Movie: Yamla Pagla Deewana 2
Director: Sangeeth Sivan

Cast: Dharmendra, Sunny Deol, Bobby Deol, Neha Sharma, Kristina Akheeva, Anupam Kher, Annu Kapoor, Johnny Lever, Sucheta Khanna

Jagran rating: Average

The crazy trio- Dharmendra, Sunny Deol and Bobby Deol - are back again with another heavy duty entertainment "Yamla Pagla Deewana 2", which has hit the box office on Friday (June 7).

Directed by Sangeeth Sivan, the sequel of 'Yamla Pagla Deewana' will take you to Britain where the Deols will be seen creating fresh troubles and fresher adventures.  Although the three protagonists from 'Yamla Pagla Deewana' will return for the sequel, everything else is different in the movie. While Dharmendra, Sunny and Bobby will be seen reprising their previous roles, Neha Sharma and Kristina Akheeva will play the female leads. The film also has Johnny Lever, Anupam Kher, Annu Kapoor and Sucheta Khanna in key roles. Unlike the previous film, only Sunny Deol will be seen in the turban-wearing avatar.

Story Line: The deadly father-son trio, Dharm (Dharmendra), Paramveer (Sunny Deol) and Gajodhar (Bobby Deol) reunite, but this time in Britain, where the conmen Dharm and Gajodhar are out to dupe (bankrupt) Sir Yograj (Annu Kapoor). But wait, the conmen have no clue about his bankruptcy. Yograj has another plans cropping in his mind. He wants his daughter Suman (Neha Sharma) to marry Gajodhar thinking he is the heir to the Oberoi’s billions. Param (Sunny Deol) is a debt collector from the bank who takes up the job of a manager at Yograj’s club to find out why he hasn’t paid back his loan to the bank. This is where he falls in love with Yograj’s other daughter Reet (Kristina Akheeva).

Music: If the theme of the movie has a strong Punjabi flavour, its soundtrack is high on the same too. Keeping in sync with the theme, composer duo Sharib-Toshi has embellished the five tracks with loud beats and entertaining music. The album makes an impressive start with title number "Yamla pagla deewana". Rahul Seth's rap is good, but it could've been better. The song is a rare combination of good music and apt lyrics with element of fun. Singers Sanchita Bhattacharya, Sukhwinder Singh and Shankar Mahadevan have put in their best. With dominating Punjabi flavour, the composition is different, but average.

If 'High on Punjabi flavour' has to be defined, singer Mika Singh's "Changli hai changli hai" is an ideal example of that. Replete with fast beats and whistles, the Hinglish lyrics in the song are attention grabber. A typical "road side Romeo" kind of a song, it's high on energy and beats.

Sonu Nigam's voice sounds very interesting when he goes behind the mike to sing typical Punjabi song "Suit tera lal rang da". Sunidhi joins him and she changes the tone and pace of the song in an impeccable manner.

The next track is a surprise number. With a tinge of western electro beats, "Main taan aida hi nachda" is interesting and refreshing. Singers Diljit Dosanjh and Sachinn Gupta seem to have fun while singing it, and it shows in the song. With a lot of catchy and groovy music, it is the high point of the album. Dharmendra joins the singers towards the end.

Last one is "Jatt yamla pagla ho gaya". Sung by Mika and Suzzane D'Mello, it is similar to the title track. Repetition of the same kind of beats and music elements, make it boring! Although it starts off differently, but gradually adapts the beats replete with Punjabi tadka.

Besides the above five tracks, the album also has "Saadi daru da pani (YPD version)", "Jatt yamla pagla ho gaya (Version)" and "YPD2 Mashup".

Thumbs up: The three Deols brilliantly plunge into a crazy, action packed, impish, over the top sequence of events. The two girls are a treat to the eyes where Suman is simple, suave and Reet is the beauty with brains. The veterans Annu Kapoor, Anupam Kher, Johnny Lever and Sucheta Khanna are delightful. Music by newbies Sharib-Toshi is vibrant and energetic. If you are willing to spend the precious 154 minutes of your life for the legendry Dharmendra, then you won't be disappointed.  The original action hero of Bollywood, Sunny Deol lives up to his reputation and with time Sunny is mastering his comic timing.

Thumbs down: Although the stars have tried putting in a bit with their acting skills, each one of them could have done way better than what seemed like amateur performances. The forced humor at times hurts the social-intellectual understanding of the audience in the theatre. Too much of anything is bad and it goes for "Yamla Pagla Deewana 2" soundtrack that has an overdose of Punjabi music. Although entertaining, it gets monotonous after first two songs. One wishes composers would have experimented a little more.

Catch the deadly father-son duo of Dharmendra and Bobby Deol doing what they do best - conning people, Sunny Deol's action, Johnny Lever's antics and lots more on this hilarious-masaledaar-action-romantic flick.


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