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25 out of 31 people found the following review useful:

A Fun Ride!

Author: nama chakravorty from India
15 January 2011

I am energetic, happy and glad after watching 'Yamla Pagla Deewana'. Director Samir Karnik brings the 3 Deols together, with such an interesting story, that you fall in love with them.

'Yamla Pagla Deewana' is an out-and-out time-pass fare that entertains it's viewer. The First hour is good, but the Second hour is an absolute knock-out. After 'Dabangg' and 'G3', here comes an entertainer that is sure to be remembered!

The writing is spot-on, which is filled with entertaining moments and awesome one-liners. Samir Karnik's direction is perfect. Cinematography is damn good. Stunts are excellent. The soundtrack is nice.

Performance-Wise: Dharmendra, Sunny & Bobby are in terrific form. They play their parts with ease. Kulraj is decent. In the supporting cast, Anupam Kher, Mukul Dev, Sucheta Khanna, Puneet Issar and Johny Lever are simply superb. Emma Brown is passable.

On the whole, A Fun Ride that deserves a watch. Go for the Deols! Thumbs Up!

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18 out of 22 people found the following review useful:

Deol Show all the way....

Author: Lord Aragon from Gondor
15 January 2011

The contribution of the Deol family to Hindi Cinema is not to be underestimated. It gave the first Indian He-Man..Dharmendra who in his hey days used to consistently top polls listing him as the most handsome man in India. Even though he did not win popular Film awards, he is one of the kings of Hindi Cinema.

His son Sunny carried on this tradition and has done his family proud.Even Bobby, the youngest son along with their sister Esha has jumped into the movie business.

The film is a tribute to the three male Deols', without giving anything away..paying homage to the lost and found formula story our Hindi films. It captures emotion, good locales( Varanasi and good o'l Punjab) as well as tickling the funny bone.Specially, the second half, which brings the house down. The music is not bad and add to this a fresh female actor who does a competent job opposite Bobby. Anupam Kher is a scene- stealer.

A word of caution, I saw this movie in a multiplex in a city in Southern India, so a major part of the jokes were a bit difficult to comprehend for the regional audience If you are a bit less informed and are not too familiar with this, ask a friend who is well versed to accompany you. Trust me, you will not regret it.

Over all my rating is 6 / 10

Enjoy !

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10 out of 11 people found the following review useful:

The Deol's are back and surely with a bang and lot of love.

Author: pagyart from India
19 January 2011

Loved it, loved it, loved it. This is called an entertainer or in Indian language 'A Paisa Vasool' movie. I call this movie a celebration of the Deol trinity stardom.

As per story there's nothing new but that's what most of Bollywood movies are meant to be. They are like fashion which is to be repeated after every three decades but presented in a fresh new way. This process is as difficult as it is easy and this is where YMD stands out. It is a superb comedy blending the old fashion Bollywood separation formula with family love, situational comedy and lot of Deol muscle power.

Acting vise all have done a superb job. Dharmendra to be mentioned even at the age of 75, showed that he still holds his charisma and comic timing(reminding the old days of Chupke Chupke), Sunny Deol shines throughout the movie with his acting and never looked so handsome in his carrier while Bobby played very well with his mischievous romeo character. Other supporting cast was great and also the newcomer Kulraj Randhawa was an eye candy with her sweet role.

Regarding the screenplay, the first half is not that much powerful and which is the only drawback of the movie. I wanna tel everyone that don't judge this movie on its first half because once the movie steps on the beautiful land of Punjab, the screenplay doesn't stop itself improving higher and higher and also taking our cheeks higher and higher. It becomes such a entertaining laughing roller-coaster ride with no unnecessary cheap jokes and u can feel pain in your jaw at the end . Watch for the Sunny Deol's screaming scene in the fight. This is kind of movie which laughs at itself and makes us laughs too. You will surely get a 'HAPPY' felling at the end.

GO FOR IT! and congrats to Deols.

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11 out of 16 people found the following review useful:

Excellent..super fun..Comedy,..totally loved this mass entertainer ...

Author: aarav_malhotra from Californis, USA
16 January 2011

Best comedy it has got everything they promised..action..drama..comedy and lot of confusion..sunny plays it perfect..and dharmendra doing very well too..bobby performs quite well too..Kulraj is sexy and cute..and everybody plays their part good. Rahul Dev should act more..he was good and drunken brother..anupam kher lights up the screen..sucheta khanna is good a desperate girl to go to is good too..I loved title track and chadha de rang.. A must watch family entertainer movie..Definitely recommended!!!! very good movie please go and watch samir karnik did good direction.. really loved it totally..

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5 out of 5 people found the following review useful:

The good run of 2011 continues with a Dabangian kind of entertainment for the masses by the Deol Family.

