EXCLUSIVE: Finally, Bollywood gets a Priyadarshan comedy, as Hungama 2 looks at theatrical release around May

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EXCLUSIVE: Finally, Bollywood gets a Priyadarshan comedy, as Hungama 2 looks at theatrical release around May
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Pinkvilla was the first to report that the Janhvi Kapoor and Rajkummar Rao starrer Roohi Afzana will be the first major Hindi film to arrive in the cinema halls as it’s all set for a theatrical release on March 5. We also reported that Rohit Shetty’s much awaited cop drama, Sooryavanshi fronted by Akshay Kumar, is more or less confirm for a Good Friday release, however, the exact medium and pattern of release is yet to be decided. And now, Pinkvilla has another good news for the exhibition sector as the sequel to 2003 cult comedy, Hungama is all gearing up for a release during the summer holiday’s.

“It’s a complete family entertainer, and the team feels that summer holiday’s is the best time for the film to bring in the target audience. They are still working on the exact release strategy as also discussing the release terms with theater owners. An official announcement will be made within next 2 weeks, once all the formalities are settled,” revealed a source close to the development, adding further that it’s currently in the post-production stage. “While a lot of post-production was done in the lockdown, they are now working on the climax portions and giving finishing touches to the film,” the source added.

The Hungama sequel features Paresh Rawal, Shilpa Shetty, Meezaan, Pranitha Subhash, Rajpal Yadav, Tiku Talsania, Manoj Joshi and Johny Lever in key roles. It marks the return of Priyadarshan in Bollywood after 9 years, whereas, it would be the first comedy from Priyan in this industry since Khatta Meetha in 2010. The core humour of the film stems for comedy of error that arises due to insecurity of Paresh Rawal for his good-looking wife, Shilpa Shetty. When we reached out to producer Ratan Jain from Venus, he confirmed the news saying, “We are discussing the release strategy right now, and targeting to release in the summer holiday’s around the month of May. The film is in edit stage and we will make an official announcement on exact date of release within 10 days.”  

Priyadarshan is known for laugh-riots like Hera Pheri, Hungama, Hulchul, Bhagam Bhaa, Garam Masala, Bhool Bhulaiyaa, De Dana Dhan among many more and has attained the tag of being the “king of comedies” in Bollywood. His next after Hungama 2 is expected to feature Akshay Kumar in lead.

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Anonymous : Meezaan looks good. hope he can act
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Anonymous : Meezan is promising
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