Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani

June 9th, 2013


Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani

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Release Year: 2013

Rating: 7.5/10 (365 voted)

Director: Ayan Mukherjee

Writers: ,


Official Website: Official Facebook

Release Date:

Filming Locations: Argentina

Opening Weekend: $1,600,000 (USA) (31 May 2013)

Gross: $1,600,000 (USA) (31 May 2013)

User Review

Ayan Mukherji Takes An Already Narrated Story & Adds Nothing To It... 50%

Rating: 5/10

Rating: 5/10

He takes up a ghissa-pita story, much like his debut Wake Up Sid and tries to turn it around. With the cast so heavily gorgeous giving out performances like its their last, revs up the movie-watching experience only for the first half. The second half sucks and drags a lot with cheeky references and illogical sequences. Overall, the route taken to say an old, short, romantic story, is arduous and infested with clichés as it dives into deep philosophy...

Traces of Dil Chahta Hai, Rang De Basanti, Kai Po Che & even Aashiqui 2 is explicit, so is the filmmaking which feels like they have been inspired by Zoya Akhtar. Even the screenplay is timid. The story is clichéd, yes, and to make it worse, the climax actually works against the film although it is justified for a theme like this. Unpredictability is stereotype here but Ayan molds it for his audience as a fun, frothy buddy flick which actually loses pace when theme of Rockstar & Karan Johar led family ties enter the plot.. Juxtaposed with heavy numbers, life elements, relationships, romance & social conflicts, Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani only appeals till midway.

Ranbir (who the film is almost based upon with the decisions he has to make as a complelling life of a nomad) & Deepike jazz up the screen with no mistake at all; yet Deepika's sudden shift from a pious, studious dame to her usual party- girl avatar is fishy , while Kalki & Aditya pass, with the script not letting them explore their insights. Kunaal is apt for the role while I still cannot construe what Poornima, Dixit & Rana were doing there. Revealing their characters may spoil the watch. Parental conflicts, much like in WUS is prevalent. Supporting cast (Farooq, Tanvi) is terrific. Music is brilliant and the locations add up to the movie-watching experience. At 165 minutes, the play seems to immensely go out of bounds, but the lead pair try hard and dishearteningly fail to keep us hooked. Emotions are played with and usual jealousy element brought up. Get a life, Ayan!

BOTTOM LINE: A feel-good movie terribly gone wrong and is only watchable to the people who are blindly in love, and because of Ranbir. YJHD makes no sense at all and has nothing new to decipher. Enjoy the songs, the journey of a life and faint humor, that's it. 49% Recommended!

Can be watched with a typical Indian family? YES

Profanity: Very Mild | Sex: No (Implied) | Nudity: No | Mouth-Kiss: Mild | Violence: Mild | Gore: No | Smoking, Alcohol: Strong | Vulgarity: Mild | Foreplay: Mild


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