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Youth (2004)

Yuva (original title)
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.


Mani Ratnam


Anurag Kashyap (dialogue), Mani Ratnam (screenplay)
15 wins & 15 nominations. See more awards »





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 ... Shobha
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Abhinav Kashyap Abhinav Kashyap ... Trilok
Saurabh Shukla


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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Action | Drama | Thriller


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The song " Badal" was later sampled by Squashead for the song "Tasso". See more »


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Featured in 50th Filmfare Awards (2005) See more »


Khuda Hafiz
Written by Mehboob
Composed by A.R. Rahman
Performed by Sunitha Sarathy, Lucky Ali and Karthik
Courtesy of Venus Records and Tapes Ltd.
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A good depiction of youth's mind
27 December 2006 | by badar1981See all my reviews

I agree to kaushik dave up to some extent that it bears a resemblance with Amores Perros but at one point only and it is that there are three different stories meeting at one point but that is the end.

What impresses me more about this movie is the true depiction of youth's mind (sp. in Pakistan, India and other third world countries). Today's youth is matured but confused, helping but selfish for themselves and above all sentimental yet insensitive. Like Arjun, on the face he is loving, caring and always wants to be with family but inside wants to go to US for good career. Same is true for Lallan, very selfish thinks only for himself and nothing else. But the true high point of the movie is Michael Thinking and approach towards things. He is the one driving force for others.

As per direction, Mani Ratman's movie is always special for its visual feat and that is also true for this movie. And above all AR Rehman Music is true to the story.

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Hindi | Bengali

Release Date:

22 May 2004 (India) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

Calcutta, West Bengal, India


Box Office


INR100,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$210,000, 23 May 2004

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Madras Talkies See more »
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Stereo | Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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