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This one is Intermittently hilarious – 3.0/5.0

With as many as 12 stars, 1 chart buster and 2 popular songs, Sajid Khan is back with what he does best – tickling your funny bone. So how does he manage to do it?

Housefull 2 is based on the
basic principles of economics – demand and supply. Demand and supply for Jolly – Ritesh Deshmukh. The petrified son of billionaire J.D (Mithun Chakraborty)

2 Jolly’s are required for the warring brothers Chintu (Rishi Kapoor) and Daboo’s (Randhir Kapoor) daughters, Asin and Jacqueline so that their fathers can get one up on the other. 1 Jolly for Zarine Khan, his true love. 1 Jolly for father J.D, who wants his son to marry Parul (Shazahn Padamsee) old friend Batook Patel’s (Boman Irani) dau ghter. Total Jolly’s in demand: 4. Supply: 1.

So how do you supply 4 Jolly’s simultaneously? Housefull comes up with a Jolly good solution. The solution brings along plenty of mix ups and a few more cover ups. While these mix ups and cover ups play hide and seek with each other, it offers for some hilarious moments (depending on the brand of humour your enjoy). The smart-alecky, tongue in cheek dialogues add to the fun.

Though in between the few hilarious scenes and 2 enjoyable songs you attention wanders. That might be because the emotional scenes barring the climax don’t get you involved and there’s not much depth in the story. Given that it’s a sequel to Housefull, there should be no reason to expect anything else from the movie.

The scenes are brought alive by some crackling performances by the two stalwarts Rishi Kapoor and Mithun Chakraborty. Akshay Kumar is lovable. Randhir Kapoor, Shreyas Talpade, John Abraham and Ritesh are good too. The leading ladies Asin, Zarine look more in control than Jacqueline. Shazahn does not have much to do.

Sajid Wajid’s music is excellent and they give us a chartbuster in Anarkali Disco Chali aptly sizzled by Malaika. Papa Toh Band Bajaaye is also very enjoyable besides lending itself beautifully as a central theme. Manoj Soni’s cinematography and Radhika Sangoi’s editing is good. In the writing department Sajid Nadiadwala’s story is ordinary but Farhad Sajid’s dialogues and Sajid Khan’s + Tushar Hiranandani’s screenplay is superb.

Sajid Khan is known to have a great sense of humour and he optimises it cent percent in writing and direction. From his ‘Kehne mein kya harz hai’ days to Housefull 2, he continues to make us laugh. Would love to see Sajid try a new genre, but if not, enough people would look forward to Housefull 3.

Watch for: Some good laughs.
Watch out for: Zany dialogues, Akshay Kumar & the madcap confrontations between Rishi Kapoor and Randhir Kapoor.
Don’t watch if: Just laughs don’t satiate your movie experience. You are allergic to slapsticks.

Story: 4 | Screenplay: 7 | Performances: 7 | Songs and Music: 7 | Overall: 6/10


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