Movie Review Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani

Movie Review: `Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani` is captivating must watch

ast: Ranbir Kapoor, Deepika Padukone, Kalki Koechline, Aditya Roy Kapoor, Evelyn Sharma, Farooq Sheikh, Poorna Jagananathan, Madhuri Dixit (in cameo)

Director: Ayan Mukherjee

Run Time: 2 Hrs 41 Min

Rating: * * * 1/2

If any one of us ever get an opportunity to get retro with our lives, then probably we would love to go to our youth days. With no worries to bother, millions of dream to aspire for and on top of it don't give a damn attitude, undoubtedly days of ones youth age are the most memorable ones.

And over the years even our cine biggies have realized that any cine cantata passing through this vestibules of youth stage towards a mature life have got good charming potential in the cine business too. After debuting with "Wake Up Sid" which was somewhat a spoilt brat's transformation saga now director, Ayaan Mukherjee has come up with a relatively novel angle to romance, which has got youthful charm, aspirations, friendship, tons of human value and a sweet love-story at its core.

This much or rather most awaited movie of the year starring Ranbir, Deepika and Kalki opened with an average occupancy of 95 percent at the cineplexes.

Ever since their respective debuts in showbiz Ranbir and Deepika have thoroughly experimented with their onscreen characters and every time have succeeded in proving their potential and now so is the case with their "Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani" stint where the outstanding chemistry of the duo clearly takes the movie miles ahead of the other movies belonging to same ilk.

Plot of "Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani", narrates the story of Bunny (Ranbir Kapoor) a free spirited guy who has got a staunch fascination for leaving life to its fullest.

Naina (Deepika Padukone) a simple "Plain-Jane" kinda girl who is good-natured and extremely focused but somewhere down the conscious is fed up of her confined way of leaving.

And besides them we have two more characters, tomboyish Aditi (Kalki Koechline) and another happy go-lucky-guy Avi (Aditya Roy Kapoor) who has got a firm fascination for alcohol, cricket and adventure.

As the narration of "YJHD" takes off it starts with a narration of Naina about one of their trekking expedition to Himachal where all four of them had been together and where she failed in confessing her love to Bunny.

On the last day of their holiday, Avi, Adi and Naina finds that Bunny is going to US for a course in videography which is one of his another passions. Post this movie takes a leap of eight years, with Adi getting married to Taran ( Aditya Roy Kapoor) to which she invites, Bunny. So does Bunny comes back and reunites with his pals or not? To find out watch this mesmerizing cine cantata directed by Ayaan.

Unlike other cine delights of its ilk, premise of "Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani" is not just about a bunch of carefree youngsters who want to get rid of any of their real-life complexities or are in any manner oblivious of their career path.

Rather it is a tale dabbled in the treacle of realism which quite clearly showcases the emotions and mindset of today's youth. Although with "YJHD", Ayaan seems to be garnering goodies out of the tried and tested formula of youth-centricism, friendship, romance, a holiday etc.

But believe me, "Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani" is quite different from its predecessors belonging to the same genre. After debuting with, "Wake Up Sid" which had a spoilt brat and his tryst with life at the center stage, this time with a proportionate dose of love, humor, friendship and aspirations, Ayaan has conveniently succeeding in developing a more captivating saga.

It won't be wrong to say that Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani has got many such instances which are high on predictability scale and are not "not-seen-before" kind either, but in spite of that they have a soothing fragrance of freshness to charm you.

And the best thing pertaining to script of "Yeh Jawaani Deewani" is that, the characters and their general mindset is so well defined and convincing, that by the time movie reaches its end you up-till an extent fall in love with each one of them.

Although script of "Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani" up-till a great extent showcases the aspiration, but at the same time it thoroughly showcases that it's our loved ones who matters the most at the end. In nutshell in spite of serving something which is not out of the world at all, Ayaan has firmly succeeded in getting a right script and has no where tempered it unnecessarily to make it look something detesting.

Besides this in writing department even dialogue writer Hussain Dalal has succeeded in inscribing some impressive rhetoric chunks. Though none of them has any over the top appeal, but at the same time they make you laugh, cry and compels you to introspect.

Even while being in director's chair Ayaan has kept everything under tabs and nowhere allowed melodrama, unwanted irrelevant cine variables to blemish the over all appeal of the movie.

Screenplay of "Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani" is simply dauntless, be it the the first half or the post interval part, narration firmly succeeds in maintaining a constant flow. Although it gets a bit slow in bits and pieces at a few places, but keeping in view the over all appeal of the movie and the captivation coefficient these micro flaws can be overlooked with quite an ease.

Despite having a run time of over two and a half hours "Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani" keeps your gazes glued to the screen throughout and the worth-mentioning characteristic of movie's screenplay which keeps your attention seized during entire run-time is that, besides not skipping any relevant information it no where attempts to obtrude anything unwanted too. All in all YJHD's screenplay does a thorough justice to a captivating tale.

Even the sharp yet pinpoint editing of Akiv Ali in both the halves thoroughly complements this smoothly flowing spellbinding narration. And how can one forget the stupendous cinematography of V.Manikandan which aesthetically adds on to the over all appeal of the movie. Be it the locales of Himachal or the scenic views of New York or Udaipur every visual-capture is simply spectacular and magnificently succeeds in capturing the diverse spectrum of landscapes.

Well as far as music of "Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani" is concerned then it has all the traits in it, which an enthralling music album needs to emerge as a chart topper. Music of YJHD has got nearly all the shades to pamper your aural drive. With "Badtameez Dil" and "Balam Pichkari", "Kabira" is another aural delight which will satiate your thirst for a good music treat.

In performance department, it's completely Bunny's ahem Ranbir's show. Over the years, Ranbir has not only graduated to the status of a great actor, but has also constantly proved his mettle too. Be it his youthful acts, his aspirations or his proximity to life everything pertaining to Ranbir in "Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani" will make you re-fall in love with him.

Besides Ranbir even leggy lass Deepika has mastered the art of doing a complete justice to diverse kind of roles. And this time again she comfortably succeeds in mesmerizing the masses by her performance as Naina. And besides this it's the drool-worth onscreen chemistry of Ranbir and DP which emerges as the USP of "Yeh Jawaani Hai Dewaani".

After proving his mettle as Rahul in "Ashiqui-2", Aditya is here again with a sinewy performance and in "YJHD" Aditya well showcases his superb acting talent. Kalki in her tomboyish avatar has looked impressive too. Despite being in a small role, Farooq Shaikh as Ranbir's father touches your heart.

Evelyn Sharma in an extended cameo of a sort has looked charming. And besides this Poorna Jagananatha, Tanvi Azmi and Dolly Ahluwalia also perform their respective cameos with utmost brilliance.

Undoubtedly, "Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani" has been one of the most awaited movie of the year for some very obvious reasons. So with a glittering starcast, a neat plot and good entertainment quotient, it will surely emerge as one of the respectable BO grossers of the year.

To sum up, with a captivating premise, a somewhat new angle to romance and relationships, and a mesmerizing appeal, "Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani" is a must watch cine cantata with which masses of all ages would love to identify.