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Posted: 14 January 2011 at 4:48am | IP Logged
Yamla Pagla Deewana Opening: Punjab Bumper All India Good Average 

Yamla Pagla Deewana has opened extremely well at single screen across the country. In Delhi/UP, East Punjab and Rajasthan single screens are huge with some screens even going over capacity. In Punjab and Lucknow, the posters of Dharmendra and Sunny Deol were garlanded by their fans while in CP Berar the prints were garlanded by their fans, the other star to whom this has happened to over the past few years is Salman Khan.


Even at other places single screens are strong with 60-75% collections but the problem for the film is multiplex business outside East Punjab and Delhi/UP. In these circuits multiplex business is 70-100% depending on location but multiplexes outside these circuits are in the 30-50% range for the first few shows.


A pick up in multiplexes outside Delhi/UP and East Punjab will give Yamla Pagla Deewana a very healthy weekend

The opening of Yamla Pagla Deewana ranged from 30-100% depending on location. Punjab was by far the best with cities like Amritsar, Jalandhar, Chandigarh and Ludhiana recording full houses. The collections at cinemas in these places are likely to be records for day one. But on the other hand there was Mumbai city and South which had just 30-35% collections and will need good word of mouth to pick up.
Delhi/UP and Haryana was best after Punjab with a 60-70% opening, other places were in the 40-50% range. On an all India basis its a Good/Average opening. Overall the film will have to pick up in Mumbai city so the collections look healthy as Mumbai has a large contribution to the all India tally

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not a fan of deols..but film is luking entertaining...cant wait to watch :D

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I'm not a fan either, but I saw the film and it's very entertaining!!! Dharmendra and Sunny steal the show, especially Sunny!! Bobby is strictly ok, but he's very cute to look at!! KULRAJ....i love this girl...I'm slowly turning into a fan!!! She's so beautiful and adorable!!

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Masand: Yamla Pagla Deewana is enjoyable

Cast: Dharamendra, Sunny Deol, Bobby Deol, Kuljeet Randhawa

Director: Samir Karnik

Clocking in at almost three hours, Yamla Pagla Deewana is an exhausting but occasionally enjoyable comedy that only takes flight after intermission.

The film's harebrained plot involves Sunny Deol as Paramveer, an NRI in Vancouver, arriving in Benares to reunite with his father and brother from whom he has been estranged for thirty years. His search leads him to lovable con-artist Dharam (played by the actor's own father Dharmendra), and his accomplice-son Gajodhar (played by Bobby Deol). Before you know it Paramveer has volunteered to make a trip to Punjab to help his brother win back his sweetheart from her hotheaded brothers who're holding her captive.

Masand: Yamla Pagla Deewana is enjoyable


What's your reaction to Yamla Pagla Deewana?

Packed with loud jokes, gratuitous item songs, a Priyadarshan-esque climax, and completely over-the-top fight scenes, this film knows exactly who its audience is and doesn't shy away from wooing them. Fans of Sunny Deol are likely to cheer when the actor lets out that deafening roar in the film's climax, which sends both the good guys and bad guys flying to the end of the room. It's his Dabangg moment, and Sunny steps up to it sportingly. He is in fact the best thing about this loosely written film, that has at least a few good jokes that stick.

Like Poli the sardarni (played by Sucheta Khanna) who can barely speak any English but has studied everything there is to study about Canada, and hopes to marry an NRI someday.

Much of the real humor in this film is derived from the in-jokes. Bobby Deol gets to say: "Dharam, tu toh bahut bada kameena hai" at least a few times, and oddly it brings a smile to your face every time he says it. Or Dharmendra's love for the bottle, another nudge-nudge-wink-wink moment that is hard to resist.

Alas, director Samir Karnik doesn't know when to pull the brakes. The film hurtles along endlessly, and well overstays its welcome. The emotional scenes are cheesy, and Bobby's romantic scenes quite needless.

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!

