By Shevaal Singh
‘Yamla Pagla Deewana 2’, directed by Sangeeth Sivan and starring the Deol patriarch Dharmendra and sons Sunny and Bobby hit the silverscreen within exaggerated hype this Friday. The Deols formerly struck an emotional chord with audiences worldwide as ‘Apne’ in 2007 and took you through a laugh riot as ‘Yamla Pagla Deewana’ in 2011. The sequel to the 2011 flick fails to impress us. The story goes as follows…Dharmendra as Dharam is a con man who makes a lavish living along with his younger son Gajodhar (Bobby Deol) in Varanasi notwithstanding having an prosperous elder son Paramveer (Sunny Deol) in the UK. The film opens; Paramveer’s never-ending faith in God is introduced to the audiences. He is indeed a one-man army who doesn’t refrain from calling spade a spade. Nonetheless, Paramveer’s father and brother take pleasure in swindling people despite being supported by him financially .
The two thugs Dharam and Gajodjar lay a trap to get hold of a UK based businessman Sir Yograj Khanna (Annu Kapoor), who travels overseas to seek Yamla Baba’s (Dharmendra) blessings. With him comes his attractive daughter Suman (Neha Sharma) a diehard fan of Bollywood superstar Salman Khan. Dharam wants his son Gajodhar to impress Suman and thus make way to a plush visit to the UK along with Khanna, the multi-millionaire. As the father-son thug duo land in the UK, they realise that they have indeed asked for trouble, for they weren’t aware that Paramveer works for Khanna. With this engagement, the film proceeds ahead but with insignificant speed. Coming to the performances, the Deols are as continuously far too remarkable but what materials more here is that the script verifies a real disaster. The Deol magic can do little to lift the fate of the film high for there is least to talk about.
Neha Sharma and debutant Kristina Akheeva as Reet are a treat to watch. Since it’s a film about the Deols the two beauties have indeed very little to offer. Nonetheless, actors Anupam Kher as Joginder Armstrong aka Dude, Johnny Lever and Sucheta Sharma come across in avatars that are monotonous to the core. The film proves to be an over-the-top comedy. The songs are good, but could have been a lot better. ‘Yamla Pagla Deewana 2’ has action abundantly but dreadfully fails to impress. Even Einstein (the orangutan) fails to cast his charm. The Deols could have surely come up with a much better story!
The first ‘Yamla Pagla Deewana’ is a much better watch because the script was a tad bit more entertaining and it felt fresh at the time it released. The movie failed to impress even Bollywood comedy ‘masala film lovers’. The movie with a better script and more suitable music could have been a box-office hit. Yamla Pagla Deewana gets a 4/10 from me for its failure to impress! This is proof that not every movie needs a sequel…