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Review: 'Pyaar Ka Punchnama 2' can be a weekend fun if you overlook the misses!
The much-awaited sequel to Luv Ranjan's film 'Pyaar Ka Punchnama' has released today and you must have great expectations from the film, as it's first version was an epic. So, will the sequel stand up to your expectations or will the film showcase the same plot that we saw four years ago. What does the sequel convey? Does it have anything new to offer or it sticks to the same anti-women kind of storyline? Let's find out!

Quite similar to its prequel, 'Pyaar Ka Punchnama 2' revolves around the love lives of three men who are stupid enough to fall prey to women, who just take advantage of them.

Cast: Omkar Kapoor, Sunny Nijjar, Kartik Aaryan, Nushrat Bharucha, Sonalli Sehgal and Ishita Sharma

Director: Luv Ranjan

Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance

Duration: 2h 17m

IMDb Rating: 6.7/10

'Pyaar Ka Punchnama 2' is a romantic comedy that hardly has anything new to offer. It is a story of three well-settled men falling in love again with three women, who are clever enough to make a fool out of them and take their full-fledged advantage.

Earlier, in 'Pyaar Ka Punchnama' which was later termed as an epic film, there were three guys loitering around in a messy flat with girls being the only hot topic of their discussions. Although, the film was focused on 'Bro-talk' thing, wherein the girls were the cause of all their problems in life and in the entire world, the film was still fresh, comical and most of the time humorous.

But, 'Pyaar Ka Punchanama 2' is based on a similar plot and has no freshness to offer at all. The best part of the last film was its hilarious, appropriate and way to funny dialogues. The makers of the film tried their best but failed to come up with that kind of terrific punchlines.

Unlike, the first part, the guys are older, earning enough and live in a fancy home. But, they aren't sensible enough to handle their so-called love lives. In fact, their love stories lack emotions as well as 'love'. Similar 'bechara' boys, fishy girls, overloaded 'nakhre' and too many casual 'gaalis,' sometimes appear unnecessary in the film. While only one male actor has been retained from the prequel, the girls are all back.

After, seeing the film, it would not be wrong to say, 'girls will be girls' this time. While one girl (Nushrat Bharucha) accompanies an old male best friend to a party, expecting her lover (Aaryan) not to mind, another (Ishita Raj) is a gold-digger, who luckily has a boyfriend (Omkar Kapoor) with a hefty bank balance. The third (Sonnalli Seygall) does her own things while keeping her fellow (Sunny Singh) dangling.

As expected, the girls are shopaholics and are seen in malls acquiring flashy phones and dresses, expecting their boys to pay bills. Of course, they are girls! As for the boys, they are mere victims of these fishy girlfriends.

The first part had some punches and was decent for a bunch of laughs, but the sequel is boring, flat and lacks natural humor. As the plot of the sequel is almost similar to the prequel, instead of making a sequel, it would have been much better if the makers could have simply shown the same three boys, four years ahead in their lives.

The only good thing about the film is that most of the follies shown in women can be seen in real life too. It is quite right that not every woman takes advantage of her boyfriend for money or help, but there are indeed some women as much as there are such men in real life.

For those waiting for the epic speech by Rajjo, now called Gogo in the sequel, there is a longer, funnier, and original version of that in Pyaar Ka Punchnama. You will find the first version of the film still like a masterstroke. Take a look:

However, actors fit well into their characters of the film. While the boys impeccably show what men often converse during 'bro talk', the girls play dumb whenever their character demands. You can give the film a watch for some fun and a few giggles here and there.

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