Pyaar Ka Punchnama 2 Movie Review

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Vishal Verma By Vishal Verma | 18 Mar 2017 15:42:58.8900000 IST

PYAAR KA PUNCHNAMA 2, the quasi-sequel to the runway success, Luv Ranjan's PYAAR KA PUNCHNAMA, warrants youthful, fresh and humorous compositions and one expects the experienced and young composers to do the needful.


One did enjoy Abhishek's 'Sharabi' (HAPPY NEW YEAR) and the Sharib-Toshi composed 'Sharabi' is in the same corridor; very enjoyable and highly rhythmic. The techno background music reminds of DON 2 signature tune. An ode to booze and heavy drunkards, the song has been sung well by the composers themselves and Raja Hasan (who renders the 'qawwali' portions). The lyrics by late Akram Sabri and Kumaar (with equally funny rap by Danish Sabri) are indeed rib tickling.

Kumaar's lyrics are indeed the highlight of 'Paro' composed by Hitesh Sonik and sung well by Dev Negi and Shipra Goyal. The propositioning number has abundant energy and zest and good rhythm and the hookline, 'Dil ab yaaron ka, ho gaya paro ka', is addictive. The song throws an insight into the character of the female leads.

The soft, soothing love ballad 'Heeriye' (by Hitesh Sonik) is pleasant to the ears and rendered with ease by Mohit Chauhan, but the techno background rhythm and tune is so oft heard before that it does not exactly leave a lasting impression.

'Moorakh' carries the same spirit as 'Bhaag DK Bose' and is rendered too in the same manner (rockish) by Divya Kumar. The situational number which is almost like a narrative (carrying the plot) contains an hilarious insight into the precarious (but humorous) situation of the male lead and will fit into the drama.

The audio of PKP 2 does not exactly match up to its predecessor which had some really interesting and youth pleasing songs. Most songs have a heard before feel. But two numbers, 'Sharabi' and 'Paro' have the potential to hit the charts and prove a plus for the film when it releases all over this Friday.

Music Review Rating Chart :-
Excellent - 4.5 & above
Very Good - 4
Good - 3.5
Average/Passable - 3
Pathetic - 2.5 & below

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.

Rating 3.5/5

Movie Cast & Crew
  • Actor: Kartik Aaryan, Sunny Singh, Omkar Kapoor, Nushrat Bharucha, Sonnalli Seygall, Ishita Sharma
  • Lyrics: Late Akram Sabri, Kumaar, Danish Sabri (Rap)
  • Director: Luv Ranjan
  • Music Director: Amit Trivedi, Toshi Sabri and Hitesh Sonik
  • Release Date : 16 Oct 2015