Release Date:November 12, 2015
Cast:Salman Khan, SonamKapoor, AnupamKher, Deepak Dobriyal, Neil NitinMukesh, ArmaanKohli, SwaraBhaskara, Aashika Bhatia
Director:Sooraj R Barjatya
Genre: Drama, Romance
Duration: 2 hours 54 minutes
What can be said about PremRatanDhanPayo? When a movie has Salman, it’s no longer a movie, rather, it’s Salman himself all the way. And PremRatanDhanPayo does it doubly good this time since it features Salman in a dual role.
The stage is set for a grand family drama when PremDilwale (Salman), a commoner, decides to meet Princess Maithili (Sonam) at the coronation of her fiancé Prince Vijay (Salman) in Pritampur. However, things take an ugly turn when Vijay becomes a victim of a conspiracy hatched by his wicked brother Ajay (Neil) and relative Chirag (Armaan). As Vijay falls into a coma, Pritampur’sDiwan (Anupam) spots Prem and asks him to act as Vijay and protect Maithili.
Once in Vijay’s shoes, Prem, as always, starts doing what he does best – win hearts and spread love, joy and happiness. A do-gooder and a great espouser of moralistic family values, PremDilwale goes about fixing Vijay’s acrid relations with his family members. And while he is at it, he slowly but certainly wins over Maithili’s heart as well. While Vijay’s character is built upon a tense, terse and taut personality that radiates machismo and king-sized ego, Prem is the exact opposite, a character that’s full of life, fun, caring, loving and believes in building bridges to peoples’ hearts. As Prem, this is one of the best performances Salman has ever delivered, which will make you laugh, gasp, sigh, and may be cry as well.
Sonam has also done a good job in essaying the role of Princess Maithili. She fits perfectly in the character that’s a free, passionate soul, who cares about the less endowed and helps them through charity work, exactly the thing for which Prem falls for her in the first place. Director SoorajBarjatya has used his old template of family based movies, which works well, especially when there’s Salman to take care of things.
At almost 3 hours, this is a pretty long one, but we are sure Salman fans won’t mind. Go for this if you wish to be delighted with Salman’s charisma, his cheesy one-liners, and his seemingly goofy aspirations for love.