Director Maneesh Sharma had rocked the movie goers with young stars like Ranveer Singh and Anushka Sharma in the movie Band Baaja Baaraat. The director is now back with the same stars with yet another enthusiastic movie. His latest directorial venture Ladies Vs Ricky Bahl is a perfect package of entertainer values.
Ladies Vs Ricky Bahl is a romantic comedy film. Ranveer-Anushka's amazing chemistry is the major attraction in it. Salim and Sulaiman's foot-tapping music, interesting storyline, beautiful locations, Habib Faisal's witty one-liners, Aseem Mishra's camera work are the other highlights of the film. But there were lot of expectations from Maneesh Sharma, which he seems to have failed to meet.
Yash Raj's latest movie revolves around charming conman named Ricky Bahl, who cons girls for living, but finally meets his match. The beginning of the film is very interesting and it turns predictable as it reaches the end of the first half. The film turns sluggish in the post-interval portions. But the director manages to hold the attention of the viewers in the climax.
Ricky Bahl (Ranveer Singh) is a charming and cunning guy. In a bid to afford his extravagant lifestyle, Ricky cons many girlfriends from whom he takes large sums of cash. He is a fitness trainer Sunny Singh for Delhi student Dimple Chaddha (Parineeti Chopra) and shy Iqbal Khan for Lucknow widow Saira Rashid (Aditi Sharma) and art dealer Deven Shah for successful, independent career woman Raina Parulekar (Dipannita Sharma). But a chance encounter unites the trio, who discovers the truth. They hatch a plan to get their money back. So now unsuspecting Ricky is about to meet his match in the shapely form of Ishika Desai (Anushka Sharma).
Ranveer Singh has a tailor-made role for his personality and with his charismatic and spontaneous acting, he sets out as a the showman in the movie Ladies Vs Ricky Bahl. Anushka Sharma has a different role, which offers her a chance to show her other side. She has used it to show her acting skills. The chemistry between Anushka and Ranveer surely wows the viewers. Apart from them, Parineeti Chopra surprises the viewers with her superb screen presence. Dipannita Sharma and Aditi Sharma have also carried off their roles with poise and grace.
Ladies Vs Ricky Bahl has superb production values. Salim-Sulaiman's music is the major attraction in the technical front. Their compositions like 'Aadat Se Majboor' and 'Jazba' are vibrant, while 'Thug Le' are the pick of many. The superb choreography of songs, Aseem Mishra's top notching picturisation, Habib Faisal's humorous and witty dialogues, beautiful locals and costumes will also add to the beauty of the film.
In a nutshell, the Band Baajaa Baaraat director fails to meet the expectations due to Devika Bhagat's predictable and sluggish script. But one cannot give a miss to watch Anushka-Ranveer onscreen chemistry.
Cast: Ranveer Singh, Anushka Sharma, Dipannita Sharma, Parineeti Chopra, Aditi Sharma
Producer: Aditya Chopra
Director: Maneesh Sharma