Sajid Khan’s Housefull 2 (2012) Movie Review


Star cast: Akshay Kumar, Asin, John Abraham, Jacqueline Fernandez, Shreyas Talpade, Shazahn Padamsee, Ritesh Deshmukh, Zarine Khan, Mithun Chakraborty, Rishi Kapoor, Randhir Kapoor, Boman Irani, Chunky Pandey, Johny Lever, Ranjeet.
Directed by: Sajid Khan
Length: 4436 Meters
Run-time: 155minutes
Watched at PVR, Hyderabad

Plot: Chintu Kapoor (Rishi Kapoor) and Daboo Kapoor (Randhir Kapoor) are step-brothers and also neighbours with beautiful daughters each. When Jai (Shreyas Talpade) parents gets insulted by Chintu Kapoor. This makes Jai’s father serious and he lands up in the hospital. Jai want to seek revenge by making Chitu’s daughter marrying the worst guy in UK. Where Jai takes the help of Jolly (Ritesh Deshmukh ), the son of one of the richest persons in the country JD (Mithun).Jai and Jolly muster in Max (John Abraham) who is an smart thief. Due to some mistake Max enters Daboo Kapoor’s house and falls in love with Bobby (Jacqueline Fernandez). So Jai sends Sunny (Akshay Kumar) to woo Heena (Asin). Both Max and Sunny successfully makes both Dabbo and Chintu believe them as JD’s son. This gives rise to unusual situation with confusing characters. Also, there is Jolly loving a model/girl friend JLO (Zarine Khan) and even Jai wants to marry his love Parul (Shazahn Padamsee). What Happens next? Will Jai able to extract the revenge? Will JD accept their love? Will JD understand their love? Will four marry forms the rest of the story.


Akshay Kumar suited the role, generated some comedy by some crackbrained acts and dolt lingo. John Abraham is decent in his character. He improvised in many scenes and dialogues.  Ritesh and Shreyas alright in their roles. Asin got a decent character in the film. She is extremely glam in looks and in her sequences with Akshay and Jacqueline Fernandez. Jacqueline Fernandez, Zarine Khan, Shazahn Padamsee continued their glamorous act. They didn’t have interesting roles to play. Rishi Kapoor and Randhir Kapoor provided some okay comedy. Mithun got an important role, and is fine in his character. Chunky Pandey and Boman Irani offered beneficial support. Johny Lever steals the show with his funny character.


Basic storyline of the film is heavily inspired by 2005 Tollywood flick “Hungama”.

Sajid Nadiawala’s storyline a lot inspired from Hungama (2005) Telugu film. The director (Sajid Khan) seems to have adapted the screenplay of Telugu original as it is. Though the film is kitted up with series of humorous scenes, the lack of grip on the script made the film slow and predictable at times. The direction of the film is average. Sajid – Wajid’s music is effective. Songs like “Right Now Now” and “Anarkali” were sizzling on screens. Choreography by Farah Khan is laudable.  Manoj Soni Cinematography is useable. S. Bhagat’s editing is one of the major drawbacks of the film. Production values were adequate. Comedy dialogues are pretty good though they crossed the line of sensibility in a few scenes.

Scenes I Liked:

  • Introduction of Fifo and Nagaraj
  • John Abraham’s Entry
  • Akshay and Ranjeet scenes.
  • Mithun and Boman’s Flash Back

Survi Review:

First half of the film is entertaining in parts. Second half is slow and okay.  Positives of Hungama 2 are Comedy in parts, Songs and choreography. On the flipside it’s Thin Storyline, Dragging Scenes in between, Editing, Logic less scenes and Fights. There are dull scenes, Boring Scenes, reason less fights, clinched scenes in second half. Overall an average film for those who didn’t watch the Original and don’t mind watching No Brain-er Entertainers.

Survi Review: 2/5 (Its better to watch the original for Telugu Folks)

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