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

  • i thought the movie was fantastic – more for its moral content. we are losing our moral/family values. previous comments bear testimony to this. we need movies like these to give us a wake up call. we are so materialistic today. the whole family system has broken down. i respect Salman for the effort he put in…he down played his role…he knew it was an Anil Kapoor movie, he did not try to steal the show like other actors i know….the youth…..learn from the movie…..you do not want to find yourself in real life family drama due to materialistic wealth…..Katrina….i being South African would be able to make the changes you have made. a movie designed to suit exactly the way you are will be good to watch instead of you always trying to accomodate the what the directors want to see you. i would definitely give the film a three and a four. dostana had nothing to offer. i would watch Yuvvraaj 10 years from now and enjoy it, dostana 10 years from now would not have the same appeal as K3G or Kuch Kuch Hota hai

  • Kalyan: I don’t know which way some of u watch movies and evaluate the performance of any actor!! U said Anil Kapoor did a “marvellous” performance.. in this movie Kalyan?!!! I think u didn’t watch Anil’s best performance yet.. did u watch Pukar & Taal? In Yuvraaj he’s only retarded and wasn’t funny as I expected while watching the promo, he didn’t have a strong presence on the screen and his role didn’t touch the audience’s feeling in anyway .. this movie is only Salman Khan’s one and he did a good job.

    And as for comedy, I think what we find funny or not depends on our character and the way we think and what’s in our mind while watching a movie.. if we go to watch any movie and we’re not accepting the script e.g. Dostana, some ppl went to watch it although they didn’t like the script, didn’t agree about the gay stuff although they were aware that nothing serious about the movie.. so why these ppl went to watch it?!! I didn’t watch Golmaal Returns coz I found the 1st part silly and a waste of time and didn’t find it.. funny, therefore I didn’t even accept the promo of the 2nd part, as I was sure that I won’t find it funny, what’s funny.. what’s not.. depends on our character.. what do we accept and what we don’t.

    And I’m sure that when all of u r sitting in a cinema hall, watching any comedy movie, u definitely find many ppl laugh and burst into laughter while some others are quiet.. almost asleep. That’s the way we are.. with me.. just hearing the script of Dostana I laughed and found it interesting funny subject, therefore I was encouraged to go and watch it in cinema and as I trust the producer who’s Karan Johar, that he’s a good filmmaker, he makes “quality” movies and not any kachra or some crap.

    Someone wrote his review about Dostana, under the movie review, and I thought he watched Yuvraaj by mistake!! entered a wrong cinema stall, so he thaught Yuvraaj is Dostana!!!!!
    And if I’m wrong and he really found Dostana a boring movie and not funny.. then I’d advice this guy not to watch Yuvraaj coz if he did.. then I think he’d kill himself while he’s on his seat, will fall asleep after 15 minutes only!!

  • I would like to stay,todays generation has set its frame of mind.They do not want sad,emotional ,moral oriented movies,they want masala , comedy and sexy appearances .I dont blame everyone but its time that we should realize what creativity is.
    I dnt think this movie is a waste of time.
    It is of course a worthy movie.Those who are still joined to their families and understand what it takes to be a part of a joint family will surely like this movie.

  • i don care wat any budy say about that film one who say that film is crap is just the puppy of sharukh now coming to de movie no words just excellent as expected the people can see shaukh crap nd unnecessarynon genetics bull shit double rolls fighting with 100000 og gunday but cant see a family drama supose sharukh is in de film then they say wow wat a gret movie nd for sharukhs puppies rub nai bna de jodi will be a shit ass shit iys music is just no dialouges not a sence story every tim ho over act salman is at is best

  • IS SAAL KI SABSE BADI OR JABARDAST HIT AUR JO ISKO BORING OR CRAP BATA RAHEN HAIN UNKI TO MAA KI ————– SAMAJ JAO AISI MOVIES AAJKAL BANTI KAHAN HAI LOGON KO PATA NAHIN KYA CHAIYE YEH MOVIE JARRUR DEKHNA FANTASTIC MIND BLOWING SUPERB SALMAN IS TOO GOOD YEH SHAHRUKH KHAN KE FACE PE BAHUT ACCHA TAMACHA HAI SHAHRUKH IS THE WORST ACTOR & WORST MAN IN THE WORLD

  • its a good movie..i will rate it 5/5…

    it has all types of fun,great music…..rahman has given very good music……dance and lyrics also fabulous…….
    no doubt in it that anil did very good acting…..salman looks very handsome………..kat looks is not good……

    movies is entertaining……go and watch it…………….

  • Some more to add to my earlier comment:

    How can this movie be a good one and u don’t know while watching if the story is in the 19th or 18th century or in the 21st?!! People r using cell phones which means it’s in 21st century, but Katrina’s look was old, old fashion, the dresses she was wearing, her hairstyles, some old fashion!!

    Some minors never affect any movie if the direction & the production were so good, unfortunately, this movie was a disappointing one.

    2,5/5 is also too much.. actually the correct rate must be 2/5 only.

