Nowhere else are you likely to find so many young people having so much fun. All dressed up and staying put, everyday feels like a weekend at Saket PVR Complex, voted by young people in the Hindustan Times -C Fore as the most favourite hang-out in the Capital.
Regulars swear by it. There is not a dull moment at the mall, they say. Pankaj Malhotra, a JNU student, is a movie buff who watches movies only at PVR Saket. “Even if I turn up an hour early for the movie, I don’t get bored here. There is so much to do — enjoy some lovely coffee, grab a bite to eat, and, of course, watch beautiful people go by,” he says. The pubs are also a big draw. “We can have a drink before dinner or after a movie. And that’s kind of a cool option,” said Siddharth Pathak, an IT professional. Book lovers too have a reason to come to the Complex.
“Every time I’m here, I pick up four or five second-hand books. The bookseller is great too, he gives me some really good bargains,” said Satya Naik, a marketing executive at a media house. Then there are those who like to simply hang out at the complex. “I usually come here during the day. My mood peps up when I’m here. It is a bright and cheerful place, it is always buzzing with activity,” said Kamna Negi, an interior designer.
Let’s not forget the restaurants. From Chinese to Mediterranean, from gol guppas to sinful pastries, The Complex, agree visitors, cater to many different appetites. “If we are confused about what to eat, we head for PVR Saket! We haven’t gone to all the restaurants yet and so if we are in an adventurous mood, we try out a new place,” said Shanti Narayan, an engineering student, enjoying a slice of pizza with her friends.
It is also the hang-out of choice for girls and boys on dates. “I brought my girlfriend here on our first date. It turned to be a great ice-breaker because she loves hanging out here too. You can sit in or out, depending on your mood,” Vishal Singh, waiting with his friends to catch the next show of Taare Zameen Par. Fun, by consensus, is infectious at this corner of Saket.