Kolkata, April 7, 2012 (Washington Bangla Radio / Penning Creations) The actual theatrical performance of Bollywood movies often has little connection to how the movie is received by the critics. Over the years, films like ‘Maine Pyar Kyon Kiya’, ‘Singh Is King’ and ‘Welcome’ have not quite received critical acclaim (far from it, in fact!), but have been successful in becoming major blockbusters at the box-office.
Director Sajid Khan’s very own ‘Housefull’ (2010) was critically panned as well, but went on to become one of the biggest hits of the year. While the movie was not the classiest of fares, the masses were uniformly entertained by the film, helping the makers laugh all their way to the banks.
Sajid Khan is now back with a sequel of that immensely successful film – ‘Housefull 2’. The movie promised more fun, more laughter and more entertainment than its predecessor. The star-studded (and quite a big line-up!) cast and the sleek promos of the film had already created a major buzz and hype about ‘Houseful 2’ prior to its release. The million-dollar question was, would ‘Housefull 2’ become Sajid Khan’s third successful hit (the director had also scored big with his first directorial venture, ‘Heyy Baby’)? The film does have certain flaws, but is definitely more entertaining than the first film of the franchise.
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