Author: bobbysing from India
27 January 2011

The Deol family is back after APNE giving you a Dabangian kind of a feeling in which even when you know that its all illogical, full of loop holes and also over the top, yet you do enjoy the most of it with a smiling face and also laugh at certain sequences occasionally. In other words I felt like watching a new DABANGG made in Punjab where we have Sunny Deol punching the villains and throwing them mercilessly like the rotten vegetable bags lying in the godowns.

Before writing further, I would like to say that its not at all logical at any place, so all the critics looking for some meaningful cinematic value in it may get disappointed. But at the same time its also not a silly or head-aching loud comedy made on the lines of Priyadarshan's last few comic ventures. Though it has a Priyan kind of a climax but overall the script uses its four ingredients - action, comedy romance and emotion quite effectively in the narration which in the end leaves you mostly satisfied. So, if you loved watching its trailer, then the chances are that you would surely enjoy the movie equally, if not better.

Starting with an expected solid Sunny Deol fight scene, the director Sameer Karnik makes his intentions clear that I am only interested in giving you entertainment and nothing else. Beginning from Canada, the film reaches Benaras when Sunny visits the city in search of his father and brother. Here Dharmendra and Bobby Deol are introduced as the famous con-men of the city but I seriously felt that the entry of our lovable Dharmendra could be much better.

Frankly speaking YAMLA PAGLA DEEWANA is one of those few movies whose second half is better than the first saving the film on the whole. The first half is just fine entertaining you in bits and parts. But it starts dragging after an hour with few un-required songs (why 2 item numbers in the bar) and a not so impressive romantic angle which should have been deleted at the editing table itself.

Post intermission the film moves at a great speed and has many more entertaining moments (with only 1 song) as compared to its first half. And that's what saves the movie literally and wins the game. The writer Jaswinder Singh Bath is highly inspired by the folk story of MIRZA SAHIBA along with movies such as DDLJ and JAB WE MET which clearly shows in his second half.

Especially the second half belongs to two more performers other than the Deol family. And they are Anupam Kher, as the girl's father and Mukul Dev as the girl's elder brother. Anupam Kher is simply too good in the character of Joe Bhaaji. He is comic, he is loud, he is hilarious and yet elegant in his own impeccable style which is another achievement by the veteran actor once again.

Accompanying him impressively is Mukul Dev speaking Punjabi so fluently as if he is a regional actor taken from the Punjabi theater. I really doubt that the viewers would even recognize him in his Punjabi getup having long hairs.

Both Dharmendra and Sunny Deol give a very controlled yet effective performance, which remains the highlight of the film. They both are sure going to get all the claps and seeties in their own north belt undoubtedly. In short Sunny is going to be loved and Dharmendra is going to be cherished by his fans after a long time. Coming to the youngest of the three, Bobby Deol, he gets the maximum attention in the story as the main character for whose love interest, the whole drama is played in the second half. Bobby looks smart and does fine both in the get up of a con-man in the first half and as a Sikh NRI in the second.

In the remaining cast Kulraj Randhawa scores the best looking gorgeous on the screen much better than many famous big names of the Industry. Johny Lever and Sucheta Khanna are great. Nafisa Ali and Amit Mistry make an impact in their brief roles. Emma Brown Garrett, as Sunny's foreign wife is surprisingly good with her two Sikh Kids. Most of the audiences really laughed out loud whenever one of the kids used to say "Ditto". Himanshu Malik is OK but Puneet Issar gets wasted having nothing substantial to do in the script. Cinematography of YPD is eye- catching capturing the outdoors of both Benaras and Punjab. But the dialogues and the action are the real jack here which fit in perfectly matching all the Punjabi characters.

Coming to the biggest weak point of YAMLA PAGLA DEEWANA, it is the music which should have had more Dhol and Punjab in it instead of 2 item numbers (in the bar) and 2 romantic songs. In the whole soundtrack I found only one song "Charhaa De Rang" having the much required melodious notes in it. Other than the soundtrack its a lengthy movie of almost 3 hours of duration which essentially required editing at many places. Moreover, the writers could have thought of another climax moving away from the usual Priyadarshan kind of an ending and the director at least could have shown the role of Police in our system somewhere in its 3 hours (There is no Police anywhere in the movie throughout).

However another merit of the movie I would like to mention here is the appreciable sarcasm incorporated beautifully in its script regarding the passion of Punjab with NRIs and VISAS. I really hope the people living in Punjab would take a note of it while watching this.

In all, it's entirely a masses entertainment movie on the lines of DABANGG, which should be loved by all fans of Deol family especially the viewers in the North Belt of the country.

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6 out of 7 people found the following review useful:

Entertaining? Yes Sir!

Author: Micky Rourke from Delhi
25 January 2011

If Deols were looking to redeem themselves from the disaster that was 'Apne', they certainly have with this one. The movie makes great use of Sunny's He-Man image with exaggerated but visually stunning action sequences(with a sensational Dhol+Electronic Guitar background music which they should have released with the album), Bobby's energy and Dharmender's mere presence on the scene.

