By Goher Iqbal Punn, Film Critic & Entertainment Analyst, Showbiz Bites
Director: Sangeeth Sivan
Cast: Dharmendra, Sunny Deol, Bobby Deol and Neha Sharma
Yamla Pagala Deewana 2 (2013) Movie Review is out for your entertainment. Now you may read the much-awaited comic caper’s review written by Film Critic Goher Iqbal Punn. Let’s go on.
Finally the laugh-riot Yamla Pagla Deewana 2 arrives. There are tremendous amount of expectations attached to the movie by the cinegoers to work brilliant since the first part was a success. The trio of Dharmendra and his two brawny sons – Sunny Deol and Bobby Deol play the pivotal parts in the flick. They have tasted success with their movies together in Apne and Yamla Pagla Deewana. Now the audiences feel confident to get real entertainment and brilliant humor along with fun from this new cinematic comedy. But the viewers will have to be disappointed this time around with the latest venture – the sequel to YPD. Yes, the sequel – Yamla Pagla Deewana 2 is a lackluster comedy which cannot work fine with the audiences at all.
The film largely depends on fun and loads of entertainment and the writer along with the director have tried their level best to inject the same into viewers. But sadly they could not succeed in their hard work and efforts. Admit, the trio of Dharmendra, Sunny Deol and Bobby Deol do raise the spirits and deliver the goods brilliantly as usual. They have their own star power and it really works with the moviegoers. But their alone effort cannot do anything when the content is poor.
In this new offering, additional characters have been introduced including the Orangutan that enacts the central role in the movie. New director Sangeeth Sivan has been roped in to execute the movie. The film carries new setting and the writer has thrown in the new plot to make the movie on. But this all goes flat and waste making the viewers bored. Yes, you may get allured with the comedy at times but the overall impact of the humor is mundane and simply boring.
When a sequel is made, it is made sure that every department of the cinematic venture has to be made with finesse and care so that the sequel can live up to the expectations and the standards of the viewers. Normally we witness the sequels working fine at the box office. Hardly do we see them going waste with the viewers. Yamla Pagla Deewana 2 is among those few which fail and fall flat simply.
The adventure happens in London in this new outing. Paramveer (Sunny Deol) lives in the UK and works with a business tycoon Yograj Khanna (Annu Kapoor). His father Dharam (Dharmendra) and his younger brother Gajodhar aka Prem (Bobby Deol) are the thugs. They have their eyes on Yograj’s big wealth and to get it, Dharam wants his son Gajodhar to woo his daughter Suman (Neha Sharma). Dharam likes the son to get married with her. But there is a hurdle and he is Dharam’s elder son Paramveer.
The first half of the movie is boring and you begin getting bored. But at the same time, you wait for the second half to bring in some laughter – sadly, nothing of this sort happens. Writer Jasvinder Singh Bath tries hard to make the movie a big laugh-riot but the problem is he stretches the episodes, which are not absorbing at all. The humor he uses is simply boring. Laughter does come but the essence and the life in humor is missing. You cannot take the movie back home. The writing is a big failure of the movie.
Sangeeth Sivan cannot do great when he is given a poor script to make a film on. The direction too falls flat. Deols try hard to create the laughter but when the story is not dripping and the writing carries flaws, how could the actors deliver the brilliance? Even the Orangutan too could not spell magic with the viewers.
Music of Yamla Pagala Deewana 2 is not a good treat for the listeners as well. There is no song which you begin humming it around or start tapping your feet on. Editing is poor. Cinematography is fantastic and eye-candy. Dharmendra’s child-like comedy as usual impresses a lot. He is a brilliant actor and has mastery in comic acting. Sunny Deol is fine. Bobby Deol is great to watch. Neha Sharma is beautiful and enacts the part with ease. Anupam Kher, Johnny Lever and rest of the cast look impressive as well.
On the whole, Yamla Pagla Deewana 2 does not live up to the expectations. The film carries poor humor and weak script which make the film lackluster.