Yamla Pagla Deewana 2 Movie Review

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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


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After
reading a lot of ambiguous reviews I decided to make the trip myself to catch
the much awaited and heavily promoted Yamla
Pagla Deewana Part 2, starring the highly celebrated and decorated family
of Indian cinema, The Deols.

The
film takes it’s name from the 1975 classic film Pratigya which
featured the anthemic song by the same name. The second part of the film is
directed by Sangeet Sivan and stars legend and
veteran actor Dharmendra (Dharam Singh Dhillon) action
tough guy Sunny Deol (Paramveer Singh Dhillon) and the fun
loving Gajodhar (Bobby Deol) as the main characters once
again.

Watching
the promos and all the hype leading up to the movie I was expecting something
different from the usually quiet Deols. I’ve heard the songs and I thought they
we’re definitely catchy and smart. Setting things up for a colossal Punjabi
tadka film, one which I had been craving for in a while now.

The
surreal posters paints a picture of adventure and caricatures London by night
or by light. Our cast is smartly dressed as some of the Guards at Buckingham
Palace as well as the funky outfits which are a part of London party
life. Suit tera lal rang da catches ones attention with its up
tempo feel and Main Than Aidhaan He Nachna parodies the 3
personas who have never been the best of dancers or men who can boogie the
night away. Mards by their own rules having fun and being themselves.

However
the first question running through my mind was, Can Sangeet manage and deliver
the most out of the Deols in a comedy which almost merges their reel and real
personas. He has quite a bit of experience with multi starrers comedies as well
as with the Deols as some of his past work includes, Zor, Kya Kool
Hai Hum, Apna Sapna Money Money.

The film begins with the god fearing Paramveer Singh Dhillon (Sunny Deol)
who is now working in the United Kingdom as a debt collector (chuckles begin
because of the aptness of the role). He saves a man from committing suicide and is a general Good
Samaritan carrying on with his life earnestly. Things seem to be finally
falling into place and ‘Rabba’ is on his side as even from miles away it seems
that he has had a positive impact on his infamous father and deewana brother.
The devout son and elder brother Param still sends money back home to support the
make belief flower shop and even ends up financing their “change of scene” from
the holy lands onto the Royal Shores of Great Britain! Here we go…..

Yamla Pagla Deewana and the bells ring through with Dharmji as,
Yamla Baba, who comes hand in hand with good luck and commercial success, to
all his Bhakts (followers). "Release yourself" "Give in to
me" and that is exactly what I did with the legendary Dharmendra posing as a spiritual teacher, effortlessly
mesmerizing all his 'Bhakts' (Followers) with a discourse
which has them all spellbound while his partner in crime/son Gajodhar
(Bobby Deol) makes away with the divine loot. Got to say that this
actor still has the legs in him to outrun some of the best today in comedy. The
timing impeccable and the panache like he hasn't missed a step.

They
have not changed one bit since the original film released in 2011 and are out
to make the most of it. The con is still on but this time the action shifts to
the United Kingdom, where the almost Sherlock and Watson of the con world have
set their sights on Mr Yograj Khanna (Anu Kapoor) a
former rich affluent tycoon neck deep in financial debt. To ease his troubled
mind and in search of the winds of change he makes his way to sacred Varanasi,
where he is in for a holy surprise.

“Oberoi Pranaam” with great gusto and pomp, almost like a
Houdini trick masked in some tantric mist, walks in Oberoi, Oberoi and Oberoi,
Dharamji’s new alias along with Bobby. The Oberoi parivaar and their quirks and
tricks really grew on me, something like visualizing the big wig families you
only read about in the papers.

The
suited booted heavily accented dynamic Mr
Yograj Khanna now considers Dharmji and the rich Deewana
Punjabi Munda, Prem as his new found
friends and associates who can help solve his problems and give him a solution
to what he is undergoing. Little do they know that as these 2 crooks are
looking to inherit a fortune from the heavily accented and ornamented Mr
Khanna. The accent to me was just perfect as it was intended to be a put on, a
trademark of the socialite elite in the United Kingdom.

Forever
indebted to Yamla Baba, Dharamji is
able to convince Khanna Saab to allow his daughter’s hand in marriage to his
Deewana Punjabi Munda son, Prem (Gajodhar/Bobby).

Khanna
saab's daughter Suman and Prem begin their turbulent relationship
and subsequent bonding over their favorite actor Salman Khan. Now the showcase
of admiration over one's favorite actor is definitely a trick from yesteryear
cinema. It brought back fond memories of Kishen Kanhaiya for me, where Anil
Kapoor and Madhuri Dixit’s love for cinema is
criteria that leads to attraction. Whether 6-7 corny references point to things
being over done i would beg to differ. "If you are giving it up for
Bachchan" less than a month ago then admiration for a current mass
superstar is definitely forgivable. Call me lenient but if I'm setting myself
up to be entertained not intellectually stimulated and who else to draw
inspiration from but possibly the current king, Salman Khan.

In
typical Bollywood ironical fashion Sunny Deol (Paramveer Singh Dhillon) is
asked by the bank he works for in the UK to keep a keen eye out for their
estranged client or asset, Mr Yograj Khanna, who owes the bank close to 10
million pounds. No harm should come to him and this leads to our first action
scene at Mr Khanna's nightclub, where Sunny lifts a very well known Bollywood
Don 6 feet in the air. Saving his club and saving his life Mr Khanna becomes
very fond of Paramveer, who he sort of adopts as a Bodyguard cum confidant. Mr
Khanna seems to be a very trusting person who is easy to fool, possibly due to
his financial predicament that he's now very emotionally weak.

