Mumbai, June 12 -- There was plenty of excitement before Yamla Pagla Deewana 2 (YPD 2) hit theatres, but trade reports suggest that the film has been a big disappointment among viewers. Yamla Pagla Deewana (2011) was a hit at the box office, but the sequel seems to have failed to make an impact - on the audience as well as critics.
Analysts seem sure that distributors are going to suffer losses due to the film, which was made on a budget of R35 crore. "The film was made on a modest budget, so producers are safe but the distributors will lose heavily. The all-India distributors, Stellar Films, paid a huge price for the India and overseas rights, of which they will lose 50 per cent," says trade analyst Amod Mehra.
Echoing Mehra's (YJHD), released a week before, it's still raking in more than YPD 2. "The average occupancy for YPD 2 during the weekend was 35 per cent, w