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Movie Review:Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani : Rides On Star Power

Director : Ayan Mukerji

Cast : Deepika Padukone,Ranbir Kapoor,Kal Koechlin,Aditya Roy Kapur

If you are looking for pretty locations,lavish weddings,good music,stars with a set formula : you can watch this movie and enjoy it thoroughly.

However if you are expecting something special from ‘Wake Up Sid’ director,Ranbir  Kapoor and Deepika Padukone : this is not the movie you have been waiting for.

Cover of "Wake Up Sid (Dvd) (Bollywood Mo...
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It is a movie where nothing unexpected happens,you are neither surprised with anything nor stunned.It is a set formula passed from Karan Johar production house to Director Ayan Mukherji and he makes few adjustments – there you have it : a super hit movie setting the cash registers ringing.

This is story of Naina(Deepika Padukone) and Bunny(Ranbir Kapoor) and their 2 friends Aditi(Kalki) and Avi(Aditya).

Naina who is studious simple girl,Bunny a guy with dreams of travelling to every corner of the world.Somehow their worlds collide and Bunny,Aditi,Avi and scholar Naina as she was called in past go for a trip to manali.

Now during this trip they have loads of fun and then Naina becomes herself (ultra modern in a flash) and Bunny informs the group that he is all set to pursue his dream in US.

English: Face of Deepika Padukone
Deepika Padukone (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

As this happens,Bunny moves on and succeeds in his dream but leaving his friends behind,and Naina who is transformed but pretty much keeps to herself.

Now they are re-united back again when Aditi is getting married ( picture big fat Indian wedding) and they all meet up and resolve their differences.

Now despite of everything predictable what works in the favor of this movie are the performances : Ranbir is believable and Deepika is in full form too.There is no doubt Ranbir and Deepika both are stars and they posses the screen presence and star value which is needed for a good-looking movie.

Ajab Prem Ki Ghazab Kahani Music Launch
(Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Kalki and Aditya deliver sincere performances.Farooq Sheikh as Ranbir’s father registers his presence in merely two scenes and it shows that this veteran has still got his charm intact.

Music by Pritam is very good,locations and visuals are very good : all it needed was a solid storyline it would have turned into an amazing movie.Dialogues also are either cheesy or strictly OK.

Having said that : Riding high on star power – this movie is definitely better than most of the movies which are part of the 100 crore club : it is nothing great but it is perfectly enjoyable movie.

Rating : 3/5


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