The Fukrey boys are back and they seem to have managed to entertain you. Released on December 8, it features Pulkit Samrat, Varun Sharma, Ali Fazal, Manjot Singh, Richa Chadha and Pankaj Tripathi, who have recreated their Fukrey (2013) characters in Fukrey Returns.
The first instalment had won millions of hearts with its comedy. Now, the sequel is here and promises a hilarious content. Bollywood celebs have had a laugh riot as they said that the film has funny dialogues and a crazy plot.
On the other hand, Bollywood critics have mixed response. While some praised the performances, a few of the critics have called the movie "a slog". Celebs and critics watched it at special screening and gave their reviews, but we are eagerly waiting for what the audiences have to say.
Fans were already excited to watch Fukrey Returns. The first instalment was the story of four Fukras trying to make easy money. Thus, everyone was naturally delighted when the sequel was announced.
The trailer too garnered immense appreciation and now, the second instalment is expected to be a hit as well.
Fukrey Returns is co-produced by Farhan Akhtar and Ritesh Sidhwani under the banner of Excel Entertainment, and is directed by Mrighdeep Singh Lamba.
Take a look at what Bollywood critics have to say about the movie:
Anna MM Vetticad of Firstpost said: "Fukrey Returns' screenplay has invested itself in one role and one role alone, and that role ends up being the only reason for its survival: Chuchcha remains laugh-out-loud, hold-your-stomach-or-it-will-hurt funny and Varun Sharma is hysterical. The actor's flawless comic timing makes every moment with his character a fun ride."
Priyanka Chauhan of India Forums said: "The film is a decent family entertainer but is strictly a "one time watch". Do not expect a "rolling on the floor laughing" comedy. It's just a plain comedy film with some good punches and Varun Sharma- Richa Chadda- Pankaj Tripathi's performance."
Umesh Punwani of Koimoi said: "Fukrey Returns is one super-entertaining movie. Retaining the magic of the first part, this easily is one of the best comedies of the year. Tiger also plays an important role in the film so yeh Tiger Zinda Hai jab tak aa jaaye Tiger Zinda Hai."
Ankita Chaurasia of Bollywood Life said: "Despite its flaws, Fukrey Returns falls short only when compared to the first part. As a stand alone film, it manages to keep you engaged throughout with some really funny scenes that will have you rolling on the floor. If you are looking for some comic relief, this is the film that you should head to."
Reza Noorani of Times of India said: "Farhan Akhtar and Ritesh Sidhwani with director Mrighdeep Singh Lamba have created a successful franchise, and there is ample scope to make a Fukrey 3, but this time, we hope it doesn't take them four years to do so."
Shubhra Gupta of The Indian Express said: "If not madly original, it could have been some amount of fun, and you can see it in tiny bits when Chaddha and Tripathi are vamping it up. But it starts to pall right from the start. And the crassness begins to get tiresome: bare butts are bitten by snakes, a guy peeing is both seen and heard, and everyone roams around, for some inexplicable reason, in the Delhi zoo, without a clue as to what to they are doing."
Rohit Vats of Hindustan Times said: "Fukrey Returns tries too hard to go the thriller way. It's much more 'heroic' than what the audience expected Chu Cha and his group to be. Fukrey Returns is a tedious 141-minute watch which is unfunny, unintelligent and repetitive."
Rohit Bhatnagar of The Asian Age said: "The film funnily takes you back to the first Fukrey with few moments which are refreshing to watch. However, the twist in this one could have been executed in a better way, but it won't disappoint you either. Spend your weekend with 'Fukrey Return's as it gives you a reason to laugh out loud."
Here's how celebs responded after watching Fukrey Returns:
#FukreyReturns off to a truly impressive start. For the small film (medium budgeted) that it is, the initial is rather good! But that's not surprising. Considering the brand that Fukrey is, and also considering that the trailers of FukreyReturns were loved, this was expected.— Komal Nahta (@KomalNahta) December 8, 2017