Yamla Pagla Deewana 2 is Junk, Say Critics

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!

India FM

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…

Reuters India

..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.

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5 Responses to "Yamla Pagla Deewana 2 is Junk, Say Critics"

  1. rmadasu   June 8, 2013 at 8:11 am

    The real title should be three idiot actors and their nonsense.

    I can’t imagine anyone willfully subjecting themselves to this movie. It might make a great for torturing people though, especially if you want them to confess or reveal their secrets.

    No need to get your hands dirty by beating or cutting etc.

    Just play movies like this over and over and people will reveal their deep dark secrets just to get out.

  2. Aswin_Kini   June 11, 2013 at 11:45 am

    Damn, what a pity? I thought the Orangutan was the highlight of the film!!!!!! πŸ˜›

    SearchIndia.com Responds:

    I don’t understand the need for a third “Orangutan” in this film?

    I mean, weren’t two Orangutans (Sunny Deol, Bobby Deol) enough for a Hindi film?

    I feel so sad that my Yaadon Ki Barat hero Dilawar Khan a.k.a. Dharmendra is jerking around with orangutans in the evening of his life. πŸ™

    Karma is a b*tch….That’s what happens to people who convert to Islam just to add a “stepney” to the scooter! πŸ˜‰

    On August 21, 1979, both Hema and Dharmendra converted to Islam, changed their names to Aisha Bi R. Chakravarty and Dilawar Khan Kewal Krishn respectively, and got married in accordance with Islamic rites.

    Source: http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0004564/bio

    • Aswin_Kini   June 11, 2013 at 12:27 pm

      I donno about the two orangutans that you mentioned…. But the original orangutan in the film seemed funny πŸ˜›

      As for Dharmendra, all I can say is, “How the mighty have fallen?” How can a person, who is bestowed with charisma and above-average acting talent have two sons, who are nothing but caricatures….

      If Sunny and Bobby had inherited even 20% of their father’s acting talent, the film would have been tolerable…… Bobby and Sunny seem totally out of place in the current Bollywood industry, which is ruled by 20+ year old actors and 40+ left overs

  3. Aswin_Kini   June 11, 2013 at 12:32 pm

    Btw, I thought Sunny Deol was in his late 40s, but according to Wikipedia, he is 56 years old….

    I would say he looks quite young for his age….. His only plus point though……

    But any day better than that idiot, Abhishek Bachchan.

    SearchIndia.com Responds:

    You write: But any day better than that idiot, Abhishek Bachchan.

    As I’ve said on countless occasions, Abhishek Bachchan is God’s punishment on Amitabh Bachchan! πŸ˜‰

  4. Arjunmk   June 12, 2013 at 7:31 am

    check this out enna koduma saravanan!!!!

    ippo those whoever has the money can act in tamil cinema it seems, indha naaiku peru solar staraam


    crap teasers
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fw04kphjxC8 premji amaran is a curse for ilayaraja family

    GVprakash does it again cant recollect where its copied but it sounds definitely heard already

    and yet another guns and bullets no story no logic ajith movie it seems

    SearchIndia.com Responds:

    Asingam, every single one (ugly).

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