Hungama 2: Ditch or Watch
by Susweta Bose | Sat, 24 Jul 2021 14:11:57 GMT

Disney+Hotstars recent release Hungama 2, has gained much traction thanks to the Raj Kundra and the pornography case. Directed by Priyadarshan again, this comeback movie for many forgotten artists of Bollywood fails miserably to make a mark with the audience. 

The classic Hungama movie that was released eighteen years ago had gained immense applause among Indian watchers. Clownish, ear drumming laughter, the confusing fun was directed by Priyadarshan, who has recently wheeled another upshot, Hungama 2. The sequel is not similar to the old script as it does not have the plot of Anjali, Akash and Radheysham's tale. However, Hungama 2 is vaguely plotted on Priyadarshan's 1994 directed movie Minnaram, which presents Mohanlal as the main character. 

The storyline revolves around Meezan Jafri as Aakash, a jovial young man who is ready to tie the knot with the daughter of Manoj Joshi as Bajaj, a dear friend of his father Ashutosh Rana, who plays the Kapoors. When arrangements are about to be complete for the engagement, unexpectedly a woman (Pranitha Subhash) Vaani knocks on the door carrying a kid. Vaani alleges that Aakash is the real father of the kid which gets everyone stunned. Although Aakash refuses to accept the kid and declares she is lying, the proof speaks otherwise. Kapoor is determined to dig into the case deeply to find out the truth and includes Shilpa Shetty as Anjali who he regarded as his daughter. Moreover, Anjali’s doubtful spouse Paresh Rawal named Radhe listens to their conversation and starts assuming that Aakash and Anjali are in love. Here the humoristic period starts. 

The trailer itself speaks of the authentic Priyadarshan comedy, puzzling fun, jolly and comical vibe. Although the movie is quite funny it revolves around the same old pattern that a director has in the movies as nowadays watchers preferences have evolved due to the availability of a variety of genres.  Hungama 2 is the amalgamation of De Dana Dan, Hulchul, Hungama and Malamaal weekly resemblance. 

Hungama 2 exhibits different good actors. The director’s regular actors association like Rajpal Yadav, Paresh Rawal, Tiku Talsania and Sharman Joshi are a delight on the screen yet again. Cameo roles involve some of the legendary comedy actors Johny Lever and Rana. All the performers have done their best to uplift the storyline on screens yet it does not fully satisfy the audiences due to the lack of some fresh content. Each actor appears for five to ten minutes in the movie and doesn’t justify much. Pranitha and Meezan acted maturely yet their part hide in so much turmoil in the movie. Priyadarshan the director also came back to the industry after eight years.  

Overall, Hungama 2 is a medium range entertainer.