Besides our 3 main Protagonists YPD
2 has a majority of its support cast retained from the 1st part,
inclduing Mr Joginder Brar (Anupam Kher) the
man looking to find anything in English for his daughter has now morphed
himself in to a character known as Joginder Armstrong. The Dudeji as
he likes to refer to himself in the 3rd person, is not as intimidating a
villain or as funny as I would expect from a movie like this. Funny man Johnny Lever as Bunty and Sucheta Khanna as
Bubbly we do get to see a bit more off from Chinese outfits to Catwoman spoofs
but I for certain was expecting a lot more out of them. Look at the artillery
you have for comedy here but they disappointed and seemed to be firing blanks
just like Joginder in the first part.

The
ladies on the other hand we're surprisingly quite captivating. With the current
inclination that only big actresses can pull big budget movies I think Neha
Sharma asSuman and Kristina Akheeva as Reet must
definitely be given their dues.

It’s
been a while since we had heard or seen anything from the Deols and I was quite
looking forward to ypd 2 as I thoroughly enjoyed the dhamaka they brought in
the first one. And I wasn't disappointed, Frankly speaking going into this
movie thinking it would be a mindless comedy, based on the herd sentiment I was
quite pleasantly surprised to witness the spectacle that is, the Deols star in
a rather simple and meaningful comedy.

Parodying modern day
situations and circumstances of passing the parcel of debt, hiding your
financial situation and those who live behind smoke and mirrors is subtle but
smartly put across. The film showcases how people who up keep this image of
being very grandeur, wealthy and trendsetting resort to taking cash loans from
banks and other sources to upkeep this fake image portrayed to the world, can
get into a lot of trouble. It also showcases the cliches involved in recovery
with the emotional and
mental dependence on spiritual leaders. God is inside each
one of us is the learning put across which is very valid today.

What goes around comes around, as is the case with the games being played
between both sides. Expert cons Dharmendra (Dharam Singh Dhillon),
Bobby Deol (Gajodhar) find out that Mr Yog Raj Khanna
(Annu Kapoor) is not as wealthy or rich as he has made himself out to
be. The man is in huge debt, Gaining the mans trust and giving him a sense of
security was easy but the truth is Mr Yog Raj Khanna has a small con of
his own going.

Suman (Neha Sharma) the girl who Prem is engaged to is actually
somebody Mr Yog Raj just takes care off and his real daughter goes by the name
of Reet (Kristina Akheeva) the owner of an avant garde art
emporium in London. In the midst of all this confusion is our earnest
hardworking UK based debt collector Paramveer (Sunny Deol) who
after rescuing the great Mr Yograj at a bar from some thugs gets to know
this secret. He is the only one who knows what the real story and truth is
while our plot and con moves on with more comedic fun.

The film has a surrealistic feel to it with a reference to Dali a
Spanish painter who developed dreamy surreal like paintings in the
1930’s-40’s a pioneer of art and sculpture.

This is a story about
expressing emotion and coming clean, hoping for a positive result but shedding
the weight of the world. It also reflects the various circumstances and
situations our 3 main protagonists find themselves in overseas in a foreign
land. It also shows us that beneath the facade and charade of showing
tremendous wealth, a lavish lifestyle or creating an aura around oneself
everybody in life has problems or issues. Through comedy which is fast paced
with whacky action, typical Bhangra pop catchy songs, a host of funny
and hilarious over the top action sequences, YPD 2 has a meaningful insight to
it. Is material gain, pursuing it the only thing which can make
us happy today or is living life your own way with those you love, trust the
better option. It’s what beneath the surface which counts not the outward
display which tempts as well as paints an erroneous bigger picture. What is the
real truth is what the film asks you? Is landing in to a bigger zone of trouble
really worth it with artificiality and living a lie.

Anonymous's picture

Movie is good.

Anonymous's picture

Very very funny.

Anonymous's picture

Good comedy.

Anonymous's picture

Loved this movie. Went with family.

Anonymous's picture

Very funny movie guys.

Anonymous's picture

deols did it again!!

Anonymous's picture

funny movie

Anonymous's picture

just saw the movie...it's reallly good

kohinoor's picture

haha

Anonymous's picture

LOVEEE THE MOVIEEE...don't know what up with these reviews..they just want yjhd to do better smh...i can't stand when people only support one movie...stupid people!!!

they did the same thing when SOS came out to help Jab Tak Hai Jaan...but SOS still made it!!!

Anonymous's picture

This is a full comedy movie..better than sajid khans comedy but worse than priyadarshans

Anonymous's picture

I could tell it was pure crap just by the title and the trailer

COACERVATE's picture

irony of the story is it will still earn 100 cr

Anonymous's picture

Crappy movie doesn't even deserve 0.5 stars

Anonymous's picture

Ouch!

Anonymous's picture

Congrats and best wishes to Deols for their movies. I hope YPD2 crosses 100 cr figure.

Anonymous's picture

This movie is super fun. David dhawan type comedy.

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