Housefull 2 (also known as Housefull 2: The Dirty Dozen) is an 2012 Indian Hindi-language action comedy film directed by Sajid Khan and produced by Sajid Nadiadwala under the banner of Nadiadwala Grandson Entertainment. An uncredited remake of the Malayalam film Mattupetti Machan, it is distributed by Eros International, with songs composed by Sajid–Wajid. Housefull 2 is the second installment of the Housefull film franchise. The film features a large ensemble cast of Akshay Kumar, John Abraham, Asin, Jacqueline Fernandez, Riteish Deshmukh, Shreyas Talpade, Zareen Khan, Shazahn Padamsee, Chunky Pandey, Mithun Chakraborty, Rishi Kapoor and Randhir Kapoor, while Johnny Lever, Boman Irani, Neelu Kohli, and Suparna Marwah appear in brief roles, with Malaika Arora in an item number.
Housefull 2 theatrically released in cinemas on 5 April 2012. Made on a budget of ₹53 crore (US$7.4 million), it received mixed reviews from critics, but its collection and buzz before release was more than its predecessor. With a worldwide gross of ₹186.82 crore (US$26 million), the film proved to be a major economic success, the fifth highest-grossing Bollywood film of 2012 and among the highest-grossing Indian films of all time. Housefull 2 is a remake of the 2005 Telugu movie Hungama.
The film opens with two cousins – Heena (Asin Thottumkal) and Bobby (Jacqueline Fernandez), the daughters of two opposing families who hate each other very much – start quarreling over something relating to their duties of Animals’ Law Authority. Their fathers, Chintu (Rishi Kapoor) and Dabboo (Randhir Kapoor), are half-brothers who hate each other to the very core. Even their wives hate each other. Chintu wants the richest son-in law for his daughter, Heena, while Dabboo too wants the same for his daughter, Bobby. Aakhri Pasta (Chunky Pandey), a marriage counsellor, is ordered by both Chintu and Dabboo to find the best son-in-law. Aakhri Pasta brings Mr. Babani (Virendra Saxena) to discuss Babani’s son Jai.
When Chintu misinterprets one of Aakhri’s comments, who says that Jai looks neither like his mum or dad and may be an illegitimate child. Mr and Mrs. Babani did not hear Aakhri’s comments and Chintu verbally abuses Babani while shouting. Babani suffers from a condition that affects his heart when he hears loud noises. Due to Chintu’s shouting, Babani suffers a heart attack, landing him in a hospital. Babani’s son Jai (Shreyas Talpade) comes to know of this and gets angry, then vows revenge, telling his friend Jolly (Ritesh Deshmukh), who is the son of billionaire J.D. (Mithun Chakraborty), to go to Chintu, agree to marry his daughter and then break off the wedding at the last minute. Jolly is busy trying to introduce his girlfriend J-Lo (Zarine Khan) to his own father and does not want to get involved. He suggests Max (John Abraham), their former college mate and a pick-pocket, to do the job. Jay goes with Max as his driver but somehow, they end in the wrong house and go to Dabboo’s house.
Jai and Max later find out their mistake. Jai, still wanting revenge, doesn’t know what to do and Jolly suggests another former sleazy college mate, Sunil a. k. a. Sunny (Akshay Kumar). Jolly goes with Sunny as his bodyguard because Max and Sunny are sworn enemies and as Dabboo’s house and Chintu’s house are right next to each other, their plan may get destroyed. Sunny and Jolly encounter a crocodile and Max and Jay encounter a snake each of the girls has as their pets. They manage to survive the attack.
