The much-awaited sequel of Bunty Aur Babli is released but the sequel is not even close to the original. The sequel is made up of a weak script that doesn’t engage or entertain the viewers. Bunty Aur Babli 2 is penned and directed by first-timer Varun V Sharma while sponsored by Aditya Chopra.
The stars – Rani Mukerji, the only member from the initial cast, is accompanied by Saif Ali Khan, Siddhant Chaturvedi, and debutante Sharvari Wagh – try it their all but are fail to save Bunty Aur Babli 2.
Bunty Aur Babli 2 never reaches the kind of climax that you’d expect from a comedy.
Bunty Aur Babli 2 Star Cast: Rani Mukerji, Saif Ali Khan, Siddhant Chaturvedi, Sharvari Wagh, Pankaj Tripathi
Bunty Aur Babli 2 Director: Varun V Sharma
Bunty Aur Babli 2 Music Director: Shankar Ehsaan Loy
The plot revolves around a young duo, engineering graduates Kunal Singh (Siddhant Chaturvedi) and Sonia Rawat (Sharvari Wagh), who are tricking people using the names of the notorious con pair Bunty and Babli. As a result, the actual Bunty and Babli — Vimmi and Rakesh Trivedi (Rani Mukerji and Saif Ali Khan) — are forced to return to the business they had excelled and abandoned. Will the tricksters be able to outperform the originals? Will Actual Bunty Aur Babli recapture their throne?
Bunty Aur Babli 2 is acceptable for the first half. The second is hardly acceptable. The screenplay is mediocre, and the actors, particularly Rani, embrace excessive accents just for entertainment.
The film’s collapse is due to its terrible writing, which makes the individuals resemble cardboard-thin and one-dimensional. The contextual comedy, too, is stretched and unable to make the people laugh.
In the first 30 minutes of the movie, Varun V. Sharma lacks the narrative. You wish the plot would pick up, but the longer it goes on, the more dangerous the situation becomes.
— Yash Raj Films (@yrf) November 11, 2021
When it comes to performances, Saif Ali Khan isn’t having the finest of times. And it’s surprising because he’s known for acting in a variety of genres. In the first half, Rani Mukerji is forceful and out of style. The single scene in which she shines is when she storms Kunal and Sonia at the breakfast table, and it is remembered solely for her performance.
— Yash Raj Films (@yrf) November 10, 2021
Siddhant Chaturvedi makes an impression and demonstrates that he has the potential to be in lead. Sharvari provides a strong first impression and radiates positivity. However, both actors’ performance falls as a result of the lack of focus on their individual backstories. Pankaj Tripathi is steady and entertaining, as one would anticipate.
— Yash Raj Films (@yrf) November 13, 2021
Prem Chopra, Brijendra Kale, and Asrani, who are all outstanding actors, are underused in small roles. The child actor who portrays Rakesh and Vimmi’s son has a lot of potentials and radiates confidence far above his age.
— Yash Raj Films (@yrf) November 14, 2021
Direction and Music
Varun Sharma, a first-time director, and screenwriter tries to put it all together in a flawless manner but failed miserably.
The picture fails to produce thrill in any manner, with no thrilling dramatic twists or flips, or even an intriguing ending. Bunty Aur Babli 2’s melodies and soundtrack are unimpressive. With foot-tapping melodies such as Kajra Re, Chup Chup Ke, and the appealing title track, that was one of the chief factors why the first one excelled.
Varun V Sharma, a newbie director, has attempted to retain the spirit of the previous edition. However, the script’s substance and amusement factor have let it down.