Director: Mrighdeep Lamba (as Mrigdeep Singh Lamba)
Writers: Vipul Vig (story), Vipul Vig (screenplay and dialogue)
Stars: Pulkit Samrat, Manjot Singh, Ali Fazal
Runtime: 2h 21m
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Released: 8 December 2017
Summary: Fukrey, a 2013 film about a bunch of feckless Dilli fellows who fall afoul of a foul-mouthed female don, and some random layabouts, was an unexpected success.
To want to run off a sequel is understandable. What doesn’t make sense is to make this return such a slog. The actors are (more or less) the same. But the situations are so tired and contrived, and so relentlessly juvenile that there’s nothing that even such capable hands as Richa Chadha and Pankaj Tripathi can do, to retain our interest.
In the original, there was at least an attempt at creating a somewhat realistic Dilli ‘clony’, with its grinning local louts, and lover-boys making eyes at neighbourhood heartthrobs across cramped balconies, ‘nonk-jhonk’ happening on terraces, and guys going by the name of Choocha (Sharma) and Hunny, not, please note, Honey(Samrat), Lalli (Singh) and Zafar (Fazal), who speak the street lingo with conviction, and who try pulling off small cons while waiting for something better. And a lovely, lilting song, which was so much better than the movie: I don’t think you can hear “Ambarsariya” without wanting to join in.