Thursday, June 6, 2013

Yeh Jawani Hai Deewani: Movie Review

So with this movie, I'm going to do something I have never done before. I wrote the review for this movie before I watched it based on the promos and songs, thinking I'd change and update it once I've seen the movie. Not much needed to be changed though, so I figured I'd leave it as is with a couple additions...

 - Deepika's acting has definitely improved over time, but she still has lots of room for improvement.
 - Deepika has beautiful hair!
 - The second half of the movie was SUPER long. A lot of it was dragged out, and I wish that was shorter.
 - I still love all the songs!

Other than that, I think the review was pretty accurate!

The much awaited Yeh Jawani Hai Deewani released last Friday, and has already become the highest grossing film of the year. I usually am one of the first people to watch movies, and for a change, I'm one of the latter people. That itself is a statement about the popularity of this movie.

I personally am not a Ranbir or Deepika fan. Ranbir is okay, but I wouldn't call myself a fan per se. That being said, the promos are very appealing, and I think most of the credit for that goes to the soundtrack. Badtameez Dil, Balam Pichkari, Kabira, Dilliwali Girlfriend, etc. I love each and every song, and I finally got the lyrics for Badtameez Dil down. It also helps that there haven't been very many young blockbusters out recently, so YJHD is perfectly time. Everyone has been waiting for a commercial film, and who better than this pair to deliver that? Bachna Ae Haseeno did well because of the same idea. That's a big reason I didn't care to watch the movie at its first day's first show. This movie seemed to be a remake of Bachna Ae Haseeno in the coming of age sense and falling for Deepika in the end. Maybe there aren't two other women he has to go around apologizing to, but it's still the same concept. Throw in an awesome soundtrack, a Madhuri Dixit item number, a bunch of glam, and a sprinkle of Love Aaj Kal, and ta-daaa you've got YJHD!

The story was what you'd expect. Bunny (Ranbir Kapoor) meets Naina (Deepika Padukone) and go on an adventure that Naina wouldn't normally go on. Naina is a simple girl while Bunny wants to lead a more interesting life. Naina falls for Bunny, but that love is not requited. Then there's a leap in time and Bunny once again appears in front of Naina. This time they both fall in love and happy ending!! Of course on the side you've got Avi (Aditya Roy Kapur) and Aditi (Kalki Koechlin), the best friends, but their roles are fairly minor.

Acting wise both Ranbir and Deepika were decent. Ranbir was definitely better than Deepika, but Deepika was still decent. Kalki and Aditya were both fine as well. Nobody's acting really stood out though.

Overall, the story was super predictable and there were lots of ghisse pitte scenes. I'd say the movie is watchable, but that's about it.

1 comment:

  1. Review :yeh jawani... : Inspite of all Deepika's movies and her roles being so similar, Inspite of Ranbir playing cool dude & sort of coming of age in almost all his movies, Inspite of yeh jawani reminding you of countless Imran Khan's , saif Ali Khan's movies with Deepika, Inspite of it turning from a fun to quite serious one in the last 30 minutes.... It still deserves to be seen & enjoyed for Ranbir's charm, Deepika's much better acting, rocking numbers, cool & some meaningful dialogues, Kalki's surprise package, great cinematography, being in tune with today's generation & overall for it being a very good weekend package. It's fun and you will relish it. 1st 2 hours are an absolute breeze. I recommend a watch. ***1/2