The Movie: Prem Ratan Dhan Payo (I got diamonds and wealth called Love)
Caption: Family and Eternal Love
Savvy’s Rating: N/A
Zephyr: Salman Khan is the savior of the movie
Every generation has predictable tastes and choices, including the current. At the same time, every immediate past generation – secretly – wish for the movies that take them back to their time. And, looks for a reason to take younger generation to these movies as a refresher. Well, if you are one amongst those “immediate past generation”, then PRDP is your pick.
It’s tough to impress all kinds of audience with one movie. Even the so called “family entertainer” may not be liked by all family members. However, PRDP team does know their target audience for the movie.
Definitely this movie is out of place for current gen. However, movie team didn’t care about restless millenials. They focused on pre-GenX and GenX audience. People who appreciate long gone traditions, faith in true love, and trust in family and bonds, will treat this movie as Ratan (diamond). 😉
If you have watched any Rajshree movies before, then this is very similar to those. No suspense, No violence, Only Love all the way!
1) Audience may be bored due to slow pace of the movie
2) Sonam Kapoor is a big disadvantage ; very weak acting skills
Story in a nutshell (spoiler alert):
It’s a love story with a pinch of family attachments and emotional blackmails. Love between two hearts, Fight between two brothers, Distrust between two families and all resolved by one Hero.
What worked well:
Successful “family” formula aimed at right audience.
P.S. You will be surprised by Salman’s acting in the movie. No Bhai attitude and No taking off of shirts. He lived in his characters truly. It appeared, like a newbie, he did oblige the Director to a T. With the kind of image he has, I am impressed to see how much he mellowed down for the roles. Don’t pass me off as I am Sallu’s fan, just watch and tell me.
Wait for couple months, you can happily watch the movie sitting in the couch!