149 Min | Comedy – Drama – Romance | May 2011
IMDB Rating: 7.7
Director: Luv Ranjan
Starring: Raayo S. Bakhirta, Nushrat Bharucha, Padam Bhola
Pyaar Ka Punchnama Review: In most of the cases, friends reading this review may not have heard of this film before and hence must have an uncaring kind of response to its silent release this Friday. But surprises do get delivered at regular intervals from our dear Bollywood and Pyaar Ka Punchnama is surely one of those pleasant ones. Though Pyaar Ka Punchnama offers nothing new in its content and neither is it based on any path-breaking plot which you have never seen before. But still it can be seen along with your group (preferably boys), for its superbly written, realistic dialogues and the new kid on the block Divyendu playing “Liquid” in the film. And why he is called “Liquid”, that’s because “Woh Failta Bahut Zyada Hai….”! Quite hilarious!
No doubt Pyaar Ka Punchnama is all based on the same old formulas of three friends falling for different girls, hanging out in Goa and then calling it off after some ego fights. And it even reminds you of films such as the cult American Comedy American PIE, or our own classic Dil Chahta Hai and the most recent Dil To Bachha Hai Ji. But still it makes a decent impact due to its brilliantly written dialogues which are exactly similar to the spoken language of the today’s youth with the mixture of intellectual self-made terms and abusives used in an explosive blend. In fact I think Pyaar Ka Punchnama might be a movie in which you hear the Beep sound in its conversations more than ever before.
Another worth mentioning point of Pyaar Ka Punchnama is that its purely been made from the boys perspective and has everything written keeping in view the trauma faced by the men in an affair. So for all the ladies it may not be an amusing fair at all. At times the female gender may also find it too offensive as the girls in the movie are shown to be too clever, shrewd, self-centered, manipulative and playful when it comes to their love affairs. So looking from that point of view, Pyaar Ka Punchnama would be more enjoyable for all the males and not the other way round.