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Yamla Pagla Deewana review and movie rating starring Deol Brothers

After Apne movie, yet again you will see the trio making some genuine attempt to leave their footprints in the hit numbers of Bollywood.


But indeed, after watching this movie Yamla Pagla deewana, you can say this was their one of the best shot they can give. SO here follows the Yamla Pagla Deewana movie review.

Yeah, where in Apne movie you will witness only tears, here you will have a glimpse of the first good comedy movie of this year 2011. Well just to remind you – last year, best comic movie was Phans gaya re Obama.

Sunny Deol( Paramveer Singh) who is living in Canada comes back to India for his brother Bobby Deol ( Gajodhar Singh here) and his pa Dharmendra( Dharam SIngh). But before this, he has to resolve the love story of Mr. Gajodhar.

So from here onwards from Benaras you will enter Punjab and witness the best comic scenes and stuffs in the movie.

So the serious attempt to showcase the Deol Charisma, the movie has been packed with some of the best comic stuffs. And here, The father emerges as the winner. he has outperformed his sons in this movie with his goofiness.

SO it will be good entertaining movie – watchable even with the family with a decent item song Tinku Jiya which is already a big hit specially in UP and Bihar. So watch it and have a good timepass. This movie deserves a rating of 3 star.

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By Taran Adarsh, January 14, 2011 - 08:27 IST


In the 1970s and 1980s, Bollywood churned out hardcore masala films by the dozens. Those films appealed to the 'Balcony Class' as well as the 'Stall Audience' [terminology used for dissecting the audience then]. Even today, films like SHOLAY, AMAR AKBAR ANTHONY, NAMAK HALAAL, DON, ROTI KAPADA AUR MAKAAN, DHARAM-VEER, MUQADDAR KA SIKANDAR et al, the most popular films of that era, appeal to the guy riding an auto rickshaw as well as the CEO of a multinational company. Masala films, in my opinion, can never go out of vogue. The gargantuan success of films like DABANGG and GOLMAAL 3 last year endorses this viewpoint.

The reason why masala films tick to this date is because they have the power to entertain. I've often heard my non-film friends comment that cinema, for them, symbolizes an outing with their family. They want to be transported to a world of make-believe in those 3 hours and forget their worries/sorrows/trials/tribulations in the process. YAMLA PAGLA DEEWANA does that and does so most convincingly.

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YAMLA PAGLA DEEWANA is a tribute to the cinema of yore. Every rule in the book that made hardcore commercial films major money spinners then have been read minutely and integrated in the plotline of this one. Generally, movie makers often claim that their film is hatke, that it boasts of stuff that the viewer hasn't watched on screen before, but YAMLA PAGLA DEEWANA makes no such claims. It is old wine bottled and packaged in a new avatar.What makes YAMLA PAGLA DEEWANA work? A variety of reasons, if you ask me. One, watching the Deol parivaar in one frame is an experience in itself. Two, drama, emotions and light moments are smartly integrated in the narrative. Three, the punches [most of them] are thoroughly enjoyable. Four, the entertainment quotient. Most importantly, it delivers what it promised in its promos: Laughter and amusement. It's a film that caters to the aam aadmi, who's keen on having a good time at the movies. It's definitely NOT for the hard-nosed critics or fakes who masquerade as champions of art house cinema.

But YAMLA PAGLA DEEWANA has a flipside too: The romantic sequences are a bore and the music, barring the title track and 'Charha De Rang', is a earsore. Even the climax fight is very, very formulaic. But, thankfully, the plusses outnumber the minusses by leaps and bounds here. The second half, to be specific, salvages the show to a major extent.

Final word? The fans of Deols, even those who had drifted away, are sure to lap it up in a big way. Triple masti, triple mazaa, triple magic... Go, get entertained without using your intellect. The film begins in Canada, travels to Banaras and eventually makes its way to Punjab. The father-son duo of Dharam Singh and Gajodhar Singh [Dharmendra and Bobby Deol] are the biggest con-men in Banaras. Their happy-go-lucky existence involves drinking and pulling off hilarious cons on unsuspecting people. The only hitch in their perfect albeit notorious life arrives in the form of Paramveer Singh Dhillon [Sunny Deol].

