Fukrey 3 Review: Pankaj Tripathi and Varun Sharma Deliver Hilarious Laughs in This Long-Awaited Sequel
Fukrey 3 Review: The iconic pair of Honey and Chucha has become a beloved part of Bollywood lore. The bromance between these two characters from the Fukrey series has reached legendary status. That’s precisely why the return of these unforgettable characters is bound to leave a lasting impact on the audience once again. Despite a decade passing by, Chucha’s mind remains as quirky as ever. A decade ago, this duo captivated the screen, and six years ago, Fukrey Returns garnered immense love from viewers. Now, in Fukrey 3, you’ll witness the familiar faces of Richa Chadha, Varun Sharma, Pulkit Samrat, Manjot Singh, and Pankaj Tripathi. The ensemble is mostly intact, with the exception of Ali Fazal.
Directed by Mrigdeep Singh Lamba, this film effortlessly captivates the audience with its zany antics for an hour. This time around, Honey, Chucha, Lali, and Pandit Obli form a team to take on Punjaban. Chucha Bholi even enters the Delhi Assembly elections against Punjaban, raising tensions over diamonds from South Africa. The movie also touches on pressing issues like water shortages in Delhi. Once more, the film endeavors to add an exciting twist to the tale of these free-spirited individuals navigating the streets of Delhi.
Varun Sharma, aka Chucha, steals the spotlight and provides a hearty dose of mindless comedy that’s sure to leave you in splits. Varun is, without a doubt, one of the driving forces behind the Fukrey franchise’s popularity. Pulkit Samrat, reprising his role as Honey, remains an essential part of this gang’s charm. Pankaj Tripathi, portraying Pandit Ji, leaves a profound mark, with an expanded role in the film. On the flip side, Bholi Punjaban, portrayed by Richa Chadha, gets less screen time, and her character appears somewhat subdued this time around.
As always, Mrigdeep Singh Lamba’s direction is commendable. The first half of the film is highly entertaining, although the second half could have benefited from a few more comedic punches. While the first two installments boasted fantastic music, with memorable songs like “Ambarsariya” and “Tu Mera Bhai,” Fukrey 3 doesn’t quite hit the same musical high notes. Before diving into Fukrey 3, it’s advisable to revisit the first two parts for a quick refresher.