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Old June 15th, 2006, 10:00 AM
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Phir Hera Pheri

I saw Phir Hera Pheri the other day. A lot of same dialouges were used (recycling is good for environment not entertainment).
It was a good movie, but it wasn't good as the first one. What do others think about it?
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Vimlasex pai, why don't you write a short review of what's in the movie and then, if we are tempted, we will try to attempt to watch it... okay...
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Don't look for logic in the film, leave your thinking caps at home, never look for answers, rationale or reasons...

Phir Hera Pheri doesn't promise to be different. It packs in ample laughs, illogical situations, rib-tickling sequences and witty one-liners in those 2.30 hours. In fact, writer-director Neeraj Vora borrows everything available on the shelf and comes up with a plot that may sound silly to a few, but nonetheless succeeds in its endeavor of making people laugh.

Phir Hera Pheri Comparisons with Hera Pheri are inevitable. However, since there has been a substantial gap between the two parts, Phir Hera Pheri still stands out as a comic caper that's amusing and entertaining. Watch the frolics of the three buffoons [Raju, Shyam, Baburao] and how they goof up yet again and you'd agree, Phir Hera Pheri is a sure-shot paisa-vasool entertainer!

Hera Pheri ended with the trio [Raju, Shyam, Baburao] receiving a hefty sum in the end. So what did the trio do with all the money? Did they live happily ever after? Or did they become greedy for more? Phir Hera Pheri takes off from here...

Raju comes across a scheme of doubling his wealth in a matter of weeks. But for Raju's plan to materialize, he needs to invest a minimum of Rs. 1 crore with a chit-fund company [Bipasha Basu]. While Shyam and Baburao are initially reluctant, they give in subsequently. Raju, Shyam and Baburao contribute Rs. 10 lacs each, but there's a shortfall of Rs. 70 lacs now to complete the Rs. 1 crore figure.

Raju bumps into a street-smart goon [Rajpal Yadav], who also contributes Rs. 20 lacs. As for the remaining amount of Rs. 50 lacs, Raju sells the bungalow [owned by the three] to a Parsi gentleman [Dinesh Hingoo], thus fulfilling the criterion of the chit-fund company.

Three weeks later, Raju, Shyam and Baburao realize that the chit-fund company was actually a big scam and has duped a number of investors. The goon also finds himself in troubled waters since he had borrowed money from a dreaded gangster, Tiwari [Sharat Saxena], who will eliminate him if he does not pay up.

Phir Hera Pheri In their quest for more wealth, Raju, Shyam and Baburao find themselves in one big mess. They have already taken a big risk and are now on the run to save their lives.

It's not difficult to relate to Phir Hera Pheri even if you haven't watched the first part [Hera Pheri]. Of course, Nana Patekar's voiceover at the outset gives you an insight and refreshes your memory, but the antics of the three principal characters and how they get conned by the scamster [Bipasha] keeps you focused all through the first hour.

In fact, the first part abounds in funny moments. Akshay trying to impress Rajpal Yadav at a tea stall and then at his mansion are such sequences. Later, Akshay, Suniel and Paresh's constant bickering and squabbling after they've gone bankrupt, keeps you thoroughly entertained. The jokes may seem juvenile at times, but the impact is very, very funny.

The post-interval portions aren't as amusing. The focus never shifts from the main plot, but with the writer involving more characters [Sharat Saxena, Milind Gunaji, Johny Lever, Manoj Joshi, Suresh Menon, Razzaq Khan] in the fracas, the pace of the film slackens intermittently in this hour. Also, the romantic track of Akshay-Rimmi as also the song ['Mujhko Yaad Sataye Teri'], even though an excellent composition, looks like a forced ingredient in the narrative.

However, the climax in the circus is the highpoint of the film. Even though the entire exercise looks unbelievable, it seems like an ideal culmination to the story. The buffoonery in the circus, where everyone's chasing everyone, is truly hilarious and side-splitting. It wouldn't be wrong to state that the climax works as a damage control exercise in the second hour.

Phir Hera Pheri Neeraj Vora's writing and direction are aimed at the masses. Besides, Vora has been faithful to Hera Pheri by making the characters look and behave exactly the way they were in the first part. Only thing, as a writer, he could've packed in more gags in the second hour. Vora's dialogues, as always, are outstanding!

Himesh Reshammiya's music is of the popular genre. 'Yaad Sataye Teri' and the title track are first-rate compositions. The filming of the two tracks is also lavish. Cinematography is alright.

