Fukrey Returns’ film review
Director Mrighdeep Singh Lamba’s story Fukrey Returns took one year to come back from where it has ended. Having enjoyed the spoils of war they had so audaciously waged, the Fukras are now at crossroads with their past, which is about to decide their future. The men who jailed up Bholi Punjaban teamed up her in Mrighdeep Singh Lamba’s sequel to his 2013 sleeper hit.
The idea of sequel with juvenile comedy made an enough collections and made commercially to spawn, this was not familiar with the definition of the title. Four years on, the usage of the slang has not (fortunately) spread far beyond Delhi. Zafar (Ali Fazal) is making a life with his music and girlfriend and Pandit (Pankaj Tripathi), the college watchman, is an intrinsic part of their jugadoo gang. There are three friends, Pulkit Samrat as Hunny, Varun Sharma as Choocha and Manjot Singh as Lali in college.
Choocha’s strange dreams to throw up winning numbers in the lottery are interrupted by Hunny, the champion in his unique way. This is a small but it can be seen comfortably as a lucrative scam. While Richa Chadha as Bholi Punjaban puts her fullest on the role to snag a get-out-of-jail card. She first locates and entraps these infamous five.
This sequel offers the opportunity to try and fix the flaws of part one and strengthen the story. But, when it comes to reality this things are not likely to happen when your source material was not worthy to follow.
In this sequel, Lamba squanders his advantage in the second half, but he starts of steadily at the beginning. Being a villain and a corrupt politician Bholi’s zing has been diluted. The most interesting part of her compromised character is her animal print onesies and hoodies. She is not as intimidated to her character. Chadha seems unable to get a bite into this Bholi. Bholi has done a lot more screen time.
Rounding off an already-stellar year, Tripathi is terrific and impactful and the only character who is liked to see. Manjot Singh and Ali Fazal try to dial down their performances, but just appear as flummoxed as I was watching the convoluted action unfolding on screen. Samrat and Sharma get maximum screen time, with the latter being the centrepiece as the intellectually challenged butt of the joke. His antics are only cute for so long before you want to clip him around the head and exclaim WTFukrey!