The director, who claims to make films from audience’s point of views, has teamed up with Akshay Kumar and Riteish Deshmukh, known for their comic timing. And to spice up the cast, he also roped in John Abraham, Asin Thottumkal, Jacqueline Fernandez, Zarine Khan, Shazahn Padamsee and Shreyas Talpade.
If this doesn’t excite you, there is a team of old actors like Kapoor brothers – Randhir and Rishi as well as 1980s dancing star Mithun Chakraborty. Boman Irani, known for tickling audience’s funny bones, is also an integral part of the cast.
In short, the film’s cast is described as dirty dozen who are here to tell the story of four conman – Sunny Sharma (Akshay), Max Mahadkar (John), Jai Bose (Shreyas) and Jwala Chaudhary (Riteish). All four of them cannot stand each other, but they are forced to live under one roof.
The fun begins when they get married to four beautiful girls. Sunny marries Henna (Asin), Max marries Bobby (Jacqueline), Jai marries Parul (Shazahn) and Jwala marries drama-queen JLo (Zarine).
Just when they thought of living a happily married life, their life takes a turn when their respective fathers-in-law arrive on the scene.
Each father thinks he has the richest son-in-law, each wife thinks she has the richest husband, while each son-in-law is pretending to be the richest. All the couples are invited to their fathers-in-law’s house, and it turns out that they have to live in JLo’s father JD’s (Mithun Chakraborty) mansion.
As they get inside the house, a title "Jolly" gets attached to their names. This is so because each father-in-law thinks that his son-in-law is called Jolly and hence kicks off a journey of hilarious situations and circumstances filled with confusion.
Made at a budget of approximately Rs.45 crore, the film has been shot in Burghley House, Stamford Lincolnshire. The director also shot the film in London and Krabi, Thailand and it is getting a worldwide release.
Musical duo Sajid-Wajid have composed peppy songs.
There is an item number too sung by Mamta Sharma and it is climbing up the popularity chart and Malaika Arora Khan has made it all the more interesting by performing on it.
The film got into legal problem when singer Abhijeet Bhattacharya accused the composers of the film of plagiarism.
He has filed a case in Bombay High Court against T-Series head honcho Bhushan Kumar, Sajid-Wajid and producer Sajid Nadiadwala for lifting his tune from one of his songs of his album "Tere Bina" for their song "Do you know".
"Housefull 2" is yet to release, Sajid has already started working on the third instalment of the film.