Movie: Housefull 2

Cast: Akshay Kumar, John Abraham, Ritesh Deshmukh, Shreyas Talpade, Asin, Zarine Khan, Jacqueline Fernandez, Shazahn Padamsee, Mithun Chakraborty, Rishi Kapoor, Randhir Kapoor

”Housefull 2”, similar to its prequel, is packed with slapstick comedy and witty one-liners. It is based on the same concept of creating comic situations due to confusion and reminds us of its prequel.

Plot

Four friends, four soon-to-be-brides and four soon-to-be fathers-in-law get stuck in one of the most luxurious mansions in the U.K. Each one pretends to be the son of a millionaire to their respective father-in-law.

Performances

The director's focus on establishing a number of different characters, and to show the relationship between them makes the first half dull.

The second half wins hands down with the original concept of the “Housefull” franchise (lots of characters dumped in a house creating confusion) coming into the picture.

The negative points are the unnecessary fight sequences and the songs that pop up in between. The music of the film is just above average.

Akshay Kumar and Riteish Deshmukh have executed their roles to perfection while Shreyas is average.

The big disappointment is John Abraham who fails with his bad comic-timing. The female leads have done their fair part of the job. Chunky Pandey is funny in parts but Rishi Kapoor disappoints with silly jokes.

The movie promises only entertainment and so don't look beyond that.

Bottomline: “Housefull 2” is watchable but on one condition — leave your brains at home.

AKSHAAY PAREEKH, XII, Maharishi Vidya Mandir

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