Bunty Aur Babli’s journey, which began 15 years ago in the first instalment and ended with them leaving the con life and settling down as an ordinary middle-class couple in Fursatganj, Uttar Pradesh, came to an end with them leaving the con life and settling down as an ordinary middle-class couple in Fursatganj, Uttar Pradesh. The tale of the pilot characters, Rakesh and Vimmi Trivedi, played by Saif Ali Khan and Rani Mukerji, respectively, begins in the same colourful town in the sequel. Vimmi is a typical happy-go-lucky middle-class housewife who continues to wear retro and loud costumes. Rakesh is a ticket collector.
The couple and their son have settled into their railway colony, but things take a turn when they learn that their con names are being used in other cases. Two engineering graduates, Siddhant Chaturvedi (Kunal) and Sharvari Wagh (Sonia), play new-age con masters on a mission.
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Inspector Jatayu Singh, played by Pankaj Tripathi, is another character who plays a key role in the film. With such personas, the actor is seen performing what he does best. His comic timing and delivery of speech have helped to salvage the film’s otherwise lacklustre directorial and storytelling components.
Despite the fact that Rani and Saif have the right middle-aged couple chemistry on screen, some of the references and gags that could have flowed naturally are forced and superfluous. Despite some over-the-top acting by the other main characters, Sharvari Wagh, a debutante, shines on the big screen with her acting skills against Siddhant.
When it comes to the movie’s core plot, some of the cons are expected, but a couple are unique and intriguing. Varun V Sharma, a debutant director, has attempted to retain the essence of the last instalment, but the script’s depth and entertainment factor have let him down. The soundtrack adds a much-needed nostalgia element to the film.
The climax is pretty predictable, and everyone knows what to expect. Overall, the film is a one-time watch that fails to deliver any major surprises or match the first installment’s entertainment value. The movie’s script and plot are a complete set sequel designed to capitalise on the popularity of the first instalment.