Arjun Patiala starring Kriti Sanon and Diljit Dosanjh in lead has finally hit the theatres today. The movie has been getting mixed reactions from the audience as well as the viewers. While some feel that the movie is too good, the others are left disappointed.
Directed by Rohit Jugraj, Arjun Patiala is a spoof comedy, featuring Diljit Dosanjh, Kriti Sanon, Varun Sharma, Ronit Roy and many others in prominent roles. Diljit Dosanjh will be seen playing the role of a cop once again after ‘Udta Punjab’.
The trailer and the first look of the movie were a big hit among the audience as it promised to deliver something different to the audiences but has it been successful in delivering what it promised?
Well, the answer is a big NO, if we go by the critics’ reviews. Yes, the reviews are out and they are now making us wonder if we should even watch the movie or not.
Here, check out the reviews by critics on ‘Arjun Patiala’:
Times of India – 2*:
The movie’s writing, direction, and execution become increasingly childish and pointless in the second half, as it stumbles towards a hotch-potch of a climax. Thankfully, the makers do not resort to cheap, offensive or vulgar humor in a desperate attempt to make you laugh.
Spoof comedies can be a tricky affair and this one is way too underwhelming to tickle your funny bone for full two hours.
Bollywoodlife.com – 2*:
The film has no story and it is not consistently funny. In fact, the humor is rather underwhelming. The first half still has some moments but the second one is rather dull. It is a short film of 1 hour 46 minutes but still, it feels long. Except for two songs, the others are just to kill time.
Scroll – 1.5*:
Arjun Patiala has some good jokes – but half of them were in the trailer.
What’s left? Punjabi star Diljit Dosanjh is his usual pleasant self as he attempts yet again to broaden his base and convince Hindi audiences of his low-key charm, Dosanjh doesn’t set the screen on fire in his films but he never leaves it in tatters either.
In trying to send up Bollywood cliches, Arjun Patiala becomes yet another Bollywood cliche itself.
— Indian Express Entertainment (@ieEntertainment) July 26, 2019
Indian Express – 1.5*:
Diljit Dosanjh is affable but profoundly bland as Arjun Patiala. Varun Sharma as Arjun’s side-kick Onida and Kriti Sanon as Ritu Randhawa are tolerable.
Seema Pahwa as MLA Prapti Makkad, Ronit Roy as IPS Amarjeet Singh Gill, and Mohammed Zeeshan Ayyub as Sakool — otherwise talented actors — are wasted.
The music is immensely forgettable, and the song ‘Sanson ki zaroorat hai jaise” is intermittently used throughout the film.
Overall, this film had the potential to be a good comic caper. Trite humour, and a hackneyed and lazily-crafted plot, spells doom for “Arjun Patiala”.
Times Now – 2*:
The first-half is easy breezy. It passes off thanks to some funny moments and mainly Diljit Dosanjh’s earnest act. The sequence where he breaks into an impromptu Saanson Ki Zaroorat Hai Jaise in front of Sunny Leone is hilarious. But, the problem arises post interval. As the plot takes an interesting turn, the jokes take a nosedive. The incredible star cast tries hard but fails.
Mumbai Mirror – 1.5*:
That this film hopes to parody the clichéd construct of most romcoms is ironic. Especially, since this isn’t any better or worse. If anything, it packs one-liners possibly originating where the sun doesn’t shine and loud and exaggerated shenanigans that could cumulatively lead to migraine. But the film surely deserves an A for effort.
#ArjunPatialaReview: The film dangles in between, tries too hard to be funny!
— Desimartini (@DMmovies) July 26, 2019
Desimartini – 2* :
The performances are pretty good. In fact, Varun Sharma is completely in his elements and Diljit too is good. Kriti Sanon tries hard, but she does need to up her game. She has become flat, and I really can’t differentiate one of Kriti’s character from the other! This film is a waste of too many talented stars- Seema Pahwa, Ronit Roy, and even Zeeshan Ayyub.
Well, we can laud the effort at the max. But this is a failed attempt. You can watch this film when it releases on Amazon Prime, on a day when you have nothing better to do, but I would not recommend spending money on this one unless you are going for something else in the theaters, if you know what I mean.