Complete review of ‘Judwaa 2’
Star Cast: Varun Dhawan, Jacqueline Fernandez, Taapsee Pannu, Rajpal Yadav, Anupam Kher, Upasana Singh, Pavan Malhotra, Zakir Hussain, Vivan Bhatena
Director: David Dhawan
Producer: Sajid Nadiadwala
Music Director: Sajid-Wajid, Meet Bros, Sandeep Shirodkar, Anu Malik
That ‘Judwaa 2’ is a reboot of the original ‘Judwaa’ is well known. Salman Khan’s Judwaa (1997) wasn’t a great film, but it has nostalgia attached to it. This is why most of us were keen on seeing how close Varun Dhawan gets to Salman in Judwaa 2. He doesn’t disappoint.
Story of the movie:
The film starts off with the age-old formula of twin children being separated at birth after their father (Sachin Khedekar) exposes a kingpin and his nefarious racket. The two children grow up to become Raja and Prem (both Varun Dhawan). While Raja grows up in the streets of Mumbai and becomes a street-smart guy, Prem is a music student who grows up in the comfortably luxurious life in London with his parents, who are not aware about the existence of Raja in India. Both are raised in different ways. A brother is weak and the other is powerful.
Raja and Prem meet the love of their lives in the form of Alishka (Jacqueline Fernandez) and Samaara (Taapsee Pannu) respectively. What happens after that, are a series of mistaken identities, a comedy of errors and oodles of topsy-turvy situations. What happens when Raja and Prem meet each other, do Prem’s parents ever get to know about the existence of their second child Raja and what happens to the respective love lives of Raja and Prem?You need to watch the movie for this.
Direction of the film:
The film’s direction is good, but the writing is weak, it could have been made better. As far as the film’s direction is concerned, it is really surprising to see a top-level filmmaker like David Dhawan stumble with this film. No doubt he oars the film to the ‘direction’ it required to go, still, there are way too many things and situations that remain unexplained in the film. The film’s script and editing are both very weak.
Star Cast Performance:
It’s not one, but, two Varun Dhawan’s who lighten up the screen in ‘Judwaa 2′. With this film, Varun had tried his level best to prove that he is ‘The One’. His energy and comic timing is on point, but it is the outdated script that drags him down. It is the two Varun Dhawans that save the day, when many of the supporting cast are strictly average.
Jacqueline Fernandez and Taapsee Pannu are good in the film but the film does not have anything special to do. But to their credit, they try their best to support Varun Dhawan in making a joke work. Pannu is the real surprise here, and a welcome one.
Rajpal Yadav plays Nandu, who played Shakti Kapoor in original ‘Judwaa 2′. Even the senior and experienced actors like Anupam Kher, Atul Parchure, Prachee Shah only ‘exist’ in the film doing their respective characters, although none of them is well defined or explained.
Other actors like Upasana Singh, Pavan Malhotra and Ali Asgar try their best to add to the film’s comical moments. Vivan Bhatena looks convincing and comical (in that order) in the role of a baddie, who suffers from memory loss.
As far as the film’s music is concerned, the only songs which remain fresh in your memory are the reboot of original Judwaa songs viz., ‘Oonchi Hai Building’ and ‘Tan Tana Tan’. Besides serving as a visual delight and pleasing to the ears, these songs will surely take you on a nostalgic trip. Rest of the songs are simply passé!
Watch Or Not:
Judwaa 2, like the original, isn’t a piece of art, in fact it’s mediocre, but it’s that one film which may lift your mood. At 149-minutes, this slapstick comedy has some really laugh-worthy moments.
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