As expected, Prem Ratan Dhan Payo has given the audiences some beautiful memories to cherish for life. However, such emotions will only be encountered by Salman Khan's fan base. In the eyes of ardent Bhaijaan devotees, PRDP will be a completely delightful watch. But to viewers, who consider storyline as necessary as a good starcast, former department will only bring disappointment and confusion. Ten minutes into the movie and you will realise why it shouldn't have been more than half an hour long.
We all must've heard the phrase "Too many cooks spoil the broth". What we're never told is that "Too much of broth, at times, can give diarrhoea". Although PRDP has only one cook, the broth, aka, story & plot, is simply indigestible. As soon as there's a sequence where Salman is absent, the weak points of movie start sprouting. The likes of Sonam Kapoor, Armaan Kohli and Neil Nitin Mukesh have only one role in the film; providing dialogues and punchlines to Salman. PRDP miserably fails in the plot segment, and doesn't even seem to uplift the bar during its entire length.
Starting from its core, Prem Ratan Dhan Payo is based on the popular lore of the Victorian age, "The Prince & the Pauper". Salman Khan, as a dashing prince charming and common man of wisdom, reveals his dual avatar in the film, called Prem and Vijay. Sonam Kapoor renders the role of queen Maithili, who is seen romancing the king. Both the characters of Bhaijaan hold the movie strongly till its entire duration. And this steady grip starts to slip away as soon as he vanishes; making the film as stable as a 3-legged chair.
Prem Ratan Dhan Payo is total fun only when you discard the fact that families portrayed in it don't really exist even in a parallel world. Salman Khan's performance, as usual, is mind-blowing and fabulous. The actor seems to have retained the exuberance and passion shown in his last movie Bajrangi Bhaijaan. The movie sets and cast's attires are royally majestic, inspiring a sense of suave and sophistication. Few of the action sequences can give an intense adrenaline-rush, courtesy famous Hollywood stuntsman Greg Powell. The music and lyrics are not that bad either. Apparently the only shortcomings existing in PRDP are the lack of direction, vague subject and ambiguous outcome. This movie clearly suffices to the credibility of idiom "All that glitters is not gold". But then, being a Salman Khan flick, PRDP is bound to break old milestones and lay down new records.