Given Akshay Kumar’s unceasing penchant for starring in films that require you to leave your brains at home, we walked into Housefull 2 with high apprehensions and low expectations.
Boy, were we surprised.
‘Tis true, Housefull 2 is total bakwas (nonsense) but thankfully of the amusing kind.
Directed by Sajid Khan based on a ‘story’ by Sajid Nadiadwala, Housefull 2, set in London, is a wildly over the top affair with bum-chomping crocodiles, dick-biting pythons, parachuting grooms, dacoits-turned-billionaires shooting Prince Charles etc.
But the movie manages to eke out lots of laughs.
For us, the two biggest delights of the movie were the coming together of real-life brothers Randhir Kapoor and Rishi Kapoor on the screen and the high humor quotient.
Randhir and Rishi play step-brothers in the film and do a superb job.
Together, they deliver an acting lesson to the younger generation of Bollywood stars.
Bollywood writers usually do a lousy job with comedies, which often end up hopelessly crass, crude and crappy.
In Housefull 2, although the nonsense never stops careful attention to the writing pays off for the laughs don’t stop too.
Housefull 2 – The Story?
Ha ha ha, you must be crazy if you insist on knowing the story of Housefull 2.
Didn’t we already say it’s nonsense?
Well, if you insist.
It all starts with the high aspirations two estranged brothers Daboo (Randhir Kapoor) and Chintu (Rishi Kapoor) have of snaring a super-wealthy son-in-law for their respective daughters Bobby (Jacqueline Fernandez) and Heena (Asin).
The rest of the movie is a fallout of their high aspirations and a lengthy chronicle of insults, revenge, hiring of two crooks Sunny (Akshay Kumar) and Max (John Abraham), love, fights, flashbacks and confusion galore.
Akshay Kumar and John Abraham play their characters with enormous gusto, with Akshay having an edge in the acting department.
Shreyas Talpade and Ritesh Deshmukh do a more than adequate job in contributing to the mischief and adding to the nonsense + amusement quotient.
Where there are four young men and four babes, love’s bound to follow in short order.
And so woven into this endless nonsense are four love-stories.
Mithun Chakraborty, Johnny Lever and yesteryear Bollywood ‘rapist’ Ranjeet are part of the frolic.
There’s not much to be said of the four girls – Jacqueline Fernandez, Asin Thottumkal, Zarine Khan and Shazahn Padamsee.
None of them can spell A C T I N G.
Most of the time, the girls strut around in skimpy costumes showing us generous glimpses of flesh.
Of the four girls, Asin is easily the worst in the acting department.
With a plastic smile plastered to her face in almost every scene she appears, this South Indian atrocity is one awful actress.
One of nature’s many cruelties that Indians have to suffer in silence. Say, is there a reservation quota in Bollywood?
Music and Items Number
Not classic but certainly nothing to complain about.
Mercifully, most of them are choreographed well too. None of those simian dances.
Item queen Malaika Arora is a picture of sensuousness, grace and class in the Anarkali Disco Chali number.
Malaika makes other Bollywood item players like Kareena, Katrina etc look like wanton hussies.
Housefull 2 – Go for It
We certainly had a nice time.
Going by the frequent guffaws, the rest of the audience too seemed to be enjoying Housefull 2 at a theatre on the East Coast.
SearchIndia.com recommends Housefull 2 if you’re yearning for some laughs this weekend.
The movie is playing in theatres across Amreeka.
Housefull 2 BO: Thumbs Up from U.S. Desis