Yamla Pagla Deewana: Phir Se

Yamla Pagla Deewana: Phir Se (transl. Crazy mad lover: Once again; Hindi pronunciation: [jəməla pəgəla d̪iːʋaːna pʰɪɾ seː]) is a 2018 Indian Hindi-language action comedy film directed by Navaniat Singh. It is a sequel to the Yamla Pagla Deewana, and Yamla Pagla Deewana 2 and the third installment of Yamla Pagla Deewana film series.[3][4] The film stars Dharmendra, Sunny Deol, Bobby Deol and Kriti Kharbanda in lead roles along with Binnu Dhillon, Mohan Kapoor and Asrani. The movie had its worldwide theatrical release on 31 August 2018.[5]

Yamla Pagla Deewana: Phir Se
Theatrical release poster
Directed byNavaniat Singh
Written byBunty Rathore
Screenplay byDheeraj Rattan
Story byDheeraj Rattan
Produced byKamayani Punia Sharma
Aarushi Malhotra
Sunny Deol
Bobby Deol
Kriti Kharbanda
Binnu Dhillon
Satish Kaushik
CinematographyJitan Harmeet Singh
Edited byManish More
Music bySongs:
Vishal Mishra
D Soldierz
Raju Singh
Sunny Sounds Pvt. Ltd.
Intercut Entertainment
Pen India Limited
Distributed bySoham Rockstar Entertainment
Zee Studios International
Release date
  • 31 August 2018 (2018-08-31)
Running time
148 minutes
Budget36 crore[1]
Box office15 crore[2]



The film revolves around 2 brothers namely Puran (Sunny Deol) and Kala (Bobby Deol). They live in Amritsar, Punjab where Puran manages the old Dawakhana of his ancestors based on Ayurveda. Kala is a notorious younger brother who wants to earn money, contradictory to Puran who wants to spread the cheaper way of medication rather than commercialization by private pharmaceutical companies. Marfatia Pharmaceuticals is one such company that offers a huge sum of money in turn for the process of making Vajrakavach, the ayurvedic remedy that cures all illnesses. He instantly rejects Marfatia's offer and punches him, causing him to bleed and he plans on taking revenge on Puran. Jaywant Parmar (Dharmendra) is an elderly Lawyer living as the tenant in Puran and Kala's house. He has been paying only Rs. 115 as monthly rent for more than 35 years and annoys Kala a lot. He is also an admirer of angels and sees a lot of Angels (Apsara) who no one can see.

A surgeon from Gujarat named Chiku (Kriti Kharbanda) is a carefree girl who drinks and parties. She wants to have a clinic of her own someday. She decides to go to Punjab to study Ayurveda under Puran. Instead, after a series of twists and turns, it is revealed that Marfatia sent her to steal the Vajrakavach. She steals the old manuscripts for the process of making Vajrakavach while everyone is at an engagement party. She leaves for Gujarat and Kala, who has fallen for her, tries to keep contact with her, but fails.

Marfatia now sends a legal notice to Puran as he has now patented the Vajrakavach and renamed it the Cure Medicine. Puran, now left to battle Marfatia, contacts Parmar. They all agree and go to Gujarat and live in the same colony, unknowingly where Chiku also lives. The colony, which hates Punjabis, starts to like Puran as he cures an incurable girl with poor eyesight.

During the lawsuit, the judge is revealed to be an old friend of Parmar's, Sunil Sinha (Shatrughan Sinha). After 2 dates, Marfatia offers Parmar 10 crores and Parmar agrees. He and Kala go to Puran but he is disappointed with both of them. As he is leaving for Punjab, Chiku arrives and confesses to having stolen the Vajrakavach.

