“Arjun Patiala” Review: A Painfully Crude, Dumb & Unfunny Comedy

Mohnish Singh |Jul 26, 2019

“Arjun Patiala” is a spoof comedy which stars Diljit Dosanjh, Kriti Sanon and Varun Sharma in lead roles. After facing several delays, the film hits theatres today.

Spoof comedy is a genre which has not been explored much in Hindi cinema. Some filmmakers have tried to make films in the said genre in the past, but results have not been very impressive. After a long time, Bollywood has come up with a mainstream spoof comedy Arjun Patiala, starring Diljit Dosanjh, Kriti Sanon and Varun Sharma in prominent roles. Here’s what I felt after watching the film.

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What Arjun Patiala Is All About?

Arjun Patiala (Diljit Dosanjh) has just been selected for the position of a sub-inspector in the Punjab Police on a sports quota. Once he joins duty, his senior officer DSP Gill (Ronit Roy) asks him to make the entire district crime-free. Constable Onidda Singh (Varun Sharma) and investigative journalist Ritu Randhawa (Kriti Sanon) help Arjun in his maiden mission. What happens next forms the crux of the story.

Is Arjun Patiala Worth Your Time & Money?

Let me begin by saying that Arjun Patiala is a painful film to watch. It is one of the worst films of the year, which has nothing to offer except for a collection of stale jokes and gags without much direction. There are people who like this genre of comedy a lot, but a film like Arjun Patiala makes them question their preference. I am trying to think of something good to say about the film but I am unable to do so. Yes, it is that bad!

Diljit Dosanjh is his usual self in the film. It looks like he totally surrendered himself to the vision of the director and followed him blindly, instead of adding to the film something from his own. His touch is completely missing here. Even his diehard Punjabi fans are going to be disappointed after watching their superstar in such a run-of-the-mill film.

Talking about Kriti Sanon, one wonders what led her to do this film, especially in a time when she is getting so many good offers from the industry. She has made one of the worst choices of her career by adding Arjun Patiala to her repertoire. Varun Sharma is also the same Varun Sharma whom we have seen in several other films in the past. No novelty he brings to the table.

More than actors’ dull performances, writing and poor editing are to be blamed for this excruciatingly painful film. The direction is not great either. Everything in the film seems directionless. Overall, Arjun Patiala is a film that nobody needed. Not even the diehard fans of the spoof comedy genre.

Final Verdict

Arjun Patiala is excruciating, trite and unfunny. You enter theatre hoping to get some genuine laughs, but what you see make your brain ache. It is a total waste of time. You should watch Arjun Patiala only if you are a fan of Diljit Dosanjh or Kriti Sanon. I am going with 2 stars.

Movie Credits

Banner: T-Series, Maddock Films
Director: Rohit Jugraj
Casting: Kriti Sanon, Diljit Dosanjh, Varun Sharma
Runtime: 106 Minutes
STARBIZ Rating: 2 Stars

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