Bheja Fry-2 – Movie Review
Posted by FATEMA H.KAGALWALA on June 18, 2011 | No Comments
PRODUCER – Mukul Deora
DIRECTOR – Sagar Bellary
WRITER – Sagar Bellary
CAST – Vinay Pathak, Minissha Lamba, Kay Kay Menon, Amole Gupte, Suresh Menon
MUSIC – Ishq Bector, Sneha Khanwalkar, Sagar Desai
Bharat Bhushan is back with his simpleton middle class-ness and corny laughter. This time he has a con-man tycoon and TV show producers in tow to give him company. The setting is no longer a cubby-hole house but a lavish cruise and an idyllic island.
Bharat Bushan has won a trip on a cruise on a reality show and happens to rub shoulders with Ajit Talwar (Kay Kay Menon), a swindler who is on the cruise to escape the IT department. Bharat Bhushan’s colleague and righteous IT officer MT (Suresh Menon) is on Ajit’s trail too. Ajit gets wind of the IT department having sniffed at his cons and in a comedy of errors assumes it is Bharat Bhushan who is behind him. He conspires to have him eliminated but instead lands up on an isolated island with Mr Bhushan alone for company.
Soon enough though they have more company and the ‘bheja fry’ gets oilier. You may expect the outlandish humour of contrasts and extremes here too but in a surprising departure from the prequel, Bheja Fry-2 remains merely goofy. It has no hair-tearingly stupid antics of Bhushan making Ajit’s reactions to him over the top. The joy of the earlier was in the subtlety of the fun that we had at the expense of Bharat Bhushan but here although the jokes are tame he is made out to be a complete buffoon by everyone involved.
The film seems trying too hard to entertain even as Vinay Pathak’s persona as the central character is ticklish. The cinematography does not utilize the potential of the script using too many close ups and cuts and diluting the chemistry of characters and situations. The humour hardly develops as one remains glued to lines being thrown by extreme close ups. This sense of claustrophobia gets some room on the island (which has some pleasing water shots) but the turn of the script towards the end to introduce more humour and fun renders it rather tedious.
Bheja Fry-2 does not work as a film with its loose script and unimaginative jokes. Minissha Lamba’s character seems practically wasted in the film as it seems Bharat Bhushan’s is too. Kay Kay hams away in his typical demeanour and so does Suresh Menon. Amole Gupte’s islander psycho hardly raises any interest for lack of originality and newness. For fans of the prequel and new audiences alike the film promises to be a disappointment and not much else.