Wild Wild Punjab review: Promises a ride, delivers a stereotype

Team OTTplay

Bromantic misadventure

Netflix's latest offering, Wild Wild Punjab, promises a rollercoaster of bromantic escapades but delivers a wild ride to nowhere.


A group of inebriated young men decides to disrupt a wedding to get even with their friend's ex-girlfriend, leading to unexpected escapades in Wild Wild Punjab.

Direction by Simarpreet Singh

Directed by Simarpreet Singh, known for Half Love—Half Arranged, College Romance Season 1, and Chutzpah, the film is a quick ride, getting to the point swiftly.


Starring Sunny Singh, Jassie Gill, Varun Sharma, and Manjot Singh, the film showcases their unwavering commitment to their mission in Punjab.

Common tropes

The film employs common tropes, including bromance, betrayal, and forced comedic elements, with references to the Hangover series.

Female characters

Patralekhaa and Ishita Raj Singh add to the plot, but their roles feel forced and stereotypical, fitting into predictable narratives.

Stereotypical portrayals

The film exudes a stereotypical atmosphere, with gun ownership, constant drunkenness, and drug involvement depicted in Punjab.

Luv Ranjan's influence

Known for films revolving around characters getting over girls or seeking revenge, Luv Ranjan's influence is evident, but the portrayal of men as victims and girls as villains feels overdone.

Unfunny toilet humour

The film includes toilet humour, which falls flat and is utterly unfunny, failing to bring genuine comedy to the screen.


The lead actors, though experienced in similar roles, fail to evoke a strong emotional connection, making their performances feel repetitive.

Final verdict

Despite its attempt to bring the Hangover vibe to Punjab, Wild Wild Punjab becomes lost in stereotypical portrayals and predictable tropes, resulting in a wild ride to nowhere.