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Ladies vs Ricky Bahl
Directed by: Maneesh Sharma
Producer by: Aditya Chopra
Starring: Ranveer Singh, Anushka Sharma, Parineeti Chopra, Dipannita Sharma & Aditi Sharma
Music Dir: Salim - Sulaiman
Released on 09/12/2011

Director Maneesh Sharma, who made his debut with the hit film Band Baaja Baaraat repeats his successful pair of Ranveer Singh & Anushka Sharma in his movie Ladies vs Ricky Bahl which is produced by Aditya Chopra. Because of the success of Band Baaja Baaraat the expectation of this movie were high but unfortunately it could not meet that level.

Ladies vs Ricky Bahl is a story of Ricky Bahl (Ranveer Sing), a conman who cons the Pretty Young Ladies through his charm and good looks and then run away with their money. Dimple (Parineeti Chopra) rich, spoiled brat from Delhi, who fell in love with her gym trainer Sunny (Ricky) is the first victim of Ricky Bahl in the movie. Raina (Dipannita Sharma) who is a dedicated employee of a big corporate organization is the second victim of Devend Shah (Ricky). He sells her a fake painting of Hussain. Saira (Aditi Sharma) is widow, who runs a fabric shop got conned by Iqbal Khan (Ricky).

Dimple, Raina & Saira get together and realise that they are conned by the same person and decide to get their money back by hiring Ishika Desai (Anushka Sharma) who is a clever sales girl who can easily sell anything to anyone so that she can con the conman.

The story revolves around the character of Ranveer Singh who has done his job with perfection and his acting is very impressive. Anushka Sharma comes just before the interval and blows audience’s mind with her confident performance and her chimestry with Ranveer is intact. Parineeti Chopra gave an outstanding performance in her debut and entertains the audience through out the movie and she adds an element of humor in the movie. Dipannita Sharma & Aditi Sharma have also done a good job.

The music is fantastic and the credit goes to Salim Sulaiman. They have given catchy tunes including peppy dance number Thug Le. Aadat Se Majboor, opens all cards of the flick and plots the graph of lead character (Ricky Bahl). Jazba is chirpy and funky. Jigar ka Tukda is a bhangra song and is filmed on Parineeti Chopra and Ranveer Sing. Fatal Attraction is a Club instrumental with disco-beat fillers and electronic flute notes.

There are some weak points in the screen play that spoil the flow of the film. Though the movie is not as good as Band Baaja Baaraat but the performances of the different characters along with a different story makes it worth watching.

Ratings : 3/5


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