Bunty Aur Babli 2 (2020)

Rani Mukerji, Siddhant Chaturvedi,
Bunty and Babli are forced out of retirement after a spate of robberies with their trademark sigil start appearing across India.
  • 4.1 /10.0 IMDB Rating:
  • DatePublished:
  • 2019-07-04 Added:
  • Aditya Chopra, Writer:
  • Varun Sharma, Director:
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4 / 10

Bunty Aur Babli 2 Is A Con-Drama Which Cons The Audience And Runs Away Just To Forfend Your Brutal Assault.

Bunty Aur Babli 2 :Movie Review -

Bunty Aur Babli (2005) was a box office hit and has enjoyed a reasonable success over the years. The sequel for the con-comedy, 'Bunty Aur Babli 2', has come too late and it's totally useless and unnecessary. The comparison between these two is unavoidable but the fact that this film carries the brand and the characters forward is surely a commendable thing and perhaps the only good thing about it. The reason for it is, lots of franchise have gone with different characters and stories with the sequels just to cash on the brand values and fool audience, so thank God that this one has remained faithful to its base. YRF's new formula of con-comedy can't be called mediocre because even that would be a compliment for it.

Bunty and Babli are forced out of retirement after a spate of robberies with their trademark sigil start appearing across India. This Varun Sharma's script pits the old pair of Bunty and Babli against new set of the con artist. Then expectedly, the cat and mouse game begins and everything in those 140 minutes is highly predictable and mostly boring. To be frank, the formulas written in this film are too old to accept. I even bash these formulas when i see it in any films made before 1950s, then for 2021 it's too mediocre. Maybe, this new idea of bringing four con-artists together could have been formed interestingly but the lose screenplay makes it difficult. The screenplay struggles in the first half but then it shifts gear in the second half. There are some good enjoyable moments in the second half. Dialogues are decent which follows a typical local humor (sometimes irritating) along with fresh, youth oriented glamour. Bunty Aur Babli had a hit music album and some of the songs are still in our playlists. Compared to that, Bunty Aur Babli 2 music is way underwhelming.

Talking about performances, Bunty Aur Babli 2 is somehow better. Saif Ali Khan and Rani Mukerji's chamistry is as natural as we see in any married couple but some of the scenes are terribly shot. In the second half, their glam appeal might attract you but that's not what i call Acting. The new set of Bunty And Babli is equally good. Siddhant Chaturvedi and Sharvari Wagh both get to perform lots of roles as con artists, actually more varities compared to the senior pair. From accents to looks to postures to glamour, everything they do is convincing. Pankaj Tripathi adds some laughter and you know how he does it. This guy a pro-level comedian and actor and he has proved it again.

Varun Sharma could have done a lot better in his debut film with the kind of brand he chose. It's good that it was his first innings so we don't really know what his calibre and potential is. Therefore, we can't bash him for falling down on the very first step he took. But yes we might do it if he repeats the same in future. Overall, Bunty Aur Babli 2 is terribly outdated but that's not that biggest issue. It fails to recognise the old wave cinema within mainstream zone is what makes it A Crap!

RATING - 4/10*

1 / 10

2 was not required

Sameer Lodaya

Shocking to see this type of quality movie from such big banners and top stars

The 1st one was so amazing atleast they could had made half of it..everything was lost in this movie from direction to performances

The makers knew that a blunder was made and so they did not spend much on promotions but they could had simply released on ott it would be viewed more there

I would suggest dhamaka and matsya kaand rather than going to theatre.

1 / 10

Seriously please stop making such films.

This film is best suited for OTT. The trailer itself didn't look promising. This film is nothing but every scene you saw in the trailer stretched. Only went because it was a holiday, had woken up early and had nothing to do. It was hard to sit through. Saif is a good actor and has shown his capabilities in stuff like Sacred Games and his old movies like DCH, KHNH, Hum Tum, etc. But I have no clue as to why he's agreeing to do films like Bunty AUR Babli. Seriously this is one film I would say should have not been made. It's nothing really and if you really want to watch it you can do so when it releases on OTT after 4 weeks. For now, Skip!

1 / 10

No no no ??

Saif Ali Khan is not suited fr the character & he acted too bad..!!

Rani Mukerji is too loud and over the top.., they both *failed* to entertain the public.

Movie is a poor show all the way.

Sequel feels like quite a fool-down-job in comparison with its original.

If you plan to watch this film, i recommend that you carry a *headache pill* along.

*Sarvari wagh* is a beautiful girl, thts the only thing to watch in the film..!!

5 / 10

Much Left To Be Desired

Today, after 16 years when I think about the original Bunty Aur Babli (2005), I am fondly reminded of -

a. The natural fun filled chemistry of the leading couple aka Abhishek Bachchan and Rani Mukherjee.

B. Insanely colorful but interesting dressing of Babli aka Rani Mukherjee.

C. Bullish presence of Amitabh Bachchan.

D. Iconic song 'Kajrare kajrare' performed by Aishwarya Rai and overall good and peppy numbers.

However, in the sequel Bunty Aur Babli 2 (2021) -

a. The chemistry between the lead pair Saif Ali Khan and Rani Mukherjee is quite bland.

What happened to Karan and Rhea of Hum Aur Tum (2004)?

B. Except for some post interval scenes in Abu Dhabi, Babli aka Rani Mukherjee's dressing and makeup is quite garish.

Even her mode of acting is unnecessary loud with nuances of over-acting.

Why did a seasoned actress like Rani resort to such insecure performance?

C. Well, Pankaj Tripathi has performed his usual self and kept his scenes relatively entertaining.

But can Big B's aura be replaced? Absolutely not.

D. Forget any iconic number, the entire music of the movie is quite forgetful.

An interesting observation:

Saif Ali Khan is supposed to look like a desi and rustic small towner in major parts of the film, but ends up looking royal. Also, a tad bit jaded.

While Siddhant Chaturvedi is supposed to look like a city bred educated and suave gentleman, but still looks more of a desi and rustic lad!

Why happened to the Langda Tyagi level of performance, enacted by Saif in Omkara (2006)?

How long will Siddhant take to come out of the mould of a 'desi gully boy'?

In the sequel, only Rani and Pankaj manage to carve clear characters and hold on to them throughout the movie. Saif just delivers his lines with no impact or single characterization.

The leading pair look quite dapper in their expansive designer wears, in the foreign location scenes that appear shortly after the interval.

They also have a plump faced young male child in the film who manages to score few laughter now and then.

Gully Boy (2019) fame Siddhant carries well different prosthetics and debutant Sharwari looks quite confident.

Both of them are young and presentable with slim and toned bodies, but are unable to create any magic together.

Movie Analysis:

Overall, Bunty Aur Babli 2 is an average movie with no innovation, poor script and much left to be desired direction.

Last but not the least, this movie makes you feel the impossible. It makes you yearn for Abhishek Bachchan! His performance in the prequel was bang on.