Hungama 2 director Priyadarshan is ‘not funny in life’ but knows the formula of making hit comedies 

Those days, and even today, if you ask me, my favourite is watching Tom and Jerry. I’m always supposed to be very serious. I have a huge collection of it.”
Hungama 2 is a second part to his own previous movie, Hungama (2003), and stars Shilpa Shetty, Paresh Rawal, Meezaan Jafri, Pranitha Subhash and others. Also, make sure that every scene grows into the next one. Then, performance and timing of the actors. Click here to join our channel (@indianexpress) and stay updated with the latest headlines
For all the latest Entertainment News, download Indian Express App. The comic caper is set to premiere on Disney Plus Hotstar on July 23. So, what is the formula of making a successful comedy film in Bollywood? Hera Pheri, Hulchul, Bhagam Bhag, Malamaal Weekly, De Dana Dan or Bhool Bhulaiyaa, his movies are the comfort watch for a large percentage of the Hindi speaking audience. So, you have to mix everything in the right proposition, just like how a very good cook makes a broth.”×1.png
Hungama (2003) starred Rimi Sen, Akshaye Khanna, Aftab Shivdasani, Paresh Rawal and Shoma Anand. Lastly, blend humour, including slapstick bit, jokes, and story without making it look odd. Whenever I read a script, my colleagues in Kerala say ‘please give us the paper, and don’t narrate to us, because you would’ve written it in a much better way than how you narrate it.’ But, I’m someone who likes to be in a very lively, humorous company, because I learn a lot of things there. Written by Mimansa Shekhar
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Updated: July 21, 2021 7:53:16 pm

Priyadarshan is returning as a director in Bollywood after a hiatus of eight years with Hungama 2. I write it, execute it, but at the same time, I’m not a humorous person. Also read |Paresh Rawal on why he didn’t launch son Aditya: ‘I don’t have that kind of money’
We ask Priyadarshan whether he’s a funny man in real life to understand the nuances needed to make the audience laugh, and he says, “I’m not at all funny. Priyadarshan, who is back to directing a Bollywood project after a hiatus of eight years with Hungama 2, gave his opinion on the same. Priyadarshan’s filmography also boasts of films across genres and languages, but it is his comedies which every cinephile loves to revisit at any point in time. 📣 The Indian Express is now on Telegram. I have a certain friend circle that’s amazingly hilarious.”

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Asserting that there’s a lighter side to his personality, which comes out through his films, Priyadarshan added, “My father was a university librarian. © IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd


Priyadarshan Talk about our absolute favourite comedy films in past two decades, and most of them have filmmaker Priyadarshan behind the camera. The Indian Express website has been rated GREEN for its credibility and trustworthiness by Newsguard, a global service that rates news sources for their journalistic standards. He used to buy me a lot of comics during childhood. Also read |Meezaan Jafri on ‘hungama’ caused by link-up rumours with Navya Nanda: ‘Can’t involve those who want to lead private lives’
Picking the most important elements needed in a comedy movie, Priyadarshan told, “Mainly, a good situation is needed.