Ready is an Indian 2011 Hindi-language action comedy film directed by Anees Bazmee. It stars Salman Khan and Asin, with Paresh Rawal, Mahesh Manjrekar, Arya Babbar, Sharat Saxena, Nikitin Dheer, Manoj Joshi, Manoj Pahwa among others playing supporting roles. Ajay Devgn, Zareen Khan, Sanjay Dutt, Arbaaz Khan, Chunky Pandey and Kangana Ranaut make cameo appearances in the film.
The film is an adaptation of the 2008 Telugu film made with the same name and was narrated by Salman Khan. Principal photography of Ready began on 20 June 2010 at Colombo, and it was also filmed in Mumbai and Bangkok. The first look was unveiled on 5 April 2011, and the theatrical trailer premiered on 15 April 2011. Made on an approximate budget of ₹300 million, Ready opened with a positive response on 3 June 2011, and it went on to gross ₹1.80 billion worldwide, becoming one of the highest-grossing Indian films. The domestic nett of the film at ₹1.20 billion made it the second highest-grossing Bollywood film of 2011 in India, and Asin’s highest-grossing release ever.
A sequel for the film was unofficially announced in July 2018, and it has been confirmed that Asin will not be seen in that.
Prompt-witted Prem Kapoor helps his childhood friend Khushi Pathak elope with her lover Raju. Her intended bridegroom Gaurav Parikh reveals he has a girlfriend Kiran Rana, whom he wants to marry. The elopement angers Khushi’s father Abhinav and the Kapoors. Prem pacifies the Kapoors, though Abhinav remains cold about him.
Fed up of his actions, the Kapoor decide to get Prem married to a woman named Pooja. He is sent to receive her at the airport but deliberately visits the wrong terminal to avoid meeting her. Sanjana, a young woman who has just run away from her own wedding overhears Prem telling his uncle about ditching Pooja.
Since nobody from Kapoors ever saw Pooja, Sanjana poses as her and stays with them. She wins the hearts of entire family, but Prem is irritated with her. Sanjana’s maternal uncles Amar and Suraj who are rivals search for her wanting to get her still married.
Sanjana and Prem escape from Suraj’s goons by taking a lift in a car. Prem outwits the goons and sends Suraj’s son Aryan into a coma while escaping. Suraj gets to know who ran away with Sanjana. Prem finds out Sanjana’s true identity, and she tells him about Amar and Suraj trying to get her married.
Prem and Sanjana fall in love. Suraj takes her away. The Kapoors learn about her identity but still want her as Prem’s wife. Prem assures Sanjana in staying with Suraj and promised that he find a way to marry her and reunite her whole family.
Prem poses as nephew of Balidaan aka Balli, a chartered accountant who serves Amar and Suraj. Soon he gets the rest of his family to play characters to trick Sanjana’s family into letting her marry him. He also manages to change the Chaudhary family’s negative attitudes.
On the wedding day, Aryan recovers reveals the truth about Prem. A physical fight follows, in which Prem gets the upper hand of Amar, Suraj and their men. He then explains to Amar and Suraj how Sanjana’s late mother wanted them to unite and get their niece married.
Amar and Suraj realise their mistake. They are deeply apologetic for their behaviour. In the end, Prem and Sanjana get married and click away wedding pictures with the families.
Salman Khan as Prem Kapoor
Asin as Sanjana Singh/Pooja Malhotra– Prem’s love interest
Mahesh Manjrekar as Ram Kapoor– Prem’s father/KK Modi
Anuradha Patel as Sumitra Kapoor– Prem’s mother
Manoj Joshi as Bharat Kapoor– Prem’s uncle/BK Modi
Prachee Pathak as Bhoomi Kapoor– Bharat’s wife
Manoj Pahwa as Laxman Kapoor– Prem’s uncle/World Bank Official
Kiran Ahuja as Laxman’s wife
Puneet Issar as Avinash Chaudhary– Suraj and Amar’s father
Sharat Saxena as Suraj Chaudhary– Sanjana’s uncle
Praveena Deshpande as Suraj’s wife
Akhilendra Mishra as Amar Chaudhary– Sanjana’s uncle
Gargi Patel as Sunanda Chaudhary– Amar’s wife
Nikitin Dheer as Aryan Chaudhary– Suraj’s son
Arya Babbar as Veer– Suraj’s brother-in-law
Eva Grover as Aisha– Amar’s eldest daughter-in-law
Mohit Baghel as Amar Chaudhary/Amar 2– Amar’s grandson
Paresh Rawal as CA Balidaan ‘Balli’ Bhardwaj/Prem’s maternal uncle
Jaswinder Gardner as Shakuntala “Shaku” Bhardwaj– Balli’s wife
Sudesh Lehri as Mr. Lehri
Arun Bali as Guruji
Hemant Pandey as Chhotey Guruji
Mithilesh Chaturvedi as Mr. Abhinav Pathak– Khushi’s father
Amrita Raichand as Pooja Malhotra
Shalini Sahuta as Naina
Kubbra Sait as Sunaina
Kangana Ranaut as Kiran Rana– Gaurav’s girlfriend
Zareen Khan as Khushi Pathak– Prem’s friend
Arbaaz Khan as Gaurav Parikh– Khushi’s fiancé
Ajay Devgn as Raj “Raju”– Khushi’s boyfriend and later husband
Sanjay Dutt as Advocate Randhir Yogeshit– a marriage registrar and divorce lawyer
Chunky Pandey as Karan– Sanjana’s friend/Manager at Passport office