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She's a user, he's a loser. In each of the three couples. Thank goodness for some decent lines and situations that make it a decent date film.Read more
To say that Pyaar Ka Punchnama relies heavily on the stereotyping women would be stating the obvious in an understated manner. But you are here; you are watching the film, might as well give in. And you see yourself in a land of puppies and bitches. Women are the most unreasonable, flaky, demanding, ruthlessly selfish kind of human beings. As a corollary, the other kind of humans is puppy-in-distress all the way from the eyes to the heart. If you manage to get past these obvious, annoying assumptions, there are a few situations; a few lines that make you smile because they remind you of someone you know.
It is actually possible to enjoy the film if you assume that the writer/director, Luv Ranjan is not stupid enough to actually believe that all women fall in the intolerable, slappable category and all men are aawwww-so-cute-and-helpless. You have to give Luv the benefit of doubt and believe that he just happened to pick these characters. It's not like they don't exist in real life.
After giving our writer/director so much, I enjoyed the characters. Only the men of course. Even as I blamed them for letting their women get them into unredeemable situations, the women themselves - at most times, I wanted to slap. In that sense the direction, the lines and the performances have succeeded. The only reason I won't rip apart the movie is the performances and what could have gone wrong with them. Each of the six main characters do a great job with their character. They actually behave like normal people.
In fact, they surprised me. I'd be the last person to laugh or even smile at a monologue by a guy (Kartikeya Tiwari) about his frustrations with his girlfriend. Especially when it's long, oh-so long. But as it grew longer, it started making me laugh. Despite the repetition. I actually felt bad for the poor chap and his claustrophobic situation.
If only the broad plots had a little more meat. They picked three similar starts, they chose three different situations and had three similarly "bleh" ways to end it. And yet it's one of those half-decent chick-flicks. I can see couples getting into an argument after watching it. And a movie that gets people to discuss it is a movie that has succeeded, even if it is in its own crooked way.
This one made me wonder too. NO! not about the men and women in my life. About movies and their dependence on contrasts. A couple of weeks ago we saw Luv ka the end, where the guy was all out despicable and here we have a film that has made the woman in me hate some of the women the film represents. What's with the stark extremes? Is it because "balance" is boring?
- meeta, a part of the audience
Thumbs up, by Taran Adarsh, Bollywood Hungama : ...PYAAR KA PUNCHNAMA isn't ground-breaking or pioneering cinema, but I have to state, it puts the fun quotient back into the movies due to its unsullied take on relationships, which snowballs into heavy-duty drama as it reaches the finale.... full review
Thumbs up, by Deepa Gahlot, Film Impressions : ...Where Luv Ranjan scores is in the simple, colloquial dialogue (lots of bleeped out profanity, though) and the sporadic flashes of wicked humour. He also gets easy-flowing performances from his actors... full review
Thumbs up, by Reel Reptile, Upper Stall : ...An immensely watchable film with a few flaws and a fresh (read real) outlook to ‘love ke rulezz’ in this overcooked-sappy-saccharine world of wannabe romcoms, Pyaar ka Punchnama has single-handedly re-instilled faith in the power of corny trailers and misguided marketing. ... full review
vsamosa: Surprised by Pyar ka Punchnama this weekend. Left the Yuvi Ganguly starrer game and the Johny Depp starrer far behind.
vikrambhatnagar: "pyar ka panchnama" a must watch for Bachelors like me :p Beware,watch it alone, its not a family movie.
VijayBrala: Pyaar ka Punchnama...awesome!!
VaibhavAnant: Pyaar Ka PUNCHnama...a must watch movie for guys....
Vaibhavakababla: saw PYAAR KA PUNCHNAMA..- a must watch for all guys who r in one sided love.. it's a eye opener.. superb movie for today's youth....
