Naidu (Nagesh Kukunoor) and Aswini (Jyoti Dogra) are
happily married couple for the past six years. Varun
runs a call center in Hyderabad and his wife Aswini
works as a doctor. Aswini wants to have kids, and Varun
thinks that he is not ready for kids yet. Meanwhile
Varun appoints a pretty seductress Menaka (Tiska Chopra)
in a key position at his company. She has one weakness
of luring her boss. She tries all her tactics on Varun,
but in vain. Meanwhile, these sexual advances by Menaka
cause tremors in the marital life of Varun and Aswini
and Aswini loses her faith in Varun. She throws Varun
out of their house and applies for a divorce and gets
it granted soon. Varun decides to go back to USA where
his heart belongs to. Rest of the story is all about
how they go back to each other in a typical filmy style.
Nagesh Kukunoor is at his
charming best as the lead actor. Jyoti
Dogra is competent enough, though she is stiff
in her expressions and body language in latter part
of the film. Vikram Inamdar
steals the show with his comedy. Elahe
Heptoola is wonderful with her sensible portrayal.
Monika Tiska delivers the
goods with her charms and sophisticated body language.
Anu Chengappa once again
gets appreciation as the saree-palloo-dropping Sashi
The beginning part of the story where female lead
wanting kids and male lead saying no resembles the storyline
of Hugh Grant's '9 Months'. However, the kids thread
takes a back seat once the seductress Menaka starts
charming Varun. The latter half of the film deals with
travails of separation.
Screenplay - direction: Nagesh Kukunoor succeeded
in keeping the spirit and humor of Hyderabad Blues 1
alive. He extended all the necessary and familiar characters
from the part 1. Screenplay of the film is okay. Narration
is very slow. Direction is apt. However, Nagesh Kukunoor
kept the following loose ends open which questions the
logic of inserting certain threads and scenes in this
The thread of Aswini wanting kids is left open once
Menaka starts seducing act.
2. The hallucination of Varun with kids is over done.
They should have stopped the hallucination once Varun
sees a kid in office drawer.
3. Sashi Aunty's sex book and lectures are of no help
to Varun or to the story, as her character is inserted
to piggyback on the popularity she acquired in part
4. Menaka who joined as a professionally upright manager
suddenly turns out to be a seductress. Her style of
wooing Varun is too shift and desperate.
5. Aswini being so tough on a mistake that is never
done by Varun seems unconvincing.
6. Aswini getting back to Varun after getting divorced
in the climax appears too cinematic.
departments: The dialogues in this film have sensibly
sprinkled humor. Photography is fair. Editing should
have been crisper. Music is appropriate. 'Dil Pe matle'
song is an instant winner. Production values and presentation
mode of the film is very professional.
First half is vivacious & full of fun. Second half
is serious & it is boring at times. The audiences
who have seen Hyderabad Blues 1 would be able to connect
to this film better compared to their counterparts.
The plus points in this film are humor & Nagesh
Kukunoor's style of taking. The negative aspect is the
second half where the tempo went down and a few boring
scenes popped in. It is definitely a good film to watch
for the multiplex crowds and urbane film lovers.
between 1 and 2: Hyderabad Blues 1 was brilliant
though raw. Hyderabad Blues 2 does not live up to part
1's brilliance though there is lot of sophistication
in the part 2. If part 1 deals more with cultural differences
between in India and USA with an intertwined love thread,
part 2 deals with 2 threads (kids and marriage break-up).
Nagesh Kukunoor preferred to give more importance to
the serious part of marriage break-up ignoring the humorous
part of kids thread.
Piece: When the camera focused on cleavage of saree-clad
Menaka while seducing Varun, an audience shouted 'Necklace
Road'. And this comment set the entire theater into