Judwaa 2


In 1997, David Dhawan made ‘Judwaa 2’ with Salman Khan, Rambha and Karisma Kapoor and after 20 years, he remade the blockbuster film with his son Varun Dhawan, Jacqueline Fernandez and Taapsee Pannu. The concept of twins is not new in Bollywood and the director has applied the same formula with a new dose of laughter.

But the million dollar question is whether the 90’s formula will able to impress the audience of the 21st century, who mostly likes concept driven movies. Again another question arises whether Varun Dhawan managed to fit into Salman Khan’s shoes. To pick up old movies and induce new elements in it is a tough job because people already set an image of the past.

‘Judwaa 2’ is purely for today’s youth, having a reflection of the 90s.

The film revolves around conjoined twins having similar reflexes - Prem and Raja, both the role played by Varun Dhawan. The babies were separated at birth in Mumbai. Prem raised up in London while Raja grows up as street 'tapori'. Prem dons a 'chasma' who carriesa piano.

Charles (Zakir Hussain), a smuggler is behind the separation of Prem and Raja. Prem finds love in Alishka (Jacqueline Fernandez) while Raja’s heart beats for Samaara (Tapsee Pannu). The film is about what happens when the conjoined twins crossed paths.

To create humour is not an easy matter and David Dhawan has achieved excellence in this regard. His many films in the past have entertained the audience with good humor timings and he has been able to extract the best from the actors.

Speaking about the characters, Varun Dhawan has developed abs for the role and he was just spontaneous. To enact dual role is a tough job and Varun has just showed his prowess in portraying double role. We have seen Taapsee Pannu in serious roles like ‘Naam Shabana’ and ‘Pink’ and for the first time she did a comedy film and she just matched up to all the characters well. Jacqueline Fernandez was a delight to watch.

Anupam Kher, Rajpal Yadav, Johnny Lever, Shakti Kapoor, Upasana, Pawan Malhotra, Sachin Khedekar, Ali Asgar, Vivan Bhatena, Mohan Joshi was excellent.

Technically the film is sound and the production value is rich. Ayananka Bose’s cinematography is glossy. 

It recreated the chartbuster songs Chalti Hai Kya and Oonchi Hai and Varun Dhawan and was a delight to watch. Songs by Sajid-Wajid, Meet Bros & Sandeep Shirodkar are practical. 

In the nutshell, ‘Judwaa 2’ is entertaining and this festive season audience will love watching it.