Movie Review: Ramaiya Vastavaiya

Ramaiya Vastavaiya is a musical love story and a remake of Prabhu Deva’s directorial debut Telugu blockbuster Nuvvostanante Nenoddantana. It’s a typical romantic bollywood flick which has a storyline seen in many, many movies before. There is nothing new in Ramaiya Vastavaiya except music. Storyline is poor and it caters the most common bollywood story. Direction of the movie is average. Ramaiya Vastavaiya is exaggerated with emotions and overacting. Breaking of a toy is a big deal in the movie! Movie holds many PJs and punches which are not even able to make audience laugh. Lead protagonists Girish Kumar and Shruti Haasan caters performances below average. Roles of Satish Shah, Poonam Dhillon, Vinod Khanna are not pleasant watching. Although Paresh Ganatra is very good in his role. Music is excellent. Atif Aslam has sung Jeene Lagaan Hoon and Rang jo Lagyo awesomely! But one should not watch this movie only for music. At a moment, you will surely reminisce Salman Khan and Kajol starer Pyar Kiya to Darna Kya! Movie is stretched a lot in the second half.


The film begins in jail, where a jailer (Shiraz Ahmed) checks into the cell of Raghu (Sonu Sood). Raghu is a kind-heartened guy who has been in jail for the past 7 years apparently. The story then goes back around 7 years, when Ram (Girish Kumar) lives in Australia with his billionaire parents Siddharth (Randhir Kapoor) and Ashwini (Poonam Dhillon). Sona (Shruti Haasan) is a simple girl from a small Indian village, who’s been raised by her loving, protective brother, who is Raghu. Their paths meet when Ram comes to India with Ashwini to attend his cousin Riya’s wedding. Ashwini has nothing but disdain for the poor, while Raghu can not stand the wealthy. With Raghu being back at the village, Sona arrives at Riya’s house 15 days earlier, being friends. There, Ram manages to win her heart over the weeks. However, Ashwini wants him to marry her brother Krishnakant’s (Satish Shah) business partner’s (Nassar) daughter Dolly. She sends Ram off with his friend Bijli (Paresh Ganatra) to buy jewellery, while her, Krishnakant and Jayprakash insult Sona. Sona runs off crying, right as Raghu walks in. Raghu leaves with Sona, as soon as Ram returns. Ram hitches a ride off Prabhudeva and enters Sona’s village. There, Raghu challenges him to produce more seeds than him, and if he is able to do so, he will be allowed to marry Sona.


Ramaiya Vastavaiya has a typical romantic storyline which is seen before in bollywood many many times. It has many cheap punches and PJs, which hardly make audience laugh. One should not waste money just to listen Atif Aslam. Not at all recommended from

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Nishit Jariwala
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