PRDP quick take: Salman Khan’s royal drama straight from the 90s

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
  • Updated: Nov 12, 2015 14:34 IST
Salman Khan and Sonam Kapoor in a still from Prem Ratan Dhan Payo song Jalte Diye (YOUTUBE GRAB)

Just when we thought that Salman is the most sought after grey-shaded actor in mainstream Hindi cinema, he surprised us with his meek, docile underplay in Bajrangi Bhaijaan, and now he ups the ante further in Prem Ratan Dhan Payo. Needless to say that his star power is the chief attraction of this otherwise lengthy family saga.

Sonam Kapoor and Salman Khan in a still from Prem Ratan Dhan Payo. (YOUTUBE GRAB)

Prem Ratan Dhan Payo is high on the royal tone. The 90s’ flavour is way too irritating with scheming people living in a palace!

The tussle to rule the box-office during the festive season prompted Salman Khan and Sooraj Barjatya to work day and night to ensure the Diwali release of their super-ambitious film Prem Ratan Dhan Payo. The trailers and songs clearly suggest that Barjatya has once again relied on his successful formula of ‘high moral and family values’. And, to make the fun double, he gave a shout out to his old folk Salman ‘Prem’ Khan. But, they also needed some lady luck and thus they roped in Sonam Kapoor as Maithili in a 165-minute drama.

Read: Before Salman became sanskari Prem

It’s been a while since any of Neil Nitin Mukesh’s films got so much publicity, and it’s a perfect time for him to deliver. The Indian audience always falls for sugar-coated romance and this film might quench their thirst.

Watch the titlr track of Prem Ratan Dhan Payo

Read: Wish I didn’t have to promote PRDP, says Salman

Watch this space for the full length review .

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