- Films 2015 - India - Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani (English: This Youth Is Crazy)
Films 2015 - India - Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani (English: This Youth Is Crazy)
Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani (English: This Youth Is Crazy)
Director: Ayan Mukerji, 2013
Language: Hindi, English, French
160 minutes – India
A coming-of-age romantic comedy film that had a mixed critical reception: The film received positive to mixed reviews from critics. Taran Adarsh of bollywoodhungama.com noted that the film "is a revitalizing take on romance and relationships. A wonderful cinematic experience, it should strike a chord with not just the youth, but cineastes of all age-groups." However, Shubhra Gupta of Indian Express stated "This is a been-here, seen-this, much-too-long glossy creature, and not much else".
Saibal Chaterjee of opined that, "Overlong, sluggish and fluffy, it meanders through varied locations as the young lovers/friends seek to reconnect with each other after a few years of being apart." Rajeev Masand of CNN-IBN concluded, "If you are seeking light-hearted mush, you're looking in the right place." Hindustan Times: "There is enough eye-candy in Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani to see you through, but the film needs more meat and less dressing. Disappointing because there is a truckload of talent here. What rankles is what might have been."
Controversies: Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah expressed displeasure over the attribution of shots to Manali when they were filmed in north Kashmir's Gulmarg. He stated that apart from the temple and Span resort, all scenes were shot in Gulmarg. Many scenes and song sequences of the movie were shot at various locations in the Kashmir Valley, including the famous ski-resort of Gulmarg and Pahalgam.
The Delhi High Court on 11 June 2013 issued a ruling restraining the TV release of the film for allegedly using objectionable dialogues in context of the brand Rooh Afza.