Hungama 2 Movie Review: Priyadarshan's Magic Is Missing

Director: Priyadarshan

Music Directors: Anu Malik, Ronnie Raphael

Hungama 2 Cast:

Meezaan Jaffrey, Pranitha Subhash, Shilpa Shetty, Paresh Rawal, Rajpal Yadav, Johnny Lever, Tiku Talsania, Manoj Joshi, Ashutosh Rana, Akshaye Khanna

Hungama 2 Movie

Release Date:

The movie was released on 23rd July 2021 on Disney+Hotstar.

Hungama 2 Review: Story, Performances & Analysis

After the grand success of Hungama which was released in 2003, starring Akshaye Khanna, Aftab Shivdasani, and Rimi Sen in the lead roles, Priyadarshan is back with the sequel of this comedy movie. Hungama 2 is the remake of Priyadarshan’s Malayalam movie Minnaram starring Mohanlal, Shobana, and Thilakan.

Many of us might be worried about whether watching “Hungama” is mandatory before watching Hungama 2, but let me assure you that the sequel is not the continuation of the original one.

The story of the movie revolves around the young and charming Akash (Meezaan Jaffrey) who is engaged to Simran. But, suddenly one day his girlfriend Vaani (Pranitha Subhash) arrived at their house with a child and claimed Akash to be the father of the child.

As per Akash, she left him 3 years back without informing him anything. Now he needs to prove that he is not lying in front of his father Colonel Kapoor (Ashutosh Rana). Failing to do so, his marriage will be canceled with Simran who is the daughter of Colonel Kapoor’s friend Manasvit Bajaj(Manoj Joshi).

Akash took help from his colleague Anjali (Shilpa Shetty) and canteen manager Popat (Rajpal Yadav) but nothing worked. Anjali is the wife of lawyer Radheshyam Tiwari(Paresh Rawal) who suspects her wife of having an affair with Akash.

Can Akash prove that he is not the father of the child? Who is the actual father of the child? Why Vaani left Akash 2 years ago? Watching Hungama 2 on Disney+Hotstar will help with these answers only.

Neither Meezaan Jaffrey nor Pranitha Subhash made any lasting impact with their performances. It was absolutely surprising watching Shilpa Shetty in such a role where she has very little scope to show what she is capable of.

The predictable narrative, lack of romance, and comic timing have disappointed a lot. Priyadarshan failed to recreate the magic of “Hungama” in “Hungama 2”. Aftab Shivdasani-Rimi Sen- Akshaye Khanna starrer movie with Nadeem Shravan’s music was a complete package of entertainment. The only thing Priyadarshan did right was by bringing Paresh Rawal, Tiku Talsania, and Rajpal Yadav together.

Paresh Rawal as lawyer Radheshyam Tiwari & Rajpal Yadav as canteen manager Popat were convincing. Tiku Talsania as family factotum Nandan and Johnny Lever as Tutor Gagan Chandra D’Costa also provided their valuable contribution during their given screen presence.

Even the music was also forgetful. The remake of the super hit song “Chura Ke Dil Mera” track was also a disaster compared to the original track.


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