02 March, 2021

Pyaar Ka Punchnama

The first half is quite a laugh riot, but the narrative gets too scattered in the second.

Pyaar Ka Punchnama

Starring: Divyendu, Kartikeya, Rayo, Nushrat, Ishita, Sonalli
Directed by Luv Ranjan
Rating: **

Pyaar Ka Punchnama sets the scene rather well. The dirty, messy bachelor pad with the varied pack of three friends living in it, their bearing, attitude and dirty conversations all ring true. As does their angst, driven in equal measure by their jobs and relationships—or rather the lack of them.

It only helps that the three newcomers—Kartikeya, Rayo and Divyendu—fit their parts well and are able to establish an instant connect. In fact, the first half is quite a laugh riot which is particularly appealing to young men. Why, it may even impress the women in the audience with some genuinely funny punchlines and phrases. However, problems quickly emerge. And it’s not just the fact that the...

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