• The film is funnier and slightly less misogynistic than 2011’s Pyaar Ka Punchnama…Someday we’ll get a smart film on the battle of the sexes. Until then, perhaps cheap laughs will have to do..?

  • Shubhra Gupta
    Shubhra Gupta
    Indian Express


    The first ​had some punch and​ was okay for a bunch of laughs. The sequel is flat and unfunny.

  • Raja Sen
    Raja Sen


    Pyaar Ka Punchnama 2 contains some genuine belly laughs, and would have been perfect were it not for its feature-length running time…

  • Sweta Kaushal
    Sweta Kaushal
    Hindustan Times


    Made on a small budget of about Rs 9 crore, the film might well be a hit and it won’t be surprising at all. Our verdict? Go for the film, have some fun and have a happy weekend.

  • Kusumita Das
    Kusumita Das
    Deccan Chronicle


    Without getting into the obvious and tempting misogynist debate, seen just as a film, and not a statement, PKP2 gives us an entertaining and engaging two hours. Heartbroken men or men in general can indulge in some self-pity in this funny whine festival, while us villainous women sit back and belt out a few evil laughs, what else. Let’s reserve our cries of protest for more worthwhile occasions.

  • About the only relatively likeable performance is delivered by Sunny Singh, who plays the boy who is reduced to running errands for the girl who has him in her thrall.

    But not all the pyaar in the world can compensate for the pea-brained piffle the film dumps on the audience.

  • The biggest problem with “Pyaar Ka Punchnama 2″ isn’t that it stereotypes women, it doesn’t even do it in a way that makes you laugh.

  • Tushar Joshi
    Tushar Joshi
    DNA India


    Yes, it’s a guy film about women bashing, but PKP2 has sparks of some brilliant writing, a feel good cast and some hilarious moments that you just can’t miss! Watch it with your guy friends to enjoy it the most.

  • Suhani Singh
    Suhani Singh
    India Today


    It’s an annoying series of rants rather than an entertaining film
    The heroes are frustrated, bullied and unhappy fools in love. The heroines are unsympathetic, unreasonable, temperamental, deceptive and intrusive. It takes over two hours for the men to figure out the mess they are in.

  • This time around the ‘Punchnaama’ lacks the punch. This anti love story doesn’t impress much.

  • …packs a solid punch with its unusual, yet relevant storyline. It is a film for youngsters who may patronize it in a big way. Recommended, go for it!

  • To be fair to the director, while the film is very biased, the humour is never cringe worthy. There are some moments of genuine fun but those aren’t enough to make you overlook the many failings of this romantic comedy.

  • Rachit Gupta
    Rachit Gupta


    PKP2 is definitely worth a watch. The misogyny is present, but it stays in the under current. The story is just fantastic. The film is not just relevant to our times, it is a straight laced portrayal of our lives. The frivolity of modern relationships and the ease with which people deceive themselves are all presented with the right dash of humour. This one is definitely an upgrade on its original. And a very good film for youngsters.

  • …a smartly done nonstop fun that assures satisfaction to its followers – today’s teens and yesterday’s teens. Go for it.

  • Suprateek Chatterjee
    Suprateek Chatterjee


    I have no doubt that this movie will do well at the box-office, which means that we can expect this to turn into a franchise that employs lesser-known, largely mediocre actors and uses misogyny as its Khan. To paraphrase Neil Armstrong, that’s one small step for Lokhandwala’s economy, and one giant leap backward for womankind (not to mention cinema).

  • It’s a fun, one-time watch. And to its credit, it is straight, simple and clear about its intentions, unlike a few ‘modern’ ones that begin on a woman-friendly note, but actually end up belittling them.

  • Subhash K Jha
    Subhash K Jha


    Once again writer-director Luv Ranjan walks dangerously close to misogyny , and comes up trumps. The tightly wound script once again wraps itself around the minds hearts and thighs of three girls and guys who can’t see that love is nothing but self-interest in disguise.

  • …thinks the only way to get laughs is by making the women ridiculous. The film promotes prejudice and camouflaged in its ‘insights’ are offensive stereotypes that you’d hope modern India would want to shatter rather than reinforce. It makes you wonder just what sort of romantic trauma was survived by those who made, supported and produced this film.

