Ladies vs. Ricky Bahl

December 8th, 2011


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Three women hire a fourth to try and get even with a con-man.

Release Year: 2011

Rating: 6.0/10 (1,257 voted)

Director: Maneesh Sharma

Stars: Ranveer Singh, Anushka Sharma, Parineeta Chopra

Delhi-based Dimple Chaddha lives a wealthy lifestyle with her parents, and has a steady boyfriend in Sunny Singh. On the pretext of attending a Sangeet, she goes on a date with him, consumes alcohol, passes out, and is brought home in his arms. He impresses her parents and they not only approve of him but Mr. Chaddha uses goon-power to evict tenants from a Bungalow on Barakhamba Road which belongs to Sunny's grandfather. He then offers to purchase it for Rs.2 Crores and advances Rs.20 Lakhs to Sunny, who takes the cash and disappears - leaving Mr. Chaddha to face the real owners as well as being arrested by the police. Sunny strikes again, this time as Deven Shah in Mumbai, and his target is business executive, Raina Parulekar, who he cons for Rs.90 Lakhs by selling her a fake painting. The media gets involved. Dimple, together with a Lucknow-based widow, Saira Rashid, who has lost Rs.10 Lakhs to a man called Iqbal Khan...

Writers: Devika Bhagat, Aditya Chopra

Ranveer Singh - Ricky Bahl / Vikram Thappar / Sunny Singh / Iqbal Khan / Deven Shah
Anushka Sharma - Ishika Desai / Ishika Patel
Parineeta Chopra - Dimple Chaddha (as Parineeti Chopra)
Dippanita Sharma - Raina Parulekar (as Dipannita Sharma Atwal)
Aditi Sharma - Saira Rashid
Akshay Anand -
Shireesh Sharma - Mr. Chaddha

Release Date: 8 December 2011

Opening Weekend: $3,969,487 (Russia) (9 December 2011)

Gross: $8,070,131 (Russia) (9 December 2011)

Did You Know?

The opening credits come a full 22 minutes after the film begins. That's a first in a Yash Raj Films or any other Hindi movie.

User Review

A Decent Entertainer...

Rating: 6/10

'Ladies vs. Ricky Bahl' is A Decent Entertainer, that works in parts. The First-Hour is quite entertaining, but the Second-Hour isn't really arresting. However, it's a film that will pass your time.

'Ladies vs. Ricky Bahl' Synopsis: A charismatic fraudster who cons ladies for a living finally meets his match when a bunch of his conquests form an equally crafty plan.

'Ladies vs. Ricky Bahl' has a winning first-hour, which is full of entertaining moments. The 1st chapter is engaging, the 2nd chapter is fair, while the 3rd chapter is quick yet effective. The problem with this film, starts in it's second-hour. The entire thing of getting back to the Con-Man to teach him a lesson, is not that entertaining. Even the climax for that matter, looks superficial. Aditya Chopra's Story is watchable, but not memorable. Maneesh Sharma's Direction is good. Cinematography & Editing are passable. Music by Salim-Sulaiman, is energetic.

Performance-Wise: Ranveer Singh is impressive. The actor performs his part with confidence from start to end. Anushka Sharma enters the scene late, yet does a fair job. Parineeti Chopra makes a terrific debut. Her comic-timing is just perfect. Dipannita Sharma is appropriate. Aditi Sharma is nicely restrained. Others lend support.

On the whole, 'Ladies vs. Ricky Bahl' is, at best, a time-pass fare, that works in parts.