Yamla Pagla Deewana - External Reviews

wogma rating: Watch if you have nothing better to do (?)
quick review:

What you see (in the promos) is what you get. Over-the-top, no-head-nor-tail, senselessness served in the name of unpretentious cinema. Sure, many from the crowd around me were laughing, hooting, and whistling their hearts out. At what though, is beyond me.

No thanks, I'm very comfortable with my sense of humor.



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47 reviewers have given Yamla Pagla Deewana an average rating of 2.0/5.0 (?)

13 yays
22 nays
12 so-so

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Thumbs down by Nishtha Bhatnagar, Alpha ...Overacting and a senseless build up to a facetious family drama that is to ensue, the chunk before the interval is almost difficult to endure.... full review

So-So by Naresh Deoshi, Apun Ka Choice ...Hand pumps are not uprooted, nor maudlin suicide speeches actually given from atop water tanks. But there are moments of self-spoofs aplenty that bring a somewhat cracked grin to your lips. ... full review

Thumbs down Best Of Bollywood ...The script is choppy, the screenplay grates at times and the dialogues do not have the trademark Deol effect. ... full review

Thumbs up bigoye.com ...Jasvinder Bath’s story and writing are packed with moments that will appeal to the masses – a Dilwale Dulhaniya Le Jayenge inspired sub-plot and Priyadarshan style climax, and numerous Deol-dance numbers. ... full review

So-So by Roshni Mulchandani, Bolly Spice ...While the film isn't really a treat, it does manage to do what it apparently set out to: entertain paisa vasool style.... full review

Thumbs up by Taran Adarsh, Bollywood Hungama ...Every rule in the book that made hardcore commercial films major money spinners then have been read minutely and integrated in the plotline of this one. ... full review

So-So by Malvika Rao, BookmyShow ...Chaos, confusion and a ridiculously funny climax are the saving grace of the film.... full review

So-So by Gautam Chintamani, Buzz in Town ...The idea of three Deol men in a film is the ideal platform to go berserk in self-indulgence but Yamla, Pagla, Deewana thankfully doesn’t really go overboard.... full review

Thumbs up desi hits ...The father, sons trio is great on screen as their history and true bond is reflected through their characters.... full review

Thumbs down by Vikramjit Singh, Desi Martini ...Give this attempted comedy a skip even if you are fans of Sunny, Bobby and Papa.... full review

Thumbs down by Manu Agrawal, Desi Martini ...fail to rock... full review

Thumbs down by Gaurav Gadre, Desi Martini ...Acting wise Sunny makes a strong impression. He demonstrates his funny side and I was pleasantly surprised by his comic timing.... full review

Thumbs down by Yusuf Poonawala, Desi Martini ...The music of the film is very poor. The jhandu balmish attempt by isaq ka manjan falls flat. ... full review

Thumbs down by Harjeet Singh Rakhra, Desi Martini ...Sunny is RajniKanth of North and all his jaw-dropping action sequences are welcomed with similar applause as latter's in down south. ... full review

Thumbs down by Rony D'Costa, Desi Martini ...The tag line of the film is In Punjab, Do as the Punjabis do for the director it would read as when working with Deol, do as the Deols want. ... full review

Thumbs down by Ameetbhuvan, Desi Martini ...Watching YPD makes me cringe at the thought that such a large film industry cannot come out with a decent laugh worthy comedy. ... full review

Thumbs down by Danisg Bagdadi, Desi Martini ...The Trailer's Better than the Final Product... full review

So-So by Payal Khanna, Desi Martini ...Movie also introduces Kulraj Randhawa who did a decent job... full review

So-So by Rhea Srivastava, Desi Martini ...Bobby is somehow perfect... full review

Thumbs down by Aniruddha Guha, DNA ...This is probably how Veeru of Sholay would have ended up at 70. But while the charm’s still intact, some bad make-up and tight close-ups diminish the impact.... full review

Thumbs down by Deepa Deosthalee, Film Impressions ...Dharmendra has aged and not too well -- his dialogues are barely coherent through his dentures and his facial muscles look strangely stretched. ... full review

