"HOUSEFULL 2" Does Test Your Patience
Akshay's best performance in comic role, John surprises with his comic timing, Riteish is too funny, Couple of good songs especially "Anarkali" right at the end
Screenplay is uneven, late entry of Akshay Kumar (after almost 40 minutes!), slow pace of narrative in 2nd half plus some real forced elements of confusion and action, all girls irritate especially Shahzaan and Zarine
Watch it if you are Akshay Kumar fan otherwise don't dare this one
It is sequel to a mad and average film "Housefull" so then you know what to expect in those two and half hours. Film is full of stereotypes of Sajid Khan - mockery of other bollywood films, few well shot musical numbers, poor script, forced humor, infinite number characters and above all very bad performances from female leads.
There is no novelty factor as far as story is concerned. Chintu (Rishi Kapoor) and Daboo (Randhir Kapoor) are step brothers who hate each other to the core. Their daughters Hina (Asin) and Bobby (Jacquline) too share same feeling for each other. In the search of richest son-in-law, Chintu insults Jai (Shreyas Tapade) and to take revenge Jai hires Sunny (Akshay) and Max (John) with the help of Jolly (Riteish). Now from here on confusion builds up and things get out of control.
Story is but o be fair film works in parts. First half is full of good laughs and few really funny scenes by Riteish and Chunky. Late entry of Akshay Kumar will disappoint his fans and 2nd half is total bore. There are so many forced situations and jokes that it starts testing your patience. There is attempt from director to present a different climax but it falls flat. Songs are the actual saving grace of this film especially "Anarkali" song is really paisa vasool. Full brigade of female leads do horrible acting and Asin stands out with her hamming throughout. Akshay Kumar and Riteish are in top gear in comic performances but surprise package is John Abraham with his hillarious act. Supporting cast including Chunky Pandey and Johnny Lever add few good laughs.
Overall this is a film which is one more addition to mindless comedies and does entertain you in parts but largely its a disappointment because director had such an ensemble cast and funny actors in his kitty. Bad script and poor second half leave audience wanting for more.
This is not fulfilling to watch "Housefull 2" but still masses will lap it and film will make moolah at box office. One more point, if this is best work of Sajid (as he claimed in one of his recent interview) then he should immediately go for change of profession or rather back to his profession - mimicry and anchoring!