Pal Pal Dil Ke Paas Reviews (Top Critics)

Rediff.com
By Sukanya Verma (2/5)

Manali, #MeToo, coma, snow leopard, it's a tall order. But Sunny Deol does not leave any stone unturned to make his third effort as director an all-inclusive package to launch son Karan and newcomer Sahher Bambba. Sadly, a lot of these excesses prove to be the film's undoing when it deviates from its simpler instincts and surrenders to tired Bollywood tropes like foul games of politically influential families and the constant reiteration for Ma ka pyaar and prayer.

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The Indian Express
By Shubhra Gupta (0.5/5)

The perfectly pleasant, perfectly unremarkable Karan, son of Sunny, gets a traditional old-school 'hero' launch in Pal Pal Ke Paas. He gets to romance a young woman, shake a leg, fight off a bunch of baddies, just the way his father and grandfather did, in their own eras, in their own love stories. But unlike those two worthies, Dharam who is still 'garam', and Sunny who can still roar, this youngest Deol leaves zero impact.

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Glamsham.com
By Vishal Verma (3/5)

An orphan Karan Sehgal (Karan Deol) runs a unique adventure camp in Manali. A video blogger Saher Sethi (Sahher Bambba) believes that there is some hidden secret behind the exorbitant price of the high profile trek. A five day of exciting adventure in the picturesque mountains is followed by attraction leading to friendship and love. But there is a hitch Saher's ex boy friend played by Akash Ahuja.

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Intoday.in
By Jyoti Kanyal (2/5)

The key ingredients for a blockbuster Bollywood love story are a good-looking couple, mountains, songs and yes, a khandaan. Karan Deol's debut film, Pal Pal Dil Ke Paas, has it all. From the scenic beauty of the Himalayas to blackmails and family melodrama, Pal Pal Dil Ke Paas is made with every element required for a hit romantic film. Yet, it fails to deliver what is usually expected from a romantic film.

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Filmcompanion.in
By Rahul Desai

The unfortunate aspect about most Bollywood launch vehicles is that choice-strapped viewers must pay to watch expensive family-heirloom ceremonies masquerading as movie productions. Sunny Deol directs his son Karan in Pal Pal Dil Ke Paas, an atrocious love story that undoes all the mainstream filmmaking prowess the veteran had displayed with his previous outing, Ghayal: Once Again. Maybe it's the surgeons-cannot-operate-on-their-own-blood syndrome, but there is absolutely no reason for a film to look consistently pointless for almost 160 minutes.

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Bollywoodlife.com
By Urmimala Banerjee (2/5)

Karan Sehgal (Karan Deol) who is orphaned at a young age runs an elite adventure camp in Manali. His clients include India's high-profile individuals and the package costs a bomb. Saher Sethi (Sahher Bambba) thinks it is ludicrously overpriced and decides to expose the scam. After five days of high adrenaline adventure in the mountains, they get drawn to each other.

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Hindustan Times
By Monika Rawal Kukreja

Remember those quintessential love stories we used to have in the '90s? With time, the genre got adulterated and lost its charm. With his directorial Pal Pal Dil Ke Paas, Sunny Deol transports us back to that era. Launching two new faces -Karan Deol and Sahher Bambba - the film does justice to the genre it belongs to. Pal Pal Dil Ke Paas is surprisingly refreshing, sweet and captivating without any unnecessary twists and subplots. It's predictable, but believable.

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The Times Of India
By Ronak Kotecha (2.5/5)

Much like Sunny Deol's debut film 'Betaab', his latest directorial 'Pal Pal Dil Ke Paas' also opens in the picturesque mountains of north India. A young Karan Sehgal runs an exclusive trekking company in Manali called 'Camp Ujhi', which is very popular among tourists and celebrities alike. Back in Delhi, India's top vlogger Saher is looking to escape from an annual family reunion.

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Ndtv.com
By Saibal Chatterjee (1/5)

A major chunk of Pal Pal Dil Ke Paas, Sunny Deol's launch pad for his son, plays out in the mountains in and around Manali, where the hero runs a high-altitude trekking camp for wealthy adventure seekers. But neither the vehicle nor the new star aspirant has the legs to sprint, get off the ground and attain the heights to match the location. Pal Pal Dil Ke Paas hovers at a level that is several notches lower than even middling.

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