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.
#Pagalpanti is by far @BazmeeAnees weakest film, director fails to maintain his own standard.. @AnilKapoor has done well, but no actor can rise above script… @UrvashiRautela @Ileana_Official and @kriti_official adds glamour to the film but…….#PagalpantiReview 0.2/5
— Rohit Jaiswal (@rohitjswl01) November 22, 2019
Film turns the auditorium into pagal khana where audience including me asked ourselves “Are We Pagal” that we came to watch this torture.
One of the worst comedy film ever.. hasaayegi kam, rulaaygi zyada
1 Word Review : Disappointment
Rating- ⭐️ pic.twitter.com/PsOJ9xbh6l
— Prakruti (प्रकृति) (@PrakrutiTweets) November 22, 2019
#Pagalpanti is a Mad Riot.
A Riot with scale, cast, budget but no Humour.
Sadly master craftsman @BazmeeAnees fails this time.
The tempo of the film is flat with no Ups & Down with unwanted scenes.#PagalpantiReview – ⭐️⭐️ (2/5)
It might find some audience in Interiors.
— Abhishek Parihar (@BlogDrive) November 22, 2019
Rating – 0/5
Just when I thought Bollywood can't do worse than Total dhamaal and Housefull4,
Here comes Pagalpanti, the movie is literally so bad that even Humshakals seems a better movie now😆#PagalpantiReview pic.twitter.com/07GBRTCHsl
— BihariBabu (@mayanksledger) November 22, 2019
#PagalpantiReview: It's an oft-repeated fact that the dialogue is the lifeline of every film. No film can survive on star power. That's another problem with #Pagalpanti. Soon after the characters are established, most of the jokes fall flat and fail miserably at evoking mirth.
— Somesh Sinha (@SinhaSomesh) November 22, 2019
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: