Filmmaker Luv Ranjan's 2011 film 'Pyaar Ka Punchnama' was a sleeper hit and since then has went on to achieve cult status amongst the youth. Hence apparently, expectations and anticipations from its sequel 'Pyaar Ka Punchnama 2' were certainly high. But does the sequel manage to live up to the expectations of the audience, will it surpass its predecessor or will it simply fizzle out, let's analyze.
The storyline of 'Pyaar Ka Punchnama 2' is exactly a replica of its predecessor 'Pyaaar Ka Punchnama'. The film tells the story of 3 happy go lucky chaps Gogo (Kartik Aaryan), Chauka (Sunny Singh) and Thakur (Omkar Kapoor) whose life seems to be sailing smoothly until the trio find their respective soulmates and how initially what seems to be love in the air, turns out to be a nightmare of sorts for the trio. Gogo falls in love with Chiku (Nushrat Bharucha), Chauka falls for Supriya (Sonalli Sehgal) and Thakur falls head over heels in love with Kusum (Ishita Sharma). Initially the trio thinks that now their life will be even more colourful but slowly and gradually what they thought turns out to be wrong and their life goes topsyturvy. How the trio manages to cope with the difficult times in which they are caught up and where exactly will their respective relationships eventually land up forms the reminder of the story.
Coming to terms with the acting part of the film, full marks to the entire lead starcast ie, Kartik Aaryan, Omkar Kapoor, Sunny Singh, Ishita Sharma, Nushrat Bharucha and Sonalli Sehgal. All of them have managed to play their respective characters very nicely indeed. Kartik Aaryan, just like in its predecessor, is in fine form in this one too but the surprise packages are Sunny Singh and Omkar Kapoor. The duo has done full justice to their roles and both of them also show some promise in their acting. The three leading ladies Nushrat, Sonalli and Ishita too have managed to play their respective parts with finesse.
Cinematography of the film is commendable and so is the editing part. The film is aptly edited and it does not get laggy or stretchy at any point of time. Some of the dialogues are also praiseworthy and no prizes for guessing about the famous monologue by Kartik Aaryan. Yes, the monologue returns in 'PKP 2' too but the icing on the cake is that this time, the monologue is just much more intense and fiery. Kartik just spits fire from his mouth and eventually the cinema hall was filled with whistles and claps in the end. The monologue sure is gonna blow your mind this time too.
Music of the film is not very special frankly and out of the three songs in the film, the one that stands out is 'Sharaabi'. This number is quite foot tapping and peppy. Director Luv Ranjan has once again managed to do a fine job. Full marks to his direction and for those of you who were of the thinking that 'Pyaar Ka Punchnama 2' won't be able to match up with its predecessor, the good news is that it does and in fact at some point of time you might also feel that this one is better.
We are going for three and a half stars for 'Pyaar Ka Punchnama 2' and although the storyline is the same, the film still is very entertaining and special mention for Kartik's fiery monologue too. Book your tickets right away as it is definitely worth a watch.