Director: Luv Ranjan

Producer: Abhishek Pathak

Writer: Rahul Mody, Tarun Jain & Luv Ranjan

Screenplay: Deepak, Vaibhav Suman, Sumit Saxena

Starring: Kartik Aaryan, Nushrat Bharucha, Sonalli Sehgall, Ishita Sharma, Omkar Kapoor, Sunny Singh

Music: Toshi Sabri, Hitesh Sonik, Luv Ranjan, Clinton Cerejo

Cinematography: Sudhir K Choudhary

Editor: Akiv Ali

Release date: 16 October 2015

Running time: 159 minutes

Key Information: It is a sequel to 2011 hit film Pyaar Ka Punchnama. The sequel is directed by Luv Ranjan and produced by Viacom 18 Motion Pictures and Panorama Studios Production. The film stars Kartik Aaryan and Nushrat Bharucha. The trailer of the film was unveiled on 3 September 2015.

Know more about the captain of the Ship, the director: Luv Ranjan is an Indian film director, writer. He has directed movies like Pyaar Ka Punchnama, Akaash Vani. He is an alumnus of the Asian Academy Of Film & TV. He was also termed a misogynist after the release of Pyaar Ka Punchnama, which he tried to shrug off.

My Gut Feel and comments:

Luv Ranjan’s debut film “Pyaar ka Punchnama” came across as a pleasant surprise for the audience as it came silently however created a buzz at the box office after positive word of the mouth publicity among youth. It was a good movie with a new star cast, interesting relatable characters backed by a great sense of humor.

I have seen few interviews of Luv Ranjan and found him a strong headed person who has his rational reasons about his film making style and selection of subjects.

After Pyaar Ka punchnama he made “Akaash Vani”, which was an above average movie with a reasonable budget. Despite being an above average movie, it did not succeed at the box office.  “Pyar ka Punchnama” was a treat and as an audience I was thrilled to know that part 2 is going to hit the screens soon. After seeing the trailer of part 2 the only word that came to my mind was “disappointment”.

It appeared like any other sequel or a part 2 which is grander and has been scaled up as compared to its prequel or part 1; however missing the substance or X factor that was there in the original version.

“Pyar ka Punchnama 2” (PKP2) without Liquid (one of the most interesting character of part 1) is like Tanu weds Manu without Pappi Ji.  I am sure Luv Ranjan would have his own reasons for not having the same character being cast in the sequel.

To be honest, I would love to be wrong however  I think PKP2 would lack the punch and the chances are that it will not live up to the expectations that were created by part 1.

On the other hand, if I see it as a standalone movie without comparing it with its part1, it can manage to find its share of audiences and has a potential to do average business.

Written By: Rajat Narula

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