TRUTH_predictor: NEW RELEASES-PIRATES F THE CARAB s fantastic. PYAAR KA PUNCHNAMA s gud time paas.404 s truely amazing hindi mvi.
tjpatadia: Pyaar ka punchnama is a hilarious laughter riot. Must see movie
TheTweetThumb: I saw Pyar ka Punchnama yesterday post exams :Gr8 laugh,girls don take it too seriously.worth a watch.Leave ur partners at home for this
TheReelMag: Pyaar ka punchnama is a pleasant pleasant surprise. i strongly disagree with negative reviews of critics. watch it for some good fun. #fb
THEKHULLASAAND: Pyar Ka Punchnama....Aahhh..Awesome MindBlowing Faadu :-D Yeahh Yeahh Ya Shocked That I Liked 1 Movie(Finally) ;) #MustWatch
theGhost_k8: Just saw "Pyaar Ka Punchnama"!! Good movie... Do watch, understand and ACT... Close to reality...
thegeosam: PYAR KA PANCHNAMA was really awsum enjoyd evry bit of it...thx a lot to @MTVIndia for this chance..
TheDiksha: Pyar ka Panchnama- Awsum movie, a must watch fo ol dose guys who r nt goin arnd wid gals bt BITCHES (Ban gaya patha dekho ban gaya kutta) :P
ThatSloth: People, do yourself a favour. Go watch 'Pyaar Ka Punchnama'.
tarunjenawat: PYAAR KA PUNCHNAMA -------- fukin amazing movie .... luved it .... best movie seen in this year
tarun_g22: "Pyaar Ka Punchnaama".Complete surprise package.hilarious,fun to d core MUST WATCH FOR ALL GUYS.If 2010 had Udaan,2011 has PKP so far.4.5/5.
tanejamainhoon: Guys toh should pukkaa watch Pyaar Ka Punchnama. It's seriously a movie that makes us realise how big idiots we are! AND its funny!! #winwin
swatinathani: Pyaar ka Punchnaama - An amazingly real slice of life. Would pay twice the ticket money for 'Babu's 10 minute speech' ! Can't stop smiling!
svajpayee: Capping off the weekend with Pyaar Ka Punchnama! A must watch for all the guys.
suuraj1: Pyar ka punchnama ...... Awesome !!!!
sundeepkishan: Loved Pyaar ka Punchnama..gr8 writing & terrific performances..Don't miss this one 'GUYS',this is ur ans 2 every girl who put u through shit
sumthebum: 'Pyar ka panchnama' an eye opener for all boys #awesome watch it with friends #Caution: avoid wives and girlfriends
SudhishKamath: Pyaar Ka Punchnama: Wow! Get the boys, some beer & bond over bittersweet pangs of love... mostly bitter. High Fidelity of Hindi films! 9/10
ssaauurraabbhhh: i think every girl should watch "pyar ka panchnama" and think that "r they doing like that with their BF".
sravanpvsr: Pyaar ka punchnama is a hillarious movie and a great breather for those who're sucked up with busy schedules! #fb
sonsin79: Pyar Ka Panchnama...Super Duper Funny Movie...So US..A Must Must Watch...Highly recommended :))
singh_dr: Pyar Ka Punchnama was the best thing in an otherwise shitty day. Thank You @MTVIndia.
ShyamKumar46: Pyar ka punchnama.. true to the 'good' reviews..
shrutee84: pyaar ka punchnama very good movie enjoyed wid frends:)
shaurya666: Saw pyaar ka punchnama. What a classic comedy. Had jokes that we in an all boys group crack regularly. Loved it.
shashanknathani: Saw Pyaar ka punchnama last nite, awesome 1st half and a lil draggy 2nd half over all a fabulous movie, a mst watch #bollywood #india
ShahAalok: Pyaar Ka Punchnama - must watch for guys. Gals won't like/agree with the movie for sure.
