Mid Day - - HITLIST - SHA­HEEN PARKAR sha­heen@mid-day.com JUD­WAA 2 U/A: Com­edy DIR: David Dhawan CAST: Varun Dhawan, Jac­que­line Fer­nan­dez, Taapsee Pannu

ki baar kiski sarkar? The mak­ers are not look­ing for logic, nor do they claim to; it’s only harm­less fun.

As Dhawan re­boots his Sal­man Khan-star­rer to make Jud­waa 2 with son Varun two decades later, he re­lies heav­ily on the orig­i­nal rather than weav­ing in some fresh­ness. So, DAVID Dhawan has a stan­dard you have the Timid brief for his script writ­ers Twin and the Tur­bu­lent — give the au­di­ence’s Twin sep­a­rated brain some down­time. Any­thing at birth by is pos­si­ble in his world. the vil­lain. One One of the sup­port­ing charac- grows up in London, ters in­sists the mu­sic notes the other in go, Sa Re Ga Ma Amitabh. Big Mum­bai. It does B did Pa, get it? An­other one not take long for won­ders aloud: Are Ein­stein the lat­ter, who also and Valentine re­lated? Okay, has a side­kick with a speech then. There’s a pass­port agent im­pair­ment, to wing his way who feels he should deal with to the Queen’s city. Nor does Aad­har cards for bet­ter business, it take time for the twins to while an­other asks: Ab find their re­spec­tive la­dyloves there. En­ter two Ms Hot Pants to prance around with, in some ex­otic lo­cales.

Varun con­tin­ues his Main Tera Hero (2014) act. He can mimic B-Town’s lead­ing men, flaunt his mus­cles, make you laugh and cry It’s clear he wants to give it his all, do­ing what he loves to do: en­ter­tain the masses, even though he is two times over.

The writer duo, Sa­jid-Farhad, known for pen­ning come­dies like Gol­maal Re­turns (2008), All The Best: Fun Be­gins (2009), House­full 2 (2012), have sim­ply wo­ven a lot of gags to­gether to pass it off as a story. To give credit where it’s due, there was a lot of cack­ling in the au­di­to­rium ev­ery now and then. But the ques­tion is, for how long can you bear the dou­ble dose of non­sen­si­cal on­slaught? It’s funny in parts, but me­an­ders in the sec­ond half. As one of the tracks goes: Chalti hai kya nau se barah? It’s en­tirely your call.

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