First half, though, not nearly as mad as the second, is helped by Two good item numbers and Johnny Lever's cameo. Second half is riot. When all the Punjabi characters with their Punjabiness come to the fore. Anupam Kher is impeccable as ever in his comic timing. The Canada obsessed cousin was hilarious along with the Family friend, the Flashy clothes+Goggle sporting character. Kulraj Randhawa is cute and efficient. But undoubtedly, its Mukul Dev's drunkard guy that gets the best scenes and dialogs. Amongst others, Emma Brown- the wife that scares living daylights out of Sunny Deol of all people and the kids, especially the smaller one(with his limited vocabulary syndrome) are a treat.

10/10 as I went there to get entertained and I was.

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4 out of 5 people found the following review useful:

Absolute Fun

Author: Carrie from India
14 January 2011

Promos for YPD have made it a must watch for everyone and the movie fulfills its promise. It starts with a story of lost father Dharam (Dharmendra) and brother Gajodhar (Bobby) in search of whom Paramveer (Sunny) comes from canada to India. He founds them at the start only but the problem is to make them loose their habit of mugging up people and bring them back to his mother. The funniest parts come in when he joins them. After Interval movie picks up pace and gets funnier. In between Gajodhar falls in love with a sikh girl sahiba (Kulraj Randhawa)and a new funny story of trying to run with that girl starts as her 5 brothers wants her to marry an NRI only. Paramvir helps them to run but gets himself involved. Then Dharam gets in it and stuck. Then the whole family gets involved in this matter. Good Jokes on sunny's supernatural hulk behavior are everywhere in this movie. Bobby's role is different from all other movies. Songs are average except Title Song. Movie is an absolute watch for everyone.

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5 out of 7 people found the following review useful:

Don't Just Sit There Reading Reviews, Get UP & Go Watch it NOW!

Author: panthapower from United Kingdom
20 January 2011

In simple context, it hits the spot & you get a taste of Indian cinema before the so called Bollywood era that has started.

Loads of Trivia to look out for in this movie which is exciting as your taken back in time.

Dharmendra has made an astonishing amount of films which has given many different audiences satisfaction but as per always the media and/or critics would rather not acknowledge a great actor. Long overdue credits ought to be rewarded to this talented person & his sons.

Hurry-Up, Get-UP & Go Watch it...

PS: I'd pre-book or get to cinema before hand as I thought it wouldn't be so busy during the afternoon on a weekday...I was wrong, it was too busy that I had to make do with the first seat I set my eyes on.

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4 out of 6 people found the following review useful:

A Funjabi ride which will entertain you all night :D

Author: p-unitrecords from United Kingdom
17 January 2011

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To be honest,i am going to keep this short and simple. the first part of the film was funny but the second part was absolutely hilarious - it was legend.

also if you love the Deols, this film is for you. always watch out for sunny Deol's parts because: in my view he was the best in the whole film A proper JATT always watch out for the fight scenes because at one point it is him against 50 goons with bats and pipes and when anyone would try to hit sunny - he wouldn't get hurt instead the bats and pipes would snap in half - LEGEND I LOVE IT and SO WOULD YOU

All together it is a great fun for the family because it is awesome

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2 out of 3 people found the following review useful:

Funny as Hell.

Author: Herag Halli from Heraganahalli, India
23 January 2011

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How would you like to find out that you have hidden talent when you are in your 60s!? Dharmendra, was one of the most handsome actor of the Hindi cinema or any cinema. In his prime, he was a box office magnet churning out more films than he can count. The scene where he cons the jewellery store (do you take credit card?) is pure mirth..the punch line was this oriental looking kid..a plant. The chemistry between the Deol's, is better than any trio on the screen. The comedy clips are short with a good topper specially in the first half. The movie is well written with a crisp dialog. The best acting is Dharmendra, followed by Bobby, who is prone to over acting. Sunny, is good in what ever he does. The rest lncluding the debutant (great looking gal, compared to the usual fare of talentless can;t act can't speak Hindi-Katrina's) and Anupum Kher, who is just hilarious shooting blanks. This movie is not cheap and stupid like the "Three Idiots" "Dhabaang" and "Tees Mar Khan" which are obviously produced by The "Scum of Bollywood." These Idiots should be kicked out to Andaman or Nicobar, like we used to send the criminals and under achievers and maggots. These scums have no class, taste or talent and taken the glorious Hindi Cinema (Sangam, Guide,Jodha Akbar) down the toilet since this is where the scums belong. Their only goal is to enrich themselves at the cost of the Hindi Cinema duping the audience with clever advertising and bribing the Award Organizers. The recent awards for "Dabaang" is an example of how the lowlifes in media (the two-by-four chai-chamcha's, who wash the behind of these Idiots-the the ugly scum, the arrogant midget, and the ape with muscles) have put them in pedestal and damaged the Industry. They should made to wash the feet of Deols before unloaded to Andamaan!

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