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Pyaar Ka Punchnama 2 is exactly what you expect. Stereotyping men as poor puppies and women as well...the female kind with a scattered few laughs.Read more
The boys are at it again. They want their women but they want to complain about their complaints. And that I guess, is the summary of many a relationship. Which is all fine and good, everyone needs to vent after all. Some people go ahead and make a movie out of it. Which is alright too.
But same vents from even the best of your friends gets repetitive and boring. Good thing about this is though, you can say that it is getting boring out loud. The Pyaar Ka Punchnama 2 trailer promises you exactly that – more of the same. The silver lining is that more of the same makes you expect a few good laughs and that awesome monologue.
- meeta, a part of the audience
I feel bad. Bad for director-writer Luv Ranjan that he has only met women who take advantage of the man of their life; who are manipulative and completely disregard the man's feelings in the name of love. I feel bad for the male leads in the film who are not only characters, they are symbolic of a larger population. I feel bad for the whole community who they represent. I feel bad for anyone who can relate to these men. It is sad that they haven't encountered any mature women who care and love. It is sad that a supposedly comedy film made me sad and feel bad. Okay, I had a few laughs. But, the larger picture is a bit to grim for a person who believes the world is full of healthy relationships.
By the way, who are these men who are so confident when wooing a girl that they succeed in getting her attention and more in one go. But these same men become mindless, spineless and do the lady's bidding like a domesticated pet? How? Why? Later, when they grow theis spine back they ask why too. And the answer is they want to marry their hand! (given away in the trailer itself!) No comments.
Moving away from bewilderment over attitude towards relationships and coming to the movie itself. It has snappy, witty dialogue and I laughed out loud at some of them too. But, then from work, parent and girlfriend related jokes they became only girl-bashing jokes – which was also fine for a bit. It then became repetitive and predictable.
The performances are believable. That is all that can be said really, given the characters were what they were. There is of course, the much expected and I guess, looked forward to monologue by Kartik Aaryan. But that too had a stale feel about it.
Pyar Ka Punchnama 2 then 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.
- meeta, a part of the audience
Thumbs up, Bollywood Hungama : ...The film's music (Hitesh Sonik, Sharib Sabri, Toshi Sabri) is strictly average. None of the songs stay with you. The film's background music (Hitesh Sonik) keeps the audiences hooked to the film. The film's cinematography (Sudhir K. Chaudhary) is decent, the film's editing (Akiv Ali, Ajay Sharma) is crisp. ... full review
Thumbs up, by Rachit Gupta, Filmfare : ...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. ... full review
Thumbs up, by VISHAL MENON, Glamsham.com : ...All said and done, PYAAR KA PUNCHNAMA 2 is a smartly done nonstop fun that assures satisfaction to its followers - today's teens and yesterday's teens. Go for it. ... full review
Thumbs up, by Divya Solgama, MoviezADDA : ...Dum??? Well, there is lot of fun for all those who love such type of relationship based comical films. It's more entertaining than 'Pyaar Ka Punchnama' and is a total "paisa vasool" type of film. The older generation or the family audience might not connect with the theme of this movie as 'Pyaar Ka Punchnama 2' is a young film made, for young people by the young people. ... full review
Thumbs up, by Jyothi Venkatesh, Star Blockbuster : ...Last Word: It is a sex comedy which may be liked by the youngsters and among the releases this week, will fare better than the rest ... full review
So-So, by Bobby Sing, Bobby Talks Cinema.com : ...Having said that, though PYAAR KA PUNCHNAMA 2 surely deserves a good rating for its entertainment factor well taken care of, it still remains ‘a guilty kind of enjoyment’ derived from a one dimensional project sidelining its female characters. Perhaps in the third part we will get to see an equal fight of the sexes scaling much better heights. Till then the boys are definitely going to have a great time in the theater supporting Chauka and more. ... full review
So-So, Bollywood Life : ...However because of some very likeable performances by the lead cast, you tend to overlook the flaws. The film reaches the intermission point with a quite hilarious scene where the heroes make a.mock parody of the smoking disclaimers, using love instead of cigarettes. Hoping the film maintains the fun and tempo from the first half, while doing something different from the original in the second half!... full review
So-So, by 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. ... full review
So-So, by Tushar P. Joshi, DNA : ...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. ... full review
So-So, by Johnson Thomas, Free Press Journal : ...All the three actresses fit well into the narrow frames designed for them. Music is also used quite judiciously here. The production values allow for a slicker and more up-market façade while the narrative fluency (within its narrow gainsaying constraints) allows for a focused reproach. This film is designed to please a niche audience no doubt. And word of mouth could do the rest. ... full review
So-So, by Nupur Barua, fullhyd.com : ...This is not a family movie, per se, but it could be fun to take your other half to watch it - as long as you do not expect life-altering solutions from the film. Otherwise, wait for the TV release, or revisit the original movie. ... full review
So-So, by 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. ... full review
