“Subhash Ghai” the director who gave us great entertainer films till late 90’s, but slowly his direction started to fade out and lost it touch in the recent films. He use to make films for Masses and his films use to have grand canvas and larger than life story, which later moved to make films for N.R.I audience. After so many years Subhash Ghai the showman comes back with his Larger than life, Grand Canvassed Film “Yuvvraaj”, but will the ace director in him will be back or not? Let’s find out.
“Yuvvraaj” is story of Deven Yuvvraaj Singh [Salman Khan], a struggling singer based in Prague who is in love with his colleague Anushka [Katrina Kaif]. Anushka’s Father [Boman Irani] does not approve of their romance as he feels Deven who has been removed from his house by his father [Javed Sheikh] cannot keep his daughter happy. He wants a son in law who is attached to his family and also financially safe and sound. At that time Deven comes to know that his father has passed away, thus he reaches back to his home in order to get his share of property. He meets his elder brother Gyanesh Yuvvraaj [Anil Kapoor], who is mentally ill and Young brother Danny Yuvvraaj [Zayed Khan], who loves to blow money. When the will of his father is declared Deven comes to know that he and other family members are going to get hardly any money and entire property goes to Gyanesh. Deven and Danny join hands as partners to get hold of the property and thus start the process of relation bonding between the brothers.
Story is simple and being simple is not bad, few weeks back there were few simple story based films but they all had good screenplay and emotions which sadly Yuvvraaj does not have. Screenplay is the biggest negative point in this film. Plenty of loopholes and places where good dialogs or reasoning are required one do not find any. Scenes like Zayed’s Change of heart, Salman-Boman climax Scene, and few more aretotally non convincing. Camera work by kabir Lal is good and helps make the film look larger than life. Sp. Effects are bad especially in Tu meri dost hain. Omang kumars sets and backdrop makes you feel the grandness but at times one does feel overdose of it.
Music by A.R.Rehman is of top notch. All the songs are have great music. background music is also great. Sadly all the songs are badly used and few badly choreographed. The essence of gulzar’s poetry is not utilized in proper way. Still Shanom Shanom, Muskura and end credits are visual treat.
Subhash ghais direction is slow and at times quite stale. He has tried to use his original style along with his recent style which does not work in the better interest of the film. As a showman he has succeeded by giving multiple stars, grand sets, larger than life image, etc but as a director hardly has anything new to offer. At many times one does miss the emotional touch in the film. He should have made the film shorter, as it appears to slow down at times. Despite this, still a better effort than his last films like Kisna and Yaadein.
Salman Khan is the main hero of the film, but on performance level has hardly anything to offer thanks to the screenplay. He has a great screen presence and that what he has succeeded in doing out here. But at many scenes one does misses the emotional punches which are sadly missing in the film. Anil Kapoor has shown that whenever he is in Ghai camp he will deliver his best and that what he has done in this film. Despite so many actors this guy has stolen the show by his performance and expressions. Katrina looks great and matches with her role. Zayed Khan , Boman Irani are Average. Rest all are ok.
So bol meri “Filmi Khopdi” is film mein kitna hai dum ?
Dum hain A.R.Rehman’s Music , Salman's Screen presence and Anil Kapoor's performance mein, uske alaawa there is nothing more. What’s the use of all the grandness, Multi stars, excellent music, etc if the movie is without soul. Looks like the 90’s Subhash Ghai will still Raaj over our heart than this new avatar of Ghai which is totally ruled out.
Ratings : 2.5/5