New Delhi: The Deols have the charm of their own but the trends have changed at the box-office in recent times. A good publicity drive can ensure a massive opening for a film but the absence of quality content can hamper its run at the ticket window.
Sangeeth Sivan's 'Yamla Pagla Deewana 2' is a sequel to 2011 film 'Yamla Pagla Deewana', which was directed by Samir Karnik. The film features Dharmendra, Sunny Deol, Bobby Deol, Neha Sharma and Kristina Akheeva in the lead roles. This time the drama has shifted to UK while the last episode was set in the backdrop of Benares and Punjab.
The songs of the film are getting played at clubs and cafes but the audience's receptivity towards 'YPD 2' will mostly depend on its spontaneity and the comic timing.
'Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani' is still running to full houses, so 'YPD 2' will have to maintain the momentum from the very first day. Let's see if this happened or not.
Rohit Vats of IBNLive was inside the theatre to live tweet the experience of the film.
10:40 AM: Do you think earning Rs 100 crore has remained an important point to achieve before becoming a successful film? #HighFilmBudget #YPD2
10:56 AM: A lot depends on the opening sequence of the film. #YPD2 doesn't disappoint on this front.
11:05 AM: The canvas has got bigger this time. It"s spread from Varanasi to UK. #YPD2
11:12 AM: Rarely do we see contemporary actors giving tribute to each other. The stature of Salman Khan is celebrated in #YPD2.
11:20 AM: Dharmendra is still the most natural of the lot. But too much of Salman is not good for #YPD2.
11:24 AM: Ishq me tere rahoon busy busy. Sangeeth Sivan has shot a south Indian style song in Varanasi. #YPD2
11:33 AM: A good part of the film has been spent in spoofs. Well, someone very obvious has been targeted. #YPD2
11:40 AM: Whatever chance Annu Kapoor gets, he utilises them to optimum. Anupam Kher is Dude Jee. #YPD2
11:47 AM: Some smart dialogue writing has been done but the story lacks in some departments. The writers need to take care of things. #YPD2
11:53 AM: The film hasn't displayed a focus point so far. Suit tera laal rabg da....#YPD2
11:59 AM: Making foreigners speak English is the latest fad in Bollywood. Kristina Akheeva arrives at the scene. #YPD2
12:08 PM: So, ultimately it all comes down to exotic locations and peppy songs. #YPD2 needs some situational comic scenes.
12:15 PM: #YPD2 has some sparkling moments but they last as soon as Dharmendra leaves the frame.
12:19 PM: Acting part is required to be complimenred by the screenplay. Only a good collaboration can bring coherence to the story. #YPD2
12:21 PM: The first edition had become better in the second half. #YPD2 needs to repeat the same.
12:31 PM: One good thing about #YPD2 is that it has avoided cheap jokes for being funny so far.
12:37 PM: The second half is funnier for sure. The tempo should rise now. #YPD2
12:45 PM: The proceedings are mindless but funnier in the second half. Hope it sustains till the climax. #YPD2
12:50 PM: Marti hain hum pe UK ki goriyan. Welcome to the YPD club. #YPD2
12:55 PM: Will the celebrated action director be able to bring excitement to the action sequences towards the climax? #YPD2
12:58 PM: Sunny Deol was always a one man army. Super SloMo is there to help him. #YPD2
1:04 PM: Foreign models always feel difficulty in emoting as per the needs of Bollywood. #KristineAkheeva #YPD2
1:14 PM: Sangeet Sivan has left everything for the audience. It's tough to get a grip on the story of #YPD2.
1:23 PM: An overdose of Salman Khan and predictable emotional scenes await the audience in the semi climax. #YPD2
1:25 PM: Both of you three please stop. Dude Jee is here. #YPD2
1:31 PM: The prolonged climax tries to assimilate too many things. #YPD2
1:37 PM: #YPD2 has an abrupt ending. They will dance like this only you decide your step.
1:43 PM: The film defies logic at times. It is meant to celebrate the stradom of the Deols and Salman. #YPD2
1:44 PM: Acting wise Dharmendra is the pick of the actors. As usual Sunny Deol has a good screen presence. #YPD2
1:46 PM: Many events in the film are not inter-related and some characters needed foregrounding. #YPD2
1:47 PM: #YPD2 may do well at the box office but as a film it lacks coherence. Its success depends on the target group.
1:48 PM: Thanks for being with us throughout the tweet review of Yamla Pagla Deewana. Have a good day. #YPD2