Ready (2011 film)
|Directed by||Anees Bazmee|
|Produced by||Rajat Rawail
|Written by||Nisar Akhtar
|Screenplay by||Rajiv Kaul
by Kona Venkat, Gopimohan
|Narrated by||Salman Khan|
Devi Sri Prasad(1 song)
|Edited by||Ritesh Soni|
|Distributed by||Wave Cinemas,
One Up Entertainment
|Budget||₹400 million(US$5.9 million)|
|Box office||₹1.84 billion(US$27 million)|
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Ready is a 2011 Indian action romantic comedy film directed by Anees Bazmee, starring Salman Khan and Asin in the lead roles. It also features Paresh Rawal, Arya Babbar and Mahesh Manjrekar in supporting roles, while Sanjay Dutt, Ajay Devgan, Kangana Ranaut, Zarine Khan andArbaaz Khan make cameo appearances. It is a remake of the 2008 Telugu film, Ready directed by Sreenu Vaitla starring Ram and Genelia. The songs are composed by Pritam, while the background score is composed bySandeep Shirodkar. The first look was unveiled on 5 April 2011, while the theatrical trailer was released on 15 April 2011. The film was released on 3 June 2011. Upon release, Ready became the second highest opening-day grosser, as well as the second highest weekend grossing Bollywood film, afterDabangg, another Salman Khan-starrer. It holds the record for being second highest grossing Bollywood film of 2011.
Ready starts with ready-witted Prem (Salman Khan) helping his childhood friend Khushi (Zarine Khan) to elope with Raju (Ajay Devgn). Khushi’s intended bridegroom Gaurav (Arbaaz Khan) reveals that he also has a girlfriend, Kiran (Kangana Ranaut), whom he wants to marry. The elopement angers Khushi’s father, Mr. Pathak (Mithilesh Chaturvedi) and Prem’s family, the Kapoors. Prem manages to pacify his family members.
The Kapoors decide to get Prem engaged to Pooja. Prem is sent to receive Pooja at the airport; however, he deliberately goes to the wrong terminal to avoid meeting her. A young woman named Sanjana (Asin), who has just run away from her own wedding, overhears Prem telling his uncle about ditching Pooja. Since nobody from Prem’s family has ever seen Pooja, Sanjana pretends to be Prem’s intended fiancée. Sanjana, posing as Pooja, goes to stay with the Kapoors and wins the hearts of the entire family, except Prem, who gets irritated with her.
Meanwhile, Sanjana’s maternal uncles, Amar Choudhary (Akhilendra Mishra) and Suraj Choudhary (Sharat Saxena), who are rivals, try to search for her. Each uncle wants Sanjana to marry his respective brother-in-law to inherit her wealth. Sanjana and Prem escape from Suraj Chaudhary’s goons by taking a lift in the car of Mr. Lehri (Sudesh Lehri). Prem outwits the goons and sends Suraj’s son Aryan into a coma while escaping. Suraj Choudhary takes the help of Mr. Lehri to get to know who ran away with Sanjana.
By then, Prem finds out Sanjana’s true identity, and she tells him about her uncles trying to get her married. Prem and Sanjana fall in love and decide to marry. However, her uncle Suraj Chaudhary takes her away. Then the Kapoors come to know about her true identity; they still want her as Prem’s wife. Prem assures Sanjana that she should stay with her uncle, and he will find a way to marry her as well as reunite her whole family.
Prem pretends to be the nephew of CA Balidaan Bhardwaaj a.k.a. Bali (Paresh Rawal), a chartered accountant who serves Sanjana’s uncles. Prem convinces Suraj and Amar Chaudhary not to get either of their brothers-in-law married to Sanjana. Instead, he suggests the daughters of America’s billionaires K.K. and B.K. Modi as suitable brides for the two brothers-in-law. What the Choudharies do not know is that K.K. and B.K. Modi are actually Prem’s dad and uncle in disguise. Prem gets the rest of his family to play characters to trick Sanjana’s family into letting her marry him. He also manages to change the Chaudhary family’s negative attitudes.