Sethumadhavan: Pyaar Ka Punchnama is super fun, but yes pls don't take ur girlfriends along for it- remember don't say I didn't warn you :)))
seemanseema: Pyaar ka punchnama the most amazing movie must watch
sauryabhatt_om: must watch pyar ka punchnama
sauravhk: Just saw "Pyar Ka Punchnama"... Haven't laughed so much in any movie ever.. All you single guys have to have to have to watch it!
sauravbhanot: 'Pyar Ka Punchnama' is an interesting movie.. Very young and vibrant! If only it was a bit shorter...
saurabhrule: pyaar ka punchnama, awesomely good movie, real treat to HEAR and watch :)
saumyasriv25: #movie "Pyar ka Punchnama" is an awesome movie! A must watch for all those who r in a relationship..and for the single ones, a #beware sign.
saumar: Pyar Ka Panchnama: with all its shortcomings - definitely an urbane classic!! :) Wondering if the other sex would like it? @gulpanag? :)
samarthshandy: Pyaar ka punchnama!! Naice film, bt my toothache ☹
sagaragarwl: saw "PYAR KA PANCHNAMA" its a gr88 #movie to watch..go for it
rvishnuprasad: Life imitates art. Pyar ka punchnaama is awesome!
rshankard: My First tweet :) aswesum end to the weekend with pyaar ka punchnama, one word $awesome$!!
roxanneritchi: So 'Pyar Ka Punchnama' successfully shows 3 most unsuccessful relationship troubles- a)Too Much Space; b)No Personal Space; c)On the hook!
rohrasapna: Guys must must must watch...Pyar Ka Punchnama....its a fantastic mvi...I m sure u guys wuld njoy it...;)
RishabhSomani: Went with no expectations and enjoyed the best movie of this year.. Must watch pyaar ka punchnama..
raunaksurana29: Pyaar ka Punchnama - enjoyed it!!!
RaulPra: Pyaar ka punchnama packs a punch! Bangaya kutta!
rathod_hiren: Pyar ka punchnama.. Awesome muvi.. Every1 shud watch it..
rana6200: Pyar ka panchnama is a great movie
ramanisumit: All those who haven't seen Pyar ka Panchnama, go watch it. And come back home after first half gets over. You would be better off!
rahul771988: Pyaar Ka Punchnama.....OOOZZZZMMM !!!
raghavsachar: Pyaar Ka Punchnama is a very good film. Must watch.
radiojockeyAmar: Pyaar ka Punchnama... Connects wid me perfectly.. Must watch for guys of my age... It will scratch ur scars..
quirky89: Watched "Pyaar ka Punchnama" Seriously all you guys should watch it w/o fail. #AWESOMEMOVIE
PxDx: #MustWatch ♥ Pyar Ka Panchnama ♥ Thoroughly enjoyed a Bollywood movie after a long time. U must see it, especially Guys.. Ͼ☇Ͽ
Purab_Kohli: 2 super films this week,just saw pyaar ka punchnama. Super fun. Remember to take ur girl friend along... Maybe a helmet for protection.
priyac80: pyaar ka punchnama awesome film, must see for youth, very different and real film, very funny too. chauhary / raayo is a upcoming superstar
Pritweety: Pyar ka Panchnama ;) good movie good fun.. killerrr !! #2gudIsay
PMakhijani: What a mind blowing film - Pyar ka Panchnama
pathaksushant: pyaar ka punchnama....awesome movie
parvathy8288: "Pyaar ka Punchnama" - fresh and delightful. Had a wonderful time last night. :D
pankajsaithwar: heartiest congratulations to luv ranjan,director of pyaar ka punchnama
Nidhik20: Totally, such good new talent,ImpressiveRT @ManishMalhotra1 Saw pyaar ka punchnama :fun film :all the 6 young actors have done a good job:-)
NehaKotlia: PYAAR KA PUNCHNAMA...AWESOME MOVIE...GREAT JOB DONE BY EVERYONE.....LOVED IT:) MUST WATCH:):);)
nautanki: Please do yourselves a favour and catch 'Pyaar Ka Punchnama' when it releases tomorrow! Complete entertainer :D Loved it!
nasiaullas: Pyaar ka punchnaama: is a must watch for men who need an understanding shoulder and for women who need a realistic look at themselves.
Naren11: Pyaar ka Punchnama ! Must watch !
Nandini_M: Yesterday saw "Pyaar ka Punchnama" and it was hilarious. The second part cud have been better, still a #must watch
n1kh1l: Pyar ka punchnama. Wonderful movie.Fcuk you censor board. :-(
Mr_YumRaj: Watched......pyar ka punchnama......movie thats suits every kutta.....(kutte ka patta)
mehul_bansal: Pyaar ka punchnaama.........sexy muvi........one dialogue that will make you jump off ur seat.....
