A romantic film about people with lots of colors, singing, dancing and a story of friendships.
Bollywood is known for coming out with more than one hundred films a year, probably more. Bollywood is also known for their colorful musical numbers within their films. During the year 2013, there were only selected Bollywood films worthy of watching and some were just a waste of time, not to mention the production cost of making a film.
Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani starring Ranbir Kapoor, Deepika Padukone, Aditya Roy Kapoor, and Kalki Koechli; is a film about friendship, fun, adventure, romance, and life in general. The story surrounds a group of friends fresh off from college and adventuring off to a trek in Manila. During this trip, we discover hidden secrets that will either change the course of their friendship forever or for the better, but for whom? Kabir (Bunny) Tapar, Naina, Avi or Aditi.
Characters: Kabir (Bunny) Tapar – Class Clown, Adventurer, Risk Taker, and a Casanova. Naina – Scholar, Shy, and who secretly wants to fly off to an adventure to a certain degree. Avi – Gambler, Best Friend, Casanova and Single (?). Aditi – Tomboy turned Bride.
NOTE: For those of you who didn’t watch the film yet, I am not going to spoil the film. You’ll have to discover who these characters are on your own and find out how this film relates to you in some way shape or form.
Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani reflects a lot of college students today, before and after college. Can you imagine knowing what life you were required to live by? The strict lifestyle and upbringing? I remember so vividly being raised in America and yet, was restricted by the convictions that were implanted into my mind as an Asian woman. Just because I was born in America, doesn’t mean I could get away without being Asian. I was literally stuck in the middle where I couldn’t find an identity or a purpose within my own life. I was obligated to watch my younger siblings, clean, cook, laundry, all the elements that were required to train us to be a perfect daughter-in-law.
If I could go back to my days of graduating from High School, I would have gone straight to college and never regretted it. I would have made friends, lived my life and find myself in the process. Yet, I was too scared like the character Naina (Deepika), to do something about it. Remember, I may live in America but that doesn’t mean I was rich enough to go off venturing to another country.
Director Ayan Mukherjee did a wonderful job in both directing and creating the story with value about life.
“A journey filled with life, fun, adventure and love. Highly entertaining, energetic and eccentric.” – See Lo.