She plans to tell the truth the next day in court but Marfatia kidnaps her. Puran fights the goons and gets her back and she tells the truth in court. Marfatia Pharmaceuticals is closed down and Puran is given back his ancestral heritage. He tells the Ayurveda is the best medicine of all and we should preserve it.[3]







The official announcement of the film was made in June 2017.[6]



The film continues to have the franchise's original male cast: Dharmendra, Sunny Deol and Bobby Deol. However, there is a different set of leading ladies paired opposite them.[3] In August 2017, it was reported that Kriti Kharbanda had been finalized to play the female lead in the film.[7]



Principal photography of the film commenced in the second week of August 2017.[8] The first schedule of the film will be shot in Ramoji Film City.[3]

Marketing and promotion


The first look of the film was revealed by Taran Adarsh as well as Deol's Twitter handles on 13 June 2018 citing the release date to be 15 August 2018.[9] The second poster of the film was released on 30 July 2018 by Sunny Deol on his Instagram handle which showed the release date of the film as 31 August 2018.[10]

The first teaser of the film was released on 14 June 2018. The teaser showcased three Deols, leading lady Kriti Kharbanda and Salman Khan as narrator and a cameo appearance.[11] A trailer was released on 10 August 2018.[12]



The film received generally poor reviews.[13] All the reviews were particularly critical of the film's weak plot and slapstick comedy.[14] Ronak Kotecha of The Times of India gave it 2.5/5 stars calling it a "loud comedy that loses much of its steam in the second half and culminates into a predictable climax".[15]


Yamla Pagla Deewana : Phir Se
Soundtrack album by
Released31 August 2018[16]
GenreFeature film soundtrack
LabelSaregama Music
External audio
  Official Audio Jukebox on YouTube
Sanjeev-Darshan chronology
Beiimaan Love
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Vishal Mishra chronology
Race 3
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Sachet–Parampara chronology
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Batti Gul Meter Chalu

The soundtrack of the film has been composed by Sanjeev-Darshan, Sachet–Parampara, Vishal Mishra and D Soldierz while the lyrics have been written by Pulkit Rishi, Kunwar Juneja and D Soldierz. The song "Rafta Rafta" which is rapped by Rekha and sung by Sonakshi Sinha.[17]

Track listing
1."Rafta Rafta Medley"Kunwar JunejaVishal MishraRekha, Sonakshi Sinha, Vishal Mishra, Jordi Patel, Disha Sharma, Akash Ojha4:57
2."Nazarbattu"Pulkit RishiSachet–ParamparaSachet Tandon3:10
3."Little Little"D SoldierzD SoldierzHarrdy Sandhu3:15
4."Tunu Tunu"Kunwar JunejaSanjeev DarshanAlamgir Khan, Jyotica Tangri3:09
Total length:14:31


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  9. ^ "First posters of Yamla Pagla Deewana Phir Se promise fun and frolic. See here". Hindustan Times. 13 June 2018. Retrieved 31 July 2018.
  10. ^ "Sunny Deol Unveils Second Poster Of His Next, Yamla Pagla Deewana: Phir Se". Headlines Today. 30 July 2018. Retrieved 31 July 2018.
  11. ^ "Yamla Pagla Deewana Phir Se teaser: Dharmendra, Sunny and Bobby Deol promise a 'Fun-jabi' film". The Indian Express. 14 June 2018. Retrieved 31 July 2018.
  12. ^ "Yamla Pagla Deewana Phir Se trailer: The Deols claim that this is a 'comedy'". The Indian Express. 10 August 2018.
  13. ^ "Yamla Pagla Deewana Phir Se movie review: A dreary franchise well past its sell-by-date". Firstpost. 31 August 2018.
  14. ^ "Yamla Pagla Deewana Phir Se review: This film is injurious to your health". Hindustan Times. 31 August 2018.
  15. ^ "Yamla Pagla Deewana Phir SeUA" – via The Economic Times - The Times of India.
  16. ^ "Yamala Pagla Deewana : Phir Se - Original Motion Picture Soundtrack". Saavn. August 2018.
  17. ^ "Dharmendra and Rekha recreate Rafta Rafta". 12 August 2018.