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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:

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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:

INR 100,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

INR 85,968,000 (India), 21 May 2004

Opening Weekend USA:

$211,000, 23 May 2004, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$280,100, 30 May 2004
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Madras Talkies See more »
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Runtime:

| (DVD)

Sound Mix:

Stereo | Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

During the shooting of the final fight sequence on Howrah Bridge between Lallan (Abishek Bachan) and Arjun (Vivek Oberoi), Vivek Oberoi broke his leg when he tried to avoid an oncoming motorcycle. See more »

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

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Alternate-language version of Ayitha Ezhuthu (2004) See more »

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Fanaa
Written by Mehboob
Composed by A.R. Rahman
Performed by A.R. Rahman, Sunitha Sarathy and Tanvi
Courtesy of Venus Records and Tapes Ltd.
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Good story and direction neatly copied from Amores perros (2000)
24 June 2004 | by sachin_spSee all my reviews

I saw this movie last week and was impressed with the story line and the direction. This is just a snapshot of life in a busy city. (though not any college kid makes into politics). I loved Abhisekh's, Isha's and Kareena's acting. The story is very well written. One can see a lot of similarity in Abhisekh's dialog delivery and his father (Amitabh).

But I was disappointed with "Yuva" yesterday when I saw "Amores perros (2000)". The direction of Yuva is copied or strongly based on "Amores perros (2000)". I really like Mani Ratnam's direction and would like that he direct more originally in his style. This makes me hunt for other movies that are similar to his other directions like "Bombay", "Dil Se", "Roja" among others..


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