Truly lives up to its name. Bheja Fry 2 will fry your brains and make you cringe in pain. A loud applause for director Sagar Ballary for unearthing a revolutionary way to export torture techniques to our enemies across the border. Bheja Fry (2007) was genuine, fun, and unpretentious. It’s predecessor, however, fails miserably and leaves its loyal fans extremely disappointed. In all the excitement of creating a sequel packed with comic splendor, somehow somewhere the storyline, plot and even the punch lines eventually got lost.
Vinay Pathak returns as the irritating income tax officer Bharat Bhushan. With a vintage song for every conceivable situation & his obsession with being always prepared, Bhushan irks the corporate fraudster Abhay Talwar (Kay Kay)( and later even the audience). It’s a cat and mouse game that could have really brought some laughs. IT officer and self obsessed singer Bhushan wins a cruise from a game show. Lecherous Talwar evading IT officials lands on the same cruise as Bhushan and hatches a plan to get rid of Bhushan. Talwar is also after Minissha who’s aboard the ship and assists Bhushan. Meanwhile, Bhushan also has a crush on Minissha. Interestingly, in this entire mish-mash Bhushan seems to be enjoying himself thoroughly and the first half of the movie is enjoyable courtesy Mr. Bhushan and Talwar’s comic capers.
Unfortunately, the entire episode takes a steep downhill path after the break. Bhushan & Talwar are stranded on an island and somehow Bhushan’s capers get so irksome, annoying and repetitive on this deserted island that it will have you yawn in protest and wonder when you too can escape this.
Suresh Menon plays Bhushan’s friend (and is the smarter IT officer of the two) & they share a few good low brow comic scenes including one in which they have a North-South verbal showdown. Minissha Lamba, although looking quite voluptuous as the hot executive, is stiff and uncomfortable. Amole Gupte enters at the point when you just can’t stand Pathak anymore and only adds to your agony.
The music is average. The story, dialogues and comic relief all get lost on the island. So unless you’re into torturing yourself, avoid this mindless Bheja Fry!