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Prem Ratan Dhan Payo (2015)

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While recovering from an assassination attempt four days before his coronation, a stern prince is replaced by a heartfelt lookalike.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
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Prem Dilwale / Yuvraj Vijay Singh
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Maithili
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Yuvraj Ajay Singh
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Kanhaiya
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Chirag Singh
Swara Bhaskar ...
Chandrika
Aashika Bhatia ...
Radhika
Deep Raj Rana ...
Sanjay (as Deepraj Rana)
Manoj Joshi ...
Bhandari
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Chaubey Ji
Samaira Rao ...
Sameera
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Diwan
Suhasini Mulay ...
DadI (Grandmother of Rajkumari Maithili)
Sameer Dharmadhikari ...
Vijay's Father
Lata Sabharwal ...
Chandrika's Mother (as Lataa Saberwal Seth)
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A conspiracy to eliminate Prince Vijay, just days before his coronation, is hatched by his younger brother who eyes the throne, its riches, and its power. Prem, a lookalike of the prince, steps in at this point only to lose his heart to the prince's beloved, Maithili. Written by Mikhail Hussain / edited by statmanjeff

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12 November 2015 (USA)  »

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Meymarandhen Parayo  »

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INR 1,800,000,000 (estimated)

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$2,425,585 (USA) (13 November 2015)

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$4,328,805 (USA) (27 November 2015)
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Deepika Padukone was the first choice for Sonam's role in this movie. See more »

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On another note, the boy's mother suddenly realises, out of nowhere, that it was the little girl who had pushed him, though she was nowhere in the vicinity and she didn't even get to speak to anyone. See more »

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Yuvraj Ajay Singh: You're lucky you don't have an elder brother to whom you're always compared.
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Murli Ki Taanon Si
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Produced by: Himesh Reshammiya
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Incredibly Beautiful Movie-- in Scope and Emotion
31 March 2016 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I almost didn't watch this movie due to the repetitive negative reviews here on IMDb. Usually I find reviews here fairly spot-on. But in this case I am convinced we are living in a generation of viewers who have been raised on so much schlock, sex, violence, blood and foul language that they wouldn't recognize a prime movie if it whacked them with a hammer. Either that or we have a set of the most bogus witch-hunt reviews ever.

I could count the number of films I would give 10 stars and still have some toes left. This film has everything-- terrific cinematography, good acting (yes, a little hokey in places: intentionally so), a script that if one has a heart at all should bring tears to the eyes repeatedly, humorous moments, fun moments, bad decisions, sacrifice, redemption, hundreds of supporting actors, the most incredibly huge set I have ever seen in any film (they built an entire palace!) -- as well as the full gamut of drama mixed with comedy, music and dance.

Musicals have become unpopular over the years. That is a shame because there is something about a good musical that brings a smile to those who are mentally prepared to enjoy it. It seems these days only Disney can pull off a musical (Let it Go). That's a sad thing for modern film making.

Many others have discussed the merits of the movie itself; they have done well enough that I don't have to re-hash. What I will focus on is the incredible number of negative reviews present here. First: I notice a large number of the reviews are similar or identical in writing style. That stands out very clearly-- which is highly suspect. Secondly, a large number of those reviews claim to be written from differing cities in India, yet are all in perfect, pristine English. I know English is a language spoken in India and there are many in India who speak perfect English. But I find it hard to believe that so many of such folks would rate this movie with one star, their reviews typically stating nonsense such as...

"Most boring movie I've ever seen." We see this phrase repeatedly, in almost identical words. I have to question why such a reviewer would be watching Bollywood in the first place. No knowledge of the genre, no understanding of romantic fantasy and obviously no love for musicals. Pardon my asking but what... not enough nudity, sex, gore and cursing to fill the adrenaline addiction? There are too many people giving this 7+ stars and even 10 stars (unusual to see on IMDb) to believe the legitimacy of the number of 1-star "worst movie ever" reviews. Such paradox is simply difficult to accept as valid. It makes me wonder if there is a small group dedicated to actively denouncing anything this director produces. The similarity of reviews in both writing style and theme tells us something just isn't right here.

I appreciate and respect that people have different tastes; diversity makes the world fascinating. But I have little respect for obviously bogus and contrived "reviews". "The world needs more dreamers and far fewer critics"-- or in this case, perhaps full motive disclosure. Too many of the 1-star "boring" reviews appear to have been written by the same person-- or perhaps a set of people directed to post similar reviews. From jealous competition? One can only surmise.

All I know is I'm in the U.S., I and my sister watched the movie together, and we both loved it. The unbelievable number of 1-star, pristine-English, supposedly India-originated hate-reviews just doesn't stand up in the light of objectivity.

I can be very critical of films and for sure I have seen some real stinkers in my day-- but this movie definitely is not one of them. This has song, dance, a delightful story... and touches the heart more than once. If this doesn't bring tears to one's eyes then that person is a Tin Man or has no tears. Please, feel free to consider the negative reviews as suspect (at the very least)-- and give this film a try. Evidently the only valid review here will be your own.

I had nothing to do with this film save one thing: I viewed it. I and my sister both loved it and could only shake our heads at the negative reviewers on IMDb. It makes me wonder how many of the reviews here are earnest and how many are complete frauds, fueled more by hidden agenda or corporate competition than honesty.

This one's a gem people. I give it 10 stars for good reason. It had us laughing, crying, tapping our feet to the music. It is FUN. Give it a try, whether at a theater or on DVD or YouTube or wherever you can find it. It is well worth watching.

Ordinarily I wouldn't post a counter-review review like this. But to see such blatant negative harassment of an obviously good film really makes me wonder what's going on here. I cannot believe this many people would legitimately HATE this film (dislike certainly, but not 1-star "worst movie in the history of mankind hatred). I expect over time as we see more people discover and watch this movie and post earnest reviews, we'll see that average rise. Otherwise there truly is no hope for this generation, for it has lost all sense of goodness.


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