Adding more fun, enjoyment, sassiness, to the 2011 sleeper hit that already enjoys a 'cult' status amongst its followers, Luv Ranjan's sequel to his enjoyable 'single' point agenda of misogamy, male anguish and relatable gender notions from the 'boys' angle is nonstop hilarious fun.
PYAAR KA PUNCHNAMA 2 navigates it's acutely hilarious sociology on love, ishq
, or ladki ka dhokha
wading through much improved punches that explain what separates cool cliques from wannabes.
The writers Luv Ranjan, Rahul Mody &Tarun Jain successfully stay loyal to the genre, theme and remarkably persuade the audience to stay in this sataya hua mard
camp of male victims for a change.
As the odyssey of Kartik Aaryan's 'girl' discovery in that monologue (yes again without any complain) comes to force guaranteeing the conquer that connects the makers targeted demographic and perhaps beyond. Certainly falling in the list of smarter, better sequels like TANU WEDS MANU RETURNS, Luv Ranjan's PYAAR KA PUNCHNAMA 2 straightaway gets into the act right from the word go.
Anshul/GoGo (Kartik Aaryan), Siddharth/Chauka (Sunny Singh Nijjar) and Tarun/Thakur (Omkar Kapoor) are set for a booze night in sadddi Dilli as the inseparable camaraderie between them is established. Girls enter. Anshul falls for Ruchika Khanna/ Cheeku (Nushrat Bharucha), Siddharth's head goes over his heels for the 'desi' punajbi kudi
Supriya (Sonalli Sehgall) - the writers forgot to give her pet name, sorry. Tarun is bowled over by Kusum (Ishita Sharma).
Divulging more details will act as spoilers. What we can say further is - as the three boys get duped in the name and game of love, we come across various hilarious and laugh out loud situations with smart punches like the parody on smoking warning done with 'heart' making the audience go in splits.
A similar creativity was noticed in a forgotten movie by director Prakash Nambiar, THE PERFECT GIRL which came last month but with minimum or no effect. Here in PYAAR KA PUNCHNAMA 2, the parody on smoking is bang on.
The writers introduce us to relatable and identifiable urban youths in Gogo, Thakur and Chauka who keep us entertained throughout.
From the actors, Kartik Aaryan is clap worthy (lucky to get that monologue). Omkar Kapoor is quite good. Sunny Singh is pleasingly natural. From the female lot, Ishita Raj gets more meat in here role and she impresses. Sonalli Sehgall does better from what she has done earlier. Nushrat Bharucha gets a tailor made role.
Technicalities are fine.
On the flip side, music has nothing to hum about. A section of the audience may find the movie typecasting women as cheats and liars. The basic plotline is similar to the original.
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.