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Hungama 2 Review | Disney+ Hotstar

3/5

The original one that had tragic emotions at the end is tweaked here, and this happy ending version will actually make you sad for all the wrong reasons.

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Hungama 2 is a 2021 Indian Hindi-language romantic comedy film directed by Priyadarshan and jointly produced by Ratan Jain, Ganesh Jain, Chetan Jain and Armaan Ventures. It is loosely based on Priyan’s own 1994 Malayalam film Minnaram with a different climax scene. The film stars Paresh Rawal, Shilpa Shetty, Meezaan Jafri and Pranitha Subhash.Hungama 2 marks the two comebacks of Priyadarshan and Shilpa Shetty to Bollywood after eight years and fourteen years respectively.

Hungama 2 premiered on 23 July 2021 on Disney+ Hotstar.

Plot

Colonel Govind Kapoor’s family includes his son Aakash and Aman, his brother. He also has four mischevious grandchildren. The twist in the story happens when Vaani, Aakash’s college girlfriend comes to their home with a child named Gehna and claims that the child’s father is Aakash. Aakash tells that it is not his child. He takes the help of Anjali Tiwari, his co-worker to help him to hide things about the child to not let anyone know about it. But Anjali’s husband Mr. Radhe Shyam Tiwari is a suspicious minded man. He thinks that she is having an affair with some other man and finds Aakash’s red socks in the camera which he secretly kept in his house. Tiwari starts trying to find someone with the same red socks and finds Aakash. He now thinks that Aakash is lover of his wife and Gehna is their child. Thus, the confusion begins.

Review of Hungama 2

Aakash Kapoor is the son of Colonel Gobind Kapoor, and he is all set to marry the daughter of their family friend Mr. Bajaj. But suddenly, out of nowhere, Vaani, Aakash’s college girlfriend, arrives at his home with a kid and claims that Aakash is the father of the child. Aakash tries to convince everyone that he is not the father, but nobody believes him. With the wedding just around the corner, how Aakash and his family handle this unprecedented situation is what we witness in this Minnaram remake.

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Improvising and restructuring a story that was written almost two decades ago is not a bad thing to do. But the problem I felt with Hungama 2 is that the makers are trying to treat it as a no-brainer comedy. Yes, the initial jokes in Minnaram also had these slapstick elements in them. But those sequences had an organic feel to their credit, and now I realize how much the acting part made those sequences hilarious and memorable. The scenes in Hungama 2 are lifeless. While someone like Mohanlal portrayed the tension of the hero so believably and hilariously, Meezaan Jaffrey’s portrayal of the same character felt like an amateur mimicry of Ranbir Kapoor. The logic less climax was just like adding insult to injury.

The original one that had tragic emotions at the end is tweaked here, and this happy ending version will actually make you sad for all the wrong reasons.

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