Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani - External Reviews

wogma rating: Add to 'must watch' list (?) - Either way, it makes for a breezy watch
quick review:

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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40 reviewers have given Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani an average rating of 3.7/5.0 (?)

24 yays
5 nays
11 so-so

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Thumbs up by Anna Vetticad, annavetticadgoes2themovies ...Add to the assets side of the balance sheet an overall prettiness to this film peopled with good-looking stars in good-looking outfits shot beautifully at good-looking locations.... full review

Thumbs up by Nikhil Kumar, Apun Ka Choice ...It’s here in the second half that director Ayan Mukerji also seems to lose his grip over narrative, and stretches it to the point of our patience-snapping.... full review

So-So by Baradwaj Rangan, Blogical Conclusion, The New Sunday Express ...as with Wake Up Sid, these moments are what we hold on to when the going gets rough.... full review

So-So by Bobby Sing, Bobby Talks Cinema.com ...if you just want to have a marginally good time in the theater, laughing occasionally and enjoying a few good songs thrown in at regular intervals to keep it going, then probably you may like it as an average entertainer.... full review

Thumbs up by Bodrul Chaudhury, Bolly Spice ...The soundtrack to Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani is both refreshing and youthful in nature. Pritam has provided us with some genuinely brilliant music to accompany this film, all of which have been well picturized on the leads. ... full review

Thumbs up by Taran Adarsh, Bollywood Hungama ...V. Manikandan's cinematography is pure art in motion.... full review

Thumbs up by Deboshree Ghosh, Bollywood Life ...even though the story is nothing out of the ordinary, not an exceptional concept, there are hardly any boring moments either.... full review

Thumbs up by Saumya Sharma, BookmyShow ...Restores your faith in love over and over again. ‘Tis the magic of Wake Up Sid, on a large scale. ... full review

Thumbs down by Deepa Gahlot, cinemaah ...It’s light, has excellent songs, witty lines—Ranbir Kapoor uttering those witty lines—what’s not to like?... full review

Thumbs up by Khalid Mohamed, Deccan Chronicle ...Yeh Jawaani… may not be in the league of Johar’s 'Kuchh Kucch Hota Hai' or Aditya Chopra’s 'DDLJ' – far from it – but it is a notch above the B-town fare showing at any of the ‘plexes today. ... full review

Thumbs up by Nikhil Arora, Desi Martini ...Apart from romance, the film captures a bit of life.... full review

Thumbs up by Smita, Desi Martini ...Bollywood at its best... full review

So-So by Ameetbhuvan, Desi Martini ...Disappointing as a cliche ridden story, yet entertaining nonetheless... full review

Thumbs up by Tushar Joshi, DNA ...a well written film that should be watched for its direction, treatment and some remarkable performances.... full review

Thumbs down by Deepa Deosthalee, Film Impressions ...At 161 minutes, Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani is long even by Bollywood’s self-indulgent standards. ... full review

Thumbs up by Rachit Gupta, Filmfare ...There are wonderful themes in the story, the tiffs between friends, the emotional bond between a father and son or a young boy’s desperate attempts to run from his own emotions.... full review

Thumbs down by Deepanjana Pal, FirstPost ...Much like in Hum Aapke Hain Kaun, there really isn’t much that you can pick on or criticise in YJHD because there’s just so little meat on this bone. ... full review

Thumbs up Free Press Journal ...Amitabh Bhattacharya’s compelling lyrics and Pritam’s music bond together to create some great harmony. ... full review

So-So by Anupama Chopra, Hindustan Times ...It’s a perfectly valid problem but Ayan’s rendering of it is half-baked, too long and largely unconvincing... full review

So-So by Rajeev Masand, IBN Live ...Too long by at least twenty minutes, this is a watchable film despite its conventional arc... full review

Thumbs up by Alisha Coelho, In.com ...Want some self-indulgent, summer lovin'? 'Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani' is the film to watch to get you in the mood.... full review

Thumbs up by Vinayak Chakravorty, india today ...Well-penned roles are in order for Aditya and Kalki, although they get restrained footage. Both actors impress despite staying in Ranbir and Deepika's shadows.... full review

Thumbs down by Shubhra Gupta, indian express ...Because it is a Karan Johar production, we get the big fat Indian wedding, the geet and the sangeet and the whole zardozi, lehnga, mehndi, shebang, in multifarious doses. ... full review

Thumbs up by Gaurav Malani, indiatimes ...Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani has the correct combo of youthfulness and craziness. ... full review

Thumbs up by Zayden, Indicine ...For the most part of this 160 minute long film, Ayan Mukherji manages to tidy the languid script up with his dialogues, even though they are ol’ skool. ... full review

Thumbs up by Mohar Basu, koimoi ...The film is built on a jaded idea that could have gone bad, but luckily doesn’t.... full review

So-So by Sanjukta Sharma, Live Mint ...Kapoor devours the possibilities this opens up for him. As usual, the actor has clever control over his emoting skills, making the balance between melodrama and subtle expressions seem like an effortless job. ... full review

Thumbs up by Shubha Shetty-Saha, MiD DAY ...The movie feels like a slow dive into the depths of emotions, at times fulfilling and at times uncomfortable... full review

So-So by Shivom Oza, Movie Talkies ...owing to some implausible side-plots and the never-ending-length, the film leaves a lot to be desired.... full review

Thumbs up by Divya Solgama, MoviezADDA ... The film is total entertaining with foot tapping music, star value, good performance and fantastic first half. ... full review

So-So by Karan Anshuman, Mumbai Mirror ... Let's just say if your expectations are in check, you won't be disappointed.... full review

So-So by Saibal Chatterjee, NDTV ...It is a mildly diverting film at best. Its musical set pieces are robustly staged and with Ranbir Kapoor at the centre of them all, they are fun while they last. ... full review

Thumbs down by Raja Sen, Rediff ...By now he can play a rake in his sleep, and delivers some lines -- like one where he calls the girl “vulgar” -- with immaculate timing, but he’s strictly average here.... full review

Thumbs up by Sukanya Verma, Rediff ...is predictable but who cares? ... full review

Thumbs up by Shilpa Jamkhandikar, Reuters ...Mukerji rises above the ordinary in many places, but the film’s ending is disappointing. ... full review

So-So by Swati Rohatgi, STARDUST ...Kalki Koechlin is first-rate even with her comic side while Aditya Roy Kapur is monotonous. ... full review

So-So by Sudhish Kamath, The Hindu ...Ranbir dances like a dream, Deepika turns in a career best, Kalki is endearingly solid, Aditya Roy Kapur gets an extended supporting role to show us he can act and Kunaal Roy Kapur once again demonstrates what a bundle of talent he is, even if it’s just a cameo... full review

Thumbs up by Meena Iyer, Times of India ...You may not like this film if a zany Bollywood masala flick is not what you go for.... full review

Thumbs up by Rummana Ahmed, yahoo! India ...Ayan Mukerji achieves a fine balance, never going overboard with the emotional parts nor preachy with relationships fundas. ... full review

Thumbs up by Ananya Bhattacharya, ZEENEWS.COM ...Somewhat crisper editing could have saved the film from lagging in the bits where it does.... full review