Verdict – An average flick that is a major let down.
The sequel to the much-loved and appreciated film Honey Bee has hit the big screen. The sequel Honey Bee 2 stars the original cast of Asif Ai, Bhavana, Balu Varghese, Sreenath Bhasi, Baburaj and Lal among others. It also stars veteran actor Sreenivasan who was not part of the first film and the beautiful Leena. The film directed by Jean Paul Lal aka Lal Jr is also written by him. Since the prequel was enormously popular, fans obviously have high expectations from the sequel. But the film turned out to be a little bit of a let down.
The story of Honey Bee 2 begins where the story of Honey Bee ended. As the caption of the movie is celebrations, the movie's story track is about a wedding celebration. Angel's (Bhavana) family have finally agreed to her marriage with Sebastian (Asif) and the whole film revolves around this occasion. Initially, Sebastian looks really happy with the marriage but as time goes by, it looks like something is bothering him which affects his relationship with his soon-to-be bride Angel and with his parents Anthony Thampi (Sreenivasan) and Ruby (Lena). Interestingly, it was assumed that Sebastian was an orphan till this film, as the first part did not mention anything about his family. Who are they and where were they all this while will be answered in the film.
As the wedding scenes are underway, we are introduced to a lot of characters like Omri (Harisree Asokan) and actors like Suresh Krishna, Ganapathy, Amith Chakkalakal who seemed like they could've done much better had the roles been stronger. The actors playing the role of Sebastian's buddies had poorly written parts too. Abu, Amro and Ferno, who made us roll on the floor laughing with their Kochi slang in the prequel, were a major letdown in the sequel.
There is not much to say about the performance. A well-seasoned actor like Sreenivasan was wasted playing the role of a helpless father. The highlight of the film and probably the only positive aspect is the music. The song Jillam Jillala, the wedding song, would make anyone want to shake a leg. It may soon be the song that will be played at most of the Mallu weddings because it is quite a catchy number.
For a fan of the prequel, this film was a let down.
Why You Should Watch This Movie:
If you want to know how the original story proceeds and what your favorite characters like Abu, Ferno and Ambro are up to, watch this film.