There is one scene in Judwaa 2 in which a reference is made to some cricket players of West Indies. It just cracks you up. Sadly, that scene is one of the rare good things in this remake of the 1997 Salman Khan starrer, Judwaa.
Raja & Prem (both played by Varun Dhawan) are bichhde hue judwaa bhais. Prem is raised by his parents in London while Raja is raised by a Maharastrian woman in Mumbai. Somehow Raja lands up in London which leads to many mistaken identity situations. Samara (Taapsee Pannu) and Alishka (Jacqueline Fernandez) are girlfriends of Prem & Raja respectively.
It’s a pain to sit through this over the top ‘slapstick comedy’. There is no logic at all in this film. I fail to understand how the twins have the same reflexes only during certain situations. It’s only used to create new ‘funny’ & ‘dramatic’ situations. Also, no one is able to figure that they are two different persons despite them having completely different personalities and mannerisms. Logic aside, even the story is hackneyed and boring. Raja kisses Alishka without her consent several times. Then he’s also full of misogyny in one scene in which he’s talking to Alishka’s mom, while he’s mimicking a character played by Shah Rukh Khan. Because misogyny is fine if you hide it in humour. Such scenes just make you cringe.
Varun Dhawan acts wonderfully. He plays both his characters with equal ease. Tapsee Pannu & Jacqueline Fernandez don’t have much to do. We still have a long way to go for films to have strong & real female characters. None of the other actors leave a lasting impact and it’s mainly because their characters have a very limited scope.
Judwaa 2 might do well at the box office but it will still remain a horrible film. We give it 1.5 stars with no kink.