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A Hindu man and a Muslim woman fall in love in a small village and move to Mumbai, where they have two children. However, growing religious tensions and erupting riots threaten to tear the family apart.
Michael (Ajay Devgan) , Arjun (Vivek Oberoi) and Lallan (Abhishek Bachchan) are three young men in Kolkata , with different ideals and objectives . Michael is an idealistic youth leader who dreams of a better India being created by the youth power . Arjun is a self-centered , opportunistic , easygoing fellow whose objective is to immigrate to a developed country and make big money . Lallan is a goon who works for Prosenjit Chatterjee (Om Puri) , an immoral politician . The lives of these three different people become intertwined following a murder attempt and an accident in broad daylight on the Hooghly bridge . Written by
To be honest, I was a bit let down when I read the reviews on the net from all the possible sites on net. I am great admirer of Mani Rathnam and his style, which is unique by itself - a great master in story-telling. With great reluctance I mustered up my courage to watch the movie - at least for Mani Rathnam's sake (and A R Rahman's songs). All the negative reviews in a way did a good thing - it lowered my expectations. And I did like the movie.
For reason unknown, looks like all the movie critics have joined hands and decided to have a go at Yuva. A lot has been criticised about the movie and to such an extent that Mani had to call for a press conference to ward off the negative publicity the movie was attracting owing to the film critics. From the promos and the songs, the audience were not expecting a movie on politics. Guess that added fuel to the fire.
The story is good - conveys a social message to the youth and its place in the society. Story telling format is quite intelligent - I mean in three independent chapters you will see bits and pieces of other chapters and you say "oh.... it makes sense and explains that bit from earlier chapter".
Abhishek-Rani track steal the show. Great performance from the two.
Vivek-Kareena track is sweet. Okay its not Karan Johar, Sooraj Barjatya or Ghai or Rai types but sensible. We need more of these. Vivek-Anant Nag relationship is portrayed well. Ajay-Eesha track is okay. Eesha should join acting classes.
Om Puri - first class. Vijay Raaz - should have been given more scope.
Its the fault of Indian audience as well who haven't matured yet and seek the same thrash every time. It strongly denotes that every Bollywood film should adhere to the formula or else face the wrath. I mean - seriously how many people have watched 3-Deewarien and Maqbool. I am tired of the positive and 5-star reviews given to movies of Johar's, Barjatya's, Chopra's, Ghai's and Dhawan's for their same old formula stuff.
Believe me folks, as other reviews state here, I reiterate - forget the critics reviews, watch the movie with a open mind and you will not be disappointed.
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