Housefull 2 - External Reviews

wogma rating: Watch if you have nothing better to do (?)
quick review:

Housefull 2 is nothing more and nothing less that what you'd expect from it. you know the director and his genre, so you know how you'll like the film. I was a tiny bit surprised with the momentum maintained in the chaos. But an 'aah...interesting' kind of a surprise doesn't necessarily make it a fun experience.



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39 reviewers have given Housefull 2 an average rating of 1.9/5.0 (?)

12 yays
21 nays
6 so-so

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Thumbs up by Taran Adarsh, Bollywood Hungama ...Sajid Khan comes up with a film full of joviality, frolic and merriment. ... full review

Thumbs up Daily Bhaskar ...compels one to leave the brains aside, yet doesn’t disappoint.... full review

Thumbs up by Smita, Desi Martini ...Do not add any sense of logic, reason or try to stir in any of your cleverness into the mixture. It will curdle immediately and you will have to throw the whole thing out which will be a pity.... full review

Thumbs up by Kshitij, Desi Martini ...The screenplay is convoluted and thoroughly enjoyable.... full review

Thumbs up by Akanksha Navl Shetye, DNA ...Asin, Riteish and Shreyas show a natural knack for comedy too and are equally impressive as they keep up to the comic timing. ... full review

Thumbs up by Martin D'Souza, ...It's a treat to watch Rishi and Randhir together on screen. Mithun is prolific in his performance while of the boys, only Riteish manages to impress. ... full review

Thumbs up by Divya Solgama, ...Akshay Kumar is outstanding in this film. His tribute to Ranjeet’s ‘Aaaye’ is mind blowing.... full review

Thumbs up by Gaurav Malani, indiatimes ...Despite its wacky sense of filmy humour, the movie gets unnecessarily melodramatic at times.... full review

Thumbs up by Mrigank Dhaniwala, koimoi ...Certainly watch it as it is a madcap, albeit mindless, comedy.... full review

Thumbs up Movie Talkies ...the movie suffers from some corny scenes and the initial few minutes of the film gets a tad boring, but once all the characters enter the fray, the humour quotient picks up with amazing speed.... full review

Thumbs up by Srijana Mitra Das, Times of India ...Khan follows Manmohan Desai's funda - give the audience so much, so fast, they'll be too dazzled to carp.... full review

Thumbs up ZEENEWS.COM ...Sajid-Wajid have done a great job by giving some feet-tapping music.... full review

So-So by Nikhil Kumar, Apun Ka Choice ...The phrase ‘intelligent comedy’ is, in fact, oxymoronic for him. ... full review

So-So by Bobby Sing, Bobby Talks ...Both Mithun & Boman enter only in the second half of the movie with some marginally good scenes.... full review

So-So by Prateeksha Khot, Bolly Spice ...In hindsight, this could have been a damn good premise for some really funny sequences. But barring some scenes, we have nothing much to laugh about. ... full review

So-So by Ankur Pathak, Desi Martini ...not exactly repulsive. Which is enough of a compliment keeping in perspective what the Grandsons' did with the previous film... full review

So-So by Kanika Sikka, DNA ...Despite an ensemble cast, Akshay Kumar carries the film on his shoulders. His scenes are amusing, if not uproarious.... full review

So-So by IANS, NDTV ...The male actors get the sur of the steep satire right. But the ladies, they're a little lost in the melee of mirth. ... full review

Thumbs down by Stefan S, A Nutshell Review ...Compared to the first Housefull, this edition seemed like it wanted to play catch up, and if the predecessor can do something, so can it. ... full review

Thumbs down by Anna Vetticad, annavetticadgoes2themovies ...When will Bollywood stop treating rape as a source of amusement? Sickening! ... full review

Thumbs down by Khalid Mohamed, Deccan Chronicle ...No one’s performance is likely to be remembered. Correction: Chunky Panday as a Mr Pasta is so nerve-wracking that you might need to be on medication immediately. ... full review

Thumbs down by Danish Bagdadi, Desi Martini ...The movie follows the formula set in motion by the first film and is packed to the brim with mistaken identities, Indians living in London, raunchy dance numbers, inane dialogues and every possible form of buffoonery that Sajid Khans brain can conceive.... full review

Thumbs down by Deepa Gahlot, Film Impressions ...But if audiences just want a few giggles—and it’s their money after all—Housefull 2 serves the purpose. But every such film takes away the efforts made by films like Kahaani towards improving the standards of the Bollywood mainstream.... full review

Thumbs down by Manisha Lakhe, Film Orbit ...I have just seen the movie and i have come back home with no teeth left. I have been grinding on them for three hours.... full review

Thumbs down Free Press Journal ...Its quite a bizarre turn of events and everything that transpires therein( all in one house) appears ludicrous and un- engaging.... full review

Thumbs down by Samrat Sharma, ...Ritesh has made a living out of his limited comic timing, and he sticks to it. He doesn't fare any better than the rest of the cast, but he doesn't grate as badly either.... full review

Thumbs down by Anupama Chopra, Hindustan Times ...This is the cinematic equivalent of junk food... full review

Thumbs down by Rajeev Masand, IBN Live ...Director Sajid Khan's gags have no lofty aspirations, they only want a laugh out of you – never mind if your laughter is forced or unintentional.... full review

Thumbs down by Kaveree Bamzai, india today ...the tasteless and talentless bunch is back, bigger and bustier. ... full review

Thumbs down by Shubhra Gupta, indian express ...Basically, Sajid in full flow, celebrating juvenalia... full review

Thumbs down by Udita Jhunjhunwala, Live Mint ...There could be no better catalogue of the worst school of acting and writing than Housefull 2. ... full review

Thumbs down by Shaheen Parkar, MiD DAY ...There are lots of smart lines but the desire to be extra smart leads to the inane cropping in.... full review

Thumbs down by Mansha Rastogi, Now ...Asin is decent in her parts while Jacqueline's lines are clearly dubbed. ... full review

Thumbs down by Raja Sen, Rediff ... And there are the girls, each a vision of interchangeable moronity. ... full review

Thumbs down by sonia Chopra, Sify Movies ...But what’s rattling about the film is that most of the central characters are morally bereft, and that’s supposed to be normal. ... full review

Thumbs down by Swati Rohatgi, STARDUST ... Rishi and Randhir Kapoor only increase the decibel levels of the film.... full review

Thumbs down by Sudhish Kamath, The Hindu ...It's laughter porn. Not cinema. ... full review

Thumbs down by Reel Reptile, Upper Stall ...A few giggles due to Akshay (who is a proven comedian), and the director's obsession with bad man Ranjeet could fool you into sitting through this incest-driven orgy of starpower.... full review

Thumbs down by Kunal Guha, yahoo! India ...While Akshay Kumar and John Abraham hog the screen more than others, it’s difficult to tell if the film would’ve been any better or worse if the remaining cast got any more screen space.... full review