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Crazy Mad Lover (2011)

Yamla Pagla Deewana (original title)
Not Rated | | Action, Comedy, Drama | 14 January 2011 (India)
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A married Canadian travels to India to re-unite with his estranged father and brother but faces obstacles and challenges.


Samir Karnik


Jasvinder Bath (story), Jasvinder Bath





Credited cast:
Nafisa Ali ... Mrs. Dhillon
Yugesh Anil Yugesh Anil ... Gurmeet's Friend
Madhuri Bhattacharya ... Item Girl
Bhupindder Bhoopii Bhupindder Bhoopii ... Johnny lever hired goon
Emma Brown Garett Emma Brown Garett ... Mary Dhillon (as Emma Brown)
Mahek Chahal ... Item Girl #2
Bobby Deol ... Gajodhar Singh Dhillon
Sunny Deol ... Paramveer Singh Dhillon
Mukul Dev ... Gurmeet 'Billa' Singh Brar
Ajay Devgn ... Narrator
Dharmendra ... Dharam Singh Dhillon
Puneet Issar ... Tejpal 'Minty'
Sucheta Khanna Sucheta Khanna ... Poli Kaur Brar
Anupam Kher ... Joginder Singh Brar
Johnny Lever ... Jeweler


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 conmen 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 Vancover, 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 Saheba (Kulraj Randhawa), a beautiful Sardarni from Punjab. As their romance reaches its peak, her brothers 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. What follows is a ... Written by Anonymous

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Sunny Deol and director Samir Karnik had a spat at films success party where Samir Karnik had questioned Sunny Deol's and Dimple's past relationship.Hence he was dropped from the film. See more »


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Performed by Mahalakshmi Iyer, Rahul Seth, Shweta Pandit
Lyrics by Rahul Seth, Noman Javed
Music by Noman Javed
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A home-run, nearly!!
2 March 2011 | by AvinashPatalaySee all my reviews

The USP of 'Yamla Pagla Deewana' should definitely be the sharing of screen space by the Deols and the fact that a large portion of the movie is based in the home ground amidst the Jats/ Sardars/ Punjab. The taste buds of Deol's fans + North India + Overseas market is satiated to great lengths. The Santa/ Banta jokes are aplenty. To fire up the screens, not one but two item songs are thrown in for good measure (cashing on the success of "Munni Badnaam" vocalist of to croon both "Tinku Jiya" & "Chamki Jawaani").

░ Dharam Paji:: The 75+ star manages to pull off a good performance, though as expected wrinkle lines are obvious. A few of his nostalgic lines are bound to draw whistles in the cinema halls.

░ Sunny:: His character is confined to play the macho man who stutters the moment his better-half turns him into battered-half. The "Dabbang"'isque action is revisited showcasing the "dhaai-kilo-ka-haath" in full glory.

░ Bobby:: Not quite there. Wish he could put in that little extra to pull-off the "Gajodhar" character.

░ Kulraj Randhawa:: The Preity Zinta impersonator has a charming screen presence. Though the romantic track is not fleshed out adequately.

░ Anupam Kher:: His comic timing deserves a mention and his character seemed Santa-Banta rolled into one.

░ Puneet Isaar:: Not enough screen-time.

░ Mukul Dev & Himanshu Malik: I failed to recognise them both in the Sardar get up.

░ Johnny Lever:: Not even worth a mention. Thankfully very limited screen-time.

░ Nafisa Ali & Emma Brown:: The role can be termed as special appearance.

The plot is very much 1970's and the voice-over from Ajay Devgn serves the disclaimer of "lost & found" script at the very start of the movie. On that note, the writing should have been further polished. The screenplay is the weakest link. Additionally the editor could have trimmed at the right place to make a lasting impact of the scene.

"Yamla Pagla Deewana" has been marketed well, especially the promos which managed to create a buzz (and more or less encapsulated the funny moments!).

Samir Karnik seems to know how to hold the reigns, the only thing he needs is to hold them tight!

PS: The original Rafi's title track has been re-mixed quite well.

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Hindi | Punjabi

Release Date:

14 January 2011 (India) See more »

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Box Office


$4,340,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$504,116, 16 January 2011

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Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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