‘Pagalpanti’ Movie review: John Abraham’s laugh riot stays true to its name with absolutely no logic at all
Bhushan Kumar, Abhishek Pathak, Krishan Kumar, Kumar Mangat Pathak
Anil Kapoor, John Abraham, Ileana D’Cruz, Arshad Warsi, Urvashi Rautela, Pulkit Samrat, Kriti Kharbanda, Saurabh Shukla, Inaamulhaq, Zakir Hussain, Ashok Samarth, Brijendra Kala, Mukesh Tiwari, Dolly Bindra.
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What’s It About
The movie revolves around the life of two Brothers (Pulkit Samrat and Arshad Warsi) and their friend (John Abraham). The three are considered complete losers and there is no business left that they have tried and not destroyed completely. They get entangled in the life of a London based Don named Raja Sahab (Saurabh Shukla) and make him bankrupt too. Now, they have only two options left – run for their lives or get Raja his money back. Now how they manage to get Raja his money back, forms the rest of the plot.
Arshad Warsi stood out from the entire cast. His comic timing is excellent and he was a complete powerhouse in the movie. John Abraham too was almost up to the mark with his comic timings. Saurabh Shukla and Anil Kapoor’s combo was one laughter riot. Kriti Kharbanda and Pulkit Samrat were equally great but it was nothing out of the usual.
Overall the direction of the movie was great and the cinematography was on point. The first half of the movie was a bit of a drag with some forced laughter, but the plot made up for it in the second half when the story began to catch momentum.
The music of ‘Pagalpanti’ is composed by Sajid–Wajid, Yo Yo Honey Singh, Tanishk Bagchi, and Nayeem-Shabir, with lyrics written by Shabbir Ahmed, Arafat Mehmood, Yo Yo Honey Singh, and Danish Sabri. For me apart from the song ‘Bimar Dil’, the music didn’t stand out at all.
Some of the special effects could be more real but that’s just my preference. The action in the movie was a bit overstretched but apart from that, there was not much that was a downer to me.
‘Pagalpanti’ is a fun one time watch that stays true to its tagline to not use your brain because you won’t need any. It is a complete laughter ride, overall the movie will have you cracking up throughout and it only keeps getting better gradually till the end. I give this movie a rating of 2.5 stars.
Considering that there are no big releases this week, the movie might do well at the box-office but it shouldn’t be record-breaking or something like that.