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Thursday, June 16, 2011


Vinay Pathak BHEJA FRY 2 drags in 2nd half: Movie Review 
[16 Jun 2011]
STARRING Vinay Pathak,Kay Kay Menon, Suresh Menon, Minissha Lamba, Amole Gupte and others.DIRECTION Sagar Ballary STORY The plot of the flick revolves around tax inspector Bharat Bhushan (Vinay Pathak), who again tries to fulfill his dream of becoming a singer through participation in a game show. Fortunately, Bhushan wins the competition and wants to make a music album with the prize money. The competition also awards him with free stay at a cruise ship.   

It is on the ship that Bharat Bhushan meets sadistic business tycoon Ajit Talwar(KK Menon), who is fleeing from his income tax troubles. Bharat tries to impress Talwar through various means as he feels that he can be helpful in achieving his target of becoming a great singer.

On the other hand, Ajit Talwar had other ideas. He instructs his subordinates to bump off Bharat Bhushan, thinking him to be the same income tax sleuth on his trail. However, in actuality it is MT Shekharan (Suresh Menon), who is following Talwar and has also come to cruise liner with this purpose.

But, Bharat Bhushan is enjoying every moment of his stay at the cruise as Ranjini (Minissha Lamba), who had met him during the game show is also there. However, destiny had something else in store for them and due to mistaken identity Bharat Bhushan and Talwar land in a deserted island.

Bharat Bhushan continues his effort at impressing Talwar and this is driving him crazy. Finally, they end up becoming hostage of an eccentric photographer on the island. Fortunately for Bhushan, his colleague at the income tax department, Shekharan, comes to his rescue at this moment and also reveals that in fact, Talwar was trying to kill him.

Bhushan is shocked. What happens after that is revealed in the remainder of the flick.


Vinay Pathak, who plays the character of Bharat Bhushan, once again rocks in the flick. In fact, the movie belongs to him completely and sometime you feel it to be a one man show. Vinay is superb in his interactions with Kay Kay Menon on the cruise ship and endears himself to the audience with his simplicity.

Kay Kay Menon, who plays the part of businessman Ajit Talwar, comes out a winner in the role. He has got witty dialogues in the flick and excels during his scenes with Vinay Pathak on the cruise.

Minissha Lamba, the gorgeous bollywood babe who plays the part of Ranjini in the film, looks pretty in her strut and pout character. Minissha Lamba does not get much scope to showcase her acting prowess but comes well in the song as also in the part of sexy nurse.

Amole Gupte, the famous director-actor of ‘Stanley Ka Dabba’, who plays the part of a reclusive photographer on the island, should have been given some meaty portions.  Others provide able support to the main cast of the flick.

The direction of Sagar Ballary is not up to the mark this time. He seems to have been let down by a lackluster storyline. Second half of the flick drags and the audiences get bored. In comparison to its prequel, the director seems to have gone down in treating the subject.

The music of the film is average with the exception of Ishq Bectro’s ‘Ishq Da Keeda’, which has already caught the imagination of the viewers. Other musical scores from Ishq Bector, Sneha Khanwalkar and Sagar Desai seem more an effort in promoting the flick than anything else. Other production values are average.


Vinay Pathak has once again rocked in the flick, but the film as a whole is nowhere near the original ‘Bheja Fry’. At best, this ‘Bheja Fry 2’ seems to be able to tickle funny bones only in the first half, while second half is boring. An average flick.

STAR Rating: * *


Time-pass entertainment

Story: Bharat Bhushan (Vinay Pathak), the nerd of Bheja Fry 1 returns with all his irritating quirks. This time, he has won himself a free trip on a luxury cruise and is determined to rock the boat for most of the revelers, specially the tax evader, tycoon Kay Kay Menon. In between, he manages to find a potential love interest in Minisha Lamba... at least that's what he thinks.

Movie Review: First things first: you do end up a few shades disappointed with the sequel, specially since the first part was such a scintillating act. The humour is laid back, the laughs are too few and far between and the tango between Vinay Pathak and Kay Kay Menon lacks the chemistry that crackled between Pathak and Rajat Kapoor in part one.

But give yourself a little time and let the characters take shape. It won't be long before you realize that Bharat Bhushan is still the nicest fool in the world. His stupidity still has an endearing quality to it as he tries his best to make the world a better place for everybody, unmindful of the barbs and the ridicule that comes his way. His antics, both on the ship and off it do induce a chuckle and a smile as the world writes him off as the proverbial loser. But zeroes, in Bollywood parlance often end up as heroes, specially if they stand up for the right.

Bheja Fry 2 also has an additional factor to add to the mayhem: Amole Gupte as the mad RD Burman fan, who prefers to lead a savage existence with his antiquated radio and his RD golden oldies. Watch out for an interesting cameo by Gupte who is creating a niche for himself as an actor of import. 


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