The film centers on the amazing tri-some Baburao Ganpat Rao Apte (Paresh Rawal), Raju (Akshay Kumar) and Shyam (Suniel Shetty). The three mischievous partners, who can’t live-or-live-without-one another. This film is a sequel from Priyadarshan’s original version Here Pheri. The response around ‘Hera Pheri 2’ has been tremendous as the first film was a great successful hit at the box office. The story pushes ahead on the uneven landscape. The wealth that the trio had gained, affability the generosity of Devi Prasad (Whose granddaughter they had saved from the horrific Kabira) is ‘invested’ in a chit fund policy on the request of Raju who also cons a neighborhood thug Pappu (Rajpal Yadav) to invest some of his own money with the goal that it could get doubled in twenty-five days. The simple-looking Anuradha (Bipasha Basu), the chief of the chit fund policy mislead them of their money and they are left with no alternative other than selling their home to return to the stinking Mumbai ‘chawl’.
From that point, their life is a crazy ride starting with one setback then onto the next. Pappu gets after Raju while Raju discovers that Anuradha is a bar dancer. He suddenly develops feelings for his new landowner’s daughter Anjali (Rimi Sen) who ends up being Pappu’s sister. Pappu on his part is being dominated by his boss (Sharath Saxena) and his sibling (Ravi Kisan) both of whom have an incredulous lisping disorder. For reimbursing their debt, the three musketeers loot their neighbor Munna (Johny Lever), a local thug with a huge haul of costly medications. Furthermore, the tale-of-laughter marches forward. Non-stop!
‘Phir Hera Pheri’ is successful in all aspect. But, it’s not without its bloopers. In Mumbai city even a 1BHK at Carter Road, Bandra costs more than Rs 70 lakhs, at that point in what manner can an extravagant bungalow with a gigantic pool can be sold at only Rs 50 lakh while three antique firearms are appeared to be worth more than Rs 5 crores. The screen time given to both Bipasha and Rimi is way too less while Suniel Shetty’s weary performance shouts the way that, Anna must focus just on character or supporting roles from here on as his time as an independent actor is up. Two or three song numbers are pointlessly added to support abroad location.
The film begins well with some funny dialogues and, also, the comic timing of Akshay and Paresh is incredible. Yet, there was a spoiler alert later as Vora invests a lot of energy stimulating the funny bone instead of focusing on the main story. The second half is lagging in entertainment. To make it more ‘fascinating’, Vora adds music of Himesh Reshammiya, however, they appear to be more for the sake of killing time. Particularly with the song ‘Kitne Armaan’. The second half stretches and is also exceptionally moderate.
However, what’s our opinion of the film? It’s so-so. Reason: as it centers immature plot and confusing content. In comparing the sequel film with the original version, viewers might get a bit disappointed. Neeraj Vora (who composed the screenplay and dialogues of Hera Pheri and who coordinates the sequel) attempts for a smooth continuity, yet failed to do justice with the sequel part. More thought could have given shape to this movie with a high success rate.