Ah! A film at least the Band Baaja Baarat fans have been waiting for and talking about. Ladies vs Ricky Bahl is a much awaited venture by the Yash Raj banner.
The entire team of BBB is back together after a year for Ladies v/s Ricky Bahl.. Its Maneesh Sharms’s second as a director, and after the super hit BBB, a lot was expected from this movie, and he could have done better with this film.
Ladies vs Ricky Bahl stars three other actresses apart from Anushka Sharma, Parineeti Chopra, Dipannita Sharma, Aditi Sharma as the “Ladies” of the film.
Ranveer singh plays 5 characters, out of which four are “fake” and the fifth character is that of Ricky Bahl. He plays Sunny; a gym trainer in Delhi; who romances Dimple Chaddha (Parineeti Chopra), a brash 19 year old Delhi college girl who falls in love with her fitness trainer – Sunny Singh, who ultimately cons her.
Then he plays the role of Deven Shah, who organizes exhibitions for art lovers and in this process cons the elite corporate “lady” Raina Parulekar (Dipannita Sharma), a 28 year old independent and successful corporate woman in Mumbai.
Then comes his role of a Lucknow man where is becomes the shy Iqbal Khan – who cons Saira Rashid (Aditi Sharma), a 24 year old sweet, hard working widow.
Vikram Thapar from Goa; this is his final character where he decides to con the girl who is out to con him , Ishika Patel (Anushka Sharma).
Speaking of the three “ladies” of the film- Parineeti, Dipannita, and Aditi do a good job in their roles. A special mention about this girl Parineeti Chopra, she is outstanding in the role of Dimple.
The “PERFECT OPPONENT” ANUSHKA SHARMA plays the role of Ishika Desai a.k.a. Ishika Patel. Her character resembles the one she played in BBB and Badmash Company but yet it is different. The on screen chemistry she shares with Ranveer Singh persists .Although having a nominal presence, she has done justice to her character with her trademark acting.
Now speaking of our very lovable “CON MAN”; MR. RICKY BAHL himself. Ranveer Singh; he is a brilliant actor and has done a very good job in the film. He plays all the five roles so convincingly that each character has its distinct identity. He is simply charming just as his character is supposed to be.
Coming to the technicalities; story of a con man Ricky Bahl charming women and getting away with their money, it shows the intelligence of his character; the way he cons them and he builds up the characters with the help of set ups for making a convincing role for his targets.
A chance encounter brings these three women together who vow to take down Ricky Bahl and get their money back. The game is set in Goa. The rules will be made as they go along. and then the story turns and takes you till the end of Ladies vs Ricky Bahl.
Ladies vs Ricky Bahl’s script could have been tighter but its still a notch above the other average bollywood flicks, nevertheless it is an entertainer, albeit the interaction between the lead pair is brief.
Overall, the direction is good but fails in some segments, especially the in Goa , it tends to get slow and audience looses interest. Music of the movie is good with certain songs like Thug le, Aadat Se Majboor and Jazbaa are making it to the top of the charts! Screen play and production quality of the movie is of a truly Yash Raj banner.
Barely a film old, and in his second film Ranveer Singh rocks in parts, with Ladies v/s Ricky Bahl he has established himself as a dependable hero.
Ladies vs Ricky Bahl is the entertainer for the weekend. It deserves a 3 star rating merely for the handsome hunk Ranveer Singh.
CAST of Ladies vs Ricky Bahl:
Introducing Parineeti Chopra
Credits & Crew of Ladies vs Ricky Bahl:
Banner: Yash Raj Films
Director: Maneesh Sharma
Producer: Aditya Chopra
Screenplay: Devika Bhagat
Dialogues: Habib Faisal
Story: Aditya Chopra
Lyrics: Amitabh Bhattacharya
Director of Choreography:
Vaibhavi Merchant, Shruti Merchant
Director of Photography: Aseem Mishra
Executive Producers: Aashish Singh, Sanjay Shivalkar
Production Designer: Wasiq Khan
Editor: Namrata Rao
Sound: Pritam Das
Costumes: Aki Narula, Arun Chauhan, Ayesha Khanna
Chief Assistant Director: Akshat Kapil
First Assistant Director: Bharat Rawail
Fayyaz Badruddin (YRF – Design Cell)
Publicity Stills: Abhay Singh
Film Stills: Kerry Monteen
Ladies vs Ricky Bahl – movie review