(3.5 / 5) – #PRDP #PremRatanDhanPayo
When you know it is a Sooraj Barjatya movie even if Salman Khan is not in the cast then also you must expect story of a family along with colorful larger than life royal set and locations with a high emotional family drama which can be not sugar but saccharin for the current generation. Talking about this movie it is the same screen play what he believes and follow from an era. The first thought that comes to your mind in the very beginning of the movie is that Salman is looking so very cheerful and lively on the screen as always Sooraj Barjatya used to portray him.
The sets of the movie is very beautifully screened in Palaces along with rich apparels for all the characters. Sherwanies, Jackets, Lehngas it is a celebration of Indian traditional costumes. Sooraj Barjatya recreated the Sheesh Mahal, as an ode to Mughal-e-Azam which inspired him to be a film maker… a replica of the Sheesh Mahal in the Lahore Fort.
Even after so much goodies as above movie does not have much hold over audience because there is not much excitement as required at this platform in the initial stage till interval. After interval it paced up a little and gradually the emotional quotient which is searched by audience for Sooraj Barjatya’s kind of masala started flaming up. The entire movie is kind of narrated in songs and it is a little turn off for those who don’t like much songs in between the movie.
Bunch of matured actors are there in the movie and you can see some good chemistries like between Anupam Kher and Salman Khan, Deepak Dobriyal and Salman Khan… Then also I would say director missed using the most out of these fantastic characters of Anupam Kher and Deepak Dobriyal. As what Mr. Barjatya use to do like in Hum Aapke hai Kaun, there is a friendly chemistry between Salman and Laxmikant Berde (Laluu). What I guess is, if you compare the Hum Aapke Hai Kaun with PRDP you can find some similarities even though both of them are in a completely different platform. There is a football match in place of cricket in Hum aapke Hai Kaun, same kind of kitchen scene you can see portraying Sonam and Salman followed by song Jalte diye in same romantic way like Pehla Pehla Pyaar Hai.
Well, after interval it started a hold over audience by keeping you travelling through emotional highs and lows of various relationships of family like, in between siblings and parents etc. Even if you are in the category of hating the title song of “Prem Ratan Dhan Payo”, it is played in such a part of the story that it will cheer you up. I personally hate the kind of negative publicity of those people who doesn’t even watched it and spreading it in social media in terms of their hatred towards Salman or towards the 90’s kind of movies and songs. Like, I read a comment somewhere that “Watching PRDP is like I use to attend Pooja at my home forcefully”. It doesn’t mean that nobody likes Pooja. Some social media groups are making parody of movie parts and are spreading it all over the internet, people sharing it as they found it funny. If you go to watch a movie keeping in mind that it is a bad one, then it is likely very hard to accept yourself that it is good or average. I suggest to be neutral while going for a movie, reviews are good to read but don’t state that as yours too.
Watch the movie only if you like Salman Khan, or you like movies which only portrays family values with a kind of 90’s touch and songs. A simple clean and very colorful movie, which will definitely leave only some good impression over you and may also add some emotional quotient to a person towards their family.