Rating: 2.5 / 5

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Yamla Pagla Deewana Movie Review
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Yamla Pagla Deewana - Funtastic Salute To Bollywood
Vishal Verma, IndiaGlitz  [Friday, January 14, 2011]

 You can remove an Indian out from Bollywood but you cannot remove Bollywood out from an Indian.

'Yamla Pagla Deewana' is a fulfilled tribute to the spirit of Bollywood which reconfirms that Indian cinema of yore can never be 'lost' and it should be 'found' periodically to give us a 'feel good' feeling in this troubled times.

Producer Director Samir Karnik pays a 'Deolastic' tribute to Manmohan Desai, Prakash Mehra - the papas of wholesome entertaining musicals who gave us 'Amar Akbar Anthony', 'Parvarish', 'Hera Pheri', 'Dharam Veer', 'Yaadon Ki Baaraat' etc.

YPD is a crazy fulfilled joyride where happily married Paramveer Singh (Sunny Deol) comes to India from Canada to look for his father, Dharam Singh (Dharmendra) and his brother Gajodhar Singh (Bobby Deol), who were separated from him during childhood.

Paramveer finds them earning their livelihood as con men in the ghats of Benaras. 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 co). This leads to joyful ride to sadda Punjab and the result is a total paisa vasool fun.

But how a clich story makes it possible to provide the fireworks every now and then in the 2 hrs 30 minutes time span mostly during the second half.. Simple, Director Samir Karnik does a smart casting act which turns out to be just perfect to satisfy the appetite of entertainment hungry souls of Bollywood cinema.

He uses the qualities of the Deols and mixes with their superb chemistry which we did see in 'Apne' where everyone gives his best and the trio is thoroughly enjoyable.

Bobby in his mischievous roadside Romeo act is engaging. Big brother Sunny is highly entertaining in this 'bhaiya' act where in action he goes beyond his own set benchmark in his biggest hit 'Gadar – Ek Prem Katha', the climax where he blows everyone with his trademark yell is howlarious and in the scene when he gets drunk by drinking mugs of whiskey from a bucket can make any stone hearted laugh to the fullest. Having said this, however, the show stealer is undoubtedly the 75 year old Dharampaji who is still 'garam' on screen with his entertaining acts. The biggest compliment for Dharmendra is that he doesn't look like a father on screen he looks like the elder brother of Sunny and Bobby and does an amazing job, his comic timings, dance moves are just fabulous.

The trio has a plenty for their fans over here. B-town new introduction Kulraj Randhawa is attractive, you can't move your eyes when she is on screen and she has the potential to stay long as an actress.

The movie would not have been a joyride without the excellent support of its supporting cast especially Anupam Kher who is outstanding as the egoist NRI obsessed Sardar brother.

Johny Lever entertains, Nafisa Ali is up to mark, Sucheta Khanna is fabulous, Amit Mistry is fine, Mukul Dev is fantastic as the drunken jat. Himanshu Malik is fair,

Emma Brown Garrett as Sunny's wife was endearing, people will love the part when she says Hindi especially the line 'Arre mein loot gayi'. The kids are a delight and Ajay Devgn's voiceover is appropriate.

The movie already has two, maybe three chartbusters – the title, "Tinku Jiya" and "Chamki" marking the comeback of Anu Malik.

The dialogues are nice and entertaining and the chemistry between the Deols is dazzling.

Lens work by Kabir Lal and Binod Pradhan is first rate, editing by Mukesh Thakur is crisp and production values are topnotch.

So what's wrong… Well not much but still the writer should have concentrated more on the chemistry and Samir as the director should have followed the movie in the tone in which Ajay Devgn started his voiceover. First half is a bit laid back as the real action filled with all the masala happens during the second half.

All said and done, 'Yamla Pagla Deewana' is fun filled Bollywood road trip that's shoots all the right targets on its way and will become a winner, the flawless casting, the high entertainment quotient designed for the masses and catchy score will push its prospects at the B.O. Later the emotional connect established with a feel good heart will make it reach to a broader audience. It's a sure shot winner anywhere where 'Bollywood is watched, seen or heard.

Rating: ***&  

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