I guarantee trash loving Indian movie buffs will not be disappointed with Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani.
A silly romance punctuated by tomfoolery in picturesque surroundings (Manali), heavy use of English slang (Kalki Koechlin), girls letting their pallus slide or donning mini-skirts and shorts in freezing weather (Deepika Padukone), hags lifting the skirt to display skin in a desperate cry for attention (Madhuri Dixit), songs at the drop of a hat, stupid fights (Aditya Roy Kapoor), trips to phoren cities (Ranbir Kapoor in Paris) and a sweet, teary ending with the girl and boy kissing and living happily ever after.
What more do the drooling, classless, headless Indian chutiyas want in their movies.
I can see Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani has all the makings of a big hit with the canaille.
To dwell upon such stuff as a story or script in shallow tripe like Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani is not a worthy endeavor.
But I must credit director Ayan Mukerji with some chutzpah. Who else can take credit for a non-existent story and manage to keep the nonsense going for 150-minutes.
Four friends (Ranbir Kapoor, Deepika Padukone, Kalki Koechlin and Aditya Roy Kapoor) go on a vacation to Manali, sing some songs, celebrate Holi, make monkeys of themselves, have a blast and then go their own ways.
One guy (Ranbir) jets off to the U.S. (Chicago, Boston, Hawaii, San Francisco, L.A. etc) and finally ends up in Paris. Pssst, I have a sneaking suspicion Karan Johar works part time to promote U.S. tourism considering how many of his movies are made in Amreeka or refer to the country.
Eight years later, the friends meet again at the grand Udaipur palace hotel. After some more songs, more silly antics, more prattle and more stupid fights, the boy (Ranbir) and girl (Deepika) are united until death do them part.
Grand epic, na? 🙁
It’s a shame Madhuri Dixit has quit the breeding business in Amreeka and returned to Mera Bharat Mahaan to torment us again.
The hag’s Ghagra song/dance number with wanton display of legs was worth zilch.
Since it’s a Karan Johar production, there’s no escaping the beautiful people spending most of their time gallivanting on holidays, talking drivel, drinking champagne or having a blast in exotic locales (Paris, Manali and Udaipur in this ‘movie’).
I will confess to being mildly amused by the peppy Badtameez Dil song and dance number.
The other songs left me cold.
Ranbir Kapoor, Aditya Roy Kapoor and Kalki Koechlin are decent actors but given that the script is so threadbare it doesn’t matter one whit.
Deepika Padukone is ample proof that when you throw enough makeup on a face even ugly ducklings with long legs can be made desirable. In the acting department though, Deepika still has miles and miles to go.
Farooq Sheikh in a small role left me hungering for more.
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I’m aware you can take the Indian out of India but never part him from his abiding passion for trashy Hindi movies.
Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani is stale drivel with not even a fig leaf of a story to keep discerning moviegoers engrossed.
SearchIndia.com strongly recommends Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani to my fellow desis whose appetite for trash knows no bounds.