LIKE ITS PREQUEL, PKP2 PROVIDES EYE CANDY AND SOME LOL MOMENTS
STORY: Roomies Anshul (Kartik), Tarun (Omkar) and Siddharth (Sunny) are also close buddies. They find love simultaneously with Ruchika (Nushrat), Kusum (Ishita) and Supriya (Sonnalli), respectively. However, they discover the perils of being in a relationship soon enough.
REVIEW: 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.
Siddharth/Chauka finds himself attracted to Supriya at a wedding in Meerut. She downs her whisky with half soda and half water. But in front of her parents, she pretends that she’s a vestal virgin! Anshul/Gogo falls hook, line and sinker for Ruchika/Chiku. She’s a rich bimbette, a la Veronica from Archie comics. But this one whines and wails. Tarun/Thakur ends up loving a shrew called Kusum, who is calculating. So exaggerated is the shrewish aspect of her character, it rankles.
What’s welcome as far as these bimbettes go is that they have envious figures and they work as terrific eye-candy. However, despite their hot bodies, they lag way behind as actresses. Instead of being flesh-n-blood characters they end up being lipstick-n-pancake caricatures.
The camaraderie between the boys rings true as does their claustrophobia around their women. The saving grace, in the not-so-sharp second half, is a seven-minute monologue done by Gogo, where he explains, no matter how hard you try, you can never please a woman! What’s sad is that the squabbles between the men and their girlfriends lose steam as they are grossly exaggerated, repititive and puerile. In all fairness, this film may resonate with some masochistic sorts who like taking a whipping in love. Or still others, who just enjoy a few laughs at the cinemas each week!