- Film : Ramaiya Vastavaiya
- Producer : Kumar Taurani
- Director : Prabhu Deva
- Star Cast : Girish Kumar, Shruti Haasan, Sonu Sood...
- Music Director : Sachin-Jigar
Boy meets girl, girl meets boy, fall head-over-heels in love, kins disapprove, lovers resolve to please the vexed members by dint of hard work, grit and goodness, succeed and live happily ever after— hasn't Bollywood dished out similar fare year on year previously? Well, but that doesn't really stop the makers of romantic films from trying to replicate the “run-of-the-mill” plot in their own “individualistic” way, does it? Prabhu Deva's “Ramaiya Vastavaiya” is a classic example of that.
After amusing the audience with his spicy potboilers like “Wanted” and “Rowdy Rathore”, actor-turned-choreographer-turned-director Prabhu Deva is back with a Bollywood masala romance this time. His “Ramaiya Vastavaiya” cashes on the age-old formula and seems heavily inspired from yesteryear hits like “Maine Pyar Kiya”, “Anari”, “Dilwale Dulhaniya Le Jayenge” and 'Pyar Kiya To Darna Kya”.
“Ramaiya Vastavaiya” is the remake of Prabhu Deva's Telugu directorial debut “Nuvvostanante Nenoddantana” (2005). Certainly the film shares 'deja vu' moments with aforementioned flicks, but Prabhu's ingenuity lies in the way he unfurls the 'tried-and-tested' in his own way. Full points to the director and screenplay writer Shiraz Ahmed for garnishing the movie with a spate of new, mass-friendly punches, interesting characters and several entertaining sequences.