Dream Girl 2 l Not Just A Review

By: Amit KumaR Agarwal

Whosoever said 'it's a man's world' ought to see the world through the eyes of Karam (Ayushmann Khurrana). Out on luck, he is unable to fulfill the conditions set by the father (Manoj Joshi) of his girlfriend, Pari (Ananya Panday). Pari's father is adamant that first he finds a respectable job and secure bank-balance. Unable to find a decent job, Karam on the advice of his friend (Manjot Singh) pretends to be a girl, Pooja to work in a dance bar owned by Sona Bhai (Vijay Raaz).
Destiny and the insistence of his father (Annu Kapoor) makes him marry Shahrukh (Abhishek Banerjee) son of Abu Salem (Paresh Rawal) for a fee of Rs. 50 lakh. Smiley also wants Karam alias Pooja marry Shahrukh so that he can marry Shahrukh’s sister, Sakina (Anusha Mishra).
There are more characters in the narrative.
The biggest problem with Dream Girl 2 is that while Dream Girl had a seamless screenplay and taut narrative, here the screenplay relies on gags and as such narrative is uneven. The fault lies in too many characters in the film, instead of working on the characters, writers have worked on the gags. As a result the audience don't carry a single scene with them that they can recall.
Ayushmann Khurrana is fine as Karam/Pooja; he was eons better and effortless in the first part. Ananya Panday plays her role with elan though writers could've shaped her role better. Paresh Rawal, Annu Kapoor and Rajpal Yadav are good. Vijay Raaz could have been better. Rest of the cast is fine.
On the whole Dream Girl 2 is for the lovers of slapstick-nonsensical comedy. After the first weekend the film will fall. If Dream Girl 2 does the reported business of Dream Girl, INR 130cr. it will be quite an achievement for the film.