Puaada is one of the first few films to release in Punjab after the theaters opened back after a long hiatus due to COVID 19. It released on 12th August 2021. I had to wait for the OTT release of the film as the Movie did not release in most states of India. Thankfully, I got to watch this family entertainer on ZEE5 today on its release. I was excited to watch this movie since it was announced as it has my all-time favorite lead actors Ammy Virk and Sonam Bajwa from the Punjabi industry. Stay tuned to find out whether this movie delivers the fun it promises or not.
Puaada is overall a fun movie and definitely a good watch for the weekend. It definitely is a family entertainer and a one-time watch. The unexpected twist just before the interval will peak our interest and keep us engaged. The movie is an out and out comedy with lots of funny dialogues and scenes to keep us engaged. My one problem with the film was that it easily could have been shorter by at least 15 minutes as it seemed little dragged.
Jaggi (Ammy Virk) is a farmer and supplies dairy to all the families in his hometown. He has never attended a college and therefore not educated enough. He is smitten by Raunak (Sonam Bajwa) who is pursuing her MBA and is daughter of an Air force officer. Jaggi and Raunak are in love but Raunak’s father wants an educated groom for his daughter and does not wish to marry her off to a mere farmer. Jaggi’s mother also disapproves of their relationship as she wants a simple village belle for his son.
The families eventually agree to meet but the twist in the tale comes when Jaggi pulls away unexpectedly which leads to hilarious situations. Why has Jaggi pulled away, forms the crux of the story. The situations that arise are quite entertaining and the dialogues are hilarious.
Story / Performances / Music
The story is written and directed by Rupinder Chahal. The story is cliched when it comes to families not agreeing to get their kids married off to each other. However, there are various twist and turns which keep us excited. This could have definitely been shorter by at least 15 minutes; post the interval it seemed little dragged.
Ammy Virk and Sonam Bajwa never disappoint. Their comic timing is commendable. The supporting cast are equally good. Music is good too, most of the songs are sung by Ammy Virk; one song in particular seemed forced and could have been avoided.