When Dharma Productions announced YEH JAWAANI HAI DEEWANI no one expected it to be hyped the way it is at this stage. Despite boasting of the successful reunion of Ranbir Kapoor and young talented, director Ayan Mukerji, after WAKE UP SID, the film was more in the news for its lead stars, real life ex-couple, Ranbir-Deepika, back together on the big screen.
However it was Pritam's music, especially Badtameez Dil, (and Ranbir's dancing!) that just took the nation by storm and hyped the movie to great heights. So let's check out the audio which is being touted as the first real blockbuster album of the year.
It's all out fun, frolic, celebration and innocent naughtiness that one encounters in the chartbusting party trumpet loaded number, 'Badtameeez Dil', that is so very addictive that even when one fails to grab the mad gibberish but highly endearing lyrics at one go, still one gets instantly hooked to it. Benny Dayal is outstanding and it's his show all the way, although Shefali Alvares does join him briefly and does a good job. The song is already a chartbuster and is appealing to one and all, eight to eighty! CHECK OUT: Will Ranbir's YEH JAWAANI.. open with 15 crore?
The fun continues with 'Balam Pichkari'
, the 'Holi' song that is rendered well by Vishal Dadlani and Shalmali Kholgade who complement well in this 'chhed-chaad'
track. The number though has its inspiration from 'Gaye Ja Geet Milan Ke'
(MELA, 1950 ) but Pritam uses this folk tune well to suit the occasion and will surely go a long way as one of the better 'Holi' songs of recent times. Lyrics are quite good, although the background musical arrangements leave a lot to be desired.
Mohit Chauhan is at his charismatic best in this situational travel number 'Ilahi'
that sketches the character of the main male lead who works for a travel channel and loves to roam aimlessly and celebrates the mundane, the spirit of the movie. The kid chorus is at times quite nice but gets irritating after a while.
The reprise version by Arijit Singh is much the same but with heightened tempo and the musical arrangements are slightly different.
Eight years later, Aditi is getting married and Bunny returns for her marriage. After the trek, this is the other segment that gets the four friends back together. Naina is now a doctor, while Avi has failed in his business. Bunny is on a whistle-stop visit on his way to Spain. But things take a turn when Bunny and Naina meet again.
While at heart this is a simple love story, Ayan fails to keep it at that. And this is where YJHD falls flat even though it had the fizz.
After a long time, Deepika Padukone manages to hold her own. As the sedate, studious girl, she is first rate. Later, when she continues her friendship on a platonic level with Bunny, even though she is longing for him, there is a lot of depth. Ranbir is his exuberant self, portraying the joys of youth with gay abandon. For the two to pull off a super performance tells a lot of their maturity, both as actors and as ordinary human beings. After all, it is not easy to get cozy on screen when your personal break-up has been national news. CHECK OUT: Ranbir, Deepika, Karan, Kalki, Aditya, Ayan at YEH JAWAANI HAI DEEWANI Special Screening photo gallery
Kalki is spontaneous and lovable. She is this character who is hard on the outside, but on the inside has her values intact. Aditya Roy Kapur
and his brother Kunaal Roy Kapur too put up a good show.
This film does not have the chutzpah of a ROCKSTAR; neither does it have the simplicity of ROCKET SINGH: SALESMAN OF THE YEAR or WAKE UP SID. In short, Ranbir fans will be disappointed.
Movie Cast & Crew
Actor: Ranbir Kapoor, Deepika Padukone, Kalki Koechlin and Aditya Roy Kapur
Lyrics: Amitabh Bhattacharya, Kumaar
Director: Ayan Mukerji
Music Director: Pritam
- Release Date : 31 May 2013