Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani - Preview
Dir: Ayan Mukerji
Ayan Mukerji’s Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani delivers what it promises – entertainment that refrains from being idiotic. Not nearly as charming or honest as Wake Up Sid, YJHD is the kind of film you wouldn’t mind watching despite the fact that there isn’t much in the film that is memorable. With a cast that will win your heart and music that’ll play on loop in your head for a while after, the film is fun but rarely much more.
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First frame of Ranbir Kapoor dancing to 'badtameez dil' and I was sold. Yes, the tune is peppy, the moves are awesome. But in addition, there it has this irresistible energy that hooked me in and just won't let go. Interestingly, there aren't too many dialogue promos out and yet the first impression has been enough to get me excited about watching it.
It may be because we know Ranbir Kapoor chooses great films. Or maybe because the last time Dharma Productions and director, Ayan Mukerji got together we had an awesome Wake Up! Sid. Or maybe because there is so little we know about the film that it is exciting.
All we know is it is a love story. And there is that little problem with love stories. They have to completely rely on the details - the dialogue, situations, characters and relationship. There is very little wiggle room in terms of concept or plot. I am slightly apprehensive about that because you have a bespectacled, geeky Deepika Padukone suddenly dancing in snazzy outfits. But, then again Ayan Mukerji has shown us his competence with his debut, so there is enough hope to hang on to.
And of course there are the other actors - Deepika Padukone, Kalki Koechlin, Aditya Roy Kapoor - all of whom are so capable of giving wonderful performances. And ahemmm...well, the rarest of rare occasions when I not only mention but also look forward to the item number - Madhur Dixit dancing, it is inevitable!
They'll have to botch the story and the details really bad for me to not like this one. Also, I will be out of town, far far away from theaters and internet connection on May 31st when the film releases. But, there will be a wogma review for sure. Pradeep has been kind enough to review the film for me, while I'm gone.
Bollyspice - "4/5"
dunkdaft - "Pritam's score for this fun film, is definitely good if not 'overall' rocking."
IBN Live - "excellent, youthful and crazy"
Milliblog - "Yeh Jawaani hai bas do din ki deewani."
Music Aloud - "7.5/10"
Planet Radiocity - "4/5"