Movie Review: JUDWAA 2
It's A Judwaa of a Judwaa, An Identical Twin is born, after 20 yrsRating: 3.0/5.0
Review By: Kanwaldeep Singh (KD)
David Dhavan creates an Identical Twin, it is a copy and paste, exactly like the theme of his hit movie Judwaa, ekdam Masaledar with a firangi tadka. Each and every dialogue with characters are a copy of the earlier movie, just find and replace Mumbai with London.
Big question is, did you enjoy Judwaa2 the same way you enjoyed the earlier one, the answer is, Yes, except that the Salman Khan starer had an element of innocence and guilelessness to it. I also saw the old movie after watching the new one, Salman was effortless in that.
But the fact is, if anyone else could have carried this role other than Salman Khan, it has to be only and only Varun Dhavan.
Secondly, many critics have asked this question, why and what was the need to re-create it in the first place? Well my son enjoyed it and forced me to download tan tana tan tan tan tara on my phone, and the show was houseful on a Sunday, people who have watched the earlier movie also enjoyed this one, it does make perfect business sense, so why not.
Don't try to find logic in this movie, else you will waste your time criticising every scene, just let it flow and enjoy the one liners. The jokes do make you laugh and Varun's gags on Salman and Shahrukh are just fabulous. His takes on Salman's and Shahrukh's dialogues are hilarious to the core.
Varun creates magic on screen, his timing is pitch perfect and it is him who takes the movie to another level, just like Salman did in the earlier movie. Varun does all the heavy lifting and does not miss out on showing his Abs time and again, exactly like...you got it right, I need not mention his name all the time...
The movie has an extremely strong supporting cast.
Rajpal Yadav replaces Shakti Kapoor as a Totla, yes even that's not changed, and he does a fine job, those were difficult shoes to fill in and Shakti Kapoor was an actor at a different level, I don't think there's anyone today who could have as comic a timing as he had.
Anupam Kher has little screen presence, but it's always great to see him on screen, he fills in for Kader Khan, and does an amazing work. Anupam Kher's role in the last movie, that of police inspector along with Satish Shah was very key and meaty, that role is missing in this movie, Pavan Malhotra tried to do justice to that role but he doesn't get the meat.
It was great to see Johnny Lever, although he has a 4-5 minutes role, but the entire theatre clapped when he appeared on screen, he is such a delight, just pure awesome comedy by him. Purely done justice to his role in Judwaa2.
Both the actresses look sizzling hot and convincing in their roles. They do the leg shaking and add the charm to the screen with their presence. Tapsee still has more screen presence as compared to Jaqueline but nothing much the actresses could do given the script, they do and play their part very well.
Varun is plain and simply awesome, the movie rests on his shoulders and he surely did a lot of gymming to carry that weight till the very end. He surely is the next Govinda/Salman combination of today's generation.
Music is Wow, it just does not disappoint at any moment, great songs and the two repeated songs, Oonchi hai Building and Tan Tana Tan Tan Tan Taara are the songs I kept waiting for, the theater erupts in applause, and I am talking of good sophisticated crowd doing this.
Towards the end, Sallu Bhai appears and it is a delight for both the roles of Salman and Varun on screen making it a perfect ending for Judwaa2.
Judwaa2 does not disappoint, It is entertaining with complete masala and copy of the old movie, but you see, I have seen the old one and I still enjoyed this one.
David Dhavan needs to be given a high five for this.