Salman Khan’s latest crap show Yuvvraaj has deservedly received much scorn from movie critics.
One of the ugliest films to emerge out of Bollywood in recent days, Yuvvraaj is a poor excuse for entertainment.
Here are excerpts from some of the Yuvvraaj reviews:
Yuvvraaj uses scale and grandeur to compensate for the fractured script, but as Ghai’s own films — Kisna and Yaadein will tell you — no amount of ambition and passion can hide poor writing. The characters are all underdeveloped – from the protagonists who have no layers, no edge whatsoever, to the supporting players who are all silly caricatures.
The dialogue is a mix of clunky lines that make you cringe in embarrassment, and a bunch of unintentionally hilarious gems that will make you laugh every time you think of the film.
The Economic Times:
Drona and Love Story 2050 have competition in vying for the position of the most disappointing films of 2008. Yuvvraaj is a potential contender. It’s not just a bad film but a boring film. And a boring film can be much more taxing than a bad one.
It no more surprises that Ghai could make such a shoddy film, especially after he has reinstated our despair through duds like Yaadien and Kisna.
It’s sad and somewhat embarrassing to watch Ghai try valiantly to sculpt a magnificent innings — and miss his target rather spectacularly. The man is batting the only way he knows how, sticking to his basic formula of melodrama and emotional overdose, but times, Mr Showman, have changed. Your game needs to be severely adapted, because currently, it’s very outdated. Even hardcore masala now needs to be served up instantly, sizzling hot; there’s no time for dot balls.
Yuvvraaj is an ugly, pitiful Bollywood copy of Rain Man that offers nothing but dollops of misery to unsuspecting moviegoers.
Dustin Hoffman and, to a lesser extent, Tom Cruise were a joy to behold in Rain Man, a stunning visual treat for moviegoers.
Compared to the Hoffman-Cruise duo, Salman Khan, Anil Kapoor and Zayed Khan are pathetic impostors, shameless caricatures of actors.
And completely oblivious to our misery, the Khan-Kapoor-Khan troika under the aegis of mis-director Subhash Ghai unleash a lengthy torture drama on the screen that has few parallels in Bollywood or elsewhere.
AÂ peine forte et dure, this obscenely bad movie sucked the breath out of us.
The writing is archaic and simplistic with unintentionally funny dialogue.
The lead characters have little flesh on them but the minor ones are positively cartoonish. There is a wicked mamaji and my personal favorite, a sultry sister-in-law who speaks only in shudh Hindi but wears plunging necklines and makes moves on Deven.
Producer-Writer-Director Subhash Ghai is out of sorts in this venture. The so-called plotting and planning by the brothers, to snatch wealth from each otherâ€™s hands is a laugh.
Itâ€™s a really simplistic interpretation of a family feud; something you could see in a school play. The theatrics go unbearably overboard in scenes where a character whoâ€™s about to die from poisoning, goes on stage to perform, while another character joins in the performance impromptu, amidst some heavy-duty lightening effects.
While SearchIndia.com found little noteworthy in Yuvvraaj and described it as a Shitty Copy of Rain Man, some of the other reviewers above may have had a nice thing or two to say about the movie.