Yamla Pagla Deewana Phir Se is the third installment in the Yamla Pagla Deewana franchise. The film starring Dharmendra, Sunny Deol and Bobby Deol has earned Rs 1.82 crore on its opening day, as per Bollywood Hungama. Yamla Pagla Deewana Phir Se released alongside the horror comedy Stree starring Rajkummar Rao and Shraddha Kapoor. Stree has performed better than the Dharmendra film on the opening day box office as it has managed to earn Rs 6.82 crore.
Earlier, trade analyst Girish Johar had predicted that the film might earn Rs 4-4.5 crore on the opening day. Speaking to Indianexpess.com, he said, “The audience in smaller towns are excited to see the Deols in the same frame and the North region including Punjab has more takers for the movie. With its wider appeal, Yamla Pagla Deewana Phir Se is expected to do a business of about Rs 4-4.5 crore. Though the songs haven’t created much noise about the movie, the cameos by Shatrughan Sinha, Rekha and Salman Khan adds value to the comedy caper.”
The Indian Express critic Shubhra Gupta gave zero stars to the film and wrote, “In this installment, taglined ‘Phir Se’, even the half-hearted guffaws, which we managed in the first two, have dried up. The jokes are so lame that they are practically invisible. How you wish the film was too. The tired schtick of ‘dhai kilo ka haath’ becomes ‘paanch kilo’ when the dialogue shifts to Dharmendra. He plays a pesky tenant, always in the company of two ghostly women. Or should I say ghastly? The house is owned by Pooran and Kaala (Sunny and Bobby respectively): the former is an Ayurveda vaid, a whiz who can cure all ailments, including a girl who cannot see, just by looking at them; the latter is a bumbler. That’s his only job.”