It has truly been awhile since I’ve had such an eventful and entertaining Filmy Friday! Thanks to David Dhawan’s part two of Judwaa 2, I spent my Friday night laughing nonstop and jamming out to the old-school 90’s Chalti Hai Kya 9 se 12!
First and foremost I should begin with how amazing Varun Dhawan was in this film. I know we have all seen a lot of films in Indian cinema where actors are playing a double role as ‘twins,’ but I definitely think this was my favorite double role film so far. Aside from how hot and charming Varun can be, and his acting and comic timing is perfect. Of course, a lot of this comes from dialogue writers Sajid and Farhad. The leading ladies of this franchise have also nailed it. Jacqueline Fernandez and Taapsee Panu were such a delight to see on-screen. I especially enjoyed seeing the transition of Taapsee from Pink to Judwaa 2. Jaqueline particularly does well when it comes to comedy and she always has been good at it.
I really walked into this film thinking I wouldn’t enjoy it much as (don’t hate me when I say this) but 90’s films were never my thing. I have never been a fan of the 90’s style films, but I really enjoyed the twist director David Dhawan brought with this film by using the similar story from the original Judwaa and modernizing it with relateable dialogues to ‘today’ things. I can only imagine how nostalgic it must have been having to direct this film again with a twist and with his own son!
That being said, there was definitely not a lot of logic behind some of the scenarios happening on-screen. And while it is a comedy and reflecting 90’s Bollywood, I found myself often rolling my eyes and simply not being convinced in the over dramatic fight scenes and overdramatic love story.
Speaking of nostalgia, the newly revised versions of Chalti Hai Kya 9 se 12 and Oonchi Hai Building have not stopped playing on playlists since they released. The comedy-chaos in Oonchi Hai Building was hysterical especially seeing Anupam Kher and Upasana Singh in their dancing forms.
If you’re looking for an entertaining popcorn film, Judwaa 2 is definitely what you need to be watching this weekend! Especially if you want to feel really nostalgic at the end with Salman’s little cameo!
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