Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani (2013)
RJG Rating- 35
4 friends take a trip to Manali ,where each learn about each other.
Starring- Deepika Padukone,Ranbir Kapoor,Aditya Roy Kapoor,Kalki Koechlin
Director- Ayan Mukherjee
Ranbir goes over the top playing a sort of casanova character.His character is pretty uneven and mainly its the scripts fault.Deepika Padukone plays a sort of different character for once.But again it isnt anything worthwhile.Kalki plays her usual type of role ,shes good at it.Aditya Roy does a good job too.
The story is downright cliched.Theres no other word for this type movie.From the start itself its cheesy.Theres a deep lack of creativity in the story.You can predict stuff miles away.Character development is poor.The story is written solely to support Ranbir's character.Changes in Deepika's characters happen overnight.The only part which was worth watching was the flashback scenes of Kabir and his family.
Direction by Ayan is a major letdown.His earlier work Wake Up Sid was fresh and featured one of Ranbir's best work.But with YJHD ,he resorts to the ideas that were tried out by almost every romantic movie in Bollywood.YJHD is a watered down version Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara.On top of it the melodrama makes certain scenes unbearable.
Songs are injected into the movie for no reason.The soundtrack used is not even fitting for the movie.Throughout the first half ,music from various cartoons are used.Why its done ,is unintelligible.It lowers the standards the movie is trying to convey.On the bright side ,the songs were good.
Overall YJHD has nothing new to offer ,except some over used jokes and melodrama.