Yuvraaj Movie Review

The showman is back after two back to back disasters (Yaadein, Kisna) and the average Black and White. Disputes between brother’s and families is something we have seen in many Bollywood movies from the 90s, but Subhash Ghai in an interview said “although Yuvraaj has a common theme, the difference lies in the treatment, the way characters react to certain situations. The movie is about how the new generation react to family situations.” Lets find out if the ‘different treatment’ is indeed worth a watch.

Yuvraaj is about 3 brothers – Deven Yuvraaj (Salman Khan), Gyanesh Yuvraaj (Anil Kapoor) and Dyanesh Yuvraaj a.k.a Danny (Zayed Khan). The three brothers do not get along well. After the death of their father, Danny hatches a plot of conquering the wealth all to himself. Deven on the other hand, greedy for a major chunk of the fortune, manipulates his brothers, so that he can marry Anushka (Katrina Kaif).

But Deven and Danny soon find out, to their utter dismay, that all the wealth would go to their brother Gyanesh, who as a kid was treated so badly that he now prefers to be in the company of children only! Yuvraaj is about how the greed for materialistic things can destroy, its also about morals and love for family.

Yuvraaj Review

Ghai proves with Yuvraaj that he has not completely lost his golden showman touch! Few scenes have the director’s stamp all over them. But unfortunately Ghai fails in holding the attention of the viewer throughout. Part blame for which should go to the loose script. Infact the movie would have been a lot better, had the director concentrated more on the screenplay rather than making each scene look picture-perfect. A few unnecessary scenes which depict nature’s beauty add to the runtime.

The first half of Yuvraj has a 90s feel to it, which might not appeal to the current generation. The second half, filled with drama and emotions, works and the credit for which should go to Anil Kapoor’s, who completely dominates the second half with an amazing performance which at times reminds you of Hrithik Roshan’s award winning act in Koi Mil Gaya.

Salman does well in the scenes with Anil Kapoor, a much-better-than-expected performance. His look though lacks consistency. Zayed Khan manages to act at times. Katrina Kaif looks beautiful, no scope to display her acting talent, which is good because if there is anything at all that Katrina lacks, its gotta be talent in the acting department. About the Katrina – Salman chemistry, its barely a teaser, where a topless Salman is handcuffed (with a scarf) by Katrina. Boman Irani does well. The music by AR Rehman is good, but not up to the standards we have come to expect from Subhash Ghai films.

Overall, Yuvraaj is worth a watch in theatre if a story on disputes within the family excites you, a subject that was common in the 90s but quite rare now. Yuvraj is also worth a watch for Anil Kapoor’s brilliance and a return to form of Subhash Ghai, who doesn’t really manage to score a brilliant century but manages to produce a fighting fifty!

So I go with 2 and a half on five for Subhash Ghai’s Yuvraaj. At the box-office, the initial should be good. A lot would depend on word of mouth, which would help the movie sustain Monday onwards.

Rating: ★★½☆☆ Average to Above Average

Other Notes – After Yuvraj the next big release is Shahrukh Khan and Aditya Chopra’s Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi which releases on 12th December. I am sure most would be looking forward to that, atleast we are. We have received a lot of mails asking for a Dasvidaniya Review (starring Vinay Pathak) we promise to put that up soon. Thanks for reading the Yuvraj Review. Leave your comments / reviews on Yuvraaj below.

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89 Comments

  • A Complete Family Entertainer n A Movie With Good Moral too but little bit boring in few sequences . Coming 2 Performance’s in d Movie Anil Kapoor Steals d Show . Sal n Kat Performance was Good n Der On-Screen Chemistry Rockz. Zayed n Boman Ok . Most Songs in Movie is Romantic . Climax was Superb . A Worth 2 Watch Once in Theater’s . My Rating 3.5/5 .

  • Mr.Rohit – Ur Absolutely Right . It is Complete Family Entertainer with good moral but i dint felt bored in ne part of d movie . it has drama , comedy every masala which a good movie needs .Paisa Vasool . i rate dis movie 4/5 .

