Bheja Fry 2 - Preview
It's longer, it's snazzier, it's louder but it's not funnier or better. Sure, it makes you laugh a few times, but it loses the plot and goes over the top more number of times. Besides it doesn't offer anything new in terms of simpleton vs. the "classier" people.
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We have seen Vinay Pathak play that avoidable co-passenger both in the first episode of Bheja Fry and recently in Chalo Dilli. He was brilliant and surely we can see more of that, if it is coming from him. But the situations will have to be better and unpredictable to maintain the tempo and viewer interest. More so because it is a sequel. We are all skeptical about them and for good reason. The promos aren't helping either -
Sure, Bheja Fry was slapsticky too, but it was the good kind. A spitting competition on the other hand doesn't make me laugh at all. It worries me. To top it off, you have Vinay Pathak being loud, in a scarily Akshay-Kumar-kind-of-a-way. But hopefully, just 15 seconds of a film aren't enough to call a film bad and the situation this scene is set in justifies what we see here.
Another worrisome factor is the inclusion of songs. Though I thoroughly enjoyed the one I have embedded below, the others are disconcerting.
The first film was supposedly a copy of a French film, hopefully this one is not a copy. Or if it is one, at least they have given credit as appropriate this time around. Nevertheless, the first one was fun and I hope this one is too. fingers crossed
milliblog - "Not Worth 100 Words" (ouch!)
Apun Ka Choice - "quite an average album and the songs are more thematic than being individual entertainers."
Planet Radiocity - "1/5"
Glamsham - "2.5/5"
Bollywood Hungama - "2/5"
HappySing - "Bheja Fry is almost as it could and should have been, and while the sounds are fun without the movie as well, they will hopefully fit well in the movie."