Here is Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani Movie Review starring Ranbir Kapoor, Deepika Padukone, Kalki Koechlin and Aditya Roy Kapur. Film is directed by talented Ayan Mukerji.
Story/Plot - Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani is a story of four friends Bunny, Naina, Aditi and Abhi. It is about friendship, love, adventure and pursuing your dreams. Ranbir Kapoor (Bunny) is a travel freak. He loves adventure and love traveling places. Aditya Roy Kapur (Abhi) is a friend of Bunny and loves to be with him. Kalki Koechlin (Aditi) loves Abhi and also likes Bunny a lot. Deepika Padukone (Naina) is a bookworm and school-college topper! All four of them plans trip to Manali for trekking expedition. In Manali, Naina falls in love with Bunny, but doesn't express her feelings to him. But Bunny wants to pursue dream of traveling countries across continents. Thus, Bunny dreams fulfills and he gets his dream job in Chicago and flies away leaving behind his friends Naina, Abhi and Aditi. 8 years after Aditi calls everyone of her old friends for her big fat wedding in Udaipur. Thus, old friends meet and after that is the rest of the story, which I don't want to spoil. Will Naina again fall in love with Bunny? Will Bunny be able to know Naina's feeling for him. Will Aditi marry her arranged groom or she will again get back to her old love Abhi. This is all about Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani!
Pluses - Film First half and the Climax. Chartbuster songs. Madhuri thumkas in Ghagra song, is well enough for the Popcorn and Samosas! Ranbir-Deepika Chemistry. Above all, simple story about love, friendship and dreams!
Minuses - Not much. Few dull moments in 2nd Half. Editing could have been nicer in parts. Film should have been shorten by 10-15 mins. These are few minuses, but those are miniscule in number. Moreover the Climax of the film makes up for it.
Music - All songs are good. Kabira soundtrack in the background is nice. Ghagra is a Chartbuster. Badtameez Dil and Balam Pichkari is already Super Hit. Rest songs are also implemented well in the storyline.
Direction - Ayan Mukerji does a good job. He is first rated and knows his job well.
Acting - Definitely Ranbir Kapoor and Deepika Padukone chemistry and their rocking performances are the high point of the film. They look good together. Ranbir Kapoor once again shows his potential acting capabilities. He is a Star and YJHD will take his Stardom to one notch higher. Deepika Padukone looks cute in first half and super hot in the 2nd. She is carrying an aura of her ownself post Cocktail and YJHD continues that. Yes, she acts well also and touches our heart with her subdued role! Her total transformation from a Geek in the first half to a Diva in the second half is praiseworthy. Special mention to both Kalki Koechlin and Aditya Roy Kapur for their pivotal roles. They gets a full length substantial role in the film, unlike just filling the numbers. Film is incomplete without their life stories and both of them are first rated. In fact Aditya might get back to back hits with Aashiqui 2 and YJHD. Excellent start!
Madhuri Dixit Nene does an Item number Ghagra for the film and she looks ravishing as ever. Farooq Sheikh as Father of Bunny excels in limited chance he gets. Kunaal Roy Kapur surprises with his heart melting performance. Rana Duggubati gives us a blink you miss role. Evelyn Sharma (Lara) and Poorna Jagannathan (Riana) and Tanvi Azmi (as Bunny Step Mom) does well in limited scope. Rest are just adding to the numbers.
Ratings - 3.5
Verdict - Yes YJHD could have been shorter by few mins. Yes there are few dull moments in the film in the second half. But also, YJHD has a simple message. People are eagerly waiting for a love story and YJHD provides that. It tells about chasing your dreams and following your heart. Yes, it also has a beautiful message of love and friendship. Moreover it is an out and out romantic entertainer all the way!
Film has opened to packed houses everywhere in India. Ranbir Kapoor new found star power and Deepika Padukone hotness will take the film sailing smoothly through the weekend. Yes, it have enough legs to pass 100 crore nett mark and even more at the box office. Youth will love the film and generation passing by will feel nostalgic. Overall it is a Box Office Tsunami which is ready to crawl. Come Lets Fall in Love this Summer - Phir Se!