What is it all about?
Boasting a sensational cast that includes B-town's most hot and desirable Ranbir Kapoor and Deepika Padukone, the year's most awaited and hyped love story is a glossy, feel good mesh up of love, youth and relationship done with panache where Ranbir and Deepika sizzle the screen on fire with their superb chemistry making the audience fall in love with this ode to friendship, love, life, youth, and self revelation.
Writer director Ayan Mukherjee in his second after the inspiring Wake Up Sid starts this by the voice over of Naina(Deepika Padukone) a simpleton who remembers her eight year old past where she entered into a different world away from her books and studies in the mountains of Manali and Himalayas on a crazy track trip where she bumps into her school mate Bunny(Ranbir Kapoor) a popular happy go lucky type an instant charmer and his two 'deadly' friends Aditi(Kalki Kochin)and Avi(Aditya Roy Kapoor) where they discover themselves, then love in all the craziness.
They all meet again this time at the marriage of Aditi, now situations, priorities have changed.. Will the 'Badtameez Dil' remain the same..
What To Look Out For
Ayan Mukherjee in his second feature after Wake Up Sid proves that he sensibly observes his characters studies them and then introduces to us.. There is a high degree of connection between the characters of YJHD and the audience.. be it Naina, Bunny, Aditi, Avi all these people stumble in and out of trouble, very much like us.. Sometimes they are knowledgeable; sometimes they are innocent in their relationships.
The characters seems to grow and transform as the film progress.. Ayan tells us the story in a stylishly tender way bringing gentleness, warmth and lightheartedness to the film. The camaraderie between the friends is tremendous and the chemistry between Rambir and Deepika is piping hot..
YHHD in the beginning seems to be designed for the young at heart but as it progresses it makes certain statements on the choices we make and the path we take for our dreams which many times comes at a cost of a dear one and while doing so Ayan smartly balances the whole adage on screen with popular elements of dance and masti where Pritam Chakraborty does a commendable job with the extremely peppy 'Badtamez Dil', and 'Delhi wali girl friend'.. great job.
Hussain Dalal dialogues are easy with a dash of humour. .. V. Manikandan's cinematography is simply amazing it's a treat to the eye and the shots of Himalayas are sheer poetry. Akiv Ali editing is brilliant. Production values are exceptional.
Coming to performance Ranbir Kapoor is simply outstanding as Bunny.. he is energetic, exuberant, innocent, charming, maturity.. Roackstar, Barfi and now YJHD.. the appetite of this marvelous talent increases film after film.
Deepika Padukone is simply superb. Adding more glass (read class) to her repertoire the actress shows her tremendous growth from Love Aaaj Kaal, Cocktail to YJHD where she excels in her part with remarkable poise and grace.
Aditya Roy Kapoor is brilliant. He impressed all of us with Aashiqui 2 and with his performance in YJHD he seems to be saying that he is never going to look back.
Kalkie is wonderful and seems to be enjoying her role to the fullest. Farooq Shaikh plays Ranbir's father and he again proves why he is such a good actor. Tanvi Azmi is fine. Kunal Roy Kapur does his part very well. Dolly Ahluwalia is good. Evelyn Sharma is beautiful. Rana Daggubati makes his presence felt in his small cameo.
And last but not the least 'Ghagra' number reminds that Madhuri Dixit Nene can be 'Maardaala' at her will.
The second half is laid back and takes it own time. Wake Up Sid had more depth in its coming of age angle.
Conclusion : smitten by Ranbir and Deepika's charm and their electrifying chemistry YJHD is an enjoyable, youth centric, feel good, roller coaster ride of love, friendship and relationship.. A must mast watch.