Fukrey, a 2013 comedy is coming back with its sequel and this time Richa Chaddha has joined the gang. Four years ago we saw a gang of friends always finding their way into trouble and they are finally back. We last saw these guys in Delhi, jailing Richa Chaddha towards the end of the movie. And this time she is out to take the vengeance. The principle cast of Pulkit Samrat,Varun Sharma, Ali Fazal and Manjot Singh remains the same. And then there is their nemesis, Bholi Panjaban played by Richa.
The character of Varun Sharma’s Choocha is still in love with her and apparently has started seeing the future. While earlier Varun used to see disjointed images in his sleep which would turn into lottery-winning prophecy for some of his friends, he can see the future now with stronger glimpses and calls it “Deja Choo”. This anecdote comes because of his nickname and because Choocha is getting the feeling, so for him deja vu becomes deja choo.
But the future of this quartet is not looking too good. In a torture scene which involves firecrackers and unmentionable parts of the human anatomy, the director Mrighdeep Singh Lamba shows he is ready to spin mayhem in the second part. When this movie went on the floors four years back, it was a sleeping giant. It is to see now if this part of the franchise manages to weave the same comedy and magic with the audiences as the previous one.
It is also notable that 2017 is not a very good phase for Bollywood. A lot of big movies have flopped in spite of the lead actors and makers. Sometimes the topic helps the movie sail in turbulent times and this may be the case with this one and these Fukreys might hit a homerun.
Fukrey Returns is directed by Mrighdeep Singh Lamba and produced by Farhan Akhtar and Ritesh Sidhwani.