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Pagalpanti Film Review: The multi-starrer film is equal parts funny and crass

The Anees Bazmee comedy film ‘Pagalpanti’ stars some of the most comic faces in B-town. The ensemble cast includes known faces of John Abraham, Anil Kapoor, Arshad Warsi, Pulkit Samrat, Ileana D’Cruz, Urvashi Rautela, Kriti Kharbanda and Saurabh Shukla.

The comedy film looked like a great family watch with the trailers and teaser previews but the film turned out to be a ‘headache’. Yes, as brutal as it may sound, the film is nothing but a ‘trying-too-hard-to-be-funny’ cheap Bollywood film.

The comedy film proves to be a good watch with equal parts of fun and crass. Yes, like every other Bollywood comedy, ‘Pagalpanti’ goes on from being very funny to distasteful in a matter of seconds.

The heroines are reduced to ‘pretty-looking-things’ with dumb dialogues, the same mafia gang angle is used to put the men of the hour to action. Not a breath of fresh air but ‘Pagalpanti’ is actually a cheap rip off of cult classic ‘Welcome’. The paper-thin plot of the film leaves the actors with no chances to showcase their true talent.

Sidharth Shukla and Wifi Bhai (Anil Kapoor) are the typical Bollywood mafia gang members who hire Raj Kishore (John Abraham), Junky (Arshad Warsi) and Chandu (Pulkit Samrat) to do a deed for them. The three losers who are indebted millions have no choice but to follow the boss’ order. Hence they set out on a journey with a plan to loot their Gangster bosses along with their model girlfriends.

The film set in London also introduces a bigger goon who tries every trick in the book to fail the poor robbers in their attempt. Funnily the goon is named Niraj Modi who borrows his story very heavily from Nirav Modi based in London.

Unlike the title, the film is a ludicrous comedy with absolutely nothing that works in its favour. Loud action scenes, stuffed one-liners, sketchy characters, half-hearted performances and a weak storyline turn out to be such big mood killers in case of ‘Pagalpanti’. Aside from all the commotion, Anil Kapoor shines out like the true star he is while the rest only fare well in small parts.

As the film released on 22nd November,

Twitter seems to have a very stern viewpoint for ‘Pagalpanti’. So before you book your tickets, read through these tweets to make an informed decision.

We hate to say but we wanted ‘Pagalpanti’ to tickle us just a little bit more to call it a hit. If you haven’t already, watch the highly misleading trailer here:

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