  • Gayatri Gauri
    Gayatri Gauri


    Men, be ready to relate. At times. Women, be ready to hate. All the time. Hopefully, you can laugh it all off. Together.

  • Komal Nahta
    Komal Nahta
    Komal Nahta's Blog


    …is a small film which will prove to be big at the box-office. Its comedy will keep the youngsters and young at heart in splits and, therefore, its distributors smiling from ear to ear. A sure­ fire hit!

  • Shishir Gautam
    Shishir Gautam


    With PKP director Luv Ranjan scores. The film is hilarious and unstoppable. Well, it does get one sided, but it never pledged to a love story. PKP2 delivers what it promises. And if you love the first film, there is no reason you will not like this. And if you have not watched the first, this one is no less entertaining!

  • Stutee Ghosh
    Stutee Ghosh


    One must really hate good cinema and women in general to love this one!

  • You only have to see some of the local work happening on the Internet (TVF’s Pitchers, YRF’s Man’s World etc.) to know what I’m talking about. Like this film, they’re fun, relatable, and so well written.

    Is this also misogynistic? Hell yeah. But it’s comedy.

  • In the din that the film generates, love is given a bad name and sent to the gallows. And that isn’t the ideal recipe for a film yearning for a generous shower of pyaar at the box office.

  • Criselle Lobo
    Criselle Lobo


    Pyaar Ka Punchnama 2 showcases boys’ views on love and relationships, and is a decent one-­time watch. It never takes itself too seriously, and some of the dialogues will definitely crack you up.

  • IndiaGlitz
    India Glitz


    …provides a fresh take on relationships and its outcomes. Even though it speaks from the male perspective, the film is worth a watch for its amazing performances and comic sections.

  • Sreeju Sudhakaran
    Sreeju Sudhakaran
    Bollywood Life


    There is a saying that the first time, a new joke would work fine, but the second time around, it can only elicit forced chuckles if you don’t bring anything new. PKP2 is not a terrible sequel per se, in fact, it is enjoyable especially if you haven’t seen the first film. But if you have, you can easily guess where it’s all going. Nonetheless, you can still have a few laughs. Just a warning for the guys, don’t take your wife or girlfriend to the movie. If you laugh at any of the jokes, rest assured you will be sleeping on the couch tonight!

  • You really have to ask yourself about the maturity of the scriptwriters who have clearly given vent to their misogyny through this immature sequel to the 2011 film.

  • Far from feeling offended by the movie, you end up feeling sorry for its limited vision. If the film were actually brave, it would offer a more balanced perspective. This one is of the whiners, by the whiners and for the whiners.

  • …is more or less what you expect, more of the same with a slightly better hand at direction. Storywise though if you enjoyed the first installment, you would like this one too. If you were disappointed /upset with that one, it will carry forward to this one. It is not just the fact that it is misogynist for I would have a problem with a man-hating movie too. There is no further insight or deeper look at the relationships.

    It is not really a part 2, in that sense, it is a remake.

  • Kunal Guha
    Kunal Guha
    Mumbai Mirror


    The top reason for the success of the first part was that it picked on rarely-discussed yet universally prevalent sufferings of committed men. The tacky yet hummable number “Ban Gaya Kutta” (used in this film as a background number) even poked fun at their domesticated state. This film goes to say, that while every dog has his lay, the eternal sufferings that come along, are here to stay.

  • Anuj Kumar
    Anuj Kumar
    The Hindu


    Carrying forward the flavour of the original, it is a film that many men make in their minds!

  • Rakesh Jha
    Rakesh Jha


    PKP-2 could be an eyesore for the feminist brigade as the film has unabashedly taken side and is totally unapologetic about its misogynistic tone.

  • No, Pyaar Ka Punchnama 2 doesn’t have the potential to be funnier than the 2011 blockbuster. We are definitely not as impressed by the sequel as much as we were with the prequel.

  • Even the subtlest of emotions are sought to be conveyed via over-the-top means. In the din that the film generates, love is given a bad name and sent to the gallows. And that isn’t the ideal recipe for a film yearning for a generous shower of pyaar at the box office.

  • …although the storyline is the same, the film still is very entertaining and special mention for Kartik’s fiery monologue too. Book your tickets right away as it is definitely worth a watch.