Ready is second to Dabangg

Jun 7, 2011

Salman Khan's 'Ready' starts on an expected high note crossing a weekend gross of Rs 40.5 crore though it remains second to 'Dabangg'.


Every new big release in Bollywood is raising the bar of the opening weekend collections. So we see every new Bollywood release bagging the title for the biggest opener. Salman Khan's Ready starts on an expected high note crossing a weekend gross of Rs 40.5 crore, making a new record. The film however remains second to Dabangg (again Salman Khan starrer) for the biggest opening so far.

Ready started on a steady note and cinema-halls saw occupancy as good as 70-80%. Though it catered more to single-screen audiences, with no opposition, the business was good at both single-screens and multiplexes. And while Ready is not essentially a film catering to NRI audiences, the business was good in the overseas market as well with combined collection of Rs 8 crore from US, UK, UAE and other foreign markets.

The coming Friday has small-budget releases of which Shaitan appears most promising, which some claim is a revised version of Anurag Kashyap's Paanch (which never released in theatres but became, perhaps, the most popular pirated film ever). Starring Kalki Koechlin, Rajeev Khandelwal and a relatively new cast, this Viacom 18 production is targeted at youth and the multiplex audiences. Provided it is as interesting as it promises to be, Shaitan could be the Udaan of this year.

Subhash Ghai is perhaps the only producer other than Sanjay Gupta to release two of his films on the same Friday. But unlike Gupta's films ( Pankh and The Great Indian Butterfly ), Ghai seems to have made a comparatively smarter decision by combining both films and offering you two movies at the price of one. While Love Express comes as the first film from his Whistling Woods film school, Cycle Kick is a 4-year old project. While the films lack individual appeal due to low publicity, the combined offer also doesn't seem to excite audiences much. So these smallies stand a chance purely on basis of its merits.

West is West , Om Puri's sequel to the 1999 Hollywood hit East is East also releases this week. Having garnered good reviews with its international release, the film should hold appeal in India for its Pakistani setting and Indian cast.

Ready has everything from romance, comedy and action

The director Bhushan Kumar of the Salman Khan starrer film Ready is happy with the way the film has turned out and he wanted a script which had everything and that he found in Ready. The theatrical trailer of Ready is doing well and the audience can also see that the film is a fine blend of the comedy, romance and some action.
Salman Khan and Asin are coming together for the second time in this film and as they look good together on screen the audience would also appreciate their chemistry. The director also promises that the action sequels in the film would also sweep Salman fans off their feet. We have recently seen Salman fle his muscles in Dabangg and everyone would be happy with a few more of those scenes.

Ready is a film of a Engineering student Prem who goes out of his way to help his friend. Once while trying to kidnap his friend’s girlfriend he mistakenly kidnaps Asin and from there the love story in the film starts. Thus the story takes the audience through some hilarious comic times and as can be understood the director have created humor out of confusion just like the Errors of Comedy.
Talking about it Bhushan Kumar is really satisfied with the music score of the film as well. He says that Salman Khan’s Ready is a complete package. While talking about the film he says, “I was always looking for a script which has everything and I found that in Ready. The film has lots of humor, there are 2-3 action sequences which Salman fans will love, there are a lot of dramatic sequences, and we also have good scope for music. In short it's a total masala entertainer with proper story and screenplay".