Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani, a Bollywood quilt


Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani or formerly known as….

Each little patch of this quilt reminded me of some other Bollywood movies. or respectively reversing situations not to get blamed for plagiarism. I got caught in some vague deja-vus, reminiscent moments of Barfi, Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara, Jab We Met and a gazillion revamped Bollywood cliches.. Plus: we  were  looking for hints about the REAL relationship between Deepika and Ranbir, the actors, not actees. We are curious, of course. Or, at least, I am. To a certain degree. After what transpired on the Koffee with Karan episode…

Hey, good news, you can take Grandma and Grandpa to see Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani. They might object to the excessive alcohol consumption (they will need to complain about something, all right?) but there is no nudity nor smoking (hence no prior obligatory 10min graphic lung cancer commercial) and the screen kiss between Ranbir and Deepika won’t make anybody’s cherry pop by a mile.

In this charming coming of age saga, because charming it is, some people know what they want to do when they grow up, some don’t. Luckily for us, Ranbir, sorry, Bunny,  likes to travel. Deepika plays the studious pre-med Naina, who nobody notices because she is oh so shy. After graduating high school, the otherwise bookish Naina spontaneously decides to join a group of friends,  Aditi  (played by wild thing Kalki Koechlin) and Avi, (played by BW’s new hunk Aditya Roy Kapoor), and of course playboy Bunny (Ranbir Kapoor)  on a trek to Manali. Tip for Bunny: If you intend to hike mountains, preferably leave your 2feetx 2feet photo album behind. Bunny has his handy,  even on the peak of the highest mountain. It made me think, why not bring a sofa?

Well, guys, I don’t want to give too much away. See for yourself how high school dreams and first loves turn out eight years later. It’s an easygoing feel-good romance, with some great locations, fantastic backdrops which make you want to explore more of India’s treasures rather than travel abroad.

This movie has no great highs or great lows, other than mountain peaks and valleys, but the performances are fresh and alluring.

One thing that ticked me off and I need to get it off my chest:: We don’t get the pleasure watching Deepika practicing medicine, as the most accomplished member of the group. Eight years later she has a medical degree, but still sits at home watching TV? The camera follows Bunny’s cam through the second half of the movie..

Ayan Mukerjii, the director, who directed also Wake Up, Sid, is first and second counsin of Kajol and Rani Mukerji. And I bet even they would have liked to see a little bit more focus on the heroine’s accomplishment. But hey, I understand, you can’t drag guys into a movie where the heroine is the success story. Let’s dumb her down to manageable size.

But then calling the protagonist Bunny… ? I don’t know anymore what message this movie sends :-p nor what happened to the ghosts on the mountain and why they didn’t show up to stir a little drama for special effects

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A second chance at love: Ranbir and Deepika


They say distance makes the heart grow fonder… and old lovers sometimes do reunite.. :-)and how can it not, given this movie is produced by none other than Karan Johar, the filmi relationship if not  love god…. But here comes Rajinikanth in his avatar as the Pandyan warrior king Arikesari Maravarmans carrying the bride away. The king with a matte on his hair

Deepika Padukone, Ranbir Kapoor part ways for Rajinikanth!

Tuesday, April 24, 2012, 15:56 [IST]

Ranbir-Deepika
Destiny has given a second chance to Ranbir Kapoor and Deepika Padukone to reconcile and re-build their broken relationship. But, as it is said, one got to sacrifice a lot in love, so did happen with Ranbir and Dippy. Ex-lovers Ranbir and Deepika had buried the hatchet long back. Keeping in mind the tag of professionalism, the ex-couple will be seen again together in Ayan Mukherjee’s upcoming film Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani. While both the actors were shooting happily in Manali for the film, Deepika had to leave Ranbir and fly to Kerala in order to shoot for Rajinikanth’s movie Kochadaiyaan.The Kochadaiyaan team is currently shooting in Trivandrum, whereas Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani is progressing in Manali. So, Dippy is squeezing her dates to accommodate Kochadaiyaan, she is now busy shuttling between Manali and Kerala for her films. Bad luck for Ranbir and Deepika!
source: http://entertainment.oneindia.in/bollywood/news/2012/deepika-ranbir-kapoor-separate-rajinikanth-240412.html
If you want to know more about the movie:

“Yeh Jawani Hai Deewani”

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Directed by Ayan Mukerji
Produced by Karan Johar
Starring Ranbir Kapoor
Deepika Padukone
Aditya Roy Kapoor
Kalki Koechlin
Music by Pritam
Country India
Language Hindi
Not to be confused with Bollywood song from Jawani Diwani (1972).
For the 2006 film, see Jawani Diwani: A Youthful Joyride.

Yeh Jawani Hai Deewani (Hindi: ये जवानी है दीवानी, English: This Is Youth, Crazy One) is an upcoming 2012 Bollywood romance film directed by Ayan Mukerji under Karan Johar‘s Dharma Productions. The film stars Ranbir Kapoor and Deepika Padukone in lead roles[1], who star in their second film together after Bachna Ae Haseeno. Aditya Roy Kapoor and Kalki Koechlin will play supporting roles.[2] The film is said to be a tribute to the cinema of Nasir Hussain, who directed classics such as Dil Deke Dekho and Teesri Manzil.[3]

Cast

Casting

Ranbir Kapoor was the first to sign the film, and is working under Ayan Mukerji‘s direction for the second time after Wake Up Sid.[4]

There was a lot of speculation about the film’s leading lady, with Katrina Kaif, Deepika Padukone and Anushka Sharma being considered.[5] Padukone was eventually chosen for the role.[6]

Filming

The film’s shooting began on March 20 in Hadimba Temple, Manali. In May, the cast is expected to shoot in Udaipur, where Kapoor and Padukone will also shoot for a romantic song.[7]

Music

The music of Yeh Jawani Hai Deewani will be composed by Pritam, who is composing the music for a Dharma Productions film for the first time.[8]