MaverickMyk: Guys who have been in love/relationship once, must watch Pyaar Ka Punchnama. It would remind them of the horrific times that they had. #True
ManishMalhotra1: Saw pyaar ka punchnama :fun film :all the 6 young actors have done a good job :-)
manendra_tiwari: Those who are in relationship must watch "pyar ka punchnama"...
mandaarpawar: Just finished "pyar ka punchnama", I wouldn't agree with people claiming it as a waste of money. Youngsters would relate to this for sure.
manav22: Pyaar ka Punchnama was Hilariouss...had a fab time with @madmanhawk @da_babe @mediasavy @NavjotKr , ashvij and his pal ...lafedd like babuuu
mahekoholic: Watched Pyaar ka Punchnama in a practically empty audi. Awesome movie, too bad their PR budget wasn't high enough to get good reviews
localteaparty: This Pyar ka Punchnama is Epic ROFL stuff movie. #Mustwatch
lazyabhi: "Pyaar Ka Punchnama" is probably the best movie I've seen in years! OMFG It's epic awesome...totally gotta re-watch it! #fb #pkp
labyrinthashish: ABSOLUTELY.FREAKING.LOVED. PYAAR KA PUNCHNAAMA
l_nitin: Waching pyar ka punchnama ws a big surprise,wht a refreshin movie.vry real & gud movie.in the end entertaining movie.gud job director luv.
KuldipPatel: Enjoyed Pyar Ka Punchnama. First half very good and that 5 min monologue too. @liquidpkp has a bright future.
khannavidhan: Pyaar Ka Punchnama is like breath of fresh air and the new cast is superbly talented.A top notch debut attempt Omar Qureshi @RaayoSBakhirta
keval_jp: Pyaar Ka Punchnama !! Guys gotta watch once... its contemporary and the 5 min space-less speech by Kartikeya is awesome
KartikGuptaa: Pyaar Ka Punchnaama- too good flick man..shows the frustration of a guy in a relationship..
karang86: Pyar ka panchnama...highlyyy recommended by me...!!!
juiter: pyaar ka punchnama... go watch it.. fatang timepass.. all the girls .. plzz dont watch it with u r BF / BF's :P loved it !! paisa vasool
journokaran: Review: Pyar Ka Punchnama: A perfect mirror to relationships http://karan-bhardwaj.blogspot.com/2011/05/perfect-mirror-to-relationships.html?spref=tw
jaythakker2000: Pyaar Ka Punchnama #paisawasool
invokeanand: + 100 @GhantaGuy Pyaar ka Punchnama must be seen. Just for that epic 10-minute monologue by Rajjo in second half.
ikaranveer: Pyar ka punchnama surly d movie for guys...#mustwatch
ijunedmulla: PyAaR Ka PuNcHnAmA ...........liked it
iJefin: finished with Pyar Ka Punchnama. Good movie. Acha timepass hua.I would rate it a 3 star movie. Many scenes of the movie were damn hilarious
Hob_Nob_: Watched Pyaar ka punchnaama. Must watch though it gets depressing in the end.
HiteshRuprela: Pyar ka Punchnama................faadu dialogue
hautesaiff: Pyar ka punchnama was AMAZING. Worth a watch!
harmeshpatel: Pyaar ka Punchnama must be seen. Just for that epic 10-minute monologue by Rajjo in second half.
gnyanendra: (i) Pyaar ka Punchnama [4/5], (ii) cards 11:30-5:30 (iii) night-still-out #weekendtales #fb
GhantaGuy: Pyaar ka Punchnama must be seen. Just for that epic 10-minute monologue by Rajjo in second half.
gauravbatla: Pyar ka Punchnama Review : Packs a punch 8/10 http://gauravbatla.blogspot.com/2011/05/pyaar-ka-punchnaama-packs-punch.html @MTVIndia
gaurav_desai84: Hey all the guys plzzzzz do go & watch PYAR KA PANCHNAMA ................
