The announcement of Hungama 2 last year fondly reminded us of the ensemble, comedy entertainer that released in 2003. It was every bit as crazy, fun and whacky and will still tickle the funny bone if you happen to catch it on your free time. Back then, it became popular due to repeated TV telecast and the characters remain fresh in the memory of the viewers who find the Priyardarshan brand of comedy their guilty pleasure.
But 18 years down the line, times have changed. Comedy is evolving and one look at Hungama 2 trailer will suggest that it is stuck in a different time zone and seems repackaged, with the obvious material for humour stuffed inside, up to the brim. Confusion breeds comedy in Priyadarshan’s films. In Hungama 2, the same formula is rehashed. The hunt is on for a baby’s father. There is an onslaught of dialogues that hint the woman has been unfaithful and we all know how that has turned out in Hindi films as far as driving humour is concerned. For what it is worth, their character is judged and the unsubtle give-and-take reeks of sexism.
There are suggestive scenes in Hungama 2 because it has to be branded as a family entertainer. Despite these ill attempts at comedy, humour is missing. We look at how the upcoming Hungama 2 feels out of date.
Priyadarshan on repeat