The story of the film is similar to that of the popular tale “The Prince and the Pauper”, and here Salman plays the role of a king and a common man.
The king wants to lead a normal life away from his kingdom, while his evil brother (played by Neil Nitin Mukesh) wants to take away the throne from him.
However, things change when the king exchanges his identity with a common man, who looks like him.
The film also features Sonam Kapoor in the female lead role, who plays the role of a royal princess Maithili, who is in love with Salman.
“Prem Ratan Dhan Payo” also features Anupam Kher, Armaan Kohli, Deepak Dobriyal and Swara Bhaskar in pivotal roles.
Written and directed by Sooraj, the film is produced by Rajshri Productions and distributed by Fox Star Studios.
Read the critics review below:
IBTimes India review: ” “PRDP” looks like a good news on an agenda-less Sunday afternoon in front of the television set. For those who do not agree, watch it because Salman is your favourite hero.”
Ananya Bhattacharya of India Today said: “In all, the film works for both Salman Khan and Sooraj Barjatya’s specific audience bases.”
Taran Adarsh of Bollywood Hungama said: “PREM RATAN DHAN PAYO is the perfect Diwali entertainer for the entire family. The film will win abundant love [prem], while its investors will reap a harvest [dhan], making it a memorable Diwali for all concerned.”
Ritika Handoo of Zeenews.com said: “The opening is grand completely in sync with Sooraj Barjatya’s style #PremRatanDhanPayo. The story is a bit hard to digest in today’s time in #PremRatanDhanPayo Supporting actors have done a great job in #PremRatanDhanPayo. Swara Bhaskar is again impressive in #PremRatanDhanPayo”
Sreeju Sudhakaran of BollywoodLife.com said: “The film is reminiscent of the 90s, even the songs, so it’s a nostalgic trip for many who feel today’s films are dark. Sonam Kapoor looks pretty, while the rest of the cast, including Anupam Kher, Deepak Dobriyal, Neil Nitin Mukesh, Swara Bhaskar, provides able support.”