  • yuvraj is d most boring , sily . Money and tym waste movie. All crap.salman dnt knw hw to giv hapy and sad xprsns as both luks alike. Kat was lukng lyk aunty ji . Although anil ws gud . Dnt watch it leavng ur imp work

  • well i wil only say tht wht happend to the showman of bollywood… after kisna its another blunder of subash ghai…its anil kapor who holds the movie bit in 2nd half…else it would be a disaster of 2008.

  • it is not a good movie,i dont know what happened to subhash ghai after making such a good films like Khalnayak ,pardes,taal.Yuvraaj is such a boring movie and music is also not good,now about the performance “anil kapoors performance was good ,salman khan is a good actor but i dont know why he is not taking his acting seriouly,zayed khan is irritating ,katrina and boman was wasted. 1/5 Flop.

  • Dis Movie is an total entertainer . Acting wise anil n salman d best , kat has good job , boman n mithun ok . Salman -katrina chemistry was gr8 . tu meri dost , tu muskara , shano shano , mastam mastam these r d few good songs 4m d movie . . ( Due 2 Srk n Sal spat many srk’s paltu dogies they ll cum n bark ea all rubbish ) U Just watch d movie n its an gr8 movie ur single paisa would nt b waste .

  • Gr8 movie………..Salman rocks as always………..who say its not good…………if they say then they r mad……….Zayed has done well……………Anil is as always………….Kats the best………….Sal-Kat chemistry is really wonderfull…………….over all……………the movie is good………….a must watch………….i ll give ***1/2 star………….just because of good movie………..plzz go and watch it………….u ll feel it………..thats all wat i can say……….

  • Salman was at his best and so is Anil Kapoor. Sallu has performed the best from start to end. Songs were vere different and no run the mill chores. Each shot had a colorful look and was eye popping. kat’s beauty is at its helm .

    Kudos to Ghai. Wonderful. 4.8/5

  • Although I don’t consider Salman Khan as a good actor, but I’d love to watch it for Anil Kapoor, he’s a very good actor and his role sounds interesting also the script is new, different. Katrina is beautiful in the promo but her dialogue delivery was strange in the scene which I saw in the trailer! Is she acting as a half Indian and half british as she’s in fact?

  • I dont think it’s a flop movie, it’s awesome film it has something new to offer where everybody wont understand salman himself done a good job, Anil was rocking music was superb, so i think movie atleast deserve 3.5/5.

  • Well Movie was good but I am looking forward to Rab ne bana di jodi. SRK Will Rock The audeince
    Becouse SRK Is KING Of The Bollywood..

  • I Like Yuvvraaj it’s above average Anil done a very good job, and as far as Rab ne bana di jodi Is Concerned I am sure it gona be a huge hit of the bollywood becouse Aditya himself Directing it
    And The lead actor is Shahrukh khan & I am sure SRK Will win the best actor award
    He truley deserve to be The King of Bollywood..

  • if you not like the movie can not insult it by giving 2.5 stars it atleast deserves 3.5 stars.according to me i will give it 4 stars.
    music 5.0
    direction 4.0
    story 3.0
    acting 3.0

  • I liked the movie…….being 4rm the new generation I feel that they may not like the movie much but if you see it keeping the view of your parents you would love it………Salman rocks,he is my all time favorite……I like him more than SRK..

  • the movie was very boring.wastage of money …Anil kapoor was good not best…. Salmaan was also good not better.. katrina and zayed khan should have been thrown out the film…

    subhash ghai had put another flop film after yaadein and kisna and he will repeat it again and again…

    stop it mr. ghai… bohot ho gaya ab ramayan nikalo…..
    salmaan acting seriously karo… katrina hindi seekho..
    anil kapoor remove your chest hair…. zayed acting mat karo……

    its is a strict warning to all the audience please dont see yuvvraj on screen…
    watch yuvraj singh instead of yuvvraj…. rating:— minus(-1)/5
    if really want to see the movie go to hall after interval……