A brawny and honest NRI from Vancouver, Paramveer lands up in Banaras claiming to be Gajodhar's elder brother separated at childhood. The duo willingly accepts Paramveer into their fold only to exploit his muscle power to serve their con games.

Meanwhile, Gajodhar falls in love with Sahiba [Kulraj Randhawa], a beautiful girl from Punjab. As their romance reaches its peak, her brothers [Anupam Kher and company] arrive and forcibly take her away. Paramveer saves the day with a crazy plan to win the girl back for Gajodhar, which leads them to the rustic heartlands of Punjab.

Like I pointed out at the very outset, YAMLA PAGLA DEEWANA borrows from here, there, everywhere. You can draw parallels with Mirza-Sahiba, the legendary folklore that is popular to this date. Memories of BUNTY AUR BABLI and also DILWALE DULHANIA LE JAYENGE come alive while watching this one. The climax, of course, is straight out of 1970s cinema. In fact, writer Jasvinder Singh Bath makes it a point to offer the viewer a new punch every 15/20 minutes. Of course, some are enjoyable, some aren't.

From the writing point of view, the first half leaves you with mixed feelings. The undercurrent of emotions is electrifying and how one wishes director Samir Karnik and the writer would've tapped this aspect, instead of wasting precious celluloid on the romance between Bobby and Kulraj Randhawa. On the brighter side, the action at the start - Sunny saves Dharmendra and Bobby from Johny Lever's goons - is dazzlingly executed. It's aimed at the masses entirely. Also, a number of comic scenes tickle your funny bone in this hour.

The film redeems itself in the post-interval portions. The graph zooms upwards the moment the focus shifts from Banaras to Punjab. The introduction of Anupam Kher's character, his assorted brothers, the sequence when Sunny and Bobby ask for Kulraj's hand in marriage, the arrival of Dharmendra and also Sunny's Canadian wife Emma Brown Garrett subsequently, Sunny's speech in English at the election rally... the fun never stops. Of course, the villain's track [Puneet Issar] is an obstacle and the climax fight, like I pointed out earlier, tries so hard to be funny. Also, the film could've done with trimming.

Director Samir Karnik has targeted the film at the hoi polloi and that segment of moviegoers would love his effort. In fact, the film has several mass-appealing moments that would either send the masses in a tizzy of excitement or make them clap in delight. However, the clap-trap moments are more towards the second hour. Writer Jasvinder Singh Bath seems inspired by the cinema of Manmohan Desai and Prakash Mehra and if one overlooks the hiccups in the first hour, his screen writing does justice to the genre of the film. The songs aren't appealing, except for the remix version of 'Yamla Pagla Deewana', the yesteryear hit and 'Charha De Rang', which is melodious to the core. 'Tinku Jiya' should appeal to the front-benchers. The cinematography [Kabir Lal] is captivating; the lush green locales of Punjab are well captured on moving picture. Dialogue are well worded. The action sequences [Analarasu] are deftly executed.

Casting the Deols together is a trump card and their real-life bonding reflects delightfully on screen. Dharmendra is endearing and charming as ever. He enacts his part with effortless ease. Sunny is wonderfully restrained. The audience will love him as a sober guy and the ones who expect the brawny star to flex his muscles or raise his voice [the angry man persona] won't be disappointed either. Bobby is equally convincing, matching up to his iconic father and brother every time they appear on screen together. Kulraj looks beautiful and makes an extremely confident big screen debut.

Anupam Kher is outstanding. This is amongst his most lovable acts. Johny Lever is funny in a brief role. Nafisa Ali is graceful as ever. Sucheta Khanna is first-rate. Amit Mistry does very well. Mukul Dev should stage a comeback to movies with this one. He's too good! Himanshu Malik is okay. Puneet Issar is wasted. Emma Brown Garrett [Sunny's wife] is amazing. Ditto for the two child artists, enacting the role of Sunny's kids. Ajay Devgn's voiceover at the start sets the tone for the film.

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.



