Action Hero John Abraham makes comeback in comedy film after four years, Welcome Back (2015) was his last comedy film but the comeback isn’t nice as expected, Pagalpanti (2019) opened too slow while dozen of famous actors in the film.
The film releases in 32oo screens across the country but films like Bala, Saand Ki Aankh and Marjaavaan were already doing well at Box Office, so Anees Bazmi’s faced a clash and failed to get good start.
The audiences sure have their disappointment from ‘Pagalpanti’ which promised to be a fun affair by a talented director. However, after the plot sets in motion, there is barely anything that holds the film together. The half-cooked patriotic twist at the end is indigestible and mostly unnecessary.
While the makers have put in just about everything that a comedy film packs but even then nothing seems to keep us holding to our seats for too long. There are one too many songs force-fitted in the film. Evening the stunning backdrop of London skyline does no good for the film. This goes on to prove that an A-lister star cast or a big-budget don’t guarantee success – Good plot if what pulls in the audience in theatres.
Overall ‘Pagalpanti’ is a failed attempt at making a comedy film in 2019 where content-rich films like ‘Bala’ and ‘Saand Ki Aankh’ are performing so well. ‘Pagalpanti’ has released in 3200 screens across the country and opened with just 6 Crore.
2900 screens release Milap Zaveri’s film Marjaavaan earned 7.10 Crore on the first day and Anees Bazmi’s comedy drama Pagalpanti couldn’t cross this number while more screens.
A new 100 Crore Bala earned 10.15 Crore while released in 3000 screens. So Pagalpanti is looking flop attempt of Anees. John, Anil Kapoor, Ileana, Arshad, Pulkit, Urvashi, Saurabh Shukla, Kriti Kharbanda are in the film is receiving mixed reviews.