Ready

Stale romantic comedy "Ready" serves as a vehicle for muscle-bound Bollywood superstar Salman Khan, looking a tad long in the tooth for those young-bachelor-living-at-home-with-his-family roles.

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With: Salman Khan, Asin, Paresh Rawal, Mahesh Manjrekar, Anuradha Patel, Manoj Joshi, Puneet Issar, Sharat Saxena. (Hindi dialogue)

Stale romantic comedy “Ready” serves as a vehicle for muscle-bound Bollywood superstar Salman Khan, looking a tad long in the tooth for those young-bachelor-living-at-home-with-his-family roles, which his pairing with the petite, 20-years-younger Asin only emphasizes. Full of lowbrow bodily function humor and opportunities for Khan to doff his shirt, this retread of a 2008 Telugu-language pic rode its lowest-common-denominator appeal to a tidy $25.3 million worldwide during its first week.

Rougish Prem (Khan) mistakes runaway bride Sanjana (Asin) for the American import his parents want him to marry. Eager to escape the mafia family hot on her trail, she resourcefully assumes the false identity and takes the opportunity to teach Prem a lesson or two. But Khan’s need to be the main focus derails the sparky screwball romance in favor of a complicated caper in which Prem facilitates reconciliation between the warring sides of Sanjana’s criminal clan. Production number “Humko Pyaar Hua” shows off the Sri Lankan and Thai locations the plot fails to exploit. Under the direction of Anees Bazmee (“Singh Is Kinng”), the cartoonish tech package is less dazzling than the norm for Bollywood fare.

Ready

India

Production: An Eros Intl. Entertainment (worldwide) release of a T-Series Film, SCIL Sohail Khan production. Produced by Bhushan Kumar, Khan, Krishan Kumar, Nitin Manmohan, Rajat Rawail. Directed by Anees Bazmee. Screenplay, Rajeev Kaul, Ikram Akhtar, Rajan Agarwal; dialogue, Farhad Sajid.

Crew: Camera (color), Sunil Patel; editor, Ritesh Soni; music, Pritam; lyrics, Neelesh Misra, Amitabh Bhattacharya, Kumaar; art director, Rajat Poddar. Reviewed at Cinevue Shaftsbury Avenue, London, June 14, 2011. Running time: 144 MIN.

With: With: Salman Khan, Asin, Paresh Rawal, Mahesh Manjrekar, Anuradha Patel, Manoj Joshi, Puneet Issar, Sharat Saxena. (Hindi dialogue)

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