So-So, by RAJEEV MASAND, IBN Live : ...It's in the last act that the film throws away any pretence of humor and adopts an especially spiteful tone that's reminiscent of the earlier film. Until this point the jokes were consistently funny and the stereotyping seldom mean-spirited. I expect, nevertheless, that many people will find Pyaar Ka Punchnama 2 very enjoyable. I did too, a lot of it. I laughed guiltily at so many jokes. ... full review
So-So, by Shubha Shetty-Saha, MiD DAY : ...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.... full review
So-So, by Jaidev Hemmady, Movie Talkies : ...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… ... full review
So-So, by ViSHAL MENON, The Hindu : ...He is the Yo Yo Honey Singh of Hindi cinema and the Pyaar Ka Punchnama series is a medium for him to dish out misogyny in the garb of fun. The film’s story too, then, is just cloth to patch together a bunch of dialogues that are funny only as a WhatsApp forward — like the five-minute rant by Kartik Aaryan about his problems with women in the first film. ... full review
So-So, by Meena Iyer, Times of India : ...In all fairness, this film may resonate with some masochistic sorts who like taking a whipping in love. Or still others, who just enjoy a few laughs at the cinemas each week!... full review
Thumbs down, by Anna MM Vetticad, annavetticadgoes2themovies : ...Here’s an additional point: women often turn on their own to earn brownie points with men in this patriarchal world, but guys, in a world where you hold all the aces, can you be so foolish as to celebrate a film that unwittingly portrays you too so poorly? Do you agree with PKP2’s contention that your lives revolve entirely around the demands of your nether regions? ... full review
Thumbs down, by Deepa Gahlot, cinemaah : ...There are some smart lines with the profanity bleeped out, and the actors are not bad at all, but PKP2 is not even a fun look at the battle of the sexes as played out in the 21stcentury-- it’s plain nasty. And despite Luv Ranjan’s taking up cudgels on behalf of the ‘bechara’ boys, they come across as brainless idiots and losers! Maybe PKP3 should be from the point of view of girls stuck with whiny mamma’s boys. ... full review
Thumbs down, by Raja Sen, Rediff : ...And forget about hurting our sentiments, this juvenile single-minded immaturity hurts the comedy. It hurts the writing. It hurts the characters. It hurts the film. ... full review
Thumbs down, by Sonia Chopra, Sify Movies : ...You almost want to buy them a milkshake and offer them a hanky as they rant the way children do about their nasty classmates. But then, these are not children, but full grown-men, deeply in fear of women. 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. ... full review
Thumbs down, by Rummana, yahoo! India : ...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. ... full review
Thumbs down, Zee News : ...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. ... full review
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OMEGAurav: Pyaar ka punchnama 2 is an amazing movie. The chemistry between 3 friends was great. The that 8-min monologue by kartik was simply awesome.
oddnary_guy: Watched Pyaar ka punchnama 2 today. Good movie but not as good as the first one.
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junedlive: Pyaar ka Punchnama 2 is good movie, couples can watch it too, just make sure you sit in seperate corners of the cinema hall. :P
iVeerRajput: Leaving a theatre full of laughs, claps, that's the magic of Pyaar ka Punchnama 2. Great job @theaaryankartik
itzKrishanu: Pyaar ka punchnama 2 has a similar storyline but still funny & watchable.
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iPikuHRx: It's hilarious . movie of da year. Pyar ka punchnama 2 . if u hvnt seen da mvie yet den u must, specially couples
indiantweeter: Watch Pyar Ka punchnama 2 just for the speech of Karthik Aryan. Total paisa vasool (humare CM review nahi de paaye iss liye compensating)
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CHANDRESHETTY: Pyaar ka Punchnama - 2 is a funny movie with a Brilliant lesson.
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babarjamil: Pyaar Ka Punchnama 2 is a must watch for every SINGLE guy. Watch & Learn.
avnish_dawar: Pyar ka punchnama 2, an inspiration !
anupamsaxena: Pyaar Ka Punchnama 2 was fun..Not as good as the first part but has its moments. Don’t go by the reviews if you loved part 1
ansumanroy022: pyar ka punchnama#2,even better than PKP#1,chauka n thakur added to the flair,nice enjoyed..pls. bring on PKP#3 soon...
AnantGJ: Just saw Pyaar Ka Punchnama 2. What a hilarious movie! Maza padi gayi.
amitkolte: Pyaar ka Punchnama 2 ...,,rocks again
Akkiholic: Watchd pyar ka punchnama 2 super fun
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AbhishekSureka4: Watched pyaar ka punchnama 2 twice, awesome movie loved it.
abhisheksahaya: Pyar ka punchnama 2 was hilarious..I didn't expect it to better its prequel which it did with ease..!!
AbhiDipke: Biryani with coke and pyaar ka punchanama... What more do u want on a weekend night. Oh yes and football too.
aaravkmeena: Pyaar ka punchnama 2 superb...!! Evening shows better than last Friday release jazbaa..!! Estimate :- 6cr.+ first day
4b2b4e926970434: Saw pyar ka punchnama 2 ...Awesome film n #kartik has done it again !!!!
tbkdotcom: Pyaar Ka Punchnama 2 scores 2.5 out of 5 in The Bollywood Khans Scorecard
ScholesEsque: Pyar ka punchnama 2 was decent. A bit overdone imo. Don't think there's chicks out there who're that bad.
DharmeshASampat: The spark in Pyaar ka Punchnama-2 is missing ! Okay types movie.
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BrownRangGirl: Watched Pyar ka punchnama 2.. Same plot with not so funny scenes except one long dailogue. Waste of time and money.
anupamlee: Totally garbage movie..Throwing of money! – thinking about pyar ka punchnama 2
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