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Movie Review: Pagalpanti (2019)

★★★☆☆
Box Office: TBA

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.

Reviews:

Good Reviews  |  Average Reviews  |  Bad Reviews
Positive Reviews
3.0 “PAGALPANTI is a mood fresher, a crazy fun ride that makes you smile and that’s what is needed nowadays. Smile on our face.


Glamsham

Average Reviews
2.5 ” PAGALPANTI fails to raise the desired amount of laughs due to lazy writing and recycled jokes.”
Bollywoodhungama
2.5 “A madcap movie with a shallow patriotic stance”
Khaleejtimes
2.5 “Anees Bazmee’s Film Isn’t Crazy Enough To Make You Laugh Aloud!”
Filmibeat
2.5 “Watch the Pagalpanti only if you have taken a vow never to miss every brainless comedy that gets released…”
filmfare
Negative Reviews
2.0 “John Abraham, Anil Kapoor and Arshad Warsi film is bland, loud but a bit funny”
TNN
2.0 ” Only Thing Missing From This Comedy Is Fun!”
koimoi
2.0 “Even with an enviable starcast and heavy-duty action, Pagalpanti never really manages to pull off more than a few laughs.”
TOI
1.5 “There are precisely three laughs in this comedy, and two of them are unintentional”
mid-day
1.0 “You can imagine the standard of Pagalpanti’s humour when characters are named Wifi, Bully and Tully, a hospital placard reads Dr Trump and bitter gourd is mistaken for poison to evoke laughs”
Rediff
1.0 ” Even Anil Kapoor, Arshad Warsi Are Left High And Dry In This Attempt At Comedy”
NDTV
1.0 “A terrible mess. Why Anees Bazmee?”
Indiatvnews
1.0 ” John Abraham, Anil Kapoor film is a hot mess”
Khaleejtimes
0.5 “The John Abraham Starrer Leave No Stones Unturned To Kill Your Brain Cells And Bore You To Death”
Desimartini
0.0 “This Anees Bazmee film is a mess”
indianexpress

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