cast & Crew:Dharmendra,Sunny Deol,Bobby Deol,Kulraj Randhawa
Music :Pyarelal,RDB,Nouman Javaid,Anu Malik,Sandesh Shandilya,Rahul Seth,Sanjoy Chowdhary
Director : Samir Karnik
Producer : Samir Karnik,Nitin Manmohan
Story : Jasvinder Bath
Cinematography : Kabir Lal,Binod Pradhan
Editing : Mukesh Thakur
Distributed by :Top Angle Productions,One Up Entertainment
Released date :January 14, 2011
Theater wathched : Pvr Cinemas, Hyderabad
Rating : 3.25 / 5
Yamla pagla Deewana Hindi Movie Review:
If you have had a bad day and want to cheer yourself up, Yamla Pagla Deewana is the best option you have this week. Rather, it is one of the best options you have had in quite some time. And if you have had a good day, it just gets better!
Unashamedly based on a the age old and clichéd Bollywood formula of separation and reunion in families, Yamla Pagla Deewana starts with a recap of some of the famous 70’s dramas in the credits. That sets the tone.
Sunny Deol comes to India from Canada to look for his father, Dharmendra and his brother, Bobby Deol, who were separated from him during childhood.
He finds them earning their livelihood as petty thugs in Benares. 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 the rest). This means a trip to turbulent and throbbing Punjab!
Casting the Deols together is a trump card and their real-life bonding reflects delightfully on screen. Dharmendra is endearing and charming as ever. He enacts his part with effortless ease. Sunny is wonderfully restrained. The audience will love him as a sober guy and the ones who expect the brawny star to flex his muscles or raise his voice [the angry man persona] won’t be disappointed either. Bobby is equally convincing, matching up to his iconic father and brother every time they appear on screen together. Kulraj looks beautiful and makes an extremely confident big screen debut.
Anupam Kher is outstanding. This is amongst his most lovable acts. Johny Lever is funny in a brief role. Nafisa Ali is graceful as ever. Sucheta Khanna is first-rate. Amit Mistry does very well. Mukul Dev should stage a comeback to movies with this one. He’s too good! Himanshu Malik is okay. Puneet Issar is wasted. Emma Brown Garrett [Sunny’s wife] is amazing. Ditto for the two child artists, enacting the role of Sunny’s kids. Ajay Devgn’s voiceover at the start sets the tone for the film.
Technical and Other Departments:
Director Samir Karnik has targeted the film at the hoi polloi and that segment of moviegoers would love his effort. In fact, the film has several mass-appealing moments that would either send the masses in a tizzy of excitement or make them clap in delight. However, the clap-trap moments are more towards the second hour. Writer Jasvinder Singh Bath seems inspired by the cinema of Manmohan Desai and Prakash Mehra and if one overlooks the hiccups in the first hour, his screen writing does justice to the genre of the film. The songs aren’t appealing, except for the remix version of ‘Yamla Pagla Deewana’, the yesteryear hit and ‘Charha De Rang’, which is melodious to the core. ‘Tinku Jiya’ should appeal to the front-benchers. The cinematography [Kabir Lal] is captivating; the lush green locales of Punjab are well captured on moving picture. Dialogue are well worded. The action sequences [Analarasu] are deftly executed.
The Deol Inc. may not be able to put up the best act in town but they do seem to win hands down when it comes to winning your hearts. Remember Apne and how it tugged at your heartstrings with its estranged father and sons saga. Once again, in Yamla Pagla Deewana, Dharam Singh (Dharmendra) and his sons Paramveer Singh (Sunny Deol) and Gajodhar Singh (Bobby Deol) are the oddball family which win you over with their goofy attempts to bridge their differences and bond, first on the picturesque ghats of Benares and then in the burlesque backwaters of Punjab.
The film is meant to showcase the Deol charisma. And that it manages to do, despite a clumsy first-half and a stodgy script. The brawny threesome does manage to transcend the flaws in the narrative and create some comic moments with their earthy, rustic, pulsating Punjabiyat exploding full throttle. If Sunny replays his gentle giant machismo, then Bobby carries on his prankster lover-boy image, even as he pitches in as dad’s favourite son, buddy and partner-in-crime. But it is dad Dharam who steals the show with his Jat Yamla Pagla Deewana act. The thespian still manages to grab eyeballs and stand out in the crowd with his effortless comedy. The music of the film already boasts of a chartbuster: the item song, Tinku Jiya.
On the whole, YAMLA PAGLA DEEWANA is a hardcore mass entertainer that fulfils the expectations of the aam junta. Those who love Deols will adore this one, while those who don’t, won’t ignore it either. The film works big time for its mass-appealing second half and loads of entertainment it has to offer. The target audience is the masses and it is this segment of movie-going audience that should carry this film to success. Business at single screens should be exceptional, while the film should set new benchmarks in North India [Punjab specifically]. Internationally too, the film should perform the best in U.K., U.S.A. and Canada.
Its a good Film to wacth this weekend with your family.