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Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani

CBFC Rating: U

Runtime: 2 hours 5 minutes (125 minutes)

Genre: Romance

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4 out of 5

Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani Review

What's Good:
The mushy - Ranbir and Deepika, cinematic experience and the liveliness of the film along with its mesmerizing story.
What's Bad:
First 20 mins of the second half are mundane.
Verdict:
YEH JAWAANI HAI DEEWANI definitely strikes a chord with all age-groups. Watch this celebration of love and get mesmerized!
Watch or Not:
Must Watch!

Audience Ratings for Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani

60.0%
107 Ratings
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Plot Summary

It is a story of the exhilarating and terrifying journey of four characters as they navigate through their youth; from their carefree laughter as they set off on a holiday together in their colleges days, until their bittersweet tears as they watch the first of their bunch get married.

Critics Reviews for Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani

75 Critics like this movie.
Reviews Counted: 12 | Positive Review: 9 | Negative Review: 3 | Average Rating: 3.1/5

You're going to watch YJHD if you haven't already. You're going to watch it for Ranbir dancing to the sprightly Badtameez Dil and you're going to watch it for Deepika in her cutesy glasses. Let's just say if your expectations are in check, you won't be disappointed.
Critic Score: 3/5

May 31, 2013 Full Review
Karan Anshuman
Karan Anshuman
Mumbai Mirror

Director Ayan Mukerji’s second outing at the Box Office, after 'Wake Up Sid', is light, frothy at the primary level – and delves somewhat into the deeper recesses of human emotions at the secondary level. However, one thing emerges tall – 'Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani' is an extremely pleasant watch. In a nutshell, 'Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani' is no heavy or preachy business. It is meant to be enjoyed and it does its job well. Apart from a few parts where the pace of the film drops badly, Ayan Mukherji’s handiwork is a breezy, enjoyable one.
Critic Score: 3/5

May 31, 2013 Full Review
Ananya Bhattacharya
Ananya Bhattacharya
Zee News

Too long by at least twenty minutes, this is a watchable film despite its conventional arc. If light-hearted mush is what you're seeking, you're looking in the right place.
Critic Score: 3/5

May 31, 2013 Full Review
Rajeev Masand
Rajeev Masand
CNN IBN

Youth is a many splendoured thing. An alive, fresh vibe dominates Ayan Mukerji's Yeh Jaawani Hai Deewani invigorating you through it's entire run. The story is not novel, but the treatment is A-grade. The first half of the film is a fun-ride. Watching Madhuri Dixit do a ghagra number with Ranbir is a ceeti-moment. At intermission point, the film rightly leaves you yearning for more. The first twenty minutes of the second half is mundane. But the action comes together again at Aditi's wedding. Note: You may not like this film if a typical, zany Bollywood masala flick is not what you go for.
Critic Score: 4/5

May 31, 2013 Full Review
Meena Iyer
Meena Iyer
Times of India

YEH JAWAANI HAI DEEWANI is a revitalizing take on romance and relationships. A wonderful cinematic experience, this one should strike a chord with not just the youth, but cineastes of all age-groups. Watch this celebration of love and get mesmerized!
Critic Score: 4/5

May 31, 2013 Full Review
Taran Adarsh
Taran Adarsh
Bollywood Hungama.com

Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani is a bright, breezy and brassy film designed for easy consumption. What it certainly is not is ballsy. For all the big ideas about life and the dilemmas of youth that it tosses up in the air over a runtime that's 20 minutes shy of three hours, it always opts to play safe, vacillating between thoughts of rebellion and acts of conformity. It is the erratic narrative arc that is a letdown. Overlong, sluggish and fluffy, it meanders through varied locations as the young lovers/friends seek to reconnect with each other after a few years of being apart.
Critic Score: 2.5/5

May 31, 2013 Full Review
Saibal Chatterjee
Saibal Chatterjee
NDTV

When the songs aren't playing, however, this is a daftly childish film, one where most actors act half their age and the narrative stumbles forward inanely and gracelessly. What should have been a breeze turns into a pained plod, and while things still look all glossy, the songless part of the movie -- the story, we dare say? -- remains dismally predictable and awfully contrived, eventually becoming quite a bore.
Critic Score: 2/5

May 31, 2013 Full Review
Raja Sen
Raja Sen
Rediff.com

Mukerji has crafted a film about characters he clearly cares about and wants you to do the same, where even if the conclusion is a tad convenient, it’s the one you want to see. Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani is predictable but who cares? Romance is back with a bang and it is exuberant, entertaining, dazzling and worth your time.
Critic Score: 3.5/5

May 31, 2013 Full Review
Sukanya Verma
Sukanya Verma
Rediff.com

Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani is a been-here, seen-this, much-too-long glossy creature, and not much else. But the thing with the best rom-coms is how the oldest story in the world -- boy meets girl, and they live happily ever after -- gets a fresh telling. On that crucial test, Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani scores low.
Critic Score: 2/5

May 31, 2013 Full Review
Shubhra Gupta
Shubhra Gupta
Indian Express

While Wake up Sid was more personal, YJHD seems like a chapter that will resonate with everyone. Deepika and Ranbir's tryst with romance, the denials and acceptance, frustration of not being able to live certain moments all over again, are just some of the emotions that are drawn out of every day scenarios. Mukherjee keeps it real. Between the dazzle of Manish Malhotra's sequins, slick production value, and a robust item song by Madhuri Dixit, lies a simple story of vulnerability, and fear of loss.
Critic Score: 3/5

May 31, 2013 Full Review
Tushar Joshi
Tushar Joshi
DNA

Even his love story – a demure girl-next-door who skips her heartbeat for the commitment-phobic boy – isn’t novel, but his leading cast makes it work.To Ayan’s credit, he does the unthinkable and makes the stereotypes work, rather convincingly, through stunning frames and killer tunes.While ‘YJHD’ is formulaic, and nothing exceptional in terms of story, Ayan’s narrative’s got style and flair, and he textures it gorgeously. For most parts, ‘YJHD’ isn’t damaging and does make a fun, frothy buddy flick.If anything, we expected Ayan to stay away from the unpredictable in the end, but that is where he falters. That aside, we’d propose you step out of your homes and allow Ranbir and Deepika to take you on a fun ride that you won’t regret.

May 31, 2013 Full Review
Sneha May Francis
Sneha May Francis
Emirates 24/7

Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani despite its bearable flaw of working on clichés, is a remarkably well executed film. Ayan Mukherji makes his story both believable and honest! Entertaining from the word go, this film is a must watch.
Critic Score: 4/5

May 31, 2013 Full Review
Mohar Basu
Mohar Basu
Koimoi.com

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