Judwaa 2 Reviews by Critics: Varun Dhawan starrer has received mostly negative reviews from critics though it was expected. The average rating is 2.14 which is the lowest for a big film released in 2017.
- Postive: 3
- Neutral: 1
- Negative: 10
- Avg Rating: 2.14/5
Everybody in Judwaa 2 overacts, and the dialogues feel like they were written by an adolescent for his high school drama. “You [expletive] me, I [expletive] you,” snarls the smuggler to Malhotra. Watch this at your own risk.
Salman isn’t the only one Varun tries to borrow from. He keeps falling back on a hastily mimicked Shah Rukh line and stutter, and there are times where he tries to make a blank face like Govinda used to, so memorably, only to look unfunnily vacant. The other problem Varun and this film face, of course, is that the Khans are still very much around. Salman shows up in Judwaa 2 as well, tight tee-shirt and everything, and, even twenty years later, puts this unnecessary remake in its place. All we have here is a weak cover version.
Judwaa 2 is also your guide for dummies in writing fun lines for a film. The hard work is evident. It takes a great deal of labour to go through whatsapp jokes and string them into dialogues. Plagiarism is overrated as long as it’s anonymous, we all must remember! An old man on a wheelchair has an oxygen mask. Raja feels choked and gasps for breath. He snatches the poor man’s mask and helps himself. The old man starts jumping in his seat. If you did not find that funny, stay away from Judwaa 2. If you found that hilarious, then consult a doctor.
On the whole, JUDWAA 2, despite all the goofs, flaws and clichés, comes across as a decent paisa-vasool entertainer. At the box office, it has the potential to keep the cinegoers happy as it is quite massy and audiences have been deprived of quality content since a long time.
For all those who live, breathe and eat David Dhawan’s style of filmmaking, Judwaa 2 will surely make you happy and feel proud about your idol. Secondly, the film is a must watch for all the zillion plus fans (mostly Gen-Next) of Varun Dhawan. Judwaa 2 surely has the potential to grow big majorly through the word of mouth publicity, whose catalysts will be the college going crowd, for whom, missing a Varun Dhawan film is an unpardonable sin! But, for the rest of the gang, watching the original Judwaa a thousand times over will serve you more good.
Judwaa 2, like the original, isn’t a piece of art, in fact it’s mediocre, but it’s that one film which may lift your mood. At 149-minutes, this slapstick comedy has some really laugh-worthy moments.
Want to see what David Dhawan was capable of when he was on point? Watch the rollicking ‘Aankhen’, and while you’re at it, even the earlier ‘Judwaa’, when asking a girl out for a ‘nau se baarah’ show had real sting. This one is strictly the Multiplex Millennial Two Point Oh version.
Judwaa 2 might be your perfect weekend getaway but don’t expect a great story or logic in it. Just go and have a ball with your entire family over this long weekend.
Given that this is the premise, obviously Judwaa 2, like Judwaa, is not an intellectual enterprise. Fair enough. We all need to occasionally let our hair down with a dose of old-fashioned stupidity, and large parts of Judwaa 2 offer silly, mindless laughs.
As the villain in the film keeps saying, “Let’s come straight to the point.” And the point is this: Judwaa 2 is meant to be old wine in a new bottle. But this is no ageless wine, and maybe, David Dhawan should have checked the expiry date before making the film.
You can go to the ticket counter only if you are a hardcore Varun Dhawan fan. The flick appeals to the youth and young audience. It might work at the Box Office and, out of which, a huge share will come from single screens. In the end, I would just like to say that a finer film was expected from David Dhawan.
So, is David Dhwan losing his mojo? It’s time for reinvention. Laughs can’t anymore be about eve-teasing. Harmless, you say? But why perpetuate the idea that something like that is all right at all? There’s a statement on consent that the film acknowledges, but overall the narrative is in poor taste. If you laugh at the stuff in this, the joke is on you.