176 Min | Drama – Musical – Romance | May 2013
IMDB Rating: 6.8
Director: Ayan Mukherjee
Starring: Ranbir Kapoor, Deepika Padukone, Aditya Roy Kapoor
Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani Review: Yeh Jawaani hai Deewani is a refreshing take on the lives of the youth (of varied types) their needs, their aspirations, their madness. Inspite of being 3+ hours, it never felt like a long film. It is a movie with a lot of flair,adventure and madness, as you would expect from the title. The acting cast is mouth-watering. Ranbir Kapoor as Bunny is brilliant. He plays a character who loves to have all the fun, wants to live life at a fast pace and has this quirky ambition of visiting all the beautiful places in the world. Good job Ranbir, great acting skills and mind-blowing dancing skills that is always fun viewing. Deepike Padukone as Naina shines as an actor and shows she is more than just good looks with a beautiful rendition of a nerdy girl who is looking to break all inhibitions.
I think she captured a studious, unsatisfied and conflicted girl perfectly. Kalki as Aditi exceeded my expectations. It was a treat watching Aditya Roy Kapoor who always lit up the screen whenever he was present. The dialogues in Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani, are crisp and some of them pretty deep and well thought. The music and the songs stand apart. I actually felt like getting up and dancing to the tunes of ‘Balam Pichkari’ and ‘Badtameez Dil’. The costumes are good as well. Ayan Mukherjee seems spot on in his direction and execution as well as in the selection of the cast.
What is good about Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani is that the approach to many things is fresh and is no cliche (The ending is kinda inescapable though). The plot seems perfectly plausible. Bunny does not fall head over heels in love with Naina. They pretty much get back to their lives without any drama. It is circumstances that later makes things happen. Yeh Jawaani hai Deewani is definitely good entertainment overall. An enjoyable experience. Go for it.