Khichdi 2: Mission Paanthukistan REVIEW
Director: Aatish Kapadia
Star cast: Supriya Pathak, Jamnadas Majethia (JD), Rajeev Mehta, Anang Desai and Vandana Pathak
Special appearance: Special Appearance – Kirti Kulhari, Farah Khan Kunder, Anant Vidhaat, Pratik Gandhi, Paresh Ganatra, Kiku Sharda, Flora Saini and Reyaansh Veer Chaddha
Khichdi 2 Movie Review
From watching Khichdi on TV to watching it on the big screen, somewhere we have grown up so much. It makes me feel so old but also takes me back to a sweet memory lane as it was one of my favourite shows back in the day. Hansa’s dialogue ‘Main toh thak gayi,’ Praful’s way of explaining things to his wife, babuji’s ‘Praful tu gadha hai’. All these dialogues have a different fan base and it was great to see them in Khichdi 2: Mission Paanthukistan.
Nevertheless, director Aatish Kapadia has now brought a new part of Khichdi and this time, the Parekh family has been taken out of their house and sent to Paanthukistan. The movie brings the original star cast and that makes it a delightful watch.
Parekh’s family is sent on a mission to Paanthukistan to take down its King and his dictatorship. After they are called by ‘Thodi Intelligent agency’, Parekh family is trained for the mission and is been shown some videos. They later discover that the King of Paanthukistan looks exactly like Praful. The family chooses to take advantage of this and change the village while looking out for themselves. Praful changes appearances and takes the king’s place. Praful as the fake king changed the entire scenario of the village and people started hailing him. However, the real king gets to know about the fake king and things get out of hand. Will the Parekh family survive the consequences?
What’s good about Khichdi 2
Hansa and Praful’s banter: It was such a delight to see them in their element which will surely make your heart warm. No matter what nonsense they speak, you don’t see the logic in that but you instead laugh at their stupidity. Both Supriya Pathak and Rajeev Mehta are the livewire of the movie and will entertain you till the end.
The nostalgia: Whenever you make a new part of the franchise, you sometimes end up losing its charm. However, it is not the same in this one. I liked how Aatish Kapadia maintained the old charm. Even though in some parts they have overdone it, the essence of it is not lost. Nostalgia will surely hit you for all the right reasons.
What didn’t work for Khichdi 2
Storyline: First, why Parekh family is doing a mission? Second, why would anyone hand over a mission to the Parekh family? Everything was not fitting the place. The concept is quite bizarre. This time, Aatish Kapadia tries to take the Parekh family out of their house and puts them in Paanthukistan for a mission. Well, if you watch the film with logic then you will not enjoy it at all because both logic and jokes take a serious hit.
Supriya Pathak is the heart of the movie. She is the most loved character in Khichdi and why not? She is a mood and Supriya does it with so much ease and finesse. She is just magical and captivating. I guess that is the power that Supriya holds as an actor.
Jamnadas Majethia (JD) plays Himanshu in the movie and he is just phenomenal in his part. Sometimes it is not easy to pull off a dumb character but he does it with so much conviction. Rajeev Mehta essays the role of Praful in the movie and he is fantastic. I feel no one can pull off Praful’s character other than Rajeev. His expression and his body language are just too funny.
Anang Desai who plays Babuji in the show is hands down amazing. If I get a sasurji (father-in-law) like him, I’ll be glad. He is so selfless and egoless. You will automatically like him. Vandana Pathak who plays Jayshree Ben is wholesome. She also plays her part perfectly.
Concluding the Khichdi 2 review, Supriya Pathak is a senseless comedy that will make you laugh in bits and parts. Moreover, the movie could have been better and enjoyed on television rather than on the big screen. The movie maintains its charm and nostalgia elements but logic and some jokes take a serious hit.
Watch Khichdi 2 trailer after the review