Phir Hera Pheri belongs to Paresh Rawal from Scene A to Z. The actor is at his best yet again and all actors in the radius, even though they come up with competent performances, get eclipsed in front of this towering performance. If Rawal stole the thunder in Hera Pheri, he walks away with accolades yet again in Phir Hera Pheri, no two opinions on that.

Akshay Kumar is fantastic, but the only thing is he's repeating the same act in film after film. Garam Masala, Deewane Huye Paagal and Phir Hera Pheri have him playing similar roles, of a street-smart guy. Suniel Shetty is quite good. In fact, he compliments Paresh and Akshay beautifully. Both Bipasha and Rimmi are hardly there. Rajpal Yadav excels. Sharat Saxena and Johny Lever are able. The remaining actors enact their parts satisfactorily.

Phir Hera Pheri On the whole, Phir Hera Pheri has ample masala to keep its target audience -- the masses mainly -- more than happy. At the box-office, the film has opened to a thunderous response and in view of the fact that there's no major opposition for the next two weeks, the film will prove a money spinner for its distributors. Has all it takes to attain the 'Hit' status due to the huge, record-breaking initial and patronage from the masses
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Old June 15th, 2006, 10:22 AM
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Re: Phir Hera Pheri

Vilamisi pai, review maangi thi... aap ne tho poora story chap di. Well, thanks... will try to attempt to see it some time... DVD pe aaya kya
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Re: Phir Hera Pheri

thank you bro . I have to see this movie now.
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Re: Phir Hera Pheri

Phir hera phera...mast hein baba. Yes few of the jokes are repeat, but said in different way...so all good. Baki few scenes are taken from some English movie but still worth watching.
Nice comedy in the end and definetly worth watching.
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Thumbs down Phir Hera Pheri disappoints

I saw, rather fast forwarded through, the supposed sequel to Priyadarshan's classic "Hera Pheri" called "Phir Hera Pheri".

The star cast is the same three guys - Askhya, Sunil SHetty and Paresh Rawal. This time around Tabu is not around, but Bipasha and Rimi/Raima/Rymee/Was-in-Dhoom-with-Abhishek Sen make an appearance.

I dont even want to go into the details of the movie. The gist is - Ashkay and the gang invests in a scheme to double their money in 21 days. Offcourse its a scam scheme. In the process, the underworld is on their ass because part of the money invested in this scheme belonged to the underworld. So now they have just a few days or a week I think, to return the money. So they try all kinds of stunts to retrieve it.

Very very few lines are funny. Rest of the movie is long drawn, boring and some 'supposedly comic' scenes are worse than the most boring Kadar Khan Shakti Kapoor scenes in movies of the 80s.

The movie is not directed by Priyadarshan and lacks the tight editing and pace of the story telling which Priyadarhsan is a guru of!. The movie is a really bad remake of the Hollywood comedy "Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels". Where the director could not adapt, he has lifted scenes completely, like the ending.

My recommendation - Watch it if you must, BUT on a DVD with the remote handy to fast forward.
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Absolutely it is boring movie, it is perfectly Circus. Better to take childrens along with family.
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Re: Phir Hera Pheri

Excellent time pass.

Expect shitty movie then watch. You will enjoy it like anything.

It does have pros and cons, but overall a good entertainment.


Paresh Rawal......Nothing to say about this genius.

Akshay kumar....Rocks.

Shunil Shetty, Rajpal Yadav...done their fair share.

Only person in this movie irritates.....Johny Lever. Same old stereo type.


Rimii and Bipsh....ooooommmmaa, aaaaahhhhh.......oooooohhhhh.
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Termi do the honors.. I think there is another thread..
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I saw Phir Hera Pheri the other day. A lot of same dialouges were used (recycling is good for environment not entertainment).
It was a good movie, but it wasn't good as the first one. What do others think about it?
Welcome to echarcha...

We usually continue on a thread for the same topic... Anyways, have a look

http://www.echarcha.com/forum/showth...hir+Hera+Pheri


I am merging this thread with that.
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Paresh Rawal - the best actor ever.
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Paresh Rawal tried his best to save this flop, but he too could not do anything as the director and story writer did not have any story to begin with.

The last scene was a scene by scene rip off of the film Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels. The entire film was based on this Hollywood movie. I dont expect our script writers to make any original movie, but atleast make it interesting and bearable.
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