Movie Review- Ramaiya Vastavaiya

Cast: Shruti Haasan, Girish Kumar, Sonu Sood, Satish Shah, Randhir Kapoor, Poonam Dhillon, Vinod Khanna Director: Prabhu Deva Rating: **1\2

Monday, July 22, 2013 | 10:49:33 AM IST (+05:30 GMT)
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Lets go back to the time when love stories were made of a formula consisting of a rich spoiled boy, a village girl, protective farmer brother and the rest as we know is history.
Ramaiya Vastavaiya is  a remake of  the Telugu film, Nuvvostanante Nenoddantana directed by Prabhu Deva which was a remake of the Salman Khan- Bhagyashree starrer, Maine Pyaar Kiya. It is a love story of the 90's in more ways than one. The rich spoiled boy Ram (Girish Kumar) who lives in Australia with his parents ( Randhir Kapoor & Poonam Dhillon) is somewhat a player. Girish is loud and dramatic where not needed especially in the first half of the film. The introductory scene of him where he enters the frame on a surf board is honestly not needed at all. Shruti ( Sona) on the other hand is impressive. She looks like a flawless beauty in a salwaar kameez and her child like smile is one of the reasons, at least for me to watch the entire film. 

Sonu Sood (Raghu) is a farmer who owns a poultry farm and is an overtly protective brother. The wounds of the past have made him possessive about many things but mostly his sister. His sister is the world for him and vice-verse. Love calls in the middle of this almost perfect brother-sister duo and we all know the rest. That happens what every time happens. Girl falls in love with the boy she never thought she would, brother drags her away...boy comes to prove his love and so begins this tale of love.

The setting in the first half of the film is of the wedding house where Sona's (Shruti Haasan) best friend is supposed to get married with slapstick humor especially when it comes to Paresh Ganatra who is called Bijlee in the film. Some very old jokes are repeated left right and centre and honestly one cannot laugh on them. Satish Shah who is Ram's ( Girish Kumar) maternal uncle is a fresh change. Seeing him on the screen after such a long time did feel nice.

Shruti Hasaan as the proud village girl has done a pretty fair job in this film. Her innocence catches the camera and that makes her look beautiful. Even though the chemistry between Girish and Shruti is not great, but atleast the effort being put from Shruti's side is visible. 
The second half of the film is pretty much predictable. Ram, the rich boy who has never even picked a glass of water for himself leaves his luxurious house to prove his love for Sona to her obsessive compulsive brother, Raghu. The test of love in this film is quite hard. One does feel bad for Ram when he has to pick up cow dungs, eat rice and red chilli for dinner and do everything which he has not done in his entire life. Girish is better in the latter part of the film as his irritating loud comedy has been reduced. Thank god for little mercies. 

The song Jeene Laga Hoon in Atif Aslam's voice is soothing and is like a treat to the ears. The music of the film is given by Sachin- Jigar. Talk about songs in a Prabhu Deva's film and not talk about him dancing on it is not possible. Jacqueline Fernandez shakes a leg with the legend himself and that does make our feet tap as well. 

Ramaiya Vastavaiya has been dragged out of proportion. It is too long to be watched in one go. Many scenes could have been cut short in this long narrative. Gone are the days when audiences could watch such a long film. The story is predictable it has flavors of the days when films like Hum Aapke Hain Kain, Hum Saath Saath Hain were made. 
If you decide to watch this film go watch it for the sake of Shruti and if you decide not to go then you are not missing much. 

Pratishtha Malhotra.

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Posted on: 21 May 2017 at 8:31pm
It is a beautiful love story movie and songs of the movie is very nice and Shruti Haasan and Girish Kumar's performance is outstanding.

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Posted on: 21 August 2013 at 10:15pm
Lovely Movie
Do Great Job Shruti Haasan

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Posted on: 22 July 2013 at 10:56am
This film was first made in Telugu and then remade into all languages.
The Tamil film was also one of the remade films.
Loved the Telugu one, don't know how this one is

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Posted on: 22 July 2013 at 5:12am
Loved the telugu version, this remake is no way closer to it.

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Posted on: 22 July 2013 at 4:53am
Technically it's a tamil remake too, of Something Something... Unakkum Enakkum.

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Posted on: 22 July 2013 at 3:01am
I dnt care wt crirtics hve 2 say bt I luvd RV vry mch...
Girish is sooo cuteee n made me cry in the 2nd half
Shruti is very beautiful
All in all it wz vry sweet lovely n gud movi

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Posted on: 22 July 2013 at 2:25am
ye movie ufff only i like song movie main kuch nahi tha

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Posted on: 22 July 2013 at 2:02am
Guys its telugu not tamil
Plz understand the difference
Every south Indian language is not tamil

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Posted on: 22 July 2013 at 1:48am
Lol! And the funny thing is the title is all Telugu and those idiots have named it Tamil! It's HIGHTIME these Bollywood writers understand that there is a DIFFERENCE between Telugu and Tamil!

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Posted on: 22 July 2013 at 1:28am
you guys its not tamil remake, its telugu remake..first learn to know the difference...

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