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Yuva (2004)

Not Rated | | Action, Drama, Thriller | 22 May 2004 (India)
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Michael, Arjun and Lallan, three men from three different strata of society, cross paths one morning in Calcutta and change one another's lives forever.

Director:

Mani Ratnam

Writers:

Anurag Kashyap (dialogue), Mani Ratnam (screenplay)
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Cast

Credited cast:
Ajay Devgn ... Michael Mukherjee
Abhishek Bachchan ... Lallan Singh
Rani Mukerji ... Sashi Biswas
Vivek Oberoi ... Arjun Balachandran
Kareena Kapoor ... Mira
Esha Deol ... Radhika
Om Puri ... Prosonjit Bhatacharya
Sonu Sood ... Gopal Singh
Anant Nag ... Arjun's Father
Vijay Raaz ... Dablu
Loveleen Mishra Loveleen Mishra ... Shobha
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Abhinav Kashyap Abhinav Kashyap ... Trilok
Saurabh Shukla
Simran
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Storyline

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 Soumitra

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Genres:

Action | Drama | Thriller

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »
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Official Sites:

Official site

Country:

India

Language:

Hindi | Bengali

Release Date:

22 May 2004 (India) See more »

Also Known As:

Youth See more »

Filming Locations:

Calcutta, West Bengal, India

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Box Office

Budget:

INR100,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$210,000, 23 May 2004

Gross USA:

$331,166

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$567,746
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Production Co:

Madras Talkies See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (DVD)

Sound Mix:

Stereo | Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Esha Deol replaced Simran in both versions of Yuva. See more »

Goofs

In all the scenes that are shot in rain, you can see the sun light, people's shadow and clear blue skies. See more »

Connections

Alternate-language version of Three Dots (2004) See more »

Soundtracks

Dhakka Laga Bukka
Written by Mehboob
Composed by A.R. Rahman
Performed by A.R. Rahman, Karthik and Mehboob
Courtesy of Venus Records and Tapes Ltd.
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Good movie, narrows down to standard story line
1 November 2004 | by sourav-dasSee all my reviews

I'll start off by saying that if you're one of the types who liked Kabhi Khushi Kabhi Ghum, Main Prem Ki Deewani Hoon and the kind, don't bother watching this movie. It requires a totally different viewpoint, understanding of life and state of mind. Maybe the Vivek Oberoi-Kareena Kapoor puppy-love story part might appeal to you (as it has to someone here), but other than that, its real-life India and there aren't too many garden songs in exotic locations, pseudo-Indian traditions, family-values etc.

Its Mani Rathnam's message to the Yuva/Youth of today. The state of the country is in your hands, and it is you who has to take the initiative. It starts off with 3 youths from different walks of life, who are brought together one morning through an incident on the New Howrah Bridge, Kolkatta/Calcutta, and how they realize the state of events. The movie's worth watching if you are interested in the real-India. An attempt has been made to portray the "Bastis" of Calcutta, and the life of an ordinary man.

However, it ends up in the regular corrupt politician vs. ideal citizen story. But hey, this is a mainstream Bollywood and way better than all the crap that is being churned out of late.


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