Saturday, 29 March 2014

Movie Review - Youngistan

Youngistaan - Movie Review

A humour-flavoured love story in the back drop of politics, Youngistaan is entertaining and has its moments. A video game maker, Abhimanyu Kaul (Jackky Bhagnani) resides in Japan with Anvita (Neha Sharma), his girlfriend. The first main plot point of Youngistaan comes when Abhimanyu's father, played by Boman Irani, who is the Prime Minister of India, is admitted to ICU. Party forces Abhimanyu to take up the role of his father after his demise. But this completely 'over-the-top' treatment of the film doesn't distract the entertainment value of the film.
Abhimanyu, then, takes the lead and makes policies that impress young voters. Media backs the new prime minister and gives all support to him, but he gets puzzled with the media coverage of his open relationship with his partner. Anvita gets really irritated when she can't have the normal life they used to lead in Japan after Abhimanyu became the PM.
But even though very entertaining and funny, the film's story is hard to believe because no party will choose a man with no experience in politics for the PM job. But the very premise of the movie is that so we can forgive it!
A well shot film, Youngistaan looks cool in terms of cinematography, production design and music. This film is not for to be taken seriously, but to enjoy! If its target audience, youth, finds it interesting, it has a great chance to work well in the Box Office. Film delivers Jackky Bhagnani's best performance till date and you can also watch the movie for Farooq Shaikh. It was the gifted actor's last film. In total, director Syed Ahmad Afzal's debut is entertaining and watchable!

Rating - 3/5

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