, up until recently when the slogan got changed for the release of the film to "Celebrate this Diwali with prem!".

Salman Khan and Sooraj Barjatya's hit combination is back on the silver screen with Prem Ratan Dhan Payo after a huge gap and fans are super excited to see what Diwali treat the duo have in store for them. The movie has been kept under such secretive wraps that nobody even got a clue what the story is all about.

Today we shall have the answer to many questions; What is Prem Ratan Dhan Payo movie all about? Is it worth the watch? Will PRDP become the biggest hit of 2015? Read on to find out!

Prem Ratan Dhan Payo (PRDP) Movie Review

Cast: Salman Khan, Sonam Kapoor, Anupam Kher, Swara Bhaskar, Neil Nitin Mukesh, Armaan Kohli

Director: Sooraj Barjatya

Prem Ratan Dhan Payo Plot:

PRDP has been directed and written by Sooraj himself! The film is about two men, Prince Vijay Singh and drama artist Prem who by no family relation happen to look like each other!

Prem (Salman Khan) is a charming and funny guy who adores Princess Maithili (Sonam Kapoor) so much that he would do anything to meet her. On the other hand is Vijay, a rather strict, bound by rules prince who keeps fighting with his fiance Maithili due to ego clashes and of course, his siblings hate him, each for a different reason.

While the sisters hate him because they were born to his father's mistress and brother Ajay (Neil Nitin Mukesh) hates him because he feels Vijay is hampering his living, a misunderstanding created by estate manager, Chirag (Armaan Kohli).

Ajay and Chirag try to kill Vijay which leave him in a very critical condition. With just 4 days left for the coronation of Vijay as the King, caretaker Diwan (Anupam Kher) decided to replace him with Prem in public (Who coincidently runs into them in the market) and simultaneously get Vijay the required treatment in their secret cave in Royal Fort.

For Maithili's happiness, Prem decides to act as Vijay for the next four days and in the process, ends up solving most of the issues in Vijay's life. He patches things up with Maithili and shows his romantic and funny side, the same time he also manages to get his step-sisters to bury the hatchet and become one big happy family again.

The only two people who are still trying to hunt down Vijay and kill him are Ajay and Chirag! Will they succeed in doing so? Will the fake Vijay get caught? To know the answers, you have to watch the movie.

Coming to the performances of the actors! Anupam Kher, Deepak Dobriyal, and Salman Khan are the only actors who got into the skin of their characters and gave an entertaining performance. The rest of the actors just seemed to waste our time on the big screen.

Neil gave an average performance while Sonam did a lot of overacting! She is a damn gorgeous actress but when it came to acting, there was a lot of overacting which hampered Salman's presence sometimes.

The only time we enjoyed the duo together was in the romantic song, Jalte Diye! Coming to the villain of the movie, Armaan Kohli, seriously what was wrong with Sooraj Barjatya? Was Armaan the only guy he could find? For someone who is supposed to be one of the main antagonists, he surely disappoints big time!

Direction by Sooraj Barjatya is pretty good, dialogues are nice and, but the screenplay lacked! The entire plot of the movie was given away in the first half which made second half a tad boring! And all that hype about the best climax... where was it? There was a climax after a climax after a climax... the movie should have been ended at an apt point (Spoiler alert: When Armaan gets killed) but they dragged and dragged which tested the patience of people!

Cinematography by V Manikandan was fabulous, each frame of the movie is scenic and awesome! The biggest backdrops of this movie are the plot getting dragged beyond a limit, Sonam Kapoor and Armaan Kohli. The biggest highlight of this movie is Salman Khan and Anupam Kher to an extent! Thank God for Salman Khan!


If you are a true Salman Khan fan, you shall enjoy it, otherwise not so much! For people who have loved Rajshri films in the past may also like it! It ain't that bad, but it ain't that good either! One time watch only!

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