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Prince (2008)

Yuvvraaj (original title)
Not Rated | | Comedy, Drama, Musical | 21 November 2008 (USA)
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Two estranged brothers must learn to work together to claim their rightful share of an inheritance left solely to their eldest sibling.

Director:

Subhash Ghai

Writers:

Sachin Bhowmick (screenplay), Subhash Ghai (story, screenplay & dialogue) | 1 more credit »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Salman Khan ... Deven Y. Yuvvraaj Singh
Anil Kapoor ... Gyanesh Yuvvraaj
Zayed Khan ... Danny Y. Yuvvraaj Singh
Mithun Chakraborty ... Advocate Sikandar Mirza
Katrina Kaif ... Anushka Banton
Boman Irani ... Dr. P K Banton
Bhupinder Singh ... Daniel Mehta
Aushima Sawhney Aushima Sawhney ... Nandita (as Ausshima Saawhney)
Sulabha Arya ... Singh's Maidservant
Aimee Maghera Aimee Maghera ... Sazia - Danny's girlfriend
Jaqueline Garewal Jaqueline Garewal ... Music Teacher
Shyam Mashalkar Shyam Mashalkar
Anjan Srivastav ... Om Prakash 'Mama ji' (as Aanjjan Shrivastav)
Aparna Kumar Aparna Kumar ... Sunanda
S.J. Anand S.J. Anand
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Storyline

Yogendra Yuvvraaj Singh lives a wealthy lifestyle along with 3 sons, Gyanesh - who is mentally unstable; Deven - a bully and slacker; and Danny - a Casanova. While he does tolerate Danny, he asks Deven to leave when the later assaults Gyanesh. Deven re-locates to Austria, meets with Anushka Banton, and both fall in love much to the chagrin of her dad, Dr. P.K. Banton, who wants her to wed, Daniel Mehta. When Yogendra suddenly passes away, Deven returns home to find that the household is run by his maternal uncle, Om Prakash, and his family. The family will soon find out through Advocate Sikander Mirza that the majority of the wealth and estate will be inherited by Gyanesh -leading to a conspiracy between both Deven and Danny - to try and befriend Gyanesh, and then compel him to share the estate equally between the three. Written by rAjOo (gunwanti@hotmail.com)

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Music binds love


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Trivia

Mithun Chakraborty and Anil Kapoor were cast for the first time, although they didn't share screen space. Although they had a scene of a phone conversation. See more »

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Salman's hairstyle changes throughout. See more »

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Referenced in Mumbai Diaries (2010) See more »

Soundtracks

Mastam Mastam
Written by Gulzar
Composed by A.R. Rahman
Performed by Sonu Nigam, Alka Yagnik, Naresh Iyer and Benny Dayal
Courtesy of Super Cassettes Industries Limited (T-Series)
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A Musical Pleasure but Average movie
19 January 2009 | by arundathiSee all my reviews

(1st paragraph may contain spoiler) I wish Subhash Ghai could have tightened the storyline a bit. Zayed Khan and the rest of the supporting cast were unnecessary for the movie. The focus could have just been on Anil Kapoor as a musical genius and Salman Khan as the brother who does not like him and Katrina Kaif who encourages his talent and Boman Irani not wanting Salman to marry his daughter. The inheritance part made no sense at all. (end of spoiler)

Usually Mr.Subhash Ghai brings out a whole new personality in the actors that act for his movies. Only Anil Kapoor fits the bill. Mr. Subhash Ghai wanted to be about music and brotherly love. The music aspect was the strongest part in the movie where as the brotherly love fell short.

Actors/ Cast Members:

Katrina Kaif: Her acting is very sticky and looks uncomfortable. She seems more comfortable in commercial films like Singh is Kinng and Welcome so this sudden change is awkward. Moreover, she could not even speak in Hindi properly for this film and ended up switching to English. Since the setting for Subash Ghai movies require proper Hindi speakers, Katrina Kaif was just too modern for the role.

Salman Khan is alright. He plays his typical character who usually has anger management problem so there is nothing fresh in his acting. There was no room for him to grow in his character.

Anil Kapoor was the best. His role was totally different and very entertaining. He proved that Mr.Ghai could bring a new personality to his actors.

Zayed Khan: He also plays the same typical arrogant character so there is nothing special about him. He barely had anything to do except dance. I really think Zayed should explore different roles like Vaada or Chura Liyaa Hai Tumne.

Boman Irani is another lifesaver. His comic acting provides relief to the movie.

Supporting Cast have no role at all. They were just placed to extend screen time.

A.R.Rahmanji: The songs beautiful and well made. There is a mix of Western instruments blended with Indian lyrics which is Rahmanji's forte. There are catchy tunes is each song and overall the music does justice to the movie. The voices fit very well to each of the character. The costumes and choreography were wonderful.

Storyline: The concept started off as a great idea. Unfortunately, the execution was terrible. The plot was watery and there was no substance. Moreover, the main characters except for Boman Irani and Anil Kapoor were not given a chance to show justice to their characters. There is no dept in any of the characters, making it a boring 3 hour movie with just music to look forward to.

Cinematography: It was nice and different and a change of scenery.

Suggestions: I think Mr. Subhash Ghai should redo his script cutting unnecessary parts and compressing it. It would have been more successful & well received.


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Country:

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Language:

Hindi

Release Date:

21 November 2008 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$264,362, 23 November 2008

Gross USA:

$570,090

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$5,167,952
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Dolby Digital

Color:

Color
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