Bland But Tasty
So ‘Bheja Fry 2’, one of the countless sequels lined up to hit the big screen, released yesterday. And the loveable but goofy Income Tax sleuth Bharat Bhushan is back to tickle your funny bones and make you laugh. Actor Vinay Pathak who reprises his role of the main protagonist Bharat Bhushan in this sequel, as usual reeks of clumsiness and bumbling charm and still aspires to make it big as a singer. To make his dream come true, he takes part in a reality show on television hoping to earn some hard cash that will help him fund his music album. However, he lands up winning a trip on a cruise liner but not before falling for the charms of the sweet producer of the show Rajini (Minisha Lamba).
On the cruise liner, Bharat Bhushan bumps into business tycoon Ajit Talwar, who in turn is trying to escape from the prying eyes of the Income Tax department and especially another Income Tax sleuth M T Shekharan (Suresh Menon). One thing leads to another and Bharat Bhushan and Ajit Talwar get marooned on an island and then get on each other’s nerve.
Overall, the movie fails to live up to the expectations the viewers had keeping in mind the first version of ‘Bheja Fry’ that had come some four years ago. Bharat Bhushan is still the lovable character he was with all his eccentric and idiosyncrasy acts that continues in Bheja Fry 2. However, the scintillating chemistry he shared with Rajat Kapoor in the first part is completely missing in the second version in which Vinay Pathak shares screen space with Kay Kay Menon who looks completely misfit in the show. Amole Gupte in a small role of Raghu Burman, a big fan of R D Burman too sparkles along with the character of Suresh Menon. Minisha Lamba is just to provide some eye candy to the viewers and a love interest to Vinay Pathak.
The story fails to evoke much of a laughter and the gags are far less then the original film. Comparisons are inevitable no doubt. On the music front, with music by Sagar Desai, Sneha Khanwalkar and ishQ Bector, you’ll either love the songs or ignore it depending on your taste. If there’s funny ‘Ishq Ka Keeda’, then there’s ‘O Rahi’ and the raunchy ‘We Go Crazy’ that might appeal. Cinematography by Parixit Warrier is good. Director Sagar Ballary has done a good job though some of his casts and the script have let him down to an extent.
Despite its flaws, for an ordinary viewer, this is the most ideal film to watch with your family on a rainy day. Out of the seven releases today, certainly, Bharat Bhushan, the original idiot of the big screen and the most lovable buffoon of ‘Bheja Fry 2’ is a man to watch out for. His crazy antics is all for your viewing pleasure. So even if ‘Bheja Fry 2’ is a bit bland in taste, still it’s good for your laughing bones. Go enjoy it!