Release Date: 16 October 2015
Starring: Kartik Aaryan, Omkar Kapoor, Nushrat Bharucha, Ishita Raj, Sonalli Sehgal and Sunny Singh Nijjar
Directed by: Luv Ranjan
Produced by: Abhishek Pathak
Story: Luv Ranjan, Rahul Mody and Tarun Jain
Music by: Hitesh Sonik, Toshi Sabri and Sharib Sabri
Duration: 2 Hours 16 Minutes
Genres: Romance, Comedy
Censor Rating: A
About Pyaar ka Punchnama 2
Sequels have become a new trend and funda for success in Bollywood in recent times! This week’s release, Pyaar ka Punchnama 2, also falls in the same category of sequels. The movie has garnered attention and created excitement amongst youngsters ever since its promo was released. Surely, the credit goes to its prequel for creating a positive impact on the audience. The concept and theme of the film appeared the same as its prequel, in the trailers and promotions; however, a little change has been made in the star cast. The makers have retained a few stars and have launched some newcomers. The prequel of the movie did not gain much attention initially, but gradually it garnered popularity, especially among youngsters. Let us see if PKP2, an ‘ode to relationships’, is able to bring the same charm as compared to its prequel sans Liquid (the character of the part I whom we all have loved!).
The story is about three boys who are friends and live together – Anshul aka Gogo (Kartik Aaryan), Siddharth aka Chauka (Sunny Singh) and Tarun aka Thakur (Omkar Kapoor). All three are well-settled in their respective jobs with Thakur drawing the highest salary (3 lakhs per month!). It is because of Thakur’s high income that Gogo and Chauka get to live a king size life, which includes a swanky flat, unlimited drinks and partying hard. It is the entry of their girlfriends in their individual lives which brings a change in their little world. Gogo falls for Ruchika aka Cheeku (Nushrat Bharucha), Chauka goes bonkers over family-oriented Supriya (Sonalli Sehgal) and Thakur’s heart beats for Kusum (Ishita Raj). How their relationships take a swing and how they manage the ups and downs of their love life is what the movie is all about.
The entire movie revolves around the three lead pairs and all the six actors/actresses have done a commendable job in their respective roles. All of them have looked comfortable throughout the film and imbibed the role of the characters they are playing really well. The child-actor turned hero Omkar Kapoor is a charmer; he has looked handsome, yet simple and has also proved himself as a decent actor. Even in the strip tease scene, he has looked extremely confident and comfortable.
Sunny Singh Nijjar is a show stealer. Portrayed and referred by his friends as ‘almost sardar’ in the movie due to his appearance, his performance is the best among the three boys. His character might remind you of Liquid from the prequel, but, Sunny has his own style of acting and way of delivering dialogues. He is intense in dramatic or emotional scenes. The ‘puppy sound’ in the background puts him in the category of the poor lad, which will make you laugh.
Kartik Aaryan, who is a repeat from the prequel, has given a decent performance once again. His most anticipated monologue is mind blowing and fantastic. Besides some other punch lines in the movie, the monologue will surely make you whistle, clap, laugh or even jump off from your seats.
Talking about the actresses, all of them have been featured again in the sequel. The ladies have given their best efforts in their respective roles. As the script of the film demands them to be caricatured as mean, selfish and bimbo; they all have managed to carry it off really well. Nushrat is shown as a bimbo for whom nail polish, short dresses, hand bags and BFF means everything. She has worked hard to portray a funny character. Ishita, shown as a girl who enjoys life on her boyfriend’s earnings, even though after saying that she does ‘no negotiation’ in paying for her share; has given a genuine performance. Sonalli, as a family oriented girl, has also done justice to her role.
The direction and the dialogues are also good. The movie is based in Delhi/NCR and the director has thankfully shot the scenes within the same region. The dialogues are really funny at times and the punch lines are humorous. The monologue deserves applause.
Pyaar ka Punchnama 2 Music
Although, there are only four songs in the music album, all have their own style and genre. The songs are well placed and pictured in the film. “Heeriye”, a playback by Mohit Chauhan, is a soulful and romantic number which can be heard repeatedly. “Sharabi” is yet another song about ‘daaru’ ‘sharab’ and ‘botal’, a style and phrases which are commonly used these days in most of club songs. “Paro” is an interesting catchy number with funny Hinglish lyrics. The background score is nice; you get to hear the same punch line from the prequel in the background – ‘bandh gaya patta, dekho ban gaya kutta’.
Details of songs in the movie:
Music: Hitesh Sonik
Singer: Dev Negi and Shipra Goyal
Music: Toshi Sabri and Sharib Sabri
Singer: Toshi Sabri, Sharib Sabri and Raja Hasan
Singer: Mohit Chauhan
Music: Hitesh Sonik
Singer: Divya Kumar
The natural and decent performance by all the actors is worth watching. The lifelike characters and situations are picturised well; one can easily relate to them. The dialogues and the punch lines will offer you lots of laughable moments. Overall, the movie is quite entertaining.
It is old wine in a new bottle. The plot of the script is almost the same as it was in the prequel – there are only situational changes. Some people may find this movie to be misogynist. But, one has to realize that it is from the boys’ point of view. Hopefully director Luv Ranjan will try to show the girls’ side of the story next time.
The tag line of ‘Pyaar ka Panchnama 2’ is ‘Love is injurious to health’; but, this movie is surely not injurious to anything. It’s a must-watch either with your partner or partners in crime.
Pyaar ka Punchnama 2 Rating: ***1/2
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