• Saheb Abdullah
    Saheb Abdullah
    82 reviews
    Top Reviewer
    7

    This is a very enjoyable movie for Boys.Girls will definitely hate it to the core though as it shows them in negative light.The comedy, dialogues is used wisely, the story is pretty much same as previous one.Though i missed Liquid but these 3 aren't bad.

    May 06, 16
  • Rakshit Raina
    Rakshit Raina
    35 reviews
    Top Reviewer
    5

    Its better than the first one, though that doesn't say much !

    October 28, 15
  • Tejas Nair
    Tejas Nair
    256 reviews
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    4

    Moms are the best: That's the moral of story which is obviously similar to its prequel.

    Three ultra rich bachelors have it easy to woo and subsequently date three hot women, and as they begin their relationships find it hard to cope with the perils. But don't worry, all that happens in these so-called relationships is nothing like what happens in reality. Exaggerated instances of girlfriend pampering, gold digging like it's the end of the world, pretentious party-sex-sex-party brawls are some of the elements that the story uses to create humor. While the first half is periodic and comic, the second is dramatic and overlong.

    That (all) women who enter a relationship are in for the perks is the main theme of the Punchnama films, and in here, the theme has been remodeled with sexier men and women, plush apartments, Apple products, and mild sexism. Had the narrative added women's viewpoints, I would have rated more generously.

    Familiar one-liners, anti-climactic second act, and lack of visual sex scenes is what salvages the whole movie from becoming a putrid bore. The jokes are on women, and men's struggle in wooing them; and it is funny to a certain point. If you are not a purely platonic couple and do make love to each other on the kitchen bench, and like to watch (or re-watch) six hot people analyzing stereotypes about modern romance, this one is for you.

    BOTTOM LINE: Pyaar Ka Punchnaam 2 is a sexier version of Pyaar Ka Punchnama (2011) which believes that it is easier to score in India, and that Moms are the best people to say "I Love You" to.

    GRADE: D+

    Can be watched with a typical Indian family? NO

    Profanity: Medium

    October 17, 15
  • Bindu Cherungath
    Bindu Cherungath
    126 reviews
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    2

    Pyaar ka Punchnama 2 is a sequel to 2011 film Pyaar ka Punchnama by Luv Ranjan. He was successful in making a youth rom-com. It was a fresh perspective with contemporary takes on love, twists, and turns. Luv Ranjan tries the same formulae in this sequel too, but according to me, it is highly disappointing. The humour occasionally does generate some laughter, but for most part of the movie, it just falls flat. It is a one-sided take by Luv Ranjan. According to him, the girls manipulate, exploit the boys. Although both the movies are misogynistic in nature, this sequel’s approach does not create any magic. It is a sort of running commentary on why relationships with women are impossible. Pyaar ka Punchnama 2 though follows the same path and same theme as that of its prequel, its laughter quotient is far less than its prequel.

    The film begins with the three bachelor friends Anshul aka Gogo (Karthik Aaryan), Siddharth aka Chauka (Sunny Singh), and Tarun aka Thakur (Omkar Kapoor) trapped in traffic while on their way to a bar. They stay together, well-placed professionally, although Tarun being the most highly paid amongst the trio. For all the three boys, life is all about working hard as well as partying hard.

    Spicing up their lives, enter three girls into the scene. Anshul meets Ruchika aka Chiku (Nushrat Bharucha). It was almost a love at first sight where Anshul confidently shares his number and even asks her to make a tattoo in his name. Siddharth identifies his girl-friend Supriya (Sonnalli Sehgall). Tarun aka Thakur (Omkar Kapoor) finds his girl-friend Kusum (Ishita Raj) in gym. The scenes, where Tarun meets Kusum and letches at her, is difficult to tolerate.

    All the three girls are of three different nature. Chiku is from a high-profile family, who is shopaholic, has her own style of living, does not mind even having her ‘male best friend’ share flat or room. Chiku feels that her boyfriend shall be always available to take her as well as her friends for shopping, beauty parlours. Supriya is from a middle class conservative family, who is afraid to commit in love because of her parents. Kusum is independent-spirited, always conscious of sharing the bills (which is non-negotiable for her), keeps on sharing her concern over Tarun spending his money over his friends.

    How the three couples’ relationships are projected in the movie? What all complications arise? Who takes the control of the relationships? Do the boys find the girls cool even after dating as they appeared to be initially? The film does mention the fakeness with which the facebook relationship status and profile photographs are updated. The boys blabbering and complaining about the girls’ behaviour and regret of their freedom being curbed generates laughter in parts, but most of time, these are bit annoying and irritating. What is the fate of these three relationships, do these survive?

    I agree with the theme which is shown in the film that relationships need to evolve, and are not always bed of roses. But my problem is with the one-sided track of the film, why only females are made responsible for the ill-fate of the relationships? Having tried boys’ perspective in the prequel, Luv Ranjan could have tried a balanced perspective in this film.

    As far as the performances are considered, we have seen this Karthik and Nashrut in the earlier version as well. Sunny has definitely given an entertaining performance and Omkar Kapoor is also good. As far as Ishita and Sonnalli are concerned, their performances are fine. Music disappoints. It is absolutely average.

    Pyaar ka Punchnama 2 may manage to entice people who genuinely have some vendetta against women. It is very much one-sided track which makes the female appear evil, manipulative, and exploitative. It is very much from males’ perspectives only.

    October 16, 15
  • Ayush
    Ayush
    6 reviews
    Reviewer
    7

    Well, exams over. You travel to the nearest movie hall to watch Pyaar Ka Punchnama 2.
    You find *No tickets available*
    Is it that great?
    Recommendation:- Boys who are not committed,
    Please empty your money instead of gifting your crush.
    The movie describes the life of three bachelors. They find themselves three blondes.
    But they get out of the shitty relationship and understand that relationships are complicated. Too complicated.
    The dialogues are hilarious.
    "Mein Chokha, relationship mein hoon. Mein aur Saans nahi le pa raha. Marne wala hoon. "
    And the breathtaking 7- minutes monologue. That makes it a complete movie.
    Fine movie. Watch.

    December 19, 15
  • Joginder Acharya
    Joginder Acharya
    3 reviews
    Reviewer
    1

    DID NOT ENJOY IT AT ALL. IT'S ONLY FOR MISOGYNIST PEOPLE WHO HAVE NEVER EXPERIENCED LOVE.

    October 22, 15
  • Ranjan Dass
    Ranjan Dass
    1 review
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    10

    If you liked PKP then you'll definitely like PKP2. It is even more comic, more frustrated boys and more life ruining girls.
    Kartik's solo dialogue is still the power of the movie, you will love that scene

    October 25, 15