By: Radhakrishna NS
IN the last scene of Arjun Patiala, we are shown that two characters are sleeping and after watching the whole movie we too felt like taking a nap. Rohit Jugraj’s Arjun Patiala is a boring film that clearly offers nothing interesting and funny.
Let me try to give you a brief about what’s the story of Arjun Patiala. A writer (played by very talented Abhishek Banerjee) comes to a producer (Pankaj Tripathi who is totally wasted in this film) to narrate a film’s story and the film is, of course, Arjun Patiala. He starts narrating the story and we are shown the whole film.
The makers are calling their film a spoof comedy, so let’s forget the logic here. But then it should at least have a few scenes that will make you laugh. The first half of the film is totally pale. I have watched the first half having just one thing in my mind, ‘what’s going on?’. The second half has a couple of scenes that would make you laugh, but that too just for a few seconds. The runtime of the film is 106 minutes and it even fails to make us laugh for 6 minutes.
I would like to write about a particular scene in the film. So, Diljit’s character Arjun is seen giving a lecture to two men that how they should respect woman and not tease them. Soon, he is seen clicking pictures of girls (including Sunny Leone) without their consent. I wonder if the makers thought that this can also be called as a spoof.
Coming to performances, it is only Kriti Sanon who shines throughout the film. She has done justice to her character and looks gorgeous in the movie. Diljit Dosanjh is strictly okay and Varun Sharma clearly needs to do something else as his characters are getting repetitive. Pankaj Tripathi, Seema Pahwa, Ronit Roy, and Mohammed Zeeshan Ayyub are totally wasted in this film. If you get Sunny Leone for a cameo and a special number at least give some respect to her dancing talent and give her a good song where she can perform. Sunny’s fans will surely be disappointed.
To sum up the film, I would like to end the review with a line of a song from Salman Khan starrer Tere Naam, ‘Kya Hai Yeh, Kyon Hai Yeh, Kya Khabar’.