|Release date 2009|
Based on Ready by Gopimohan
Raam is a Kannada language romantic comedy movie released in 2009 directed by Madesha starring Puneet Rajkumar, Priyamani. Harikrishna is the music director for the movie. It is the remake of Ready, a 2008 Telugu film, starring Ram Pothineni and Genelia D'Souza. The movie was dubbed into Hindi as "Aaj Ka Naya Ready".
Ram (Puneet Rajkumar),a final year B.E student studying in Bellary comes to visit his joint family in Mysore in the vacation. His cousin's marriage is fixed. But his cousin loves another NRI Boy (Chethan Kumar). Knowing this Raam helps his cousin to get her married to her lover. His uncle gets angry and throws him out of the house. He goes back to his university. He sees a girl (Priyamani) and falls in love at first sight. His friend gets depressed on losing his lady love as her parents disapproved their marriage and fixed her marriage with another boy. Ram decides to bring her and get her married to her friend. He goes to R.R. Kalyana Mantapa kidnaps the bride unconscious and brings her. And later gets to know that he has kidnapped the wrong bride. When Ram saw the girl he becomes happy for it was the girl Pooja (Priyamani) he loved. When she gained conscious she is extremely happy as she did not wanted to get married. She forces Ram and his Friends to leave her to the Bus stand. To escape from the goon Ram and pooja gets lost in the forest. They find the way out of the forest and leaves her to the Bus Stand where he meets his friend. They leave Pooja and carry on. She calls her friend and gets to know that it takes 15 days for her visa to get ready. She is depressed. Some goons follow her. She runs. Ram and his friend rescue her. He tells her to stay in his house by lying to them that she is an orphan and Shastri who is Ram's family friend brought her up in his ashrama. She tells the same to Ram's family. Later Ram apologises to his uncle and comes back. Love blossoms between them. Elders decides to get them married. They take her to Shastri's ashrama to talk about the marriage proposal with him. While some Men take her away in spite of being protected by Ram's family members. Later Ram tells the truth about what was going on. They decide to help Pooja. The people who take Pooja away are attacked by some other men. The other Man take her away. Raam beats him from his back and he is unconscious. She tells him her story. Pooja's father's 2 sisters were married to Pooja's mother's brothers. The 2 brothers get separated due to a property fight. And Pooja grows up in America And she is the sole heiress of 100 crores. Her parents die in an accident. Then she comes to India to live with her uncles. But come to know that the 2 brothers are separated. The 2 brothers want to get their sons married to Pooja for her money. Both fight for this. By that time Ram had kidnapped her from marriage hall. After knowing this Ram promises her that he will marry her in the presence of her uncles without violence using his brain. He joins her uncles house as an accountant. Ram's uncle and aunt comes in disguise as Chicago Chandrashekar and his wife and asks for Pooja's Uncle's son for their nonexistent daughter. They tells him that they own 150 crores. Knowing this Pooja's uncle leaves Pooja for his brother's son. While Ram's parents come and in disguise as Dollar Dinesh who is Chicago Chandrashekar's brother and asks for Pooja's second uncle's son for their nonexistent daughter. Pooja's second uncle agrees. Ram's last uncle comes as Swiss Bank manager and lies that Pooja's father had taken a loan of 150 crore. Pooja's uncles decide to get her married to Ram as he had no money. They get her married to Ram in Grand manner. After the marriage they come to know the truth and regret their mistake and ask Pooja for forgiveness. Her uncles unite and bless the newly married couple and thank Ram and his family for teaching them a lesson and send Pooja with Ram and his family to Mysore.
This is a remake of the Telugu super duper hit movie Ready starring Ram and Genelia D'Souza. The movie got positive reviews. Puneet Rajkumar, Priyamani and Rangayana Raghu got appreciations for their performance. Music by: V. Harikrishna and Krishna Kumar's camerawork was also appreciated. Raam is Puneeth, Pooja is Priyamani, Rangayana Raghu is McDonold Murthy.
The film grossed 18 crores all over Karnataka. It completed 25 weeks.