I am pissed. I was not supposed to watch this movie. I was not going to. But then, out of nowhere an sms arrives. And suddenly I think, the year anyways has been crappy, what damage would one more bad movie do? But some movies ( or whatever was shown on the big screen) manage to defy belief. Ladies vs Ricky Bahl could easily be named Audience vs Ricky Bahl. It’s a con on your senses. Ranveer is supposed to be conning the ladies, but the real con is the fact that you have bought the ticket. Mr.Maneesh Sharma – Conman 1, if life was a movie, I would have probably choke-slammed you.
If you are still reading this review, you are wasting time even thinking about this film. Stop reading now. The film is not worth your seconds.
If you are still reading, let me tell you the gist of the story. Ricky Bahl finds rich, dumb ladies and cons them out of their money. Then they decide to get the money back and hire a salesgirl (Anushka) to con the con artist. She successfully traps him but towards the finale, he finds out that it’s all a con and hence he decides to tell her that he loves her and that he is a conman, and he actually doesn’t want to con her. She believes him and falls into his CONsome (as if that was a word!!) trap and gets conned. And just when you think she has been done, the conman returns the money and cons his way into the hearts of the ladies. And in between all this confusion you wonder where did all that popcorn go. And your hair…..
The story is by Aditya Chopra – Conman 2. You keep looking for the story, but try as you may, you won’t find it. The screenplay is by Devika Bhagat – Conman 3. You are conned into believing that what plays on screen, is screenplay. The music is by Salim-Sulaiman –Conmen 3&4. Let me not even start, they are aadat se majboor.
It seems that the whole YRF team is simultaneously struck by a bout of Diarrhoea. The only other place you would probably see more shits is on the Mumbai central railway line in the morning.
And there is nothing called as performance in the film. It’s like a montage film, with either Ranveer or Anushka or the Ladies strutting (with or without decent attire) around with a heavy, migraine inducing background tune. Parineeta Chopra does alright as the dumb, rich Punjabi girl, but then it’s now a very repetitive character in films.
Believe me when I say that this is a CON on you. There is absolutely no sense in the proceedings. I would recommend you go grab some cholera, but not this film’s ticket. Because if you are buying the ticket, then surely you are saying “Aa Bail (Bahl) , mujhe Maar”
Rating: 1 / 10 ( Because they managed to CON me into watching the film. Dumm hai saalon main...and don't ask me CON Dumm?.... Because that would be a poor joke!!! )