DETAILED REVIEW OF “JUDWAA 2”
Directed By: David Dhawan
Produced By: Sajid Nadiadwala
Cast: Varun Dhawan, Taapsee Pannu, Jacqueline Fernandez
Duration: 2 hours 25 minutes
Salman Khan’s iconic film ‘Judwaa’ got a remake with the starcast of Varun Dhawan, Taapsee Pannu and Jacqueline Fernandez and it wasn’t as disappointing as expected. Well, we expected it to be disappointing because let’s face it, nobody can be compared to superstar Salman and Varun till an extent tried but not to his fullest. The entire hope relied on how the new cast fares at their performances as the original ones, being that of Salman, Karisma Kapoor and Rambha. Let’s say we expected a little more from Varun, Taapsee and Jacqueline since they were responsible to make this one nearly as good as the original one.
Story Of The Movie:
To start with, a couple Rajiv Malhotra and his wife Ankita played by Sachin Khedekar and Prachi Shah is to have a baby and soon finds out to be twins at the hospital. The doctor informs the couple of how they had to operate the baby since they were conjoined twins and had the same reflexes as each other. Due to some business rivalry, the negative character named Charles played by Zakir Hussain makes an entry to their hospital ward and kidnaps one of the babies and immediately jumps out of the window. Since this all is as similar as the original one, we aren’t here to discuss the same storyline again. To give you a gist of this scene, one baby is now with the family in London and the other one is left behind in Mumbai as an orphan.
The story then carries forward to 22 years later when Prem and Raja (Varun Dhawan) are all grown up . On one hand, Raja is one flirty Mumbaikar who’s a risk taker and on the other, Prem is a rather simple person being the typical sanskari mamma’s boy. Prem gets bullied at college for being a fresher and enters Samara (Taapsee Pannu) who saves him from the bullies. Raja being the flirty-quirky guy that he is flirting with Alishka (Jacqeline Fernandez) in the flight to London. Life takes Prem and Raja through a series of events where both are trying to save themselves. The love story between Samara-Prem and Alishka-Raja has the typical making love,romance, singing songs -kind of a love story. Huge complications take place when Prem and Raja get into each other’s life due to some or the other way. Since Raja is more of a fighter, he has a lot of enemies everywhere he goes, while Prem falls in trouble and gets beaten up for having the same face as Raja and obviously nobody knows this as yet.
With a lot of fighting sequences, couple quarrels and romantic songs, Prem and Raja finally face each other on the streets of London and are shockingly surprised to see each other. The two discuss how things have been troublesome for both of them due to each other and they now want to at least clear it out to their girlfriends first. After their respective girlfriends get convinces, Raja now faces his long time enemy again, Alex (Vivian Bhatena) whose father turns our to be Charles, while Charles turns out to be Rajiv’s enemy. With an emotional scene to sort this complication, Raja realises that Rajiv and Ankita are his parents too and Prem, his long lost twin brother. After crying a few tears, Prem and Raja now go to face their enemies to sort it ones and for all. Since all bad things have to end on a good note, Prem and Raja finally realize how their reflexes work together and fight out the villains. Prem and Raja are now in honeymoon suites with Samara and Alishka making lots of love. This is where the much awaited moment comes when Salman meets Varun. No it doesn’t look anything like the original characters, since Salman has aged. These five minutes of two Prems and two Rajas end up with an iconic ‘Tan Tana Tan’ dance step.
Talking about the performances, Varun did a fair job which looked like his original acting. Jackie who played Karisma’s role and Taapsee who portrayed Rambha’s role were not that great, which was sort of expected.
Music & Direction Of The Movie:
The recreation of two iconic songs sung by Anu Malik again, add a little more life to the film. The locations have been wonderfully covered and hence, cinematography looks great.
Watch or Not:
Overall, ‘Judwaa 2’ is a one time watch atleast with a lot of failed jokes here and there.