Yamla Pagla Deewana 2 has opened to blistering reviews from Indian movie critics.
Featuring two generation of Deols (Dharmendra and sons Sunny Deol and Bobby Deol), the film is a sequel to the 2011 film Yamla Pagla Deewana, which was a hit with the audience.
Dharmendra, 78, has some acting talent. The geezer has been acting for over five decades and picked up some skills over the years.
As for Sunny and younger brother Bobby, the less said the better. I’d bet they wouldn’t be able to recognize acting if it kicked them on the face.
Bobby Deol has few rivals in the non-acting department. Compared to Bobby Deol, even Abhishek Bachchan seems like Marlon Brando!
Here’s what a bunch of critics had to say on Yamla Pagla Deewana 2:
Neither funny, nor witty, YPD2 looks dated and feels half-hearted in its attempt to cater to the family audience. They definitely deserved so much more!
One expects YAMLA PAGLA DEEWANA-2 to be a roller coaster ride from commencement to conclusion. The writer runs his imagination wild and laces episodes that are wacky and ludicrous, but stretches it too much this time. The problem is that the writer tries to cram too much into one film, but the episodes lack the power to grip you. Sure, the writer and director know who the target audience is, but the fun quotient that you expect from the film is missing. To give the credit where it’s due, the Deols do manage to transcend the flaws at times, but the best of actors cannot charm you non-stop if the writing is dreary and uninspiring.
…On the whole, YAMLA PAGLA DEEWANA-2 rides on the star power of the Deols and of course, its brand. That may attract the spectators initially. But, eventually, it’s the content that does the talking and in this case, the lackluster script plays a spoilsport!
Yamla Pagla Deewana 2 is much worse than brain-numbing. The screenplay jumbles up a few songs, some action scenes and a string of vapid comic gags and then dumps it all into a messy mix that makes about as much sense as Garam Dharam’s pow-wows with the mute ape.
You’ve got to be yamla, pagla or deewana, preferably all three, to grasp what is going on.
Yamla Pagla Deewana 2 is unimaginative and tedious to watch…
..I can find absolutely nothing positive to say about this atrocity of a film. Unless you are such a huge fan of the Deols that you can watch anything on screen, avoid this one at all cost. Those are three hours of my life I am never getting back.
Times of India
..But despite two pretty heroines, three Deols and an assortment of nutty buddies, YPD 2 frequently stumbles into blunder-land.