While Heena and Bobby are at a cruise, they accidentally end up on an island. Max and Sunny become friends again, when Sunny tells him the truth about his college girlfriend who forced herself on Sunny and pretended that Sunny was touching her incorrectly. While Heena and Bobby become friends too as Bobby helps Heena remove a thorn that pricked her back, They find a resort and go home. Dabboo gets Jolly (Max/John Abraham) engaged to Bobby and Chintu gets Jolly (Sunny/Akshay Kumar) engaged to Heena. The day of the engagement, Chintu blindfolds Jolly, Sunny, and Heena and takes them to J.D.’s house. After seeing the real Jolly holding Sunny’s garland, J.D. believes that Jolly got engaged to Heena. Luckily, Sunny convinces him. Jolly calls them at midnight and reveals his father’s secret of being Jagga Dacoit. He also reveals that his real name is Jwala. After Sunny fools Chintu, Chintu calls Dabboo in excitement and tells him that his daughter, Heena, is marrying Jolly, the son of J.D. Confused, and believing Max to be Jolly, Dabboo takes Max and Bobby to J.D.’s mansion. Sunny handles the situation well by fooling J.D. by taking the name of Goddess Bhadrakali as he is his true devotee and tells him that Max is Jolly’s friend and Bobby is Max’s fiancé (though actually it is true) and Max’s father is against his and Bobby’s marriage. J.D. then welcomes Bobby, Max and her family to his house and tells them to stay there till Bobby and Max’s marriage.
Batook Patel (Boman Irani) arrives with his daughter Parul (Shazahn Padamsee), worsening the situation. Jai and Jolly/Jwala come to receive them from the airport. But when they see Parul, Jai and Jolly/Jwala lie that Jai is Jolly. Parul becomes happy hearing this as they secretly love each other.) J-Lo gives Jolly/Jwala the ultimatum — take me to your house or forget me. To help Jolly/Jwala, Sunny lies to J.D., saying that J-Lo is his fiancée, and J.D. again agrees to let her live there as Sunny takes the name of Goddess Bhadrakali. Sunny and Max lie to their respective fathers-in-law that the other guy is the son of J.D. and a maid servant in the mansion, creating much confusion.
When Sunny’s father as well as Max’s ‘Guru’ tells them never to break anyone’s heart, Sunny and Max tell the truth to Heena and Bobby. Enraged, Bobby and Heena slap Max and Sunny respectively and tell them that they never want to see their faces again. But thinking that instead of telling the truth, Sunny and Max could have done more wrong with them, the two sisters forgive the two boys on the very next day. There Jai and Jolly also let off their plan of revenge on Kapoors on Jai’s father’s advice. Then Heena proposes to Sunny in Sunny’s style and Bobby proposes to Max in Max’s style.
On the day of the four couples’ marriage, J.D. and the other brides’ fathers learn the truth about the grooms and that they have been lying so far. Finally Bobby and Heena convince their fathers to forget their enmity and live together as blood brothers. Chintu and Dabboo join hands and so do their wives. But J.D. was not convinced by them telling the truth, so he turns back into Jagga Dacoit and starts frightening the families with his gun. He tries to shoot Sunny with his gun as Sunny runs towards J.D. to save him from the falling chandelier and then he understands what was happening. In the end, all the grooms marry their respective girlfriends.
Akshay Kumar as Sunil Pujari/Sunny
Asin Thottumkal as Heena Pujari
Jacqueline Fernandez as Bobby Mehta
John Abraham as Max Mehta
Ritesh Deshmukh as Jwala Kanojia/Jolly
Subhan Nadiadwala as Young Jolly
Zareen Khan as Jelo Kanojia
Shazahn Padamsee as Parul Babani
Shreyas Talpade as Jai Babani
Randhir Kapoor as Dabboo Kapoor
Neelu Kohli as Dolly Kapoor
Rishi Kapoor as Chintu Kapoor
Suparna Marwah as Sweety Kapoor
Ranjeet as Dr. Ranjeet Pujari
Mithun Chakraborty as Jagga Kanojia/JD
Johnny Lever as Mithai Vishwas Rao Patil
Boman Irani as Batook Patel
Virendra Saxena as Omprakash Babani
Chunky Pandey as Aakhri Pasta
Vindu Dara Singh as Sosa
Malaika Arora as Hetal/Sarla/Anarkali