Saturday, December 5, 2015

Movie Review: ‘Prem Ratan Dhan Payo,’ a Bollywood tale of a prince-and-plebe double

THE NEW YORK TIMES 
By Rachel Saltz
Salman Khan in “Prem Ratan Dhan Payo,” directed by Sooraj R. Barjatya. Credit Ravendra Singh/Fox Star Studios
HOLLYWOOD---The Bollywood movie “Prem Ratan Dhan Payo” is set in contemporary India, though it’s one of palaces and quaint villages and low-rise cities, with the occasional iPhone and Mercedes thrown in for modernity and luxury branding’s sake.A fantasy about princes and princesses and perfect doubles, the story’s roots are as firmly planted in Hindu myth and epic as in Bollywood romance. [link]


"Prem Ratan Dhan Payo” is not rated. It is in Hindi, with English subtitles. Running time: 2 hours 51 minutes.