The director of megahits Maine Pyar Kiya (MPK), Hum Aapke Hain Koun…! (HAHK), Hum Saath-Saath Hain, Vivahand the not-so-successful Main Prem Ki Diwani Hoonreturns to the big screen after a 9-year gap with Prem Ratan Dhan Payo.
The lacklustre story is set in Pritampur, where Rajkumari Maithili (Sonam) is set to join her fiancé, the Yuvraaj (Salman), for his crowning. Before her arrival, an accident brings into the royal fold a doppelganger, Prem Dilwaale (also Salman), and his sidekick Kanhaiya (Deepak Dobriyal). Prem is a small-time actor and Ram bhakt from Ayodhya. Also in the picture are a loyal Diwan (Anupam Kher), the prince’s estranged half sisters Chandrika (Swara) and Radhika, his half brother Ajay (Neil) and Ajay’s sneaky lieutenant Chirag Singh (Armaan Kohli).
The problem is that the director glorifies and romanticises every feudal, patriarchal, backward practice portrayed in this yawn-inducing film.
In short, PRDP is insufferable.
Rating - 1.5/5