Frozen_Thought: Boys, go watch pyaar ka punchnama, you will always thank me for it :D
free2sail2003: Watchd 'Pyar Ka Punchnama' ystrdy n8 in PVR, Chennai...... awesome movie dude... hey guys go with your friends only to enjoy the fullest....
ePandu: Pyaar ka punchnama is a BRILLIANT MOVIE. MUST WATCH
EktaOberoi: For all the Girlfriend-peedit men,Pyar ka Punchnama is a must watch! For women seeking some NSP,checkout Kartikeya Tiwari & Rayo Bhakhirta!!
dkh9: Pyaar ka punchnama good in parts refreshing treatment relatable characters witty dialogues.....especially happy woman is a myth!!!
dish06: i saw "pyaar ka punchnama" mst se its a gr8 muviee... ..truly made fr bstfrnsss (only guyss :p) ...!!! :*)
dharmeshd: all guyz who hv, has n had girlfrnd' go n watch "Pyaar Ka Punchnama"...complete blast!
Desdemona14: Dear @taslimanasreen please watch 'Pyaar ka punchnama' :P its a nice movie about ablaa bhartiya naaris.
Corporate_Fool: quite liked pyar ka punchnama...very gud debut film for the actors and director
CineMagik: Pyaar ka Punchnaama! Yay!!!
chinz13: As expected 'pyaar ka punchnama' is creating waves.. A must must must watch!
chintanadva: Pyaar ka Punchnaama! A must watch for all you lovely women!!! fabulous job by all the debutants incl the director :)
chaustsher: pyar ka punchnama - a must watch for ALL guys ever been in a relationship. Women should probably skip this one. Sach kadwa hota hai ;-)
chanakya_chels: Was forced by friends to watch "Pyaar ka punchnama" , thought i 'd get some sleep there but surprisingly the movie turned out to be decent .
ChamatkariBaba: PYAAR KA PUNCHNAMA is a must watch and a mast watch.
cgtweeting: Pyaar ka punchnama - Whatay movie! Rollicking laughathon first half peppered with wit & humor. Spectacular screenplay let down by shoddy end
campusghanta: Pyaar ka punchnama...a must watch for guys!!!
caballero_gordo: Pyaar ka Punchnama is f**king awesome..... totally relatable shit...
bughe9d: Pyaar ka punchnama for every one in love & outta it
b_abheek: Pyar ka PUNCHnama: Awesome start. Dud ending. Relationships for Guys. Guys can relate to the inconsistency.
awynash_: Pyar ka punchnama.. A movie so true abt relationships.. Dnt miss it...
atulsian: Pyaar ka Punchnama is nice watch ! the newcomers have done a fantastic job (the reason i ws unsure wtching it) ! all in all #win
arunimasingh: Watched #Pyar ka Punchnama, yet again its proved that low budget movies & newbies on screen can also create a buzz with good cinema..!!
apurva15: pyar ka punchnama is a must watch for all who know the worst consequences of relationships!!! okay, now back to books... :p later.
Anyokti: Pyar ka Punchnama!! A must watch! Luv the dialogues! Raayo (chaudhri) n liquid - thumbs up.
ankitrajjannat: hey guy!Pyaar ka punchnama 'zz realy suCh an aWSum movi,actly itz based on gals reality,wht dey r,nd wht dey wants 4m us!
ankitkhandelwal: Just watched Pyar ka Punchnama.A must for every boy in relationship.Every boys reality!
amitangre: Pyar ka punchnama....frustration of boys at its best!!..it seems director has had such personal exp!!
alithechamp91: #Pyar ka Panchnama was awesome.. Feeling sad for the gals who watched tat.. This film completely disclosed them :P :P
adityamulugu: pyar ka punchnama.. too generalizing and hard hitting, but a must watch! Dont remember the last movie for which i clapped this much.
Abhishekgg: Pyar ka punchnama very refreshing film.. hilarious #hit
Abhishek8041: Breaking news!! God visited earth a few months back, made a movie n went back...its called, 'Pyar ka punchnama'...n yes he is MALE :D :) :P
abhinavpratap: pyaar ka punchnama.... good movie for guyz.....
