Lame but hilarious at times & hilarious for sure!!!
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!!!