But on the wedding day, Aryan recovers from his coma, and reveals the truth about Prem. A physical fight follows, in which Prem gets the upper hand of Sanjana’s uncles and their men. He then explains to Amar and Suraj how Sanjana’s late mother wanted them to unite and get their niece married. The Chaudharies realise their mistake and are deeply apologetic for their behaviour. In the end, Prem and Sanjana get married and their wedding picture is taken with the Kapoors and Chaudharies, a.k.a. the ‘Chapoors’. In the end, a spinoff is placed for a sequel in the future as the third brother of the Chauderies returns.
- Salman Khan as Prem
- Asin Thottumkal as Sanjana Singh
- Mahesh Manjrekar as Ram Kapoor (Prem’s father)/KK Modi
- Anuradha Patel as Mrs. Ram Kapoor (Prem’s mother)
- Manoj Joshi as Bharat Kapoor (Prem’s uncle)/BK Modi
- Manoj Pahwa as Laxman Kapoor (Prem’s uncle)
- Puneet Issar as the father of Amar and Suraj
- Sharat Saxena as Suraj Chaudhary (Sanjana’s uncle)
- Akhilendra Mishra as Amar Chaudhary (Sanjana’s uncle)
- Gargi Patel as Sanjana’s aunt (Amar Chaudhary wife
- Nikitin Dheer as Aryan (Suraj Chaudhary’s son)
- Arya Babbar as Veer (Suraj Chaudhary’s brother-in-law)
- Eva Grover as eldest daughter-in-law of Amar Chaudhary
- Paresh Rawal as CA Balidaan Bhardwaj/Bali
- Sudesh Lehri as Mr. Lehri
- Arun Bali as Guruji
- Hemant Pandey as Chhotey Guruji
- Mithilesh Chaturvedi as Khushi’s Father
- Kiran Ahuja as Pooja Malhotra
- Kangana Ranaut as Kiran (special appearance)
- Zarine Khan as Khushi (special appearance, including the song “Character Dheela“)
- Arbaaz Khan as Gaurav (special appearance)
- Ajay Devgn as Raju (special appearance)
- Sanjay Dutt as Marriage registrar / Divorce Lawyer (special appearance)
- Chunky Pandey as Karan (Sanjana’s ex-lover)/Manager at Passport office (special appearance)
The film was originally to be shot in Mauritius. However, on the request of Salman Khan, the location was changed to Sri Lanka. Khan described his decision to choose Sri Lanka as its proximity to India and its suitable landscape for Indian productions.
Shooting started on 20 June 2010 in Colombo. The first schedule of shooting lasted for over 27 days at locations in Colombo and the neighbouring Bentota, during which approximately 40% of the filming was completed.
The second schedule of shooting was slated to start in October 2010 but was delayed due to eye problems faced by Salman Khan. The lead actor requested Anees Bazmee to delay the shoot until his condition improved. Shooting started again in Mumbai from 3 November 2010. Portions of Ready were shot at Film City in Mumbai and Cherish Studios atMadh Island in the north of Mumbai. During filming, media reports emerged that Asin had shot an intimate scene, though the reports were later denied by the actress.
The final schedule of shooting started in February 2011 in Bangkok. According to reports, actors Ajay Devgan, Sanjay Dutt and Kangana Ranaut, who were shooting in Bangkok for David Dhawan‘s film, Rascals were called by Salman Khan to become part of the movie. The trio shot for a day doing cameo appearances. Arbaaz Khan and Zarine Khan were also confirmed to have shot for small cameos in the film. The final schedule of shooting was completed in March 2011. Two songs from Ready, “Character Dheela” and “Dhinka Chika”, which were filmed in Bangkok were re-shot in Mumbai’s Film City studios. According to producer Bhushan Kumar, “the whole [production] team felt that the visuals didn’t suit the song.” The song “Character Dheela”, which features Salman Khan and Zarine Khan (in a cameo appearance) is a tribute to veteran actors Raj Kapoor, Dilip Kumar and Dharmendra.
