Friday, 9 December 2011

Sanket’s review: “Ladies Vs Ricky Bahl” lacks what it needed- drama.

Cast: Anushka Sharma, Ranveer Singh, Dipanita Sharma, Pariniti Chopra, Aditi Sharma

Director: Maneesh Sharma

Length: 2.20 hours approximately

The matter in every con film is how genuinely the conmen is smart. Coming off with too many faces, too many names and frequent changing of sim cards is no more an elegant movement from a conmen. In this new venture called LADIES VS RICKY BAHL, there are many big monetary transactions occur, and they occurs so easily that you feel, it’s a child making transaction with an ice cream seller. Its incredibly disappointing to see the same director who made impressive debut with BAND BAAJA BAARAT, has miserably failed this time.

Everything falls very easily on eyes without much conflict in the proceedings. Thus the film entirely lacks what it needed- drama. Also the peppy rhythm of the film may be freshening, but from inner, it’s a film which is devoid of any passion, ambition. What saves the film is the acting of ladies. The writing never takes its plane high as from the first con act its clear that the film badly lacks wit and intelligence. Its not easy to pen a con film, but its not even that tough to miss out on basic levels as well.

The first half submits too much of screen space for the three girls in the story. Conning is a serious business here, but soon it gets tiring. One after other girl is dismissed and no feelings of them are showcased before the story cycles ahead. It’s a regressive and rude tone of pace which keeps on jumping on both, high and low end. Anushka’s late entry do rise some hope

Even second half gets rigid direction from the writer who never goes above a natural thinking. He brings romantic angle in final thirty minutes, and that is when film finally remains consistent till the end, barring some filmy dialogues exchanged between our leads. The scene where Ranveer and Anushka gets closer is very well handled and the silence does evoke. But such moments are very few
in this overlong film.

Music is strictly average with only Aadat Se Majboor doing well. Cinematographer must be appreciated for his job. He takes Delhi, Mumbai, Lucknow and Goa in very different manner putting some smooth colors in them to suit the tone.

The three fiddle to Anushka Sharma does very fine job and each get enough scope to prove. Anushka Sharma potentates the whole show and makes an engaging character out of her role. Ranveer Singh
remains on backseat with a disappointing and a mediocre act.

In final tally, it disappoints because it comes from the makers who made a cheering BAND BAAJA BAARAT. Romance is just not the theme with this one and still it drives wrong way. But for few well made scenes, and for final few minutes where momentum is gathered, and ofcourse for Anushka Sharma its not entirely unwatchable film. With modest expectations, this may turn out to be well. But the whole plot is clichéd and the concept is just not acceptable.

Rating- 2/5 (Average)

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