Movie: Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani

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Today we watched the new Hindi Bollywood release Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani (यह जवानी है दीवानी), with Ranbir Kapoor and Deepika Padukone. The movie, though with a predictable ending, is quite entertaining and is very colorful.

The story is about a group of 4 friends that go hiking in the Himalayas and meet again after several years to see how far they’ve come.

It has a couple of nice songs – Balam Pichkari (बलम पिचकारी), which is literally, a riot of colors and Badtameez Dil (बदतमीज़ दिल), a fast past paced number with superb dancing by Ranbir Kapoor.

Kalki Koechlin (also seen in Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara, ज़िन्दगी ना मिलेगी दोबारा) throws in an excellent performance.

There is some great Himalayan scenery in the humor-filled first half, while a wedding set in Udaipur in the second half showcases some stunning visuals.

We watched it at Gopalan Cinemas in Bangalore, with very comfortable sofa seating and mind-blowing sound. Be sure to pick a theater with a good set of speakers!

Worth watching – I would rate it a 4 out of 5 stars.

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