2013 boasts of many biggies which will hit the screens this year. Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani(YJHD) is definitely one of them. Blame it on much hyped pairing of Ranbir and Deepika or Ayan Mukherjee’s second directorial venture after Wake Up Sid. Though the initial teasers made us feel like its just one those run of the mill movies from KJo’s stable but with Ayan there, you really can expect some seriousness from this one. So here I am reviewing one of the most anticipated movies of the year.
Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani speaks about journey of 4 people through their youth to that age when you have to take decisions, choose between 2 things, make that extra sacrifice and most importantly realize this is life! Meet Bunny(Apna Hero Hiralal), Naina(Beauty with Brains), Avi(Mr.Moodswing) and Aditi(The Tomboy) who form the main protagonists. YJHD speaks about how people’s priorities change over time, how ambitions clash with relationships and most importantly how it is about understanding the correct time to do the right thing. I definitely feel these are the most important things which youngsters specially of my generation can relate to. Though I cannot classify this movie as a coming of age sorts but it does give out vibes of how people view life through their own philosophies.
Coming down to what I feel about the movie, I would say a decent effort in packaging the fun and frolic( trendy songs, scenic beauty of Manali and ofcourse the cliches of a KJo production) along with some content which will make you think, a bit atleast. Performance-wise, as expected Ranbir Kapoor is tailor made for the role of Bunny aka Kabir Thappar. He just gets into the skin of the character effortlessly and relishes each and every moment of it. Deepika Padukone does a very good in a role where she is required to underplay herself. From Om Shanti Om to Cocktail to YJHD she has really proved that she can be diverse. Aditya Roy Kapoor and Kalki play their parts well except in some scenes where both of them falter. Director Ayaan Mukherjee succeeds in telling what today’s generation likes to listen. Even the most serious scenes are directed with utmost ease and simplicity. Infact I would like to mention one scene which really deserves an applause; the conversation between Farooque Shaikh(Ranbir’s father) and Ranbir is simply superb. Be it the dialogues or just the way its captured on screen makes you feel, yes movie making in Bollywood has changes from what it was in late 90’s.
Final Verdict- What are you waiting for? Book your tickets, grab a tub of pop-corn and watch the movie which is sure to be declared a blockbuster in the next few days!