A serial conman who woes women and leave them with a lighter bank balance gets well almost conned until love cons err comes between them. Well, this is the one-liner of Yash Raj production’s Ladies Vs Ricky Bahl that brings together again the hit Band Baaja Baaraat combination of Ranveer Singh, Anushka Sharma and director Maneesh Sharma.
A conman gets conned was brilliantly scripted in Khosla Ka Ghosla in a hilarious way. Maneesh Sharma tries to emulate the same formula with love thrown in and by making the conman the hero. So as per mainstream Bollywood’s unwritten rules since the hero is the conman one has to make sure he is not entirely at the receiving end and then all is fair in love and con at the end. Now I hope you get the drift of the movie.
What works for the movie is Ranveer, the girl gang of conned 3, but Anushka lacks the zeal in her performance unlike the one she recreated in Baand Baaja Baaraat. (And ya, she might well add few more kgs too)
GingerChai verdict: A time pass movie that partly works coz of Ranveer and his conned girl gang of 3 – A rom-con-com!