‘Pyaar Ka Punchnama 2’ was a surprise hit at the box office, and is still raking in good numbers. The film is not the usual rom-com, and is a typical film for Bollywood. Director Luv Ranjan admits that��it’s not a film that you can see from a philosophical perspective.
Ranjan and producer Abhishek Pathak spoke to TOI about the film’s success. Ranjan said, “Things have been told from a male perspective but at the end of the day, it is a comedy. Therefore, you cannot take it too seriously. We don’t buy the rationale that men have liked it more than women. There are a lot of women from this generation who have loved the film. Youngsters are more chilled out and the self-deprecatory humor works with them. If you see the movie from a philosophical and ideological point of view, it will go for a toss.”
Pathak added that he and his father Kumar Mangat Pathak believed in their franchise, and that they got much more support from the media, the��second time around. He said, “It is our faith in our franchise that made my father Kumar Mangat Pathak and I buy the theatrical rights back from Viacom18 Pictures for worldwide distribution. The media came forward and gave us the support. There was a definite curiosity to see what we have done a second time around and they were more welcoming.”
Ranjan also says that they are thinking about a third installment, and it would be fun to make it from a female perspective.