  • Total waste of time and money….. Bhiyaa subhash Khaiii kuch achaa banaa lo zindagi mein siraf average actors bananey hai kya…. bhaiyaa musical banana tha to opera mein kaam karo , movie kyon banatey ho…do char gaaney daal do movie apney aap chal jayegee yeh socha tha kya ?? bhaiyaa time doosra aa gaya hai. people are looking for something different … get some new and real scripts ..wo hee sadi luv stories…

  • I watched Yuvraaj today.. and I was “disappointed” expected a better movie! I do agree with you indicine team, it’s not worth more than 2.5/5, a loose script as u described, and Subhash Ghai obvisouly is “frustrated!” after the failure of Kisna and Yaadein, so he’s using some “tricks” in direction not to spend money on all the scenes which means that he wasn’t so confident that his movie would work at the box office.. and the tricks which he used in the movie is that he spent some money on some scenes and didn’t on some others!!

    The cinematography of this movie wasn’t as good as Yash Raj films, SLB’s & Karan Johar’s they are just different, better quality.. Dostana is a much better movie, amazing cinematography, a funny script, interesting scenes and songs.. but Yuvraaj, let me mention the negative points in this movie and some positive:

    Positive:

    1) Salman’s acting was good, as well as his look, brown hair, hair style with spectacles, his looks was nice in the movie and the focus in the movie was on Salman and not on Anil or Zayed.
    2) Katrina was beautiful in some scenes, but not in all
    2) Two nice songs
    3) The outdoors scenery in Pragu and Austria were nice.
    4) The script: a good story but could’ve been better, to show the power of the family relationships, when love between brothers win over the money and wealth.
    Negative:
    1) Poor direction.. it’s not better than “Yaadein” just the same way of direction but with a different script.. some scenes were good and some others weren’t
    2) Not a strong influential movie
    3) Subhash Gai is fooling the audience in some scenes! the scene while the family r sitting in a car, Salman was driving.. was shot in a studio!!! like some crap old movies!!
    4) Anil Kapoor played as a retarded and I expected that he’d make us laugh or cry.. but nothing of that kind of acting!

    The movie which doesn’t make u laugh or cry and never touch your heart in any way means not so good in direction.

    For me, best movies for Subhash Gai, old and new were: Hero the old one, Pardaise, Taal, Kisna & Black and White. ( and the best of all was Taal)

    A word to Subhash Gai: u must giveup doing some commercial movies, Black & White was a much better movie than Yuvraaj, so continue doing some serious ones.

  • its sooooooooo damn bugging… even d word boring will b less 4 dis movie…… even if uve got free tickets, dun go n watch it…… STATUTARY WARNIN :- watch @ ur own risk n only if u was loads of headache n it will b good 4 u if ur a patient of insomnia….. ULL LITRALLY FALL ASLEEP….

  • subash ghai n salman is back for a beautiful movie n beautiful music tu hi meri dost hai katrina kaif n full family entertainment must watch

  • its a season of sick movies ..after drona fashion and dostana ..heres another dud…these seasoned guys are doling out such crap? what has happened to their brains?
    what did subhash ghai want to show us that he hasnt already ? the city of prague? im sorry but i feel like killing this guy .. my rating 1/5 for this lousy crap

  • Well i saw it today,

    I like aniil’s actin and one song that’s it…

    other then that sallu bhai is as always depend on body show not actin and try to make scene hilarious but have to take his shirt off which is rediculuous… arreeeeeeee miya salman kuch sikho yaa, actor ko kapde utardenesehi actin nahi aati hai, i know you were very talent actor but what happen man/////////////

    this movie was not upto expectation……………….

    2/5

  • except Anil Kapoor, nothing goes right for the film. My views … its an utter nonsense, hopelessly boring film …
    avoid it … or better buy a ticket for someone whom you hate the most …. i m sure it wud be the best torture for him :) …

    abt rating … well i m generous enough to give it 1/2 star ….

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