2kanika_saxena: Loved Pyar Ka Punchnama .... Fantastic and a pleasent surprise
_rocky: I had perception dat 'pyar ka panchnama' might b anything type of movie... Bt hey it's a real entertainer I tell u.. Mst mst mst watch...
SORAVJAIN: watched pyar ka punchnama last night! first half of movie is good! The rest half becomes super annoying & dragging,
SiddharthKD: PYAR KA PUNCHNAMA: 2/5. *Average flick but concentrates on the part missin in today's life - relationship.
scaryhairyman: Pyaar ka punchnama is pretty decent but a lil exagerrated...
sarafrohan: Pyaar ka punchnama had a rocking start but fizzeles out eventually, impressed by some good performances...
romit_baranwal: Pyaar ka punchnama, first half kicked ass... 2nd half ok ok... Too much of a drag...
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ragmeister: pyaar ka punchnama needs some serious bit of editing. would have turned it into a great movie.
r1kartik: PYAR KA PUNCHNAMA - could so relate to the concepts. Been there too often I guess. But cud have done with better execution. And yes - acting
Navjotalive: Pyaar Ka Punchnama is hilarious bt unjhelable in the most of the 2nd half.It wil b hailed by d youth fr d language n d relatble situations.
lokallobaat: Pyaar Ka Punchnama 1st half has enough humor to keep you in splits. But quite disconnected overall. Great scenes followed by some bad acting
kaykayshah: Saw Pyar Ka punchnama yesterday.funny.entertaining.but not the best film of decade.and certainly not a classic
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diksha_cb: Pyaar ka punchnama is not bad!!
ChalHuttt: Pyar Ka Punchnama - watch it if u get to see it free. I did. Worth ur while is Rajat's speech-the only brilliant part.
AJITH1: Watched pyar ka punchnama , dont watch in theaters as they have censored all the dialouges. Movie is ok, strictly for guys.
proximoron: The best part of Pyaar Ka Punchnama was Rajat's monologue. The only saving grace in the otherwise dragging second half.
karinasood: Pyar Ka Panchnama is shot in a very soap-operaish style Slow n Full of Sexist Jokes n Double Entendres, I'ts SO full Stereotypes #BigBore
Hi_Tushar: Pyar ka punchnama -- 2/ 5 star
heycatchme: Pyar ka Panchnama second half is boring.... stretch too long
ChetanMehr: Pyar ka punchnama 4/10. Overall boring..
Yay! Thumbs Up, by AACHMAN GUPTA : BEST I HV SEEN SO FAR. YAAR YE APNE LIYE GEETA HAI. ISKO GHOT LO, LIFE MEIN KHUSH RAHOGE
Yay! Thumbs Up, by Achal : Nice and well made movie. Makes you laugh while depicting real life characters and situations.
Yay! Thumbs Up, by Aditi
Yay! Thumbs Up, by Aditya Jain : 100
Yay! Thumbs Up, by amit kaundinya : It must have taken several failed love relationships to make a movie like "Pyaar Ka Punchnama"... an
Yay! Thumbs Up, by baba bengali : fatte movie hain
Yay! Thumbs Up, by balveer : Full of fun, laughter and very entertaining despite of heoric faces.
Yay! Thumbs Up, by Hindilyrics4u.co.in : This one made me wonder too. NO! not about the men and women in my life. About movies and their depe
Yay! Thumbs Up, by Mansi : Lots of laughs. Spontaneous, catchy songs (my fav. Kutta), Liquid and Rajjo are sweethearts.
Yay! Thumbs Up, by Vicky Singh
Yay! Thumbs Up, by Vishal
So-So, by Hindilyrics4u.co.un : fter giving our writer/director so much, I enjoyed the characters. Only the men of course. Even as I
So-So, by Lyricswale.com : If only the broad plots had a little more meat. They picked three similar starts, they chose three d
So-So, by Tamillyrics.co.in : If only the broad plots had a little more meat. They picked three similar starts, they chose three d
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