Can you remember when was the last time, people went mad on just one song and rushed to the theatres only to make a movie hit? Not in recent years, right? Well, Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani did exactly that. Just in first 2 days, it has racked in 40 crores. That's a big deal. And who's smiling behind these figures? Its Pritam, whose utterly commercial, dhamaka hits made this movie sell like hot cake. Otherwise, Ayan Mukerjee is a name that is not 'this' famous that can attract people to the theatre. (Though, no doubt Ranbir is there too spell his magic). In short, YJHD is clearly a Pritam movie and not Ayan's.
Why? Because this is not that Ayan who made the cuddliest movie - Wake Up Sid. At places you see sparks of his touch, but those moments are only a few in this popcorn mush. Credit surely goes to him for some wonderful moments like Deepika-Ranbir in Udaipur, the final scene between dad and his son. Also, the first half was absolute fun, where Kalki shines with her tomboyish avatar. Its only the second half, that is a bit stretched and with many deja vu moments that are by now typical in
YRF/Dharma movies. Thankfully the songs save the day in otherwise dull development of story.
Talking about acts - Ranbir is ofcourse first rate as always. He speaks with his eyes. (and oh, that tattoo on right wrist :)) And with Deepika, he looks just perfect. Even better than their first one together (BAH). Deepika seems brightened up just by presence of him. And obviously, gives a perfect performance. Though this was her regular kinda role. (just changed places which she did in Cocktail). But besides looking stunning, her act too leaves a mark. In supporting cast, Kalki is the best one. (Meh, Aditya Roy Kapur - Mr Shake-head). In tomboy avatar she steals the show in second half, despite the fact that she portrayed a short / average part in next half.
Shot wonderfully in Manali and other parts of the world, the colorful pallette throughout the movie makes it look really good on screen. Just one complaint- too much of liquor talk / scenes there that one gets fed up by first hour itself. On the other hand, music gives the movie a solid support whenever the strings of screenplay gets loosen up. Not just songs, but the background score, done by Pritam, is fantastic. (add a wonderful added short track in climax).
Overall, YJHD is definitely a watchable movie. Becuase of leads' acts, its music and Ranbir and Ranbir. Yes, everyone had big expectations and obvious that is. But well, I think in our country everyone is so obsessed with Shaadi things, one can't resist it - not even our films.
Tags : Yeh Jawaani Hai deewani movie review, film review, ranbir kapoor, ranbeer kapoor, deepika padukone, kalki koechlin, pritam chakraborty, badatameex, dil, kabira maan ja, new song in yeh jawaani hai deewani, last song, climax song download.