Mumbai, July 20 (): Ramaiya Vastavaiya is a remake of a Prabhu Deva’s own Telugu hit Nuvvostanante Nenoddantana, which was inspired by Bollywood movie Maine Pyar Kiya, which itself was a renewed version of the romances Hindi cinema was churning out in the ’60s.
Instead of Salman Khan and Bhagyashree in Maine Pyar Kiya, we have Girish Kumar and Shruti Haasan in Ramaiya Vastavaiya.
2.5 / 5
CAST & CREW
Director : Prabhu Deva
Cast : Girish Kumar, Shruti Haasan, Sonu Sood, Vinod Khanna, Nasser, Satish Shah, Poonam Dhillon, Govind Namdeo
Australia-based billionaire couple Siddharth (Randhir Kapoor) and Ashvini (Poonam Dhillon) have only one child Ram (Girish Kumar). On the other hand, Sona (Shruti Haasan) is a beautiful desi girl who resides in a small village of Punjab with her brother Raghu (Sonu Sood). They are not so rich, but the love between the brother and sister is indispensable.
Ram meets Sona at the wedding of his cousin Riya, who is also a good friend of Sona. The easy going guy Ram gets attracted by the simplicity of Sona. Pure and magical love springs between them.
Raghu dislikes Ram’s extraordinary richness and Ashvini is against the poor apparently. In the midst of all this, Ram has to face challenges given by Raghu and Sona has to witness his hardship. Will Ram and Sona overcome all odds and live happily ever after? Or will there be a change of twist?
Newcomer Girish Kumar looks childish and such a look works perfectly for his character in the film. Even though Girish seems to lack the screen presence of a solo hero in a mainstream project, he surely shows promise in his Bollywood debut.
Shruti Haasan looks beautiful in the film, she shows emotions more through her eyes than through her dialogues.
Sonu Sood and Vinod Khanna are admirable in their respective roles.
Poonam Dhillon plays a woman gripped with money and her status, while Randhir Kapoor does not have much of a role apart from playing a husband frightened by the very look of his wife.
Music by Sachin Jigar is hummable and the choreography enhances the music.
Prabhudeva has attempted to put the old wine in a new bottle.
The desi item number featuring Jacqueline Fernandez is a special treat to watch. The story doesn’t have anything fresh to make a special mention about.