I first stumbled upon this film by chance, prior to watching its prequel. Having not had a television until recent years, I was unaware of its existence. However, after watching just a few scenes, I was immediately captivated by the film. I later watched the prequel and this movie again, and I have to say that without a doubt, this film serves as the perfect sequel. What’s surprising is that both movies were directed by two different individuals and are adaptations of entirely different films.
The movie commences with Raju, Shyam, and Baburao having achieved great wealth. However, Raju falls prey to a con and loses everything. The reactions of Shyam and Baburao upon learning of Raju’s misfortune are hilarious. Even funnier is watching them attempt to attack Raju throughout the movie. They move into a tenement and try to recover their fortunes, but once again, they fail.
This film features several intriguing new characters, such as Kachra Seth and Pappu. While this may not be a popular opinion, I prefer the characters in this film over those in the prequel. The comedic elements of the film are present in every scene except the songs. Even the initially somber scene of the man who first tells them “Kook-doo-koo” turns out to be hilarious. The film introduces a new comedy of errors each time, yet it feels entirely natural, and not at all forced.
As I write this review, I find myself longing to rewatch the film. It was a highly enjoyable watch that also holds a lot of nostalgia for me. This movie introduced me to Akshay Kumar, and I became an instant fan. While I’ve heard rumors of a third installment, I don’t believe it’s necessary or desired. Time has passed, and films like these are no longer appreciated. A sequel would only serve to ruin the magic of the original.