Movie Review: Pyaar Ka Punchnama (2011)

Users Rating: [ratings] ★★½☆☆
Box Office: Average

It sure seems to be a war of sexes taking over Bollywood with many anti-love films seeing the light of the day. Not too long ago came a complete boy-bashing movie Luv Ka The End and this week it’s time for the girls to face the wrath of the men community as a total anti-girl film Pyaar Ka Punchnama makes it to the theatres. So now it remains to see with this battle will find a closure or not.

Pyaar Ka Punchnama is the story of three friends Vikrant (Rayo), Rajat (Karthik) and Nishant (Divyendu) who fall for three girls Rhea (Sonali) who is looking for a rebound after having come out of a five year long relationship, Neha (Nushrat Barucha) who is extremely possessive and very demanding and Charu (Ishita) who uses guys to get her work done respectively. How these girls make their lives miserable is what forms the remaining story.

Now clearly filmmaker Luv Ranjan doesn’t seem to be in love with love. The film appears to be a personal let out of sorts against women. The film provides a complete one sided take on relationships and is exceedingly slow. The second half seems to be everlasting and keeps going on and on with the lead actors cribbing about their better halves.


Good Reviews  |  Average Reviews  |  Bad Reviews
Positive Reviews
4.0 “Pyaar ka Punchnama will make your face hurt with laughter”
DNA India
3.5 “It’s radiantly good cinema that needs to be lauded and encouraged. Strongly recommended, go for it!”
3.5 “Pyaar Ka Punchnama packs quite a comic punch.”
3.0 “Pyar Ka Punchnama has a little something for everyone”
3.5 “All said and done, you have good expectations from the film and you get more than what was being promised.”
3.0 “Pyaar Ka Punchnama stands up for the MCPs… in vain”
DNA India
Average Reviews
2.5 “The film had promise and does have a few funny sequences.But by and large, it’s a case of promises unfulfilled.”
2.5 “Luv Ranjan has made an engaging satire on love, but the film tends to lose steam mid-way and plods its way to a climax that somewhat brings the story back to square one.”
2.5 “Not a bad to see a film.”
Negative Reviews
2.0 “PYAAR KA PUNCHNAMA is inconsistent and lacks punch.”
2.0 “Pyaar Ka Punchnama works only in parts.Would manage to entice only those people who have vendetta against women.”
2.0 “Pyaar Ka Punchnama could have been better.”
2.0 “The film feels like it’s in slow-motion. Nothing much happens for a very long time.”
NDTV Movies
2.0 “The screenplay, an excellent effort at genuine Indian dick-lit writing, still rings true, in several parts. The solid material isn’t however contained enough to make for a tight film.”
1.5 “The film claims that men are victims; but actually there’s only victim here – the viewer.”
1.5 “It’s about as much fun as walking on broken glass.”
IBN Live


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