Pyaar Ka Punchnama 2 review: The prequel had some punch, this part is flat and unfunny

Pyaar Ka Punchanama 2 review: In the sequel to Pyaar Ka Punchnama, all we get is more of the same, minus the freshness and the age-appropriate smart lines.

Rating: 1 out of 5
Written by Shubhra Gupta | New Delhi | Updated: October 17, 2015 9:42 am
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Four years back, in ‘Pyaar Ka Punchnama’, we had three guys busy doing the guy thing: slopping around in a messy shared flat and thinking of girls, girls, girls, all work a by-product of this desire. Despite its pointedly callow pro-bro point of view, in which girls were all strictly hos, ‘Pyaar Ka Punchnaama’ was mostly fresh and funny in a we-are-all-poor-trod-upon-guys- together kind of way.

In ‘Pyaar Ka Punchanama 2’, all we get is more of the same, minus the freshness and the age-appropriate smart lines. The guys are older, live in a fancy home, and at least one of them earns much better. But they show no signs of being wiser or more able to manage their so-called love lives. Correction: dating life, which doesn’t seem to have as much ‘love’ in it, or any emotion approximating it, as juvenilia of the did-you-score kind.

The same old ‘bechara bhai-dom’ laced with the sort of casual ‘gaalis’ which were naturally used in the original appear forced this time around. And anyway they are blipped out, so we can see their mouths going ‘ooo’ which makes us supply the ‘ch’ sound all through the film: it’s not just the boys, even our presumed tolerance for cheerful invective has regressed.

Of the original cast, only one male actor has been retained. The girls are all back. And guess what, they are exactly the same stereotypes as last time, only more exaggerated and tiresome. One (Nushrat Bharucha) lets a male ‘old best friend yaa’ into the party, expecting her lover ( Aaryan) to ‘understand’. Another (Ishita Raj) is a gold-digger in an equal-rights guise, and it takes her credit-card bearing boyfriend (Omkar Kapoor) the entire length of the movie to suss her out. And the third (Sonnalli Seygall) keeps her wide-eyed fellow (Sunny Singh) dangling, while she’s off doing other stuff.

The girls are shopaholics. They are to be seen in various malls, speedily acquiring expensive cell phones and dresses which they do not ante up for: of course not, we are girls, what do you take us for? They are flighty. Not one has a good bone in her toned-by-hundreds-of-hours-on-the-treadmill bod. If an alien watched this film, it would go away thinking all girls are like these three supremely annoying manipulative young women.

As for the guys-who-are-forever-mamma’s boys, they are the victims of these devious females, who use their wiles, reel them in, and then string them along. Not one of them climbs out with any perspective or insight at all. What’s that?

The first ​had some punch and​ was okay for a bunch of laughs. The sequel is flat and unfunny.

Star Cast of Pyaar Ka Punchnama 2: Nushrat Bharucha, Kartik Aaryan, Sonnalli Seygall, Ishita Raj, Sunny Singh, Omkar Kapoor

Director: Luv Ranjan

One star

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First Published on: October 16, 2015 9:56 am
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    Abhinab
    Nov 14, 2016 at 11:39 am
    This movie has got 7.4 rating on imdb which is the global flick network and got 55% from the viewer's review on rotten tomatoes which is the strictest movie review website on the entire planet. So shove you 1 star review and your bias up your .
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      R S
      Jan 21, 2016 at 7:42 pm
      This movie was awesome. And I am a girl.
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        Akshit Saini
        Jan 24, 2016 at 7:58 am
        The movie was great.. With awesome story and laughter.. 5 star..
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          Gurpreet
          Oct 16, 2015 at 10:46 pm
          The moment I saw a one star rating I came to know this review has been given by a women
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            Sumit kaushik
            Oct 31, 2015 at 6:50 pm
            U should leave ur job. U don't know how to review a film. Don't take it so personal.
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              sushant
              Oct 17, 2015 at 1:05 pm
              Subhra Gupta opposition party ka lagta hai, ismey koi sagish hai. :)
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                Aishwarya
                Oct 16, 2015 at 10:41 pm
                It's super funny... not at all flat..
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                  Ajay kumar
                  Oct 16, 2015 at 12:00 pm
                  best movie ! FOR YOUNG GENERATION ! MORAL OF MOVIE - pyar mohhabat sab dokha hai padhai kar le beta abhi mauka hai !!!! must watch this movie ONCE
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                    Ankit
                    Oct 18, 2015 at 2:45 pm
                    Expected from a "Woman"... Go woman grab a cup of coffee.... 1 Star for this movie... You must not be kidding because it showcases the manitions in a "Woman's" life.... I don't discriminate on genders but go "woman" accept it as a movie... LOSER.... Stupid review Stupid Critic... You must not have the knowledge of Audience "Woman"... Grow up....
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                      Ankit
                      Oct 19, 2015 at 12:59 pm
                      I just thought that you hated this film, so I saw your older reviews. You even thrashed Drishyam () You are just making a joke out of yourself. Please stop reviewing if you can't do one. You reviews just show that are a frustrated person. IndianExpress reviews are shown on the first page on google, so people do read your reviews. Try not to be in a bad mood before going for a movie (which I am sure you do).
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                        Ankit
                        Oct 19, 2015 at 12:03 pm
                        This review sucks. I almost thought not to watch because of this review, but in the end went and saw it anyways. The movie was great, the entire audience was clapping throughout the movie. This is an extremely biased review from someone who took it personally. For the author: Take it in a good humor, even you might enjoy it. Keep your inner feminist outside for some time :D
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                          anonymous
                          Dec 20, 2015 at 7:09 pm
                          u must have got butt hurt seeing the true side of gals (like u? U temme). btw, it was an awesome movie.
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                            disha
                            Oct 22, 2015 at 9:18 pm
                            it was no way flat and unfunny, infact much better than the prequel. Had I gone by this review, would have missed such an awesome movie and laughter. a Must watch
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                              rajeev
                              Oct 17, 2015 at 12:49 pm
                              LOL Subhra Gupta I guess you should get 5 stars for writing this review. flat and unfunny Who made you a critic lol.
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                                Rajesh
                                Oct 22, 2015 at 12:55 pm
                                LOL, comparing Dhrisyam with this garbage. Please dont compare an actor like Mohan Lal with these Bollywood clowns.
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                                  Mansi
                                  Oct 20, 2015 at 3:26 pm
                                  stop reviewing if this is how u review ! flat and stale- the review, yes..! Guys go out..watch the movie..its awesome fun !!
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                                    Cinemap Rofile
                                    Oct 22, 2015 at 11:58 pm
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                                      Amit
                                      Oct 18, 2015 at 2:53 pm
                                      Biased Review, one of the most entertaining movie...I don't have time to read your review to check whether you given a positive review to happy new year..cheenai express or kis kis ko pyaar krun..anyway going next week again to see this movie...a full of laugh infact more than pkp 1st...
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                                        Maulik Gandhi
                                        Oct 16, 2015 at 2:14 pm
                                        Only one thing for Ms. Gupta - "Go home... you are drunk.."
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                                          Gaurav
                                          Oct 17, 2015 at 12:09 pm
                                          I wasn't planning to go watch this movie and your review has given me a boost. Thanks a lot !!
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                                            Harris Shakeel
                                            Oct 17, 2015 at 3:44 pm
                                            the worst critic ever.. do not listen to her just watch the film..
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