Jun 7 2013

Yamla Pagla Deewana 2- Movie Review


yamla-pagla-deewana-2 posterI’ve seen Yamla Pagla Deewana before this and I knew exactly what I was going for. Only, I didn’t think it was going to be so bad! Well, here’s my review

Dharam (Dharmendra) and his notorious son Gajodhar (Bobby Deol) are busy fleecing people in Varanasi as ‘Yamla Pagla Deewana Baba’. They come across a super rich man who has a daughter he wants to marry off in London. Their plan is to go to London and get Bobby married to the rich man’s daughter (Neha Sharma). Well mannered and decent Paramveer (Sunny Deol) turns out to be the architect to change the look of the club the rich man owns. Unfortunately, Paramveer is Dharam’s first son.

I don’t know why this film was made in the first place. Bad story, bad screenplay, bad direction are reasons enough to make this is flop film already! What’s the point in spending money on costumes, hair, make up, actors, etc.? The story by Lynda Deol is written so badly that there’s barely any scope for it to do well as a film. For instance, there’s an orangutan and sumo wrestlers to add humour because Johnny Lever and Anupam Kher who are meant to do comedy in the film just got offered the worst roles of their lives! Please notice both of them. You will agree that their roles are not only pointless but also absolutely ridiculous and not funny at all!

The good thing is that they’ve shot in Scotland and UK and there are some pretty visuals. The cinematographer has captured it all well. I also think the background score by Raju Singh is very good although the music is a letdown.

I wouldn’t boast about the performances because there’s not much to really point out except the fact that it’s always nice to see Dharmendra on screen. He’s a good looking man at his age and tries his best to look and act cool. There was barely any scope to act in this film anyway. Bobby Deol is subtle and good. He’s actually too cool for the film. The sardar look really suits Sunny Deol and even though I can’t say too much about his acting, he looks rather dashing and it’s nice to see him do action scenes with his ‘angry man face’. Anupam Kher and Johnny Lever as I said have wasted their time and done the worst roles of their lives. Neha Sharma and Kristina Akheeva look pretty and that’s that.

As a film Yamla Pagla Deewana 2 is worse than the first part and totally a time waste! Not entertaining at all!

Rating– 1.5/5

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Jan 6 2012

Players- Movie Review


Painfully long but entertaining and well shot with pakao music by Pritam and Neil Nitin Mukesh’s best performance yet!

Rating- 3/5

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Apr 8 2011

Thank You- Movie Review


Thank You is a movie for the masses. If that’s your forte, read on; and if it’s not, read if you’re just curious!

Akshay Kumar, like Salman Khan is the movie Partner, is one of those relationship fixers. Now, Irrfan Khan, Bobby Deol and Sunil Shetty are cheating on their wives, like in the movies Biwi No.1, Masti, Shaadi No.1, No Entry, etc. The wives get suspicious and get Akshay Kumar for professional help and catch their husbands red handed. But the husbands are also smart. On finding out that their wives have hired a “jaasoos” to find out about their secret love lives, they also seek help from the same guy (Akshay Kumar) and of course, there are many other twists and complications to make the movie run for a little more than 2.5 hours.

As I already mentioned in my summary of the story, Anees Bazmi’s ‘Thank You’ is a mixture of tons of ‘married-husbands-cheating-and-wives-finding-out’ kind of movies. Super predictable only with new faces. Sonam Kapoor, Bobby Deol and Irrfan Khan looked completely out of place! Akshay Kumar was good but he really needs to stop doing roles in which he’s helping people out like he did in ‘Mujhse Shaadi Karogi’ and ‘Bhool Bhulaiya’! Sunil Shetty was really funny in some scenes in a very natural way which is totally awesome considering he’s not your typical hero! Rimi Sen and Celina Jaitley were just dressed in bad clothes with bad make-up and the acting bit doesn’t even count!

The Mallika Sherawat song was very stupid and it didn’t look like a New Year’s Party to me as it was meant to! The songs are quite useless and that stupid flute tune they kept playing was also thoda annoying! I loved the locations though, especially the houses…well scouted for!

Overall, Thank You is not a movie for everyone and needn’t have been made. I’m giving one star to Sunil Shetty and one star aise hi. Ghar pe tv pe dekh lo toh chalega! And for the first time Thank You has come after Welcome! (This joke was meant for those who will understand it! :P)

Rating– 2/5

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Jan 14 2011

Yamla Pagla Deewana- Movie Review


Galti ho gayi merese! The trailers looked so good but the movie was the total opposite!

Its one of those movies that you’ve already seen. Sunny Deol, NRI from Canada is in search of his lost brother (Bobby Deol) and father (Dharmendra) in India. Dharmendra ran away with Bobby after separating from his wife in their early years of marriage because of which the brothers have never met each other and one of their parents too. That is just half the story. The other half is that Bobby is in love with a girl whose parents want her to marry someone else. So Bobby along with his brother goes to Punjab to get her and convince her family.

The story is a hotchpotch of sorts. Too many things happening and its quite annoying. I understand having all the 3 Deols is the USP of this film but the comedy was just left to the dogs! Imagine I’m a person who laughs at the most stupid jokes but here I was just hoping the movie would end soon. It got better after the interval though.I actually dragged my friend Karishma who’s come down from Ahmedabad for only 3 days manaoing her that it would be hilarious! She wanted to walk out of the theatre even before the interval and I was actually convinced with the idea but I still made her stay and throughout the movie I was looking at her and laughing. Hehehehe (Evil laugh).

Actingwise Dharmendra was a letdown. I thought Bobby Deol was quite good though. Sunny just did the corny action scenes well. The new actress just looks pretty. Johnny Lever hardly had a role. I think if he was there for longer, it would have increased the comedy percentage from 10% to 30% atleast.

The locations are superb! They could have made better use of them though. The songs are bad except for the title song. The costumes are very bad. The story as I said earlier is a hotchpotch. The dialogues are stupid.

I would’ve appreciated it if the movie was yamla, pagla or deewana… but unfortunately, it isn’t. So do not watch it please.

Rating– 1.5/5

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