‘Paglu 2’ , Dev’s recent film retains an illogical plot, but is somewhat better. It starts off well , but then somewhere down the line, it loses track because of several factors. Firstly the differences-In Paglu, Dev is an orphan who has to win over his lady love from her father who is an American senator no less, here he has parents and has to deal with several people before he can win his lady love and the locations are somewhat different as here the main climax takes place in Dubai.
Dev who plays Dev here is a hopeless character and he is after every girl in the village. One day he decides to turn into a new leaf and decides to go to Kolkata to get a degree. A chance encounter with Rhea changes everything and getting his degree becomes his latest priority and winning over Rhea becomes his biggest priority instead. However before that he has to take care of Rudra,a big goon whom everyone fears and he ‘loves’ Rhea. He does somewhat take care of Rudra for a while , but then has other factors to take care in the form of Dubai Keshto and his love crazy daughter, Badshah Khan and others.
If the film would have remained on track, it would have been nice instead of these several sub plots. But then the film wouldn’t have had a second half and would have ended long time back. At least then we could have seen a different Paglu . However that doesn’t happen and all we get to see is the plot simply being stretched. Dev just acts like a ‘paglu’ and this film is meant for just for paglus. This could have been different and a lot better than the first, but chose not to be. Koel is her usual self. Rimhjim Mitra in a small role is just okay. Rajatava Dutta as the comic don Dubai Keshto is probably one of the better things in this film as is Tota Roychouydhury as Rudra , but his stammering is definitely inconsistent. Also Rimjhim who plays Kabita says that she stammers only occasionally, but that is not possible because people who stammer will always stammer, sometimes less, sometimes more. Jeet Ganguli again comes up with ‘OH My Paglu, Love You Love You’ like his chart buster ‘Paglu, Thoda Sa Karle Romance’ from ‘Paglu’, but this won’t be such a big chart buster. The other numbers are okay.
Overall Paglu 2 should have been better.