Bunty Aur Babli 2 Review: Unbearable First Half, Predictable Climax

Bunty Aur Babli 2 Review: The film stars Saif Ali Khan, Rani Mukerji, Siddhant Chaturvedi, Sharvari, and Pankaj Tripathi. Directed and written by Varun V Sharma and produced by YRF, Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy has composed the music. The background score is by Julius Packiam. The film is 138 minutes long.

The synopsis reads, “Do se bhale… chaar 😉😜 Bunty aur Babli are back, but with a twist!”

Bunty Aur Babli 2 Review: Plot, Discussion, Performance

The film starts with Bunty 2/Kunal (Siddhant Chaturvedi) and Bablu 2/Sonia (Sharvari Wagh) conning some rich middle-aged men. They fool the men as travel agents and take money from them to send on a vacation to a non-existent country, ‘Virgin Land’. After conning these men, Bunty Aur Babli 2.0 leave the trademark ‘BB’ logo behind to startle everyone. Well, that’s what it takes for Bunty and Babli to be on the news again.

However, the original Bunty aur Babli – Rakesh and Vimmi (Saif Ali Khan and Rani Mukerji) had left their con-jobs 15 years ago. They’re living a simple life like every Indian middle-class couple and have a son. Police Inspector Jatayu Singh (Pankaj Tripathi) arrests the OGs as he’s under the impression that they’ve conned these men.

When everyone finds out that someone else is pretending to be Bunty and Babli, the OGs lose their minds. Will they get back to conning people and show the new ones who’s the best? Or help the cop catch the duo? You’ll find out in those 138 minutes.

Bunty Aur Babli 2 starts well with some con play and a dance number. But after 30 minutes till the interval, the plot loses its grip. It is unbearable to watch. In the second half, the real fun begins as we get to see more of Rani and Saif. Although I love Abhishek Bachchan, Rani and Saif cause fireworks on screen.

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The thrill to witness the moment when the OGs meet the newbies will keep you glued to the screen. The second half loses its track at times. The twists are predictable yet slightly enjoyable. No matter what, I will always be team Original Bunty Aur Babli. There are only 2 songs in the film with the title track being played in the background. Tattoo Waaliye is played at the end of the film.

Rani Mukerji and Saif Ali Khan bring in lots of entertainment on-screen. It has been so long since I saw both the actors in a light, groovy project. Siddhant Chaturvedi and Sharwari are remarkable as the new Bunty Aur Babli. Pankaj Tripathi doesn’t have much screen place, and his character is the weakest. He can do much better, and I wish the makers would’ve explored that to the fullest.

Bunty Aur Babli 2 Review: Final Thoughts

Overall, the movie has some pros and cons. Fans have waited 15 years for the sequel. It could’ve been highly entertaining had they made a solid first half and climax. There’s a mid-credit scene after the song. Do not miss that.

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Bunty Aur Babli 2 Review: Weak story and predictable twists make it less fun.

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