FUKREY RETURNS STORY: Just as Hunny (Pulkit Samrat), Choocha (Varun Sharma), Lali (Manjot Singh) and Zafar (Ali Fazal) are reaping the fruits of their misadventures from one year back; they are pulled up by the dreaded don, Lali. She is back from prison early and wants to continue from where they left off.
Cast: Pulkit Samrat, Ali Fazal, Varun Sharma, Manjot Singh
Director: Mrighdeep Singh Lamba
FUKREY RETURNS REVIEW: To watch ‘Fukrey Returns’, you don’t necessarily have to watch the first part, because the director clearly explains the entire story in the opening credits. However, it’s a fun film which we recommend you watch. So is this one. In fact it is funnier than the first part. That familiar craziness you’ve seen in the characters is not just back; it has doubled, in fact.
This time, Lali is out of prison and she is broke. She wants a lot more cash from them and once again uses their special skills to fill her coffers and repay the scheming politician Bhatia who secured her early release. As always, their scheme to pay Lali goes awry and they are dragged in deeper as newer villains emerge who also want a piece of the action.
Unfortunately, that’s how Fukrey Returns feels — a clumsily conceived sequel, a foolhardy endeavour to milk a fluke, an outright bore.
The Fukrey boys — Hunny-the looker (Pulkit Samrat), Zafar-the thinker (Ali Fazal), Choocha-the dreamer (Varun Sharma) and Lali-the sidekick (Manjot Singh) — find a reason to spread chaos once again after Choocha’s newfound gift for clairvoyance, Deja Choo, triggers talk of treasure.
No longer behind bars and operating from a creepy lair equipped with a giant projection screen playing all kinds of seedy tapes, their disgruntled, gaudily-dressed nemesis, Bholi Punjaban (Richa Chadha) and her two burly stooges strong-arm the lads to swindle for her benefit.
In the middle of it all, there’s a butt-biting cobra, a smuggled tiger cub, his revengeful mum, a shady politician, a bogus lottery scheme gone kaput, its select voice of protest in a north-eastern momo seller and transgender, a glimpse into organ trade, a nod to the strain of live-in, a sword wielding Sardar and an obsession with bad breath.