Thumbs down by Deepa Gahlot, Film Impressions ...Is this a tribute to the ‘He Man’ Dharmendra persona, or a mockery?... full review

Thumbs down by Rachit Gupta, Filmfare ...More of the Sunny magic happens in the second half and makes him the most consistent aspect of the film, technical or creative.... full review

Thumbs down by Kakoli Mukherjee, fullhyd.com ... With a storyline as tested and simple as this, there was a need for crisper writing and well-sketched characters to keep the audience engaged... full review

Thumbs up by Pankaj Sabnani, Glamsham.com ...It's a mad ride from there, replete with funny gags, zany situations and uproarious dialogues. You only wish, if some of the gags were funnier. Nonetheless, it makes for one crazy viewing. You have to see it to believe it. ... full review

Thumbs up by Divya Solgama, Gomolo.in ...At this age too Papaji manages to impress us with his Dharam Garam stuffs. ... full review

Thumbs down by Mayank Shekhar, Hindustan Times ...eventually a deadening whole that appears at best an arithmetically sound, colossal bore. ... full review

So-So by Rajeev Masand, IBN Live ...Much of the real humor in this film is derived from the in-jokes....Or Dharmendra's love for the bottle, another nudge-nudge-wink-wink moment that is hard to resist.... full review

Thumbs down by Shubhra Gupta, indian express ...he needs a fully-fleshed out role where he’s not just being the large-hearted papaji to Sunny and Bobby.... full review

So-So by Komal Nahta, koimoi ...On the minus side are the absence of chartbusting songs, lack of novelty in and cohesiveness of script as also several dull portions in the first half.... full review

Thumbs down by Udita Jhunjhunwala, Live Mint ...Bobby and Dharmendra rely on some old-fashioned hamming and, therefore, even make Sunny look good.... full review

Thumbs up by Tushar Joshi, MiD DAY ...Whenever the jokes take the film to a high, the emotional angle drags it down again... full review

Thumbs up Movie Talkies ...too much space is devoted to the Bobby Kulraj romance... full review

So-So by Minty Tejpal, Mumbai Mirror ...In an unnecessary side plot an MLA (Puneet Issar) shows up, who is incredibly called Minty Tejpal, a name he repeats often.... full review

So-So by Anupama Chopra, NDTV ...Unfortunately, it’s only intermittently funny and extremely exhausting.... full review

Thumbs up by Subhash K Jha, Now Running.com ...Cleverly, often wittily, written by Jasvinder Singh Bath, YPD is big broad burlesque-styled homage to the spirit of on-screen and off-screen camaraderie.... full review

Thumbs up by Yamla Pagla Deewana, Now Running.com ...The three Deols are in magical form as they do what they do best. ... full review

Thumbs down by Raja Sen, Rediff ...As said, Bobby's the big disappointment here. The least charismatic of the men, here he's given the traditional hero role, and if his Gajodhar looks laboured chewing paan and being all bhaiyya -- since he isn't no Amitabh B -- things get even worse after he falls in love and tries to do a Raj -- and he most certainly ain't no Shah Rukh ... full review

Thumbs down by Shilpa Jamkhandikar, Reuters ...Though intended to be funny, these situations are far from comic most of the time, and the laughs are few and far between.... full review

Thumbs down by Ruchi Mehta, Roochster ...The story is a hotchpotch of sorts. Too many things happening and its quite annoying.... full review

So-So by Sonia Chopra, Sify Movies ...Kulraj Randhawa makes a confident debut and is a talent to look out for. ... full review

Thumbs up by K N Gupta, SmasHits.com ...The first half is slow and clumsy. But, in the spirit of masala films, one finds some relief (for those who might enjoy) in comedy and explosive Punjabi-ness... full review

Thumbs up by K K Rai, STARDUST ...Above average entertainer.... full review

So-So by Nikhat Kazmi, Times of India ...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... full review

Thumbs down by Kunal Guha, yahoo! India ...YPD has some situations and idiosyncrasies of Surds which would evoke a smile but it would disappear off your face sooner than you want.... full review

Thumbs up by SpiceZee Bureau, ZEENEWS.COM ...The film will definitely make you laugh till your wits end, but only in parts.... full review