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I'm so happy, hope this movie does well at BO!
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Hope the movie does well. Taran got it wrong about Kulraj...she already made her debut with Chituji Embarrassed

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Review: Yamla Pagla Deewana 
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Review: Yamla Pagla Deewana
Cast: Dharmendra, Bobby Deol, Sunny Deol
Director: Samir Karnik

Yamla Pagla Deewana is director Samir Karnik's paean to the Deols. 

The three – Dharmendra, Sunny and Bobby – represent three generations of Hindi cinema. The Deols have rarely been hailed for great acting but their charm and swarthy good looks have been beguiling audiences since 1960, when Dharmendra first appeared on screen. 

Here Karnik creates a broad, largely nonsensical narrative that allows each one to play up his image and make fun of it. 

So Dharmendra is Dharam, the lovable, flirtatious, often drunk conman father. Bobby is Gajodhar, his younger son, mostly useful for romancing and singing songs. And Sunny is Paramveer, the older, upright NRI son, who makes mince meat out of men, sometimes even without lifting his legendary dhai kilo ka haath.

Starting with the title, which comes from a popular song from Dharmendra's 1975 film Pratiggya, Karnik relies heavily on nostalgia and on the audience's familiarity with each star's image. 

Sunny, who even gets a Gadar-like moment with a hand pump, is clearly having the most fun. Like the leading men, the humour is earthy and pretty silly but there are some laugh-out-loud moments – I really enjoyed Poli, played by Sucheta Khanna, a Sardarni who aspires to NRI status. She knows all there is to know about Canada and underneath her salwar- kameez wears a T-shirt that says: I love Caneda (Canada).

However, there is such a thing as overkill. It's almost as if Karnik and the Deols want to make up for not appearing onscreen for much of last year – so this film goes on and on and on. 

Each one gets to do everything – comedy, fights, item numbers and for good measure, a few emotional scenes as well. 

The script by Jasvinder Singh Bath, puts too much pressure on Bobby – he has too much screen time and not enough expressions. 

By the end, I was all Deol'ed out. If it had been crisper and the writing better, Yamla Pagla Deewana had the potential to be a rollicking good time. 

Unfortunately, it's only intermittently funny and extremely exhausting. I'm going with two and a half stars.

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Yamla Pagla Deewana

Nikhat Kazmi, TNN, Jan 13, 2011, 10.35pm IST
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Cast: Dharmendra, Sunny Deol, Bobby Deol, Kulraj Randhawa, Anupam Kher
Direction: Samir Karnik
Genre: Comedy
Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes
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Story: Sunny Deol comes to India from Canada to look for his father,Dharmendra and his brother, Bobby Deol, who were separated from him during childhood. 

He finds them earning their livelihood as petty thugs in Benares. But before he can take them back with him he must resolve his kid brother's complicated love story by tackling the girl's (Kulraj Randhawa) tough brothers (Anupam Kher and the rest). This means a trip to turbulent and throbbing Punjab! 

Movie Review: The Deol Inc. may not be able to put up the best act in town but they do seem to win hands down when it comes to winning your hearts. Remember Apne and how it tugged at your heartstrings with its estranged father and sons saga. Once again, in Yamla Pagla Deewana,Dharam Singh (Dharmendra) and his sons Paramveer Singh (Sunny Deol) and Gajodhar Singh (Bobby Deol) are the oddball family which win you over with their goofy attempts to bridge their differences and bond, first on the picturesque ghats of Benares and then in the burlesque backwaters of Punjab. 

The film is meant to showcase the Deol charisma. And that it manages to do, despite a clumsy first-half and a stodgy script. The brawny threesome does manage to transcend the flaws in the narrative and create some comic moments with their earthy, rustic, pulsating Punjabiyat exploding full throttle. If Sunny replays his gentle giant machismo, then Bobby carries on his prankster lover-boy image, even as he pitches in as dad's favourite son, buddy and partner-in-crime. But it is dad Dharam who steals the show with his Jat Yamla Pagla Deewana act. The thespian still manages to grab eyeballs and stand out in the crowd with his effortless comedy. The music of the film already boasts of a chartbuster: the item song, Tinku Jiya. 

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. 
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I dont give a damn what these critics say I am going to watch this film for sureROFL

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