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Sanket’s Review: “Housefull 2” is rollicking entertainment.
sanket porwal | April 6, 2012, 5:21 PM | 15 comments | 1,570 views


Cast: Akshay Kumar, Jacqueline Fernandes, Shreyas Talpade, Rishi Kapoor, Asin Thotumkal, Ritesh deshmukh, Johnny Lever, Shahzn Padamsee, John Abraham, Boman Irani, Johnny Lever, Mithun Chakraborthy, Chunkey Pandey, Randhir kapoor.

Director: Sajid Khan

Length: 2.45 hours approximately

What do you expect in a sequel of a bizarre comedy? Simple- More bizarreness! And Khan delivers it without doubt. Its not an easy task to bring some 15 characters in one story and derive comedy with a story. Agreed, the story is simply corny, but as long as it derives comedy, the complaints are prohibited. Sajid Khan Successes in his endeavour of entertaining his audience because he knows pulse of the audience!

Without taking much time, the story quickly jumps into fights between sizzling-sibling sisters and also two brothers. It’s a pat on Sajid’s back because he brings every character for a reason and just doesn’t add them. Frivolous and pacy, HOUSEFULL 2 is a rollicking entertainment which has ample of sequences which will bring down the house and which will give pain in stomach. Frankly, humour is something Sajid never depicts in his gags rather he picks up slapstick jokes. What goes in positives is that the comedy isn’t quite forced, but its raised out of the situations. Although the film definitely reminds of Rohit Shetty’s GOLMAAL 3 and ALL THE BEST, but he never fails to add the flavour of his prequel as he adds the “I am joking” gags of Chunkey Pandey or he brings animals inside the home to scare away the protagonists.

The first half moves away in constructing the situations and then the later work is to make fun out of the situations post intermission. Few scenes stand out in first half like the one when a crocodile scratches Ritesh Deshmukh’s back seat and simultaneously a snake finds a place in John Abraham’s hand. It’s such an outrageous scene that you can do nothing but laugh at it.

Second Half marks away lots of confusion. Infact viewers have no clue who is marrying whom despite the director has served few episodes on them. But it has fun nonetheless and in between all the fun, story slides away out of the floor. But Sajid repeats mistake of adding drama which looks utter superficial. It brings a break in comic flow and hence becomes a hiccup. The climax is ordinary because he adds drama, but thankfully also has comedy.

All the four boys have their fun. Akshay Kumar as usual has superb comic timing and his “aieee” use is hilarious. Ritesh Deshmukh also enjoys himself. Shreyas Talpade has been served with few good one liners. But John Abraham surprises the most because he has attempted this genre for first time and he delivers a terrific performance.

Rishi Kapoor and Randhir kapoor enjoys their screen time and its pleasure watching this on screen. Boman Irani surprisingly gets very less footage. Mithun Chakraborthy is alright. The ladies add glamour in the screen. Chunkey Pandey and Johnny Lever both are equally amazing

Sajid-Wajid’s music is fantastic. “Papa Toh band Bajaye” is super-energetic and amazing choreographed. The choreography of “Do U Know”, “Right Now” and “Anarkali” reminds you of “Oh girl you’re mine” “Volume Kam Kar” and “Aapla kya hoga.” The cinematography is good too.

HOUSEFULL 2 is an enjoyable film which brings fun back on screen. It has many comedy scenes; it has little action, little drama, and little romance, lots of glamour and fantastic songs. Needless to say, throw away your thinking cap the moment you enter auditorium. A better sequel than prequel- A must see film!

Rating- 3.5/5 (Very Good)

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15 COMMENTS
  1. suprabh

    Nice Review Sanket

    The one liner in your review is also funny ” Ritesh Deshmukh also enjoys himself.” :P

  2. Prashant

    housefull2: its gud in parts.. 1st half is ossum.. Akki was hillarious bt climax was bkwas.. My rating 2.5/5

  3. Shalu

    So you too liked it! Getting more and more hopeful for this one.

  4. deadmanwalking

    I told you before this film cant cross 100cr mark and with these kind of review lets hope the film will do well on mondey itself .

  5. Tashan

    @deadman hahahaha tu banda hai ya pyjama…it wont do 100 cr cos reviews are good:D:D classic

  6. sanket porwal

    LOL Suprabh. :D Naughty Boy!

    Tashan- i am surprised that you being such a huge fan of Akshay have not seen the film yet :)

    Prashant- I guess you havent liked second half bcos there was drama in it.

    Thanks Action.

    Shalu- I remember you liked Double Dhamaal..so I guess you will like this one as well.

    Deadman walking- Hey i am not getting you. I have given a positive review.

  7. Tashan

    @sanket i always i am nt a crazy fan, i wasnt that excited for hf2 tbh but looking at the wom and collections i will watch it soon

  8. Serenzy

    @ sanku

    go read my review too..

    btw i agree with many things in ur review

    though many akki films entertain u but i was entertained frm an akki film after 2 loooooooooooooooong year…..
    though i liked PH too but i wasnt entertained by it.

    Housefull2 was entertaining!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    3/5

  9. sanket porwal

    Oh come on Tashan, you are boring me :D Believe it or not, your love for Akshay worries me about your girlfriend :D Kidding! Btw, Sunday figures will be huge by what I can see. May be 16-17..Yeah!

    Champy- Had read it and commented.

  10. Sahil19

    i hope sunday can be over 20 crores man

  11. sanket porwal

    Sahil- 20cr? No way! 17cr max and 15cr minimum.

    ASo by average, lets hope for 16cr Sunday which will be good enough. 43cr weekend! Very good.

  12. Sahil19

    haa yaar, anywhere between that region wud be great, now haters eat humble pie after claiming that 20 crore price tag is beyond akki’s capability. :D

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