Movie Timings, Jammu
Language: Hindi; Cast: Anil Kapoor, Nana Patekar, Paresh Rawal, John Abraham, Dimple Kapadia, Shiney Ahuja and Shruti Haasan; Director: Anees Bazmee;
WATCH or Not?
Don’t look for rationality or logic and you shall get oodles of entertainment.
While there are several references to the prequel, you don’t miss these connections as this film stands firm on its own terrain, albeit following the same formulaic pattern, in premise and plot, as its predecessor.
The ageing mobsters Uday Shetty (Nana Patekar) and Majnu (Anil Kapoor) are now reformed businessmen leading a respectable life in Dubai. Being single, they decide it is time to get domesticated. It so happens that both fall hook, line and sinker for Babita (Ankita Srivastava) a con-girl, who introduces herself to the duo as Rajkumari Chandini.
Meanwhile, Uday’s father turns up at their doorstep informing them that he has one more daughter Ranjhana (Shruti Haasan) from his third marriage. And that Uday should take care of her.
Bogged with this new-found responsibility, the two friends stall their own wedding plans to find a groom for their little sister. They decide to get her married before they can settle down. This forms the crux of the tale.
The script, written by Anees Bazmee, Rajiv Kaul and Raaj Shaandilyaa, though treading on tested grounds which make the saga familiar, has freshness in terms of its gags. They are fresh and range from the traditional punchline jokes to many other forms of comedy such as deadpan, observation, satire, surrealism, slapstick and improvisation.
The dialogues are packed with metaphors, rhymes, allegories, double entendres and familiar references. They don’t follow any specific configuration, thus making the film a laugh riot.
Nana Patekar with his rising blood pressure and constant self-assuring lines, “Control, Bhai Control” or “Bhagwan ka diya hua sab kuch haia” is a treat to watch. He is ably supported by Anil Kapoor as his “bhai, dost and business partner”. They make a formidable pair.
John Abraham as Shruti’s love interest and Dr. Gunghroo’s son, plays the brawny Ajay aka Ajjubhai with elan. He makes a sincere effort to emote and does have his shining moments.
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