Yamla Pagla Deewana 2 Movie Review
June 8, 2013 Bolly-Freak 68740 reads 18 comments
Here are the movie reviews for Yamla Pagla Deewana 2:
Ratings:2/5 Review By: Rajeev Masand Site:CNN IBN (IBNLive)
This intentionally harebrained sequel sees the Deols reprise their characters from the 2011 hit, but the laughs are fewer this time around because the novelty's worn off and a strong sense of déjà vu hangs over the film. Directed by Sangeeth Sivan, 'Yamla Pagla Deewana 2' isn't all bad, but at 2 hours and 35 minutes it's overlong and repetitive, and doesn't offer anything particularly original or inventive in terms of comedy. I'm going with two out of five. It's a pity the jokes run out faster than your popcorn does.
Ratings:2/5 Review By: Taran Adarsh Site:BollywoodHungama
One expects YAMLA PAGLA DEEWANA-2 to be a roller coaster ride from commencement to conclusion. The writer runs his imagination wild and laces episodes that are wacky and ludicrous, but stretches it too much this time. The problem is that the writer tries to cram too much into one film, but the episodes lack the power to grip you. Sure, the writer and director know who the target audience is, but the fun quotient that you expect from the film is missing. On the whole, YAMLA PAGLA DEEWANA-2 rides on the star power of the Deols and of course, its brand. That may attract the spectators initially. But, eventually, it's the content that does the talking and in this case, the lackluster script plays a spoilsport!
Ratings:1.5/5 Review By: Anupama Chopra Site:Star World ( Hindustan Times)
I’m not even going to attempt at recounting the plot because there isn’t any. The Deols – Dharmendra, Sunny and Bobby – and director Sangeeth Sivan are attempting here to create an entertainer. Which means, anything goes. Even the collective charm of the Deols can’t make this drivel palatable. I’m going with one and a half stars for Yamla Pagla Deewana 2. It’s exhausting, loud and so cheerfully moronic that it hurts.
Ratings:1.5/5 Review By: Karan Anshuman Site:Mumbai Mirror
For the assemblage of talent on this enterprise and their philistine outlook, their contemplation and subsequent visualization of ideas on art (for example they often confused Expressionism with Dadaism) and cinema (self-referential meta dialogue abound, e.g. Bobby telling his father, "Dharam tu kamina hai.") is rather odious, but of course one must interpret this as a reflection of a similar malaise in society and I reckon that is the implication of the film which in itself is a reflection of the abhorrence of form and intellect.
Ratings:2.5/5 Review By: Srijana Mitra Das Site:Times Of India
Yamla Pagla Deewana 2 (YPD 2) totters between GJs (good jokes) and PJs (poor jokes). The GJs are sometimes very good But the GJs get flattened by the PJs. On the upside, a very attractive Sunny stays this movie's brave heart - but even his dhai kilo ka haath can't fully lift YPD 2. Pity, considering how cool its 3-D(eol) could be.
Ratings:1.5/5 Review By: Sukanya Verma Site:Rediff
Calling Yamla Pagla Deewana 2 a joke would amount to a compliment. And I am in no mood to extend such courtesy. The purported comedy with a little less than half a dozen Deols on board -- Dharmendra , sons Sunny and Bobby, daughter-in-law Lynda (it’s her story) and grandson Karan (as assistant director) is a 155-minute long giant bore. But the sequel, directed by Sangeeth Sivan, is unimaginably insipid and tedious. There are, I counted, three witty (read mildly funny) lines in all of YPD2. And there’s a good chance, you’ve heard all three (featuring Dharmendra, of course) in the promo.
Ratings:1.5/5 Review By: Saibal Chaterjee Site:NDTV
Yamla Pagla Deewana 2 is much worse than brain-numbing. The screenplay jumbles up a few songs, some action scenes and a string of vapid comic gags and then dumps it all into a messy mix that makes about as much sense as Garam Dharam’s pow-wows with the mute ape.You’ve got to be yamla, pagla or deewana, preferably all three, to grasp what is going on. Yamla Pagla Deewana 2 runs for 155 minutes and its attempts to pass off lunacy as a humour simply do not have the force to hold such a long film together.
