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Ladies vs. Ricky Bahl (2011)

Not Rated | | Comedy, Drama, Romance | 9 December 2011 (India)
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A smooth and charming conman, Ricky Bahl, cons girls for a living but finally meets his match is this fun-filled "ROM-CON."

Director:

Maneesh Sharma

Writers:

Devika Bhagat (screenplay), Aditya Chopra (story) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Credited cast:
Ranveer Singh ... Ricky Bahl / Vikram Thappar / Sunny Singh / Iqbal Khan / Deven Shah
Anushka Sharma ... Ishika Desai / Ishika Patel
Parineeti Chopra ... Dimple Chaddha
Dipannita Sharma ... Raina Parulekar (as Dipannita Sharma Atwal)
Aditi Sharma Aditi Sharma ... Saira Rashid
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Akshay Anand
Shireesh Sharma ... Mr. Chaddha
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Storyline

Dimple Chaddha (Parineeti Chopra), a brash 19 year old Delhi college girl falls in love with Sunny Singh, a fitness trainer. Raina Parulekar (Dipannita Sharma), a 28 year old independent and successful corporate woman in Mumbai does business with an art dealer Deven Shah. Saira Rashid (Aditi Sharma), a 24 year old sweet, hard working widow in Lucknow makes a new friend, the shy Iqbal Khan. Three very different girls who each get taken for a lot of money by each of these three men. The problem is that it is actually just one man - Ricky Bahl (Ranveer Singh), a suave and charming con-man who revels in the game and is only after the Money. A chance encounter brings these three women together who vow to take down Ricky Bahl and get their money back. The next step is the actual plan. Enter Ishika Desai (Anushka Sharma), a young and ambitious girl whose street smart ways will one day, very soon, get her to the top. The furious trio, one professional con-man and a girl who loves adventure. ... Written by Official source

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Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Romance

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Country:

India

Language:

Hindi | Punjabi | Urdu | English

Release Date:

9 December 2011 (India) See more »

Also Known As:

Леди против Рикки Бахла See more »

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Yash Raj Films See more »
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Dolby Digital

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It is re-made from another movie called another woman See more »

Goofs

In the movie, We can see that the ladies find the bloody kameena by his ringtone "Kabhi kabhi jeetne ke liye kuch harna padta hai" , but Ricky Bahl always set this ringtone after he cons the girl, so how is it possible that he set the ringtone before any con. See more »

Quotes

Dimple Chaddha: You guys must have definitely kissed, right?
Ishika Desai: I'm conning him. He's conning me. Where did this kiss come from?
Dimple Chaddha: Kiss is a bitch. It creeps up anywhere and everywhere.
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Written by: 'Salim Merchant' and 'Sulaiman Merchant'
Performed by: Natalie Di Luccio
[Played while Anushka and Ranveer dancein a Club in Goa. The theme of this song is also played throughout the film to the end.)
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From "Rom-Con" To "Rom-Com"
9 December 2011 | by Somak21See all my reviews

Expectations - If you have watched "Band Baaja Baaraat" then you can't even think to miss Ladies V/S. Ricky Bahl. Ranveer-Anushka chemistry, Ranveer's charm and killer looks, Anushka's smart and stylish acting skills, superb music by Salim-Sulaiman and Maneesh Sharma's smart and entertaining direction skills which comes in a "Yash Raj Films" brand-mark - everything was back again in this movie. The stylish promos, Ranveer-Anushka's "Thug Le" music video & that promising comeback feel - everything raised people's expectations much much higher. Frankly, I was extremely keen for LVRB as I liked BBB very very very much. That movie delivered much freshness in Rom-Coms released in Bollywood.

LVRB is a smart-tale from start to end which can be called "Classy" in a word. But still an inspiration from a very famous movie "John Tucker Must Die (2006)". But some usual changes do take place as the story of this movie is written by Aditya Chopra. So, the romantic and emotional parts are much tighter here.

As the story unfolds from start to last, Dimple (Parineeti Chopra) falls for a gym-trainer Sunny Singh who cons his dad and flees away that instant. Next we see Raina (Dipannita Sharma), a hard-working, successful corporate woman who is conned by Deven Shah. Then both of them come to know that Saira (Aditi Sharma), a simple, hard working widow was also conned by Iqbal Khan. They figure out that Sunny, Deven & Iqbal are the same person. Who Is He? Meet Ricky Bahl (Ranveer Singh) - a lady-charmer, a perfect conman whose only motive is nothing but money.

Raina, Dimple & Saira plans to track down Ricky through Ishika Desai (Anushka Shrma), a young and ambitious Goa by conning Ricky and get their money back. The Ultimate Showdown begins is Goa....

Director Maneesh Sharma handles some moments perfectly like The Dimple story, Ranveer's entry and much more. A Smart script is noticed in the whole movie. But he disappoints much as one expected another BBB from him. But many qualities that BBB had lacks entirely in the movie. Entertainment quotient, 'Jhallipan' in lead actors, Ranveer was charming but not the BITTOO SHARMA that justified him, Anushka also looked much sour. Music By Salim-Sulaiman is as usual top notch. Tracks like "AADAT SE MAJBOOR" & "JAZBA" works perfect, "FATAL ATTRACTION" was awesome & "THUG LE" was the show stealer for its mind-boggling choreography by Vaibhavi Merchant. Aseem Mishra's cinematography was fine as GOA was mostly captured in the movie. Habib Faisal's dialogs lacked confidence and spice.

We have seen Ranveer Singh in on of the most liked characters ever that was BITTO SHARMA. Ranveer's role is LVRB was totally opposite of it. Special Charm, Smartness & classy attitudes were the main ingredients of this role which Ranveer gave much justice to. Ranveer can now be easily called as one of the finest heroes appeared at recent times. He is undoubtedly the Show-stealer in all respects. Anushka Shrama (better known as 'Tani Partner' or 'Shruti Kakkar') evolves even more as an leading lady through this movie. Her acting was convincing, confident, ambitious and lacked dullness. The pair of Ranveer-Anushka is the winner of this movie.

We see a new talent coming up through this movie which is Parineeti Chopra (Priyanka Chopra's Cousin). Her role was total "Jhalli" and she carried it out perfectly. Bravo! Dipannita Sharma was perfect as a no-nonsense corporate woman. Aditi Sharma was fine but natural. Shireesh Sharma, father of Dimple in the movie was fine.

Finally, Ladies Vs. Ricky Bahl doesn't disappoint. What disappoints is Maneesh Sharma's promising comeback. Band Baaja Baaraat was one of the best movies of last year while LVRB is a decent fare. Ranveer and Anushka's deadly chemistry and performances by lead actors try a lot to abolish the flaws of the movie but it failed to convince the audiences who came to watch another fun-flick like Band Baaja Baaraat. The conning episodes, Ranveer Singh, Anushka Sharma, both of them together, the romantic portions and climax works for a big time, but still the movie lacked 'unforgettable' moments and freshness. Watch If You've Nothing Better To Do!


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