Another Akshay Kumar multi-starrer comic caper has released and it is by the same director who gave us the 2010 hit ‘Housefull’. SajidNadiadwala has produced this movie and it has music by Sajid-Wajid. Almost entirely shot in London, ‘Housefull2’ has kick started the lineup of big budgeted Hindi releases for this summer. It has taken on the IPL bravely. The plot which is heavily inspired by Crazy Mohan and Kamal’s brand of comedy goes like this…
Two step brothers, Daboo and Chintu (played by Randhir and Rishi Kapoor respectively) and their respective families are always at loggerheads with each other. The only goal of these two brothers is to get their daughters married to the son of the richest man in London, which happens to be JD (Mithun Charaborty), a former dacoit. Jolly (Ritesh) is his only son. Two useless loafers, Sunny (Akshay) and Max (John) are lured into this comedy of errors and mistaken identities. This drama is initiated by Jai (Shreyas). At a point of time, all the four male leads pose as Jolly. That is the crest of this entire drama.
The finale of the movie tests our patience. The jokes work at places while at other places they are downright silly. The episodes at the island are entertaining while the scenes with the crocodile and snake are absurd to say the least.
The editing makes sure that the movie doesn’t bore you anytime though the jokes aren’t very original. Sajid Khan proves that he is a master at such multi-starrers. The screenplay by Tushar Hiranandani and Sajid-Farhad is pretty seamless like Crazy Mohan’s.
Chunki Pandey as the marriage broker and Johnny Lever as JD’s assistant add value to the movie with their silly laugh-cracks. The veterans Rishi, Randhir, Mithun and Boman play their requisite parts which require them to be loud. John Abraham tries too hard to succeed at comedy. Shreyas and Ritesh don’t have the screen presence and they also try too hard like John. Akshay is a riot and he is a past master at such comic roles. His one liner “kyuutakrei” and his “eeeii” gesture are his USPs in this movie.
The girls are all hot and look picture-perfect. Asin looks super chic and has really spiced up her clothes with her generous necklines, micro-minis and hot pants. The other 3 girls, Shazahn, Jacqueline and Zarine, have even more miniscule roles but look good as expected.
3 of the songs are real winners – ‘Anarkali’ featuring the ever-hot Malaika, ‘Papa Toh’ and ‘Right Now’. The girls make sure that the audiences are glued to the seats. The frames are picture perfect like all big budgeted Hindi films and production values are not compromised.
The single screen audiences will really love this one while the multiplex counters should also keep buzzing over the next week or so. Akshay Kumar can bank on this one for a hit after a pretty lean patch.
Verdict: Silly mad fun, but entertaining