Ratings- **The Deol clan is back with an action packed Yamla Pagla Deewana sequel. With the flicks like Kya Super Kool Hain Hum and others, to name a few, Comedy is taken to a new level and this one survives just because of the Deol family's utterly nonsense drama.
Like its precursor which was a comeback for the Deol family after ‘Apne' , Yamla Pagla Deewana 2, has its share of humour but only if you are not addicted to adult gags or have that appetite to digest genteel error of comedies.
Dharam Singh (Dharmendra) and Gajodhar (Bobby Deol) have progressed from Varanasi to London with a new profession of becoming priests with n number of devotees to follow. But in reality they aren't religious but are cons again.
The father-son duo robs a number of disciples over there. Their profession is so effective that it tempts a bankrupt Sir Yograj (Annu Kapoor) to take their help. But Dharam baba finds a jackpot in the form of Yograj's daughter Suman (Neha Sharma) with whom he wants Gajodhar to marry.
Enters Palwinder Singh (Sunny Deol) with his dhai kilo ka haath. He is a debt collector and is given the task to reclaim the entire debt amount from Yograj for which he plots to become a manager in his club but is hit by Cupid's arrow for his second daughter Reet (Kristina Akheeva).
Now will the con duo be able to hit the jackpot and will PS forget his duty for his latest crush? That is how the story deals further.
Director Sangeeth Sivan takes his time to build up the drama in the flick but sooner or later loses the momentum.
With too many actors and confusion between each one's stories, you tend to get exhausted and want to move on.
The talents of renowned actors namely Anupam Kher, Johnny Lever, Sucheta Khanna have not been fully utilized, or rather they have been under-utilized.
The director pays no serious attention whatsoever to plotting, storytelling, demarcating a character, building lucidity or giving logics.
Like its precursor he just adds pinches of humour with no permission to utilize any wits in those but just to have a good time altogether with use of Salman Khan at few scenes.
Not the real Khan but his filmy dialogues and tunes are utilized at many places making you at least giggle if not laugh. On the other side SRK is also not spared in this drama. The Don is imitated by Johny Lever while jungle billi replicated by Sucheta Khanna is too silly.
The orangutan introduced is just to fill the holes in the script which isn't possible for this big teddy creature.
With two divas Neha Sharma and Kristina, the glamour quotient and beauty gets a bit of space to twinkle your eyes for a while.
Coming back to the Deol trio. When Dharmendra, Sunny Deol and Bobby Deol are churned at one place then how could be the bone crunching action sequences be left away. This is one department where the flick excels in, with Sunny at the fore to force his ‘dhai kilo ka haath' over the baddies. One scene looks inspired from Hollywood action classic Matrix. While the Japanese Sumo wrestlers give a tough fight to our desi hero.
But the two hour thirty minutes runtime is a huge for one to witness this unabsorbing drama.
By performance if we look at Dharmendra, he is the one who seems to be fully enjoying his role like a little kid. No matter how much older he gets year by year, he is and will forever be young at heart.
Sunny Deol is brilliant as a sophisticated Manager cum bouncer. Bobby Deol is good. Neha Sharma and Kristina deliver a good show together.
Annu Kapoor after ‘Vicky Donor' gives another fine performance. Other supporting actors namely Anupam Kher, Johnny Lever plays their part well.
Music by Sharib-Toshi adds great support in the background. Aida hi Nachna and YPD title track are the pick of the album.
With just one release this week, YPD 2 could have grossed good at the ticket counters. But I am afraid it might sink in next ten days. I'll go with two stars for YPD 2 which is a mash of confusing characters and weary gags.