Yeh Jawaani Hai DeewaniJune 9, 2013
Release Year: 2013
Rating: 6.9/10 (1,789 voted)
Director: Ayan Mukherjee
Filming Locations: Argentina
Opening Weekend: $1,568,677
(31 May 2013)
(31 May 2013)
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Ayan Mukherji Takes An Already Narrated Story & Adds Nothing To It… 50%
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%
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