The new year has started with a bang. After the phenominal success of a small budget movie last week – No One Killed Jessica, comes a big budget comic ride ‘Yamla Pagla Deewana’ starring the Deol family. Last time the Deol family came together in ‘Apne’ – 2007 they managed to make the viewers cry with their emotional saga however with YPD they manage to make the same audience laugh out loud with their antics and comic timing.
After four unsuccessful movies Director Samir Karnik had a huge responsibility to deliver a big hit and he does so with YPD.
YPD is the story of the father-son duo of Dharam Singh and Gajodhar Singh [Dharmendra and Bobby Deol] who are the biggest con-men 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 Vancouver, 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 Sahiba [Kulraj Randhawa], a beautiful girl from Punjab. As their romance reaches its peak, her brothers [Anupam Kher and company] 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.
The writer has been inspired by a many yesteryear movies however he delivers few punches which are in keeping with today’s times and audience tastes. It’s old wine in new bottle and the movie will appeal to everyone but the only condition is that one should leave his brains at home and come to watch the movie.
All the three Deols are a treat to watch and so is Kulraj Randhawa who had earlier made her debut with Rishi Kapoor starrer ‘Chintuji’ last year. Even the supporting cast is fantastic and fit their respective roles especially the lady who plays Sunny’s wife, Johnny Lever, Anupam Kher, Mukul Dev etc. The music is a dampner except from the remixed yesteryear hit ‘Main Jat Yamla Pagla Deewana’. The fight sequences and the cinematography is excellent.
Overall a paisa vasool entertainer which will definitely do well at the box office too. Go for it !!!
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