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'Ready' Review: Full Length Entertainer

'Ready' Review: Full Length Entertainer

Film: Ready
Rating: 3.5/5

Banner: Sri Sravanthi Movies
Cast: Ram, Genelia, Brahmanandam, Kota Srinivas Rao, Shafi, Jaya Prakash Reddy, Tanikella Bharani, Shafi, Navadeep, Tammanah and others
Music: Devi Sri Prasad
Story-Dialogues: Kona Venkat, Gopi Mohan
Action: Peter Heins
Choreography: Shankar, Suchitra Chandrabose, Prem Rakshit
Cinematography: Prasad Moorella
Editing: MR Varma
Director: Srinu Vaitla
Producer: Sravanthi Ravi Kishore
Released on: 19th June 2008
 
It is the movie made with Srinu Vaitla's trade mark again. It can be judged in single line as 'expanded version of Dhee with more characters' or 'a modern version of SV Krishna Reddy's Vinodam'. These two films would definitely strike minds while watching Ready.
 
Story:
A complete entertainer, the story begins with the hero Chandu (Ram) who is the darling of a big family of three brothers and one sister- Raghupathi (Nasser), Raghava (Tanikella), Rajaram (Chandramohan) and Swarajyam.
 
Chandu involves in uniting his cousin (Tamannah) with his lover (Navadeep) and that results in the hatred of his family members on him. He will continue his studies in a college somewhere out of station and again involves in uniting his friend with his lover who is getting married. But accidentally he abducts some other bride Pooja (Genelia), who is unwilling to get married, using chloroform. And after discovering that Pooja is the wrong person, Chandu tries to go close to her. Love sprouts between the two. Chandu's parents also like Pooja and they welcome Chandu to home only on her word.  But Pooja's family members who are factionists take her away to their home finding her somewhere accidentally. Then Chandu goes close to that factionist family through their Auditor Mc Donald's Murthy (Brahmanandam). Comedy starts from then. How he enters into wed lock with Pooja is the story.
 
Performances:
Ram has shown lot of improvement in his performance and came out with originality. In 'Devadas' and 'Jagadam', knowingly or unknowingly he has shown the influences of Pawan Kalyan and Aditya Om. But now he improved a lot.
 
Genelia appears to have put on some weight in this film, but not looking odd. She justified her role completely.
 
Tamannah and Navdeep shine in a guest role in the beginning and vanish.

Sunil's comedy as classical dancer Janaki is impressive. Brahmanandam's role as Mc Donald Murthy also worked well.
 
The technical aspect that deserves mention in this film is Prasad Moorella's cinematography and MR Varma's editing. Their efforts are seen in considerable way. Music by Devi Sri Prasad is just ok. Action episodes by Peter Heins were composed in compact manner.
 
Srinu Vaitla did a good show as director again although there are some areas where he would have trimmed. Finally he dished out a wholesome entertainer.
 
Ups and Downs:
The character name was shown as Mc Dowels Murthy instead of Mc Donald's Murthy during the introduction of Brahmanandam.
The placement of songs is very weak. They proved to be cigarette songs as it turned evident audiences walking out from theaters.
 
Highlights:
Comedy by Janaki (Sunil)
Humorous characterization of Mc Donald's Murty (Brahmanandam)
Fights by Peter Heins
Comedy by Jaya Prakash Reddy and his grand son
 
Analysis:
It's all the comedy of errors and humor with confusion. Audience recall Vinodam when 'sub conscious memory game' runs between Ram and Brahmanandam. That resembles 'Bangaram-Singaram' character of Kota in Vinodam. In general Srinu Vaitla focuses more on second half and that proves to be the secret of his success. Even in the film Dubai Srinu, the highlight character happened to be MS Narayana (Salman Raju) who appears only in second half. Here in Ready 'Brahmanandam' appears only in the middle of the story as Mc Donald's Murthy. On a whole the film runs as a full length comedy entertainer although there are some ups and downs.
 
First half of the movie starts with good punch but appears prolonging for some time. It gains momentum again after some time and audience fix bigger hopes on second half during interval. And that proves right. Second half although starts with lower momentum, gains pick up immediately and runs with confusion-comedy till the grand finale.
 
Mass audiences and families are the real patrons for this comedy entertainer. Interesting part in the film is that there is no big violence and slaughters.
 
(SiraSri can be reached at sirasri@gmail.com)

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