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Despite bad reviews YPD 2 earns more than Rs. 22 crore over weekend

bollywood Updated: Jun 10, 2013 16:42 IST
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Despite receiving flak from the critics, the Deol home production - Yamla Pagla Deewana 2 managed to rake a decent collection at the box office in first weekend.

Trade analyst Taran Adarsh tweeted, "#YPD2 collected Rs. 22.25 cr to 22.50 cr nett in its opening weekend. Fri Rs. 7.50 cr, Sat Rs. 6.50 cr, Sun Rs. 8.25 cr to Rs. 8.50 cr.

Delhi-based distributor Joginder Mahajan said that YPD 2 is doing well in single screens, but business is not overwhelming in the multiplexes.

Produced under the Deols' banner Vijyata Films, the cast has National Award winning actors Annu Kapoor and Anupam Kher as well as Neha Sharma, Christina Akheeva, Sucheta Khanna and Johnny Lever.

Deols are known to be a big draw in Punjab, but Jaspal Dhingra of Nanaksar Enterprises from the state said: "YPD 2 is not doing a good business. It's a very average film as compared to the first one. The quality of the film is not good."

(With IANS inputs)

Anupama Chopra's review: Yamla Pagla Deewana 2

At one point in Yamla Pagla Deewana 2, Paramveer, played by Sunny Deol, looks up at the skies and exclaims: Not fair Rabba. I felt exactly that after watching this incoherent mess of a movie. I’m not even going to attempt to recount the plot, because there isn’t any. The Deols — Dharmendra, Sunny and Bobby — and director Sangeeth Sivan are attempting here to create an entertainer. COMPLETE REVIEW

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No one expected Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani (YJHD) to become the biggest blockbuster of the year so far. And now the biggest casualty of past Friday's windfall would be this Friday's big-ticket release for the Deol parivar's collective effort Yamla Pagla Deewana 2 (YPD2) . Both the Deol brothers Sunny and Bobby desperately need a success, and papa Dharmendra has gone out of his way to promote the film.

Says a source very close to Dharamji, "Left to himself, Dharamji wouldn't have done this much promotion for the film. But YPD2 is critical to Sunny and Bobby's careers. Neither has seen a success in years. Dharamji has been seen doing things he has never done for his own career, like doing a jig at a press conference. But what to do? Anything for the sons." CONTINUE READING