Pyaar Ka Punchnama 2 Movie Review: Entertaining But Repetitive
A few years back, Luv Ranjan had regaled us with the highly misogynistic but entertaining Pyaar Ka Punchnama and now, the filmmaker has come up with a sequel to the story, which again deals with the same issues that had been raised in the prequel.
The film revolves around three best buddies Gogo (Kartik Aaryan), Tarun Thakur (Omkar Kapoor) and Sid (Sunny Singh), who live together in a plush Delhi apartment and generally have a great time getting drunk and bantering with each other.
However, the situation changes when the three gentlemen fall in love and start dating three girls (Nushrat Bharucha, Ishita Sharma and Sonalli Sehgall), which totally turn their lives upside down. How the three buddies manage to deal with love and relationships is what the sequel deals with.
Sounds familiar? Well, it should because the prequel had the same plot and though the formula worked then, we can’t help but imagine that Ranjan must have been tempted to cash on it again by making the sequel. Notwithstanding the fact that the movie is a total timepass fare and has quite some funny gags, the film as a whole has nothing new to offer as such.
If that wasn’t all, Pyaar Ka Punchnama 2 also has Kartik Aaryan’s howlarious monologue on women and the victimization of boyfriends in general. To give credit to the director, the characters are entertaining enough, the dialogues are funny and songs are decent enough. However, we feel that the sequel would have been more entertaining had it explored the other side of the story too, for the women hardly get to do anything, leaving the men to rant and whine about the issues they face in a relationship.
Aaryan is as entertaining as can be, though it seems like he walked in directly from the sets of the prequel. Omkar Kapoor and Sunny Singh, who have made their debuts with this film, surprise you with an earnest and decent effort and the chemistry between the three pals comes across as real and relatable, especially when they banter and bicker with each other. The women don’t get to do much but look pretty, though Bharucha gets more screen time than the other two ladies.
All in all, Pyaar Ka Punchnama 2 is not a bad watch as long as you don’t expect the film to offer something different from what the prequel dished out…