Ready’s release date was first set as 27 May but was later pushed back to 3 June. Advance bookings were opened on 29 May (five days before release) in several multiplexes. It became the first Indian film to release on at least 1000 UFO digital prints and almost 1900 prints in all. The advance at single screens matched that of Dabangg and even bettered it at places. The world premiére took place at Grand Cineplex, Dubai on 1 June 2011.
|Soundtrack album by Pritam|
|Released||25 April 2011|
All songs of Ready, except one are composed by Pritam while the lyrics are penned by Amitabh Bhattacharya, Ashish Pandit, Neelesh Misra and Kumaar. It was launched on 25 April 2011 at Filmcity, Goregoan, under the banner of T-Series. The album contains four original tracks and four remixes. The item song “Ringa Ringa” from the Telugu movie Arya 2 was tweaked and composed for the film by its original composer, Devi Sri Prasad. The song underwent changes to suit the nativity of North India, an example being the change of “Ringa Ringa” to “Dhinka Chika”. Composer Anu Malik alleged that the song “Character Dheela” is an unauthorised copy of his “Mohabbat Naam Hai” from the 2001 film Ajnabee. He told the media that he will likely file a suit against Pritam for plagiarism. The songwriter Turkish Mohammed Azam filed a plagiarism suit against Pritam, claiming the lyrics for “Character Dheela” were copied from a song he wrote in 2007. The Bombay High Court dismissed the case, ruling that since Pritam is not the lyricist he could not be held liable.
|“Character Dheela” [easy_media_download url=”http://gaana99.com/fileDownload/Songs/128/3779.mp3″ text=”Free Download” force_dl=”1″]||Neeraj Shridhar, Amrita Kak||Pritam||Amitabh Bhattacharya||03:47|
|“HumkoPyaar Hua” [easy_media_download url=”http://gaana99.com/fileDownload/Songs/128/3780.mp3″ text=”Free Download” force_dl=”1″]||K.K., Tulsi Kumar||Pritam||Neelesh Misra||05:28|
|“Dhinka Chika” [easy_media_download url=”http://gaana99.com/fileDownload/Songs/128/3781.mp3″ text=”Free Download” force_dl=”1″]||Mika Singh, Amrita Kak||Devi Sri Prasad||Ashish Pandit||04:32|
|“Meri Ada Bhi” [easy_media_download url=”http://gaana99.com/fileDownload/Songs/128/3782.mp3″ text=”Free Download” force_dl=”1″]||Rahat Fateh Ali Khan, Tulsi Kumar||Pritam||Kumaar||04:05|
|“Dhinka Chika (Remix)” [easy_media_download url=”http://gaana99.com/fileDownload/Songs/128/3783.mp3″ text=”Free Download” force_dl=”1″]||Mika Singh, Amrita Kak||Devi Sri Prasad (Remixed by: DJ A-MYTH)||Neelesh Misra||04:45|
|“Humko Pyaar Hua” ( Remix ) [easy_media_download url=”http://gaana99.com/fileDownload/Songs/128/3784.mp3″ text=”Free Download” force_dl=”1″]||K.K., Tulsi Kumar||Pritam (Remixed by: DJ A-MYTH)||Neelesh Misra||04:45|
|“Character Dheela” ( Remix ) [easy_media_download url=”http://gaana99.com/fileDownload/Songs/128/3785.mp3″ text=”Free Download” force_dl=”1″]||Neeraj Shridhar, Amrita Kak||Pritam (Remixed by: DJ A-MYTH)||Amitabh Bhattacharya||03:06|
|“Meri Ada Bhi” ( Remix ) [easy_media_download url=”http://gaana99.com/fileDownload/Songs/128/3786.mp3″ text=”Free Download” force_dl=”1″]||Rahat Fateh Ali Khan, Tulsi Kumar||Pritam (Remixed by: DJ A-MYTH)||Kumaar||03:50|