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Sunny Singh (Chauka aka Siddharth), Sonnalli Sehgall (Supriya), Ishita Raj
(Kusum), Omkar Kapoor (Tarun aka Thakur), Manvir Singh (Sunny)
successful in making a youth rom-com. It was a fresh perspective with
contemporary takes on love, twists, and turns. Luv Ranjan tries the same
formulae in this sequel too, but according to me, it is highly disappointing.
The humour occasionally does generate some laughter, but for most part of the
movie, it just falls flat. It is a one-sided take by Luv Ranjan. According to
him, the girls manipulate, exploit the boys. Although both the movies are
misogynistic in nature, this sequel’s approach does not create any magic. It is
a sort of running commentary on why relationships with women are impossible. Pyaar
ka Punchnama 2 though follows the same path and same theme as that of its
prequel, its laughter quotient is far less than its prequel.
Aaryan), Siddharth aka Chauka (Sunny Singh), and Tarun aka Thakur (Omkar
Kapoor) trapped in traffic while on their way to a bar. They stay together,
well-placed professionally, although Tarun being the most highly paid amongst
the trio. For all the three boys, life is all about working hard as well as
Ruchika aka Chiku (Nushrat Bharucha). It was almost a love at first sight where
Anshul confidently shares his number and even asks her to make a tattoo in his
name. Siddharth identifies his girl-friend Supriya (Sonnalli Sehgall). Tarun
aka Thakur (Omkar Kapoor) finds his girl-friend Kusum (Ishita Raj) in gym. The
scenes, where Tarun meets Kusum and letches at her, is difficult to tolerate.
high-profile family, who is shopaholic, has her own style of living, does not
mind even having her ‘male best friend’ share flat or room. Chiku feels that
her boyfriend shall be always available to take her as well as her friends for
shopping, beauty parlours. Supriya is from a middle class conservative family,
who is afraid to commit in love because of her parents. Kusum is independent-spirited,
always conscious of sharing the bills (which is non-negotiable for her), keeps
on sharing her concern over Tarun spending his money over his friends.
complications arise? Who takes the
control of the relationships? Do the boys find the girls cool even after dating
as they appeared to be initially? The film does mention the fakeness with which
the facebook relationship status and profile photographs are updated. The boys
blabbering and complaining about the girls’ behaviour and regret of their freedom
being curbed generates laughter in parts, but most of time, these are bit
annoying and irritating. What is the fate of these three relationships, do
to evolve, and are not always bed of roses. But my problem is with the
one-sided track of the film, why only females are made responsible for the ill-fate
of the relationships? Having tried boys’ perspective in the prequel, Luv Ranjan
could have tried a balanced perspective in this film.
Nashrut in the earlier version as well. Sunny has definitely given an
entertaining performance and Omkar Kapoor is also good. As far as Ishita and
Sonnalli are concerned, their performances are fine. Music disappoints. It is
people who genuinely have some vendetta against women. It is very much
one-sided track which makes the female appear evil, manipulative, and
exploitative. It is very much from males’ perspectives only.