The father and son duo of Dharam Singh and Gajodhar Singh (Dharmendra and Bobby Deol) are the biggest conmen in Banaras. Their happy go lucky existence involves drinking and pulling off hilarious cons on unsuspecting people. The only hitch in their perfect albeit notorious life arrives in the form of Paramveer Singh Dhillon (Sunny Deol). A brawny and honest NRI from Vancouver, Paramveer lands up in Banaras claiming to be Gajodhar's elder brother separated at childhood. The duo willingly accepts Paramveer into their fold only to exploit his muscle power to serve their con games. When the girl that Gajodhar loves is taken forcefully to Punjab, Paramveer saves the day with a crazy plan to win the girl back for his brother. What follows is a rollercoaster ride showcasing the great Indian joint family, eccentric relatives, marriage mayhem and a classic case of mistaken identities!
Review By Janak
Get ready for a crazy and funny ride back to Punjab. Just like the tagline of the film that says - In Punjab, Do what the Punjabis do, the Deols latest offering title "Yamla Pagla Deewana" (Loony Nutty Crazy in English) is actually inspired by a song with the same title from Dharmendra's 1975 hit film titled "Pratiggya". Thankfully, it's not a mix of Deols previous two films (Dillagi & Apne) put together but entirely a new comedy film. It tells the story of Paramveer (Sunny Deol) who resides in Vancouver, Canada with his mother (Nafiza Ali) and his wife Mary (Emma Brown Garett) but he decides to travel back to Banaras, Punjab upon finding out that his long lost father Dharam Singh Dillon (Dharmendra) and his younger brother Gajodhar Singh Dillon (Bobby Deol) who he thought was dead, is still very much alive.
As he persuades them to accept him and come back to Canada, they disagree and offer him a job in their criminal lifestyle. At the very same time, Gajodhar falls in love with Saheba (Kulraj Rhandawa Kaur) but her family disapproves their relationship and tries to arrange her marriage with someone else. With the help of Paramveer, they travel to Patiala, Punjab and there starts the series of chaotic events that take place with Saheba's family who is controlled by her father Joginder Singh (Anupam Kher). Watch the series of chaotic events that leads to a funny ending.
(Bobby Deol), (Anupam Kher) and newcomer (Sucheta Dalaal as Poni) really outshine the rest of the characters in the film as they were really entertaining and full of funny facial expression and dialogues. Sunny Deol was in his usual role while it was nice to see yesteryear superstar Dharmendra back in film again. It was an added bonus to see the 3 Deols together once again sharing the silver screen after the gap of 3 years. Kulraj Kaur Randhawa, a former TV actress from the TV series title Kareena Kareena, is definitely the eye candy in the film.
Director Samir Kaarthik, who happens to really love the Deols so much, did a good job this time around. The storyline did have tiny loopholes and of course but despite all that, the narrative and predictable plot was evenly managed all the time. The first half focused solely on the Deols which tend to move quite slowly at times but as the second have approaches, the pace starts to kicks up entirely until the end.
The cinematography also does not disappoint here. The backdrop and scenery shots of Punjab are just beautifully captured on celluloid. Cinematographer (Binod Pradhan) gives every shot as wonderful as it could be seen from one's own eyes. One would definitely feel like going there after watching this film.
Well, what is a Sunny Deol film without action and fighting? The fighting sequences were done extremely over the top (Remember, Rajnikanth's Robo) but then again, it was all meant for fun and laughs. Due to this, the scenes looked very cartoonish at times.
Music director and background score (Anu Malik) shares credit with other numerous music directors such as Pyarelal, RDB, Sandesh Shandilya, Rahul Seth, and Sanjoy Chowdhary, produced a well balance of wonderful melodious music and songs for the film. Songs like "Charda De Rang by various singers", "Tingku Jiya by Javed Ali" and also the "title song by Sonu Nigam and Nindy Kaur" will be an instant hit with the audience.
Overall, the film is very entertaining from the beginning itself with a lot comedy elements added together. It has all the right dose of action, drama and comedy, combined with a fine story which makes the film a complete entertainer. A must see film for a fan of a Hindi/Punjabi film and what a start of the year with bang by the Dharmendra clan.
Just go for it.
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