Prem Ratan Dhan Payo : Maine Sardard payo

Prem Ratan Dhan Payo

Prem Ratan Dhan Payo

The Cast

As in all Sooraj Barjatya directed movies, there is a huge starcast here.  The primary stars are Salman Khan in double role, Sonam Kapoor, Deepak Dobriyal, Anupam Kher, Armaan Kohli, Neil Nitin Mukesh, two sisters to Salman Khan (I don’t want to call them actors because they have no idea on how to act!) and bunch of others.

The Story

This movie is a royal family saga with lots of drama and huge amounts of songs.  Salman Khan plays the role of Prem Dilwala who is a singer in some small scale Ram Leela.  His sidekick is played by Deepak Dobriyal.  Prem falls in love with a royal princess who runs some NGO.  He travels to meet her to neighboring village but finds that the prince of the neighboring village resembles him.  There has been an attack on the life of Prince Vijay Singh (played by Salman again) and there is a coronation ceremony coming up.  The security staff decide to use Prem instead of the Prince so that nobody figures out that Vijay is hurt and the coronation would go as planned.  Armaan Kohli (Estate manager) and Neil Nitin Mukesh (Younger prince named Ajay Singh) along with some idiotic female lead play the role of villains.  There is also a side story where the King had an affair with some other lady and Salman had 2 step sisters from this relation.  The sisters hate Vijay Singh and want more moolah which the actual prince declines but Prem Dilwala gives out.  Essentially, Prem fixes all problems with the relationships, fixes up the bad guys and gets the princess in the end.

The Good

  • Salman Khan is back to looking amazing and he surely entertains.  His comic timing is wonderful especially when he pulls Anupam’s leg calling him Virgin Bapu.
  • Lavish sets and nice royal dresses all throughout and Sonam carries herself really well

The Bad

The movie is waaaaayyy too long at 2:45 hours.  The part after the prince has been found seem overstretched and the action in the movie is poorly executed.

The sisters don’t know how to act and are boring to see on screen

The football game where a team that is up by 12:1 still ends up losing!

Too many songs… Except for Prem Leela and the title song the other songs are not something to remember


The movie is doing good business and will most likely recover the money spent.  I had huge hopes for Sooraj and Salman getting together after ~15 years but this movie has brainless execution and poorly written script.  This time Bhai tries to save the movie but ends up giving a sardard to the moviegoers.

I would rather watch the parody which is more entertaining than the movie itself.  I give the movie 1.5 stars (1 star for Salman and 0.5 for the movie itself)