My First Movie Review

Ye Jawani Hai Deewani
Directed by Ayan Mukherji (director of Wake Up Sid)
Produced by Karan Johar
Starring : Ranbir Kapoor, Deepika Padukone, Kalki Koechlin, Aditya Roy Kapoor

What are you expecting from a movie made under the banner of dharma productions?  No it would definitely not be on any social cause, the chances of it being an action movie is very less (no I am not challenging that there aren’t any) and it being art and literary inspired is next to none.

The weekend gone by saw the release of one of the most awaited films of this year. Yes, it is of no mystery that I am talking about the Ranbir Kapoor-Deepika Padukone starrer Ye Jawani Hai Deewani (YJHD).

After an incredible and award winning performance in Rockstar, there have been lot of expectations being attached to this Ranbir Kapoor movie. I can’t totally deny the fact that much of the attention was also garnered by the ever so controversial pair of of RK—DP as they have been former beaus.

Ok… I am so much imitating like an official movie reviewer, when the fact is that I have no clue how this entire movie review is done. So let me just come down to my straight forward way of a rookie. I watched YJHD last night, and to be frank, I liked the movie. If I was to rate, I would nowhere give it anything less than 3 out of 5 stars. Why do I think so, I will probably try to tell you next.

Quite a few people told me that YJHD was boring; it had nothing new and was the same old KJo types love story. But I don’t think this movie is a love story. Yes, being a KJo product, it sure has a love angle, but that is just one of the many angles.

It is the story of Bunny’s dreams and the extent to which he goes to live upto his dreams. Bunny lives his life on his own terms. Even though he belongs to a typical middle class family, he hasn’t abandoned his dream – the dream of going around the world travelling. It’s a big deal to chase this kind of dream when you belong to such humble standards of living. Infact commendable too as he eventually does it. But everything comes for a price and so does Bunny’s dreams. The price being distances, not mere physical ones, from his dear ones, his father and his most dear friends.

It’s a movie which aptly depicts the youth today. I wonder who could not have related themselves to the character of Bunny. Anyone who has ever had dreams for their life would definitely relate to Bunny. Who hasn’t had dreams that weren’t exactly what their parents wanted from them in their life? Who hasn’t had best friends with whom they went out of touch?

I wouldn’t exactly say that this is a refreshing movie, but it has touched upon many small nuances of the life of today’s youth which definitely doesn’t go amiss. One should be keen enough to catch those moments and realize that what has been portrayed is just so true and real. Yes, it is a usual Bollywood flick, with a tinge of romance, slight comedy, conflict of emotions and relations and some foot tapping, break-into-a-dance kind of songs and also soulful songs.

I wouldn’t force anyone to go and watch this movie, but it ain’t boring and is a nice break to gather some new perspectives and thoughts. To conclude I would like to quote my dad here, who said this to me after watching this movie, “Don’t let go off your dreams, but don’t let go off your bonds too.”