Here's what we liked and what we didn't in the second installment of the 2011 hit flick.
What we liked:
Kangana Ranaut: Undoubtedly her performance is simply mind blowing. She looks gorgeous on screen as Tanu. She plays a double role in this film for the first time, and as Kusum, Kangana is yet again at her best. Even though she is not visually appealing there is a certain charm to her as Kusum. Her dialogue delivery is impeccable especially the ones with her thick Haryanvi accent.
Deepak Dobriyal: He is the show stealer. He has an epic comic timing and his expressions do most of the work for him. He also takes up most of the punches in the movie, dialogue wise as well as literally.
Songs: One thing you can guarantee is that if not anything you would definitely want to get up and start dancing. The songs are that happening and foot tapping. Banno, Ghani Bawri and tracks were you just can't keep yourself still. Old school girl is a very unconventional track and the one with the Haryanavi accent is simply awesome.
Hilarious punch lines: Most of the dialogues in the movie form hilarious punch lines, which is somehow the highlight of this show.
In sync: Usually sequels in Bollywood don't really work due to its lack of connection with the 1st part. Fortunately this one doesn't pose any such problem and is completely in sync with the prequel. The 1st half is the best part of the movie.
R. Madhavan: don't get me wrong here. He is undoubtedly a brilliant actor, but if one has to compare his performance the 1st part was brilliant, but he tends to fizzle away in the 2nd. Whatever said and done, the chocolate boy charm he has will never fade away.
Faulty 2nd half: As much as we love the 1st half the movie, the 2nd half takes a big time dip. The movie tends to become stretchy as well making 165 minutes a tedious task to undertake. Towards the end R. Madhavan hardly seems in love with Kangana and the climax stands out like a sore thumb.
Predictable: Something one just doesn't expect his from Anand L Rai, the movie becomes very predictable towards the climax and thus ends up looking like a spoof.
Wasted characters: Some of the pivotal characters in the 1st part are retained in the 2nd but are talent that is completely wasted. Swara Bhaskar and Eijaz Khan only add to the clutter in the movie. The bad guy Jimmy Shergill's character of Raja Awasthi could have been defined well but the story falters in doing so.
All in all, the movie is definitely worth a watch, for nothing else but some awesome hilarious moments. Anand L Rai tries to cook up a tasteful meal, but it remains half baked. But still one would look at Kangana and say, "Banno tera swagger laage saxy"