Housefull 2 is a 2012 Indian comedy film directed by Sajid Khan and is the sequel to the 2010 film, Housefull. The film is said to be inspired from the 2003 Tamil film Banda Paramasivam directed by T.P. Gajendran which in turn is a remake of 1998 Malayalam film Mattupetti Machan starring Mukesh in the lead.Wikipedia
Housefull 2 Reviews
Housefull 2 is for four-year-olds who don’t know any better. For anyone with taste, or anyone seeking genuine laughs, there’s nothing here. I’m going with one out of five for director Sajid Khan’s Housefull 2. I’d rather watch reruns of his TV shows instead; they were pure gold compared to this drivel!
There were some so bad they were terrific. As the end neared after almost three hours, in which the cast is gathered in one place and let loose upon us, I came to this conclusion: 'Housefull 2' is better than 'Housefull 1’, but only by a whisker. That’s the only metric to judge this film by.
Housefull 2 is shamefully bad. So bad that Ranjeet - the rapey villain of yore - who appears in one scene, is the most dignified thing about the film.
Housefull 2 has exactly the same mix of stars, foreign locations, farcical plot and spectacularly dim-witted comedy as the first Housefull. This is the cinematic equivalent of junk food - when you walk in, you know exactly what you're going to get.
So what's Housefull 2 about? Wrong question. Beyond a point, it's only about keeping the embers of satire alive by hook or by over-cook. Somewhere down line the witticism wears thin. But there are comic actors of terrific aptitude holding aloft the thinner segments in the farcical fabric.
Housefull-2 is a bag of laughs with eye-candy - Akshay in linens, Jacqueline in minis - and some crackling performances.The film belongs to Akshay Kumar who carries off a sharp suit and 'jhaari-mein-chalein' jokes with glossy aplomb. And to Sajid Khan who, despite a smorgasbord of stars, ensures one prevails - the mad storyline. The music (Sajid-Wajid) could have been punchier while some scenes sag. But with cracks like, "Aasman se gire, Khajuraho mein atke," as Akshay parachutes down on his mum-in-law, you can't complain - unless you were looking for Einstein, of course.
One does agree there is a genre called madcap comedy and intelligence has nothing to do with it. Yet again, you cannot question the sensibility of the cine-goers today and all one demands from movies today is reasonable humour.Go in with a promise that you’ll be entertained, but don’t expect an exhilarating journey.
What’s Good: The entertaining screenplay; a majority of the comedy dialogues; Akshay Kumar’s performance.What’s Bad: A few gags that don’t work; a few boring portions in the pre-interval portion.Verdict: Housefull 2 entertains. It will do good business at the box-office.Loo break: A couple during the songs.Watch or Not?: Certainly watch it as it is a madcap, albeit mindless, comedy.
On the whole, HOUSEFULL 2 is a madcap entertainer that gets the viewer giggling, yelling, whistling and applauding in his seat and you completely savor the fact that the spectators parked around you too are utterly engaged in the chaos and seeking maximum pleasure from the on-screen happenings. If you are a moviegoer who derives pleasure from loud comedies with over-the-top humor that defy logic at every opportunity, I am sure, you will relish this wacky slapstick. If your idea of watching a comedy is to have a good time at the movies, then HOUSEFULL 2 is especially designed for you.
Don't go looking for a masterpiece; HOUSEFULL 2 delivers what it promises. Having said that, if the editing was a little sharper, 20 minutes snipped off would have made this film even more hilarious.
My rating might confuse you a little considering I have not really said many positive things about this movie. But here’s the fact: whether you like this movie or not definitely depends on where you see it and with whom. If you watch this in a multiplex, you might want to find Sajid and strangle him. But if you watch this a theatre with the ‘mass’ crowd with a group of friends – like I did – after a stressful day, you might end up enjoying this brainless caper.
This Sajid Khan film is certainly not for people who feel cinema needs to be driven by quality content and logic. Then, we are sorry to keep away from this film. But if you are someone who likes to chortle even for no reason or someone who believes in keeping the brains off while entering a cinema hall, then ‘Housefull 2’ is the right thing for you. Though the film has certain glitches, one can easily overlook them, for the film certainly promises a great deal of laughter that will leave you pleading for a break.
Audience Reviews for Housefull 2
One of the golden mantras to success that Bollywood seems to have stumbled upon is to cash in on the popularity of hit films by churning out sequels, be it the "Golmaal" or "Dhoom" series. The latest to join this bandwagon is "Housefull 2", sequel to the dumb yet successful "Housefull". Going by the promos, it promises to be much more hilarious & dumber, not to forget the eye candies on offer. So will it be running to houseful shows???
Set in the landscapes of London, the film unfolds with the simmering rivalry between half brothers Daboo (Randhir Kapoor) & Chintoo (Rishi Kapoor). Going by the quote that children learn from their parents, cousin sisters Heena (Asin) & Bobby (Jacqueline Fernandes) are also sworn enemies of each other. As one would expect, Chintoo & Daboo are in search of rich grooms, which eventually led to Jai's parents (Shreyas Talpade) being insulted by Chintoo owing to their inferior family status. Jai soughts the help of his millionaire buddy, Jolly (Ritesh Deshmukh) to avenge for his parents insult. Finally, they devise a plan & resort for the assistance of their seniors & con men, Sunny (Akshay Kumar) & Max (John Abraham). What then follows is a mad rush by the guys trying to cover their follies & how they go about it.
Sajid Khan has always shouted himself hoarse that his brand of film making is targeted at the masses & not for the classes. Though that is quite an acceptable statement, as returns does matter; his crass sense of humour is quite nauseating. As in the prequel, here also he makes use of all kind of props which is expectedly below the belt to make people laugh. With a wafer thin plot, the comedy & dialogues were supposed to be the USP of the film but unfortunately except for a couple of hilarious sequences the rest were kind of sick. Sajid Wajid's music were peppy but doesnt quite linger on while the other aspects of the film were fine.
Akki is at ease pulling off the comic sequences with immaculate timing along with Ritesh who once again reiterates that he is one of the best around in this genre. John has indeed improved in comedy since "Garam Masala" days, while Shreyas has also done his part aptly. The veterans does have their moments,with the ladies being there more as eye candies rather than mouthing lines.
Verdict: There is no doubt that the film will have a fantastic opening which will ensure it to reap back its cost before Monday. Even though, the film will get a thumbs down from the critics; I believe it's on its way to being a blockbuster. Sounds surprising??? but true...so in short, you may check it out if you want to laugh your lungs out to crass comedy!!!