Pagalpanti Movie Review:
Director – Anees Bazmee
Producer – Bhushan Kumar, Abhishek Pathak, Krishan Kumar and Kumar Mangat Pathak
Writer – Anees Bazmee
Star cast – Anil Kapoor, John Abraham, Ileana D’Cruz, Arshad Warsi, Urvashi Rautela, Pulkit Samrat, Kriti Kharbanda, Saurabh Shukla and Inaamulhaq
Music – Sajid–Wajid
Cinematography – Sunil Patel
Production Company – T-Series and Panorama Studios
Running time – 149 minutes
Rating – 2.5
The film deals with three losers of their lives as people call them. They plan to get rich with their girlfriends by taking the two gangsters for a ride and end up and robbing their money. But how it goes would be interesting to catch in your nearby theatre.
The film as it declares does not go as per any logic, hence the makers have asked the audience not to apply their brains as all they get would-be comedy, and humor minus logic and rational stuff. However, as you sit to watch the film, you try finding out the humor element but that tends to give you nothing and you end up getting barely any comedy in it as the makers promised the audience. In fact, the trailer also seemed struggling to give the audience an opportunity to laugh giving a big question whether the film is really a comedy one or something which the makers have tried to make it so but failed to deliver.
Most of the dialogues, puns, and punches seemed stale and barely give you any chance to make your laugh. Ironically the filmmakers like Anees who have given hits like Welcome and Welcome Back somewhere have faltered in his job to give the same aura and action before the audience in the name of comedy. As said all that glitters is not gold, hence all that appears to be comedy film does not appear to be the same. The huge star cast seems to be talented but somewhere down the lines seemed getting wasted with weird roles given to them. Talking about the other elements like photography, music, screenplay and direction, these appeared good but did not have the punch to boost the entertainment value in a big way.
Pagalpanti – The Last word
It seems that the makers have not invested much on the writing side that ways we have a film with such a low and stale story to tell. Technically the film may be at par with good mixing and editing, but these are enough to make the film big at the silver screen. If you are going to catch the film then you have to go at your own risk as you may end up maligning logic in a way that you never did before.