HOUSEFULL 2 movie review: Akshay Kumar & Mithun Chakraborty rule

HOUSEFULL 2 movie review: Akshay Kumar & Mithun Chakraborty rule

However, the rest of the cast just plays along in this hilarious comedy

Director Sajid Khan may have tom-tommed the virtues of his latest movie, Housefull 2, all over the world, but it seems as if he is having a massive spell of insecurity over the project and its acceptance by critics and the audiences. According to him in an interview, “Critics never rate any blockbuster well. There are four films which have crossed Rs 100 crore. I am not counting Agneepath which has just released this year. All those films were run down by the critics.” As a result, his screening for the media was not held the day before release, as is the norm, but on the Friday that Housefull 2 opened in theatres. Of course, there was a special premiere held in Singapore, a junket at which all the stars crowding the script were seen playing their parts with consummate professionalism.

Housefull (part one) was a huge success with its slapstick comedy and OTT humour. This one has a lot more people wandering in and out, perhaps with the aim of tapping a vein in almost every generation and fan club. And there are gags and giggles galore, each actor putting in a lot of effort and energy, but after the first half hour or so, the funny bits gets repetitive, forced and just plain stupid. Laughter is invited in the silly situations and the obvious jokes, and some of these are indeed hilarious, but there are too many of them to keep the adrenalin going after a decent start.

Akshay Kumar, Riteish Deshmukh and Boman Irani are repeats from Housefull, while John Abraham, Shreyas Talpade, Asin, Jacqueline Fernandez, Shazahn Padamsee, Zarine Khan, Rishi Kapoor, Randhir Kapoor, Mithun Chakraborty and various other people and animals (a crocodile and a snake, to mention just two) who wander in and out are novelties.

The story is complicated by the number of characters involved. Four conmen – Sunny Sharma (Akshay), Max Mahadkar (John), Jwala Chaudhary (Riteish) and Jai Bose (Shreyas) – are forced to live in the same house, a palatial mansion, even though they cannot stand the sight of each other at all. They are married to four beautiful girls – Sunny to Henna (Asin), Jwala to JLo (Zarine Khan), Max to Bobby (Jacqueline Fernandez) and Jai to Parul (Shazahn Padamsee). And they are all settling down in some kind of peace when the fathers of the girls are introduced, en masse. The whole crowd moves into JLo’s father’s huge house and then utter madness ensues.

In this whole mess, Akshay is perhaps best of the lot, dragging John along. Riteish is his usual funny self – he does need to do better work now, wethinks – and Shreyas has his moments. Mithun, Rishi, Randhir and Boman play valiantly along, though why they agreed to be part of this one we cannot fathom. As for the girls, Asin tries very hard, while the others are just bimbo eye-candy. Chunky Pandey, Johnny Lever and Ranjeet come and go. And Malaika Arora Khan wiggles her way into a disco with her usual rather tired moves.

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  • Richa

    awesome movie !!
    A must watch movie !!
    do watch !!

  • Ravi

    Awesome movie… full of entertainment… avoid negative review…

  • Vinu

    This movie is copied from an old malayalam movie “MATTUPETTY MACHAN” and made little changes.I think it was a flop in malayalam….

  • Keshb

    I m thinking of watching this movie today,,,,,, Bt its so rainy day :(

    • Senorita

      I want to watch this movie right now after reading all the reviews and comments, but not possible.

  • prasad

    super movie

  • Anup

    A great suggestion for Akshay to change his profession.
    A very dull performance by each and every character…

  • akshay

    it is such a great movie each and every character rocks .what a movie it is

  • Parmod

    Pathetic, miserable, demoral, unrealistic, stupid comedy, downgrade direction, full paise waste, moreover 3hours of life drowned, i suggest never watch sajid khans movie in future.The story and script is total bakwaaaaaas, never suit the big actor like kapoors.

  • padeep

    it’s a full commedy movie

  • kartik

    it’s an awesome movie!!! just watched it today… and i wud love to watch it once again as well…
    it’s a complete entertinment package of 2hrs 50mins…
    whoever hasn’t watched it yet, don’t miss it…
    and avoid the bad reviews, those ppl must have been expecting something ‘ELSE’ from d movie…

  • priti

    ultimate movie it was

  • Mi9

    Disgustinggg….as simple as that….akshay should take a serious role for gods sakeeee when is he gonna learn something….

  • Hemant

    Awesm movie.. Paisa wasul:-)

  • rohan

    aaaaaaaaaiiiiiiiiiiiiieeeeeeeeeeeeee kyun thakrahi ho

  • arun

    this movies isa very insrected

  • nirajkumar

    happy birthday to you ajay devgan iwant to hero sir my name is niraj kumar