Movie Review: Pagalpanti (2019)
Pagalpanti stars John Abraham (Raj Kishore), Arshad Warsi (Junky) and Pulkit Samrat (Chandu) as three out-of-luck youngsters who will do anything to come by a bit of cash.
Raj Kishore, on top, has been hit by a spat of bad luck which rubs off on everyone he comes in contact with. So when Chandu and Junky’s business venture literally goes up in flames when they join hands with Raj, the trio decide to stick together till they can recover the money.
When they are recruited by two London dons Raj (Saurabh Shukla at his comic best) and his brother-in-law Wifi (a dapper Anil Kapoor) the bumbling trio manage to do everything in their capacity to bring further losses to their bosses.
Ileana D’Cruz (Sanjana) and Kriti Kharbanda (Janvi) play Raj Kishore and Chandu’s love interests and do a fairly decent job though all they are called upon to do is screech hysterically and look pretty. Urvashi Rautela who turns up as a ‘ghost’ towards the end of the movie also follows the script to the t – which means look gorgeous and yes, she dances like a dream!
There are lots of physical humour and slapstick to make you laugh out. Though admittedly the laughs are a big slow in coming. But like the makers and the lead cast had repeatedly said, if you just go to watch the movie as a mindless comedy, you are bound to enjoy it.