Yamla Pagla Deewana
Yamla Pagla Deewana is a 2011 Hindi comedy-drama film directed by Samir Karnik starring Dharmendra, Sunny Deol, and Bobby Deol in the lead roles. The film is produced by Samir Karnik and Nitin Manmohan under the banner of Top Angle Productions. The film marks the second time that the Deol family is cast together after their last sports hit, Apne . The film's title is inspired from the song "Main Jat Yamla Pagla Deewana" from the 1975 film, Pratiggya also starring Dharmendra. The theatrical trailer of the film was premièred on 5 November 2010. The film was released on January 14, 2011.Wikipedia
Yamla Pagla Deewana Reviews
It's fun in parts but tires you out by the time it finally comes to an end. I'm going with two-and-a-half out of five for Yamla Pagla Deewana. If you're a fan of the Deols and you enjoy old-fashioned masala entertainers, give it a chance. But the Deols can do better than this!
To be fair, the film's second half does rustle up a few scenes of momentum, but this is a nearly three-hour film and we all deserve better. As do the Deols.
Watch it for its unbridled goofiness, the attempt to laugh at the Punjabi stereotypes and for the Deol chemistry that makes you chuckle, now and then.
Dullness creeps in. Drunken scenes get repeated. Men get moronically pasted on a wall with ‘Dharamcol’, an adhesive that can join the earth to the sky. Jokes lose impact. Songs screw up the flow.
Unfortunately, it’s only intermittently funny and extremely exhausting.
Watch only if you are a die-hard Deol fan.
On the whole, Yamla Pagla Deewana is a mass entertainer for the single-screen audiences. It will do well in single-screen cinemas but average in multiplexes. A couple of distributors who’ve paid unreasonably high prices may lose part of their investments but those losses will be less than the profits made by the producers.
On the whole, YAMLA PAGLA DEEWANA is a hardcore mass entertainer that fulfils the expectations of the aam junta. Those who love Deols will adore this one, while those who don't, won't ignore it either. The film works big time for its mass-appealing second half and loads of entertainment it has to offer. The target audience is the masses and it is this segment of movie-going audience that should carry this film to success. Business at single screens should be exceptional, while the film should set new benchmarks in North India [Punjab specifically]. Internationally too, the film should perform the best in U.K., U.S.A. and Canada.
The right dose of action, drama and comedy, combined with a fine story make YAMLA PAGLA DEEWANA a paisa vasool entertainer. Go for it!
Overall the Yamla Pagla Deewana soundtrack is nothing earth shattering – it’s packed with decent upbeat Punjabi-flavoured tracks but nothing innovative or especially original, save the wonderful opening title track that proves that you can’t beat the classics – just like Dharmendra.