In the uproarious sequel, the Parekh family embarks on a clandestine mission to Paanthukistan, tasked with liberating an Indian scientist from the clutches of a tyrannical king. Director Aatish Kapadia’s signature scatterbrained characters are at it again, blending rib-tickling humor with a dash of chaos.
Praful and Hansa Parekh, with their wacky English interpretations, lead the charge, accompanied by the endearing foolishness of Himanshu. The film’s strength lies in the impeccable performances, with Supriya Pathak, Anang Desai, Vandana Pathak, and JD Majethia seamlessly reprising their roles.
While the first half thrives on slapstick comedy, the narrative takes a turn post-interval, delving into the bizarre. Unimaginative names, over-the-top situations, and unnecessary characters occasionally detract from the charm. Kirti Kulhari’s subplot adds length without substantial contribution, while Kiku Sharda’s elongated robot track elicits only sporadic laughs.
Despite occasional missteps in narrative coherence, the film’s comedic core remains intact. The franchise’s loyal fans are in for a treat, relishing the nonsensical capers and uproarious performances. In the world of Khichdi 2, laughter reigns supreme, even if the storyline occasionally teeters on the brink of absurdity.