Another comedy from the Nadiadwala stable, Housefull 2 attempts to cash in on the popularity it achieved with the first. Does it successfully do so? The less said the better
Movie: Housefull 2
Cast: Akshay Kumar, Riteish Deshmukh, Jacquleine Fernandez, Asin , John Abraham, Shreyas Talpade, Zarine Khan, Shahzahn Padamsee, Rishi Kapoor, Mithun Chakrabarty, Boman Irani and many more
Directed by: Sajid Khan
Sajid Khan’s sequel to the 2010 hit, Housefull, is the story of four fathers, four daughters and four prospective son-in-laws. A dozen to say the least. With this huge cast flitting in and out of the screen, story, plot and script can surely be bid goodbye. Coming back to the storyline, each father wants his daughter to marry the richest son-in-law. Each daughter thinks she is marrying the richest son-in-law. Each son-in-law is pretending to be the richest one. None of these people can stand each other and all of them are under one roof.
The ladies Asin, Jacqueline Fernandez, Zarine Khan, and Shahzahn Padamsee as usual just have to look pretty and strut around in their well-toned bodies and pretty faces. The men are as usual loud and ridiculous. Akshay Kumar, John Abraham , Riteish Deshmukh, Shreyas Talpade are the wannabe son-in-laws, have meatier roles. Akshay’s comic timing is a delight to watch and for once he will have competition from John Abraham and Riteish. Shreyas Talpade too deserves a mention. But as a surprise watch for Ranjit-the rapist.
Inspiration from Hollywood is definitely there. Check out the Muse (1999) for some scenes and Bollywood also has a small role in inspiring the director here. Dialogues work fine since they manage to create laughter in every weird situation, but that does not go to say it’s not hilarious. If you are looking for a good laugh and want nothing to tax your brains over, go watch it.