After the success of “Band Baaja Baarat” Yash Raj production is back with the same cast and crew to repeat their success story with Ladies v/s Ricky Bahl. Where “Band Baaja Baarat” was regarded as underdog “Ladies v/s Ricky Bahl” is anticipatory one.
The story starts with Sunny (Ranveer Kapoor) playing around as a fitness trainer and boyfriend of, Punjabi kudi of Delhi, Dimple (Parineeti Chopra) with the only motive to con her. After succeeding with her he moves to a new city where he repeats his performance on Raina (Dipannita Sharma), a young and independent woman in Mumbai, in a different style portraying himself as an art dealer, Deven. It then becomes quite evident that he is a conman, with girls being his only prey. He then disguises himself as Iqbal to fraud a widow Saira(Aditi Sharma) in the “City of Nawabs-Lucknow.”
After getting away successfully with the three swindles he prepares himself for the next ONE but unfortunately, the three girls whom he tricked, met as a matter of chance and decide to trick him. At this point of the story, Ishika(Anushka Sharma) enters in the story as an intelligent sales girl who is being hired by the three befooled ladies to con with him. She pretends to be the daughter of a NRI hotelier who wants to do the property investment. The movie carries forwards itself like this with pyaar katad kanot being left behind.
The movie starts impressively with a good pace and ends also on a good note but like most of the Bollywood flicks becomes sluggish in the middle. However, the movie makers have taken care of the movie length which saves the audience from getting bored. The movie seems to get its idea from the Jesse Metcalfe starred Hollywood movie “John Tucker Must Die”, with of course some modifications being done to avoid the simple copycat label.
As far as the performances are concerned, Ranveer Kapoor has taken away all the credit for the success with his various con avatars. Anushka Sharma as always looked gorgeous, revealing her sexy side as well from the past few films. The performance of Parineeti Chopra as a debutant is worth appreciating while that of Dipannita Sharma and Aditi Sharma’s is supportive and functional. The music composed by Salim-Sulaiman is truly rocking comprising of full of energy tracks with beats of “Aadat se majboor” making stand for hip-hop and “Thug le” for its choreography.
Conclusively, the story is a predictable one and in fact, easily deducible from the trailers and title itself but the presentation is nice with the use of good cinematography, cast, witty one-liners and dialogues which puts the movie in one-time watch category.