January 13, 2011 05:49:17 PM IST Enkayaar, Glamsham Editorial
Deols is one family that had a passionate love and hate relationship with the audience, when the audience loved them, as all the three, viz., Dharmendra, Sunny Deol and Bobby Deol have experienced, they literally ruled the box office, but when it started rejecting them, it has left the Deols foxed.
May be, that could be probably one of the reasons that all three of them have decided to pool their resources together in YAMLA PAGLA DEEWANA and go to the audience as a package, this time around relying on comedy as the catalyst, as Dharmendra and Bobby Deol indeed have fantastic timing of comedy, and therefore this time around, they have not used the emotions to appeal to the audience but have decided to test their luck with comedy.
One thing is for sure one of the biggest trade circuits, Punjab is agog and abuzz with expectations about YAMLA PAGLA DEEWANA, and as it is being released at one of the most important festivals, Lohri, in Punjab, lots of anticipation has been built for the film among the fans fraternity.
Underlining feature of the film is return of Laxmikant Pyarelal for YAMLA PAGLA DEEWANA, albeit as a re-arranger for the title song of the film 'Main Jat yamla Pagla Deewana', now sung by Sonu Nigam, though earlier it was Mohd. Rafi, who had epitomized the life of an average rustic Jat farmer from Punjab through this song in Dharmendra's monumental film PRATIGYA from his heydays.
The film has tried to address one of the most commercially viable categories by situating it on the one hand in Banaras, the Bhojpuri heartland, and then in Punjab, which still has tremendous fan following for the Deol family. To add icing to the cake Dharmendra has written lyrics for the film, and may be when he had appeared in one of the episodes of KAUN BANEGA CROREPATI to market the film, Big B had revealed his gift of gab. But Dharmendra Paaji being the shy gentleman that he is did not tell the world that he has also penned the lyrics for YAMLA PAGLA DEEWANA as well.
One only hopes that YAMLA PAGLA DEEWANA would give a new lease of life to acting career of Dharmendra Paaji as he has only few years left to his acting career, and the more that he is able to interact with the audience through large number of films, more fan following base would be able to acquire.