Starring: Ranbir Kapoor, Deepika Padukone, Kalki Koechlin, Aditya Roy Kapoor, Madhuri Dixit (cameo)
Directed by: Ayan Mukherjee
Friendship, Freedom and Fun- the three F’s of youth everyone misses as they grow up. It is that phase of life which we always wish should never end. Ayan Mukherjee’s Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani resuscitates that fun, adventure and madness in our lives. This much-awaited flick finally rocks the theatres with quite a boom!
Plot: Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani is a tale of a free-spirited, adventurous and commitment-phobic boy, Bunny and a sweet and sorted geek, Naina. It is about four best friends who take up an adventure trip of some self-discoveries and endless fun. How that trip eventually changes their lives, is what frames the story of this romantic cocktail.
Performances: Ranbir Kapoor, the heart-throb of many young hearts manages to steal the show. The film seems to be tailor-made for him. With his mesmerizing looks and effortless acting, Ranbir is the new superstar of Bollywood. Deepika Padukone delivers one of the best performances of her career. She convincingly transforms from a nerd to a “thing of beauty”. Kalki Koechlin is someone to lookout for. Extremely lively and refreshing in her role, she has established herself as a fine actress. Aditya Roy Kapoor, is a delight to watch. But his role could have been etched better.
Music: When the man with profound talent comes to work, nothing can go wrong. Pritam, yet again, has managed to deliver an unforgettable album! The music of the film is as refreshing and youthful as the movie itself. You won’t be able stop yourself from shaking a leg! Kudos Pritam! The music proves to be the cherry on the cake!
What’s Good: The enthralling freshness, energy and romance revitalizes us completely. A buoyant storyline, remarkable performances, an electrifying music score and of course, Ranbir Kapoor! What more could you ask for?!
What’s Bad: There is nothing exceptional about the script. At a point it reminds you of what Ayan has delivered earlier in Wake Up, Sid!
Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani is a roller-coaster ride teeming with fun, love, friendship, vigor and dreams. The film dazzles with mirth, zing and colors of the adulthood. Undoubtedly, a must watch!
Verdict: Its time to celebrate youth as “yeh jawaani hai deewani” 😉
Rating: *** and a 1/2