Nikhat Kazmi, TNN, Jun 16, 2011, 07.20pm IST

Cast: Vinay Pathak, Kay Kay Menon, Minisha Lamba, Amole Gupte
Direction: Sagar Ballary
Genre: Comedy
Duration: 2 hours

Time-pass entertainment

Story: Bharat Bhushan (Vinay Pathak), the nerd of Bheja Fry 1 returns with all his irritating quirks. This time, he has won himself a free trip on a luxury cruise and is determined to rock the boat for most of the revelers, specially the tax evader, tycoon Kay Kay Menon. In between, he manages to find a potential love interest in Minisha Lamba... at least that's what he thinks.

Movie Review: First things first: you do end up a few shades disappointed with the sequel, specially since the first part was such a scintillating act. The humour is laid back, the laughs are too few and far between and the tango between Vinay Pathak and Kay Kay Menon lacks the chemistry that crackled between Pathak and Rajat Kapoor in part one.

But give yourself a little time and let the characters take shape. It won't be long before you realize that Bharat Bhushan is still the nicest fool in the world. His stupidity still has an endearing quality to it as he tries his best to make the world a better place for everybody, unmindful of the barbs and the ridicule that comes his way. His antics, both on the ship and off it do induce a chuckle and a smile as the world writes him off as the proverbial loser. But zeroes, in Bollywood parlance often end up as heroes, specially if they stand up for the right.

Bheja Fry 2 also has an additional factor to add to the mayhem: Amole Gupte as the mad RD Burman fan, who prefers to lead a savage existence with his antiquated radio and his RD golden oldies. Watch out for an interesting cameo by Gupte who is creating a niche for himself as an actor of import.

Rating : 3 / 5