Mohar Basu, TNN, Sep 18, 2015, 04.27PM IST
Story: MSG 2 - The Messenger is the baap of so-bad-its-good variety of films. You'll be guilty of clapping, hooting and rooting for Saint Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh Ji Insan's superhuman stunts. All for an incessant two-hour long laugh session.
Review: It is Party Dhoom Dhaam Se time, second time over with the man who delivers better punches than Sunny Deol and better punchlines than Salman Khan. If you had the bad luck of watching its prequel - MSG : The Messenger, then you already know that the film's theme is a guilty pleasure trip which shouldn't be taken seriously. The Saint's flying heroics and Bang Bang style water stunt entry ala Hrithik Roshan, are bound to leave you speechless. It is so unapologetic about being silly that you partake in his abhorrent narcissism.
Brandishing its ridiculous content with poker faced earnestness, the film's moralistic stand is harmful. Sample this, Guruji with his X-Ray vision explains how non-vegetarian food is harmful for the body. While that's a school of thought we totally respect, but preaching that by citing purist reasons, is stretching it a tad far.
Much like its earlier edition, the film is merely a vanity project for Pitaji who uses it to exhibit the blingy clothes he designs, the gibberish rock songs he composes and sings and flash his custom-made, pimped-up, mint green cars that has a heart in place of the number plate.
Everyone in this film suffers from an acute case of Ekta Kapoor's K-serial virus. They echo-repeat their dialogues and takes pratigyas that screech 'Main-usey-apne-haathon-se-marunga'.
This time MSG embarks upon an Adivasi welfare project and fights army tankers and bazookas with such style and panache, for the good cause. Fashioned as a garish potboiler, the film has people romancing over local madira and flaunting posh aviators in tacky clothes over laughable loud songs. This time around, there is so much more to guffaw over besides his curly body hair.
The film's one-star-rating is strictly for the scene in which Babaji sword-fights in his beautiful Rani-pink frock. Killer and how.