Director: Sajid Khan
Ratings: 2 and a half stars
What’s wrong with the good directors these days? First, director Abbas-Mastan proved to be a major disappointment with Players..and now Sajid with his dirty dozen in the sequel of Housefull with multi-talented actors, except the heroines. Housefull 1 was a major comic caper and entertaining at every level. This one doesn’t even match the prequel coupled with forced fun lines. It looks like Sajid has tried to force a spoon full of laughter on his audience. Surely, the laughing syrup is not drinkable.
The main thing with a movie is the script and if both the script and screenplay doesn’t work out, the entire result goes wrong. Plus, the music doesn’t match up to the expectations. In Housefull 1, the song papa jaag jayega was so much appealing and this type of song is missing in the movie. It got something to do with expectations as the first one was a laughing riot.
In terms of performance, Akshay (Akki) is in superb form and in his elements. He’s so natural and at ease in the comic scenes. It’s something that we haven’t seen in Akki for a while. So, are Riteish and Shreyas. Riteish always had good comic timing and he excels in the role post that of Tere Naal Love Hogaya while Shreyas is such a pleasure to see performing. John is okay and at same point, his performance looks forced. In terms of heroines, I wonder what Jacqueline is doing in movies. She is expressionless and together with Zarine, they should compete for the worst awards. Asin is okay.
Moreover, the confrontation scenes between Rishi and Randhir are one of the few good scenes coupled with the background of Raj Kapoor’s movies. Mithun is excellent. Except for a few scenes, Housefull 2 can hardly be termed as intelligent comedy. I wonder what has gone wrong, Sajid after churning total masala entertainment like Hey Baby and Housefull 1.
The action scenes towards the end seemed to be forced upon the audience and what’s worse is the climax where so many characters run for their life. It’s a complete mess and disjointed script. Plus the chemistry between Akki and John is missing. If you are in a mood to watch comedy, better rent the DvD of movies like Amar Akbar Anthony, Chupke Chupke, Hera Pheri and Hey Baby for that matter.