Cast: Deepika Padukone and Ranbir Kapoor
Director: Ayan Mukerji
Plot: Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani features two polar opposite characters, who at one point were classmates at Modern School. The first is Naina Talwar (Deepika Padukone), a studious bespectacled young girl. The second is Bunny (Ranbir Kapoor), a carefree young travel show host intent on breaking out of the pattern of getting an education, a career, a wife, children, retirement, and eventually death. With a desire to be free and live a life of wildness, Bunny embarks on a journey with his two best friends, Aditi (Kalki Koechlin), a tomboyish girl, and Avi (Aditya Roy Kapur), a comedic boy with a penchant for satire. Bunny meets Naina and invites her to spend time with him and his friends in Kashmir and. Eventually their journey will lead them to the ultimate destination, "Love". As the two mature from the age of 21 to their 30's, they recognize their priorities, realize their true desires and celebrate madness, warmth, marriage, wildness, freedom, togetherness, reunions, friendship, breakups, family, and love.
Review: It is that moment when I’ve been over-exposed to awesomeness by the superb work exhibited by Ayan Mukherji yet again in Yeh Jawani Hai Deewani, almost 4 years after his debut film, Wake Up Sid released. There are absolutely no complications involved, just a simple love story that go through various phases simultaneously showing the challenges that the film’s protagonists face before finally ending up together. You may consider this a spoiler, trust me it isn’t. Just when you think ‘all’s well that ends well’, there’s something new that is brought about.
It may have been a herculean task to bring a former real-life couple, Ranbir Kapoor and Deepika Padukone to share screen space especially when everyone’s aware of the rife rumor mills and the usual talk of the town. However, the two came back to work together after Bachna Ae Haseeno (2008) purely in the name of friendship that they share with the film’s director. What you wouldn’t have expected however, was the professionalism with which the performances have been handled. Off the new-age couples, Ranbir-Deepika sure make a great onscreen pair, and from a totally unbiased perspective I state that the two should be cast together in more films, playing varied roles like Shahrukh Khan and Kajol, perhaps.
Verdict: Restores your faith in love over and over again. ‘Tis the magic of Wake Up Sid, on a large scale