Pyaar Ka Punchnama 2 Reviews by Critics


Pyaar Ka Punchnama 2 Review by Indicine

Rating: ★☆☆☆☆

Luv Ranjan has once again written and directed this movie which seems like a dedication to all the frustrated lovers and single guys in the country. It is sure to be lapped up by the guys who have been in such situations before. Luv, unfortunately, hasn’t been to rekindle the same magic with his script as the jokes seem outdated and overdone. Most of these gags have been dealt with on various platforms and the novelty factor which was there in the first person is missing in this one. The eight minute long monologue is very funny and is peppered with real life anecdotes of modern day couples. So good job on that one by Luv.

Pyaar Ka Punchnama 2 Review by Bollywood Hungama

Rating: ★★★½☆

As far as the performances in the film are concerned, the lead actors and actresses seem extremely confident and are camera friendly which is one of the strong assets of the film. But, it is the child-actor-turned-hero Omkar Kapoor who comes across as a winner. He is a charmer on screen and quite a decent actor. The strip tease scene between him and Ishita will surely grab eyeballs. On the other hand, Sunny Singh is a natural actor and is thoroughly entertaining. While the film’s director wanted him to have a Divyendu hangover (a la PYAAR KA PUNCHNAMA), yet Sunny brings his own unique charm to the film. Kartik Aaryan is decent. His 8 minute insightful outburst [monologue] is clap worthy and will be greeted with seetis and taalis. Amongst the girls, it is the lovely Ishita Raj, who put forth genuine performance. Sonalli Sehgall looks bold and beautiful and will charm the audiences. Nushrat Bharucha has worked hard on her funny character but many a times, especially in the second half, she ends up hamming a lot. The rest of the actors help in the film moving forward.

Pyaar Ka Punchnama 2 Review by Shubhra Gupta on Indian Express

Rating: ★☆☆☆☆

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.

Pyaar Ka Punchnama 2 Review by Saibal Chatterjee on NDTVMovies

Rating: ★☆☆☆☆

Pyaar Ka Punchnama 2 does pretty much the same, but the novelty has worn off and it is saddled with an insufferably inept screenplay.

Pyaar Ka Punchnama 2 Review by Sreeju Sudhakaran on Bollywood Life

Rating: ★★★☆☆

There is a saying that the first time, a new joke would work fine, but the second time around, it can only elicit forced chuckles if you don’t bring anything new. PKP2 is not a terrible sequel per se, in fact, it is enjoyable especially if you haven’t seen the first film. But if you have, you can easily guess where it’s all going. Nonetheless, you can still have a few laughs. Just a warning for the guys, don’t take your wife or girlfriend to the movie. If you laugh at any of the jokes, rest assured you will be sleeping on the couch tonight!

Pyaar Ka Punchnama 2 Review by Indiaglitz

Rating: ★★★★☆

In all, ‘Pyaar Ka Punchnama 2’ provides a fresh take on relationships and its outcomes. Even though it speaks from the male perspective, the film is worth a watch for its amazing performances and comic sections.

Review by Sweta Kaushal on Hindustantimes

Rating: ★★★☆☆

All the actors fit perfectly into their characters: The boys effortlessly depict what men often discuss during boys’ talk and the girls play dumb as and when the character demands.

Review by Raja Sen on Rediff

Rating: ★★☆☆☆

It contains some genuine belly laughs, significant stereotyping and much generalisation, and some original insightful zingers. This would all be perfectly great were it not for its feature-length running time.

Review by Suhani Singh on India Today

Rating: ★½☆☆☆

Pyaar Ka Punchnama is clear cut about whose side is it on in a heterosexual relationship. In its world, it doesn’t take two to tango. So we have a scenario where there is absolutely no female perspective to the romantic comedy. The only female character who initially seems to make reasonable statements is suddenly turned into a villain. The formula attempted last time around is repeated but it feels dated and doesn’t deliver as many laughs. The scale is bigger as evident by the sets and locations in which the songs have been shot. This time around, the six characters go to Krabi, Thailand to let their hair down aka sing a song and then proceed to have fights.

Review by Meena Iyer on The Times Of India

Rating: ★★½☆☆

The makers of Pyaar Ka Punchnama 2 (PKP2) should sue the CBFC for beeping out portions of punchy dialogues because the lines happened to be prefixed or suffixed with cuss words. Five minutes into the film, there are some six be…eps that act as irritants. Come on Censors, the film is certified ‘A’, then why moral police things further? That apart, there is not much difference between Luv Ranjan’s PKP2 and its prequel. The same philosophy — women nag, which is why men prefer to sh*g — is flogged. There are several LOL moments in the first half, when the roomies initially find love.

Review by Kusumita Das on Deccan Chronicle

Rating: ★★★☆☆

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.

Review by Rachit Gupta on Filmfare

Rating: ★★★★☆

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.

Review by Shishir Gautam on Nowrunning

Rating: ★★★☆☆

Much bigger in scale, PKP 2 is shot and edited stylishly. There are large scale sets erected for songs, and the producer’s confidence in the film is apparent. The highlight of the film however is the dialogues. Evidently, lot of work has been put into writing the punch lines each scene has. And that keeps the laughs on, especially in the first half. The second half gets relatively more serious, but the humour does not dry out. There are plenty lines from this film too that should be remembered much after the film is gone.

Review by Shubha Shetty-Saha on Mid-Day India

Rating: ★★★☆☆

What is disappointing is that the film keeps harping on just what the original did and doesn’t carry the sequel to another level as one hoped. Some dialogues and scenes are smart, some are uproariously funny and quite a few are not. 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.

Review by Tushar Joshi on DNA India

Rating: ★★★☆☆

Those who have seen the first half might suffer from the ‘been there watched that’ fatigue. There is very little novelty in terms of figuring out where the story is heading. We sort of know what the climax will be and every character gets predictable post interval. Especially when Ranjan frames linear scenes where we are watching the unravelling of their relationships, it’s almost like being on a carousel and knowing when the ride will end. Now lets get to the infamous epic monologue which was the USP of the first! We have all seen it and full marks to Kartik for taking on a three page dialogue, but the impact of the second one sort of fails to live up to the huge expectation. It starts off well, picks up pace, but loses steam and gets caught up in the attempt to ‘let’s create a record of the longest monologue ever’!. Also, none of the girls really do anything different or spring up a surprise, the bitchy one just stays bitchy, the manipulative and over-obsessive girl decides to play the act till the very end, so there is a definite lack of originality when it comes to judging the material.

Review by Rajeev Masand on IBNLive

Rating: ★★★☆☆

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.

Review by Kunal Guha on Mumbai Mirror

Rating: ★★★☆☆

Director Luv Ranjan was called a misogynist by some after Pyaar Ka Punchnama (2011). But the film won for the obnoxiously caricatured female leads. Here, he takes it up a notch and his heroines are either vane and vindictive or ambitious and cunning or self-righteous and manipulative, all for comic relief of course.

Review by Vishal Verma on Glamsham

Rating: ★★★½☆

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.

Review by Sonia Chopra on Sify

Rating: ★☆☆☆☆

Ranjan keeps the storytelling light, often making us chuckle as the characters fall deeper into their own trap. There are instances of well-written, humour-sprinkled dialogue and some scenes (like the restaurant one) neatly capturing the nuances of new equations. What disappoints is the childish misogyny, and our complaint-box characters.

Review by Meetu on Wogma

Rating: ★★☆☆☆

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.



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