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Bheja Fry 2 – movie review

The Original Idiot is Back


Bheja Fry 2 - movie review

Bheja Fry 2 is the sequel to Bheja Fry (2007) which has Vinay Pathak as the protagonist. Bheja Fry 2 movie review…

Good hearted but not worldly-wise, the roly-poly tax inspector, Bharat Bhushan (Vinay Pathak) is back to fulfill his long cherished dream of becoming a singer. To further his ambition, he enters a game show hoping to win a cash prize with which he can make his own music album.

Eventually, Bhushan goes on to win the competition which also gifts him a free stay on a cruise ship. And in the process, he manages to find a potential love interest in Minissha Lamba.

It is on this cruise that he meets Ajit Talwar (Kay Kay Menon), an acrid tongued sadistic business tycoon, who is taking sheath on the cruise to flee from the Income Tax department.

On the ship, after a string of oddball occurrences owing to a mistaken identity, Ajit Talwar and Bharat Bhushan wind up stranded on a deserted island. The tax-evading tycoon Ajit Talwar, in an attempt to promptly get rid of him, instead lands up stranding them on an island instead.

It is on the island that Ajit realizes what a pain Bharat Bhushan is. His stupidity drives Ajit up the wall.

The story of Bheja Fry 2 gets only interesting from here as they try finding their way out of the island. With Bharat Bhushan finding the way to his dream and Ajit Talwar trying to find recluse from Bharat Bhushan and Income Tax, some more characters add to the complexity and spice of the brawl.

For the second time again the film established the fact that Bharat Bhushan is still the nicest fool in the world and despite his stupidity; he wants to make the world a better place for everybody.

There are some good moments in the first half of Bheja Fry 2 which really make you laugh, and then on some of the foolish jokes do not amuse the viewer anymore.

Vinay Pathak and Kay Kay Menon share a good chemistry as that crackled between Pathak and Rajat Kapoor in previous edition. Suresh Menon as the Investigating IT officer shares childish quarrels between him and Bhushan over the North — South culture divide. It appears funny the first time, but then on it irritates.

The plot about Amole Gupte as the mad RD Burman fan, and the one who prefers to lead a savage existence in an uninhibited island with his antiquated radio was intended to prop up the fading charm of the original idiot, but fails miserably. As an actor Amole Gupte is interesting but then on it just drags. And then we have Bharat Bhushan’s uncle’s story played by Veerendra Saxena which wasn’t funny and instead it tests the viewer’s patience. Vinay Pathak’s character could have been scripted on the lines of Mr. Bean – which at least could have been funny, but it wasn’t so.

Cast of Bheja Fry 2:
Bharat Bhushan – Vinay Pathak
Ajit Talwar – Kay Kay Menon
Ranjini – Minissha Lamba
Raghu Burman – Amol Gupte
M. T. Shekharan – Suresh Menon
Kapoor – Rahul Vohra
Bharat Bhushan’s neighbour – Veerendra Saxena

Credits & Crew of Bheja Fry 2:
Directed by Sagar Ballary
Produced by Mukul Deora
Story by Sagar Ballary
Screenplay by Sharad Kataria, Sagar Ballary
Music by Ishq Bector, Sneha Khanwalkar, Sagar Desai
Cinematography Parixit Warrier
Editing by Suresh Pai
Bheja Fry 2 – movie review