Ratings:---- Review By: Komal Nahta Site:ETC
The film is designed as a comedy but the tragedy is that it hardly has any comic scenes which can make the audience laugh. Sangeeth Sivan’s direction is outright silly.On the whole, Yamla Pagla Deewana 2 is a dull comedy show and will, therefore, meet with a tragic outcome at the ticket windows. The producers have made a neat profit after selling off the worldwide theatrical rights, satellite rightsand other rights and also thanks to the subsidy they will receive from the UK government, but the worldwide distributors will not be lucky enough to cover their costs.
Ratings:2/5 Review By: Shubhra Gupta Site:Indian Express
A plot that should shame a wafer by its thinness. Random characters popping in and out. And the only thing one can say in its favour is that it is not as terrible as the first. And that's because this one is not as shrieky or loud, not all the time. And it has one laugh-out-loud, near-brilliant gag. But it is Dharmendra who is much less of a hoot than he can be: every time I see him deadpan to such little effect, I flash to the kind of effortless comic timing he has shown in the past.
Ratings:2/5 Review By: Tushar Joshi Site:DNA
The Deols made Yamla Pagla Deewana watchable because we bought their tomfoolery and goofiness that seemed enjoyable and natural. But the second part is laced with so many ridiculous moments, dialogues, sketchy characters and unflattering camera angles that you hope the family has a better hold of the franchise the next time around. Neither funny, nor witty, YPD2 looks dated and feels half-hearted in its attempt to cater to the family audience. They definitely deserved so much more!
Ratings:2/5 Review By: Koimoi Site:Koimoi
What’s Good: Yamla Pagla Deewana 2 is loaded with excerpts from Dabangg Khan’s demeanor and mannerisms. Plus, there is an interesting Orangutan’s revelry which does tickle you right! What’s Bad: With the main con story diversifying into too many sub plots, this one is an extremely tedious. Watch or Not?: YPD 2 is nothing like its prequel. In keeping with its earlier theme, the film fails to spark off a rollicking camaraderie like its last part. The beating around the bush excitement makes it feel too over stretched! Barely managing to squeeze out a few laughs, YPD 2 in the end is an unimpressive slackened show. Do give this one a miss, it is for the better!
Ratings:2/5 Review By: Gayatri Sankar Site:Zee News
Addressing his film as ‘over-the-top comedy’, filmmaker Sangeeth Sivan, prior to the release of the film, had said, “If you are a reviewer or a critic who doesn`t like over-the-top films then don’t review it. You will put your sensibilities into it and it is not meant for you.” Alas! Even mindless comedy should have the potential to tickle one’s funny bone, isn’t it? Had the director been equipped with a much better script, he could have perhaps treated a nonsensical film with élan. But something somewhere has certainly gone terribly awry.‘Yamla Pagla Deewana 2’ has action aplenty but terribly fails to impress. To sum it up, the first franchise ‘Yamla Pagla Deewana’ is a much better watch.
Ratings:---- Review By: Meesha Kapoor Site:Emirates24by7
If ‘Yamla Pagla Deewana’ was a fun ride then sitting through the 154 min sequel ‘Yamla Pagla Deewana 2’ was a task that one had to carry with a heavy heart. This Sangeeth Sivan directorial is anything but funny combining too many stories with several unnecessary characters and dialogues which had a deja vu from other popular Bollywood movies and most of them being Salman Khan’s dialogues. The forced humor at times hurts the social-intellectual understanding of the audience in the theatre. However, if you are willing to spend the precious 154 mins of your life for the legendry Dharmandra you won't be disappointed. The Deol’s have failed to impress the audience in the sequel unlike the first