Tuesday, 24 April 2012

Housefull 2: Laughing all the way to the bank!

It’s been variously described as “twice the torture” of the first movie, and “certain to create corns in your Cerebellum” but audiences have proved once again that the masses matter; irrespective of what the reviewers say.
Housefull 2: The Dirty Dozen – starring Akshay Kumar – has grossed 100 Crore (that’s a billion rupees or approximately £11m) in just three weeks of release.
With the film, Akshay joins the 100-Crore Club alongside the likes of Shah Rukh Khan, Salman Khan, Hrithik Roshan and Ajay Devgan.
The film’s director Sajid Khan tweeted: “All screens are going Housefull. I attribute a major part of its success to Akshay. He has been a superstar for the last eight years or so and will be one for many more years to go. The best thing about the film is that Akshay's work has been appreciated and this film is Akshay's biggest hit overseas."

Akshay also took to the twittersphere to thank his legions of fans: "For all those congratulating me for Housefull 2, honestly 100 Crores is just a number but I'd be lying if I would say it doesn't matter. Hearing/reading words like superhit, excellent business, great word of mouth, back in form, are music to any actor's ears but again you guys are the only reason behind it. Thank you all for watching and enjoying Housefull 2. God bless you all always".
Given India’s vast population and their access to increasingly ubiquitous multiplexes, a film with one of Bollywood’s most enduring stars crossing the 100-Crore mark is perhaps not entirely unsurprising.  What is surprising is the fact that Houseful 2: The Dirty Dozen has had successful openings in the US and UK among others.
As the name suggests, Housefull 2: The Dirty Dozen features a surfeit of stars; from Akshay to John Abraham to Asin to...numerous others and has a slightly incomprehensible storyline; if it can be called that.
The actors' combined talents however failed to spark any interest among reviewers who were unanimous in their panning of the film.
Akshay’s next film, Rowdy Rathore, will be an action thriller with a distinctly retro feel and which takes the star back to his action roots.
Industry analysts are already predicting big takings for ‘Rowdy Rathore’ so Akshay’s stars are pretty well aligned.
Just watch the Cerebellum.
- Poonam Joshi

Housefull 2: Laughing all the way to the bank!

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