in

Wild Wild Punjab Movie Review: Road Trip Comedy About Men Behaving Badly Drags Out The Laughs

Wild Wild Punjab Movie Review: Road Trip Comedy About Men Behaving Badly Drags Out The Laughs
Announcement


Wild Wild Punjab Movie Review: Road Trip Comedy About Men Behaving Badly Drags Out The Laughs

Announcement

About Wild Wild Punjab

From the first 15 minutes of Wild Wild Punjab, one could almost assume that this is yet another feature in the Pyaar Ka Punchnama universe. A group of male friends gather to talk and vent about their life, especially the women, when suddenly it is decided that they will head from Patiala to Pathankot to dramatically gatecrash a wedding for closure. But there are several hiccups and few laughs as stereotypes and scandal follow them along the way. Wild Wild Punjab isn’t consistent throughout as a comedy and its moments of ‘craziness’ aren’t enough to warrant any comparisons to the Hangover either.

Directed by Simarpreet Singh, the road movie revolves around four friends. Varun Sharma‘s Khanne is the broken-hearted simple man, who just wants to arrive at his ex’s wedding to tell her, “I am over you.” The rest of the friend group involves the so-called bad boy Arore (Sunny Singh), scaredy cat Jainu (Jassie Gill) and the rich pal with the wheels Honey Paaji (Manjot Singh). Their quest to the wedding at Pathankot goes through many detours as they end up making pit stops that range from landing them in jail and later in a chase from angry arms and drug dealers.

The story by Luv Ranjan had the setup to work like the Indian version of the Hangover, but this film doesn’t have the same bite as the Hollywood film. Further, the screenplay by Harman Wadala and Sandeep Jain slows down the narrative introducing one crazier element after another into the story instead of keeping the momentum going. The women of Wild Wild Punjab, Radha (Patralekhaa) and Meera (Ishita Raj) are there only to be constantly rescued by the four friends. And let’s not get started with Khanne’s ex Vaishali, who is the stereotypical ex-girlfriend villainised just for the sake of the narrative.

Speaking of stereotypes, Wild Wild Punjab makes sure to include all the ones associated with the state, with reference to its music, guns and alcohol. The only genuinely laugh-out-loud scene in the film comes during a shootout when the gang dials up to customer care when a gun malfunctions. More of this kind of hilarity was needed rather than the forced slapstick humour that resulted from being chased around Punjab.

Announcement

Pyaar Ka Punchnama alums Sunny Singh and Ishita Raj try and fail to flirt up a chemistry, the story just never quite gets there. Meanwhile, Jassie Gill’s Jainu is another puzzle as his storyline ends with a lull instead of the explosion we were promised. Fukrey co-stars Varun Sharma and Manjot Singh are the real standouts of the film mainly because they have some purpose with their characters. Honey Paaji’s obsession with his car Paro and Khanne’s infatuation with his ex is does elicit a few chuckles.

Wild Wild Punjab isn’t as wild as it promises. The road trip comedy could have been so much more brazen but instead it ends up being a cliche all around.

Announcement

End of Article



Source link

Announcement

What do you think?

Written by Politixia

Announcement
Announcement

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Announcement
WTF Happened to Sean Penn?

WTF Happened to Sean Penn?

The GOP’s “Softened” Abortion Platform Is A Ruse – Mother Jones

The GOP’s “Softened” Abortion Platform Is A Ruse – Mother Jones