Saturday, July 02, 2011

Bheja Fry 2

Rating : 4/10
Release Date : 17th June, 2011
Time : 130 minutes
Director & Co-Writer : Sagar Bellary; Co-Writer :Sharat Katariya; Music : ishQ Bector, Sneha Khanwalkar, Sagar Desai
Starring : Vinay Pathak, Kay Kay Menon, Suresh Menon, Minissha Lamba, Amol Gupte

I find it difficult to laugh at the sight of someone (Vinay Pathak) getting humiliated or some habits of his (speaking in chaste Hindi, being over helpful etc) being made fun of. Neither did I feel any sympathy for the main tormentor, Kay Kay, who is a womanizer, fraud and mean-hearted to boot. Story wise, as well, I found this version inferior to the first and slightly far fetched.

Vinay Pathak is an Income Tax sleuth who doesn’t seem to have to work too hard and spends his time auditioning for singing shows and game shows. He wins one and is invited to a cruise. Kay Kay Menon, is a businessman doing dodgy things, is under investigation and also a friend of the show organizer, and decides to come for the cruise. He and Vinay don’t get along from moment one, especially as Minissha Lamba, the cute game show executive whom Kay Kay has the hots for, has eyes only for the demure Vinay. As fate would have it, one of Kay Kays schemes to get rid of Vinay backfires and both he and Vinay end up being stranded on an island for some time.

Sounds a bit stretched ? It is. Especially with most other characters hardly getting a look see and therefore seeming like caricatures, like Amol Gupte, who comes across as a buffoon or Kay Kays wife who comes across as cold or Suresh, Vinay’s colleague, who seems cartoonish, or even Kay Kays assistant who doesn’t take long to change colours.

On the positive side, something does keep happening throughout, the acting is solid from the lead pair, both male and female, and there are a few (very few) good moments of fun.

There are few redeeming features otherwise in the film and am hoping rumours of a third are unfounded

1 comment:

Mansi said...

Totally agree... the film goes way off the track in the second half with Amol Gupte's crappy antics... There isn't much of KK in the film...not sure why he chose to do this... vinay pathak's graph goes from funny to annoying to intolerable...
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