Movie Review: Deols on another dreary family outing

Yamla Pagla Deewana Phir Se

Hindi (U/A)

Cast: Sunny Deol, Bobby Deol, Dharmendra, Kriti Kharbanda

Director: Navaniat Singh

Rating: *

After 2 hours and 25 minutes of free-flowing drinks, the message is thrust down the throat — Ayurveda is the best. Gulp!

From pimples to broken bones, Sunny Deol fixes everything with jadi-buti. It’s another matter though that his dhai kilo ka haath breaks apart everything from steel glasses to speeding trucks. The million-dollar limb gets down to heavy-duty business at regular intervals.

On family outing No. 3, the Deols and their dad continue to peddle silly, little adventures. Sunny bulks, Bobby sulks and Dharmendra charms earthly and heavenly creatures alike (apsaras anyone?).

The brothers run an ayurveda dispensary famous for its cure-all vajra kavach concoction. A pharma shark tries to steal the formula. Don’t you dare mess up with Sunny Deol! One loses a molar, another a finger and dozens more are flung against walls or shoved inside mother earth.

Meanwhile, the younger Deol keeps the entire neighbourhood awake with his nocturnal rooftop binge. He finds a match in Kriti Kharbanda (trying to look sane in vain), the doctor who downs vodka shots with a vengeance. A hollow couple, the two make a lot of noise though (four songs and countless Punjabi-Gujarati gags).

Sunny Deol does an earnest job as the upright advocate of traditional medicine. But if he gets anyone cheering, that has to be the Ministry of Ayush.

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