  • I got to admit this , the movie is hillarious not only in parts but the whole of it, but the funny part is you dont know whom you are laughing at.. yourself for agreeeing to that idiot friend of urs who talked you into watching this movie or Mr Ghai who seems to be in his time warp of the 70 s..no offence to any1but i still can’t understand the why will someone make this kind of a movie..u talk about cliché and this movie is nothing but a cliché shot in the locales of prague..someone needs to tell somebody(Mr Ghai) its not only the exotic locales that we go to a movie theater for. As for the performance
    Salman:I wish i cud write something..guess i m too disappointed.
    Katrina:.. did u really think that weird hairdo would look good.
    Boman :the guys a good actor ..but common.. do you really need to go overboard everytime you act ,sometimes gets irritating than being funny but yeah there is one thing that surely is funny ..both boman’s and katrina hair do s are exactly similar (talk about father and daughter) except for the length part, they both are weird ,look oily and filthy.
    Anil:you cud say the only saving grace..if you could say that.
    Zayed:..ey you seriously think i m going to waste my time writing about that guy..

    final word:go watch it.. you dont always get a chance to walk out of a movie at the interval!!

    cheers
    mukki

  • any movie that begins witha song is aflop film ..be it dostana or this onwe..why mr ghai has this habit of using caps and hats for his heroes is beyond me..he is the deva anand of today not at all in synch with the times and likes and dislikes of audiences..katrina is given the look of waheeda rehman and looks atrocious ..the characters are lifted straight from ramlakhan..jumping jeepers.. this guy ghai is menatal totally..he believes he can make a sicko and get away with it

    whats wrong with you guys the last time you lambasted a movie was sawariya ..why do u people not rip to pieces such atrociuos cinema like fashion dostana and now yuvraaj ..beats me..why do we take mediocricity as oscar performance?
    what keeps us from not calling a bad film a bad film? why do i see people doing a pr exercise for makers here?
    people praise the movies like they have made them themselves!!!

  • Haha.. which kind of ppl u r.. I don’t know?!!!! Now.. Yuvraaj was a poor direction.. Dostana some of u didn’t like because some considered themselves as (very high class and conservative!) Saawariya which was the best movie for SLB and cameout with a great direction and production, with great songs, cinematography, acting.. also didn’t satisfy some ppl…LS2050 which was also a great movie, with beautiful songs and was a great entertaining.. also didn’t satisfy the majority, but the movie Fashion.. what lacks this movie fashion that some ppl here didn’t like it and it was also a super success movie?!!!!!!!

    Fashion was a very good movie, the script was new.. the actresses performance was so good (Priyanka & Kangana) and the cast of the movie, the direction, production, everything.. the movie didn’t have any bad scenes as some were edited already.. it was a touching story which had a soul and was “interesting” which u hv a good time while watching and never get bored, a movie which u would never forget as it’s based on reality.. the ups and downs in model’s life, a movie which was created by the hands of a very good director who did already some good movies, Chandini Bar, Satta, Corporate.

    You know what.. I think some shallow, meaningless, crap movies would satisfy u.. movies like Golmaal.. Tushar while doing in Golmaal (hah..whahooo..hooohhaaahoo.. like a cat) that would definitely satisfy u.. or that stupid guy who’s moving his tongue out like a snake.. that kachra would make u (laugh).. or that girl who calls her brother in the movie JTYJN: Amit.. you son of a bitch.. that was so cool.. wasn’t it?!!

  • what is this movie. someone help me from coma after watching this movie. Seems Anil Kapoor’s role should have been given to Subhash Ghai. By the way is he in mental hospital now.

    takadima shutup takadima shutup taka dima shutup.

    someone help me pleaseeeeeeeeeee

  • Dhoom/Dostana was a superhit – right. What did it have to offer? nothing….right. Movies that are aping the west are superhit in India – right. we who live in the west appreciate everything from the East. peopl of India, you dont now what you have. please treasure it. i thank the filmakers…no matter how stupid you may think the movie is….remind us not to loose the values and culture that was the backbone of India. here in the West, people of all races now enjoy Indian movies. please dont let the industry change to suit those who have lost their values and culture.

  • WE HAVE WASTED TIME/MONEY BY WATCHING THIS MOVIES WE SHOULD HAVE SEEN DOSTANA WE DO NOT KNOW HOW SUBASH GHAI CAN MAKE THIS TYPE OF BORING MOVIES END WAS TOTALLY BAD ONLY ANIL KAPOOR ROLE WAS GOOD IT SHOULD HAVE BEEN LENGTHY I WILL SAY ALL NOT TO GO TO SEE THIS MOVIE

  • d ppl out here cant make a 5min video clip properlyy…and they r tlking abt perfrmances and all..soundin like cheap baseless comments made by a namesake critic…watch d movie n decide for urself…u can directly ignore comments made by d ppl bringin comparisions to rab ne bana di jodi…its evident dat they r writing jus for d sake of idling away some time…

  • The movie was fantastic,Superb music and excellent performances by Anil and Salman,katrina was gorgeous,Salman’s the TRUE KING KHAN of bollywood.The movie deserves a 3.5/5.0.

  • ive been reading faathiyas mushy mushy reviews for quite sometime now and i feel sad for her. sh e is such ann efficiando that shw finds nothing wrong in watching a total trachery in form of sawariya ..cold fashioned fashion ..flat ticket dostana and now comes our and says anil kapors acting was bad but we must go and see taal recommended by her as she had recommended nikhil to someone.. i think she has no sense of movie watching and least of reviewing ..she adores crap like dostana which if she were to sit down and watch again will not find it funny at all whereas if i watch padosan even now i will laigh at mehmood..internet is a place for a lot of filmmakers fans to vouch fo r their movies but we as honest audiences will always write the truth for the benefit of readers so that they keep away from atrocious cinema bo collections may go heavenwards but i will always warn audiences aagainst cheap thirdclass cinema so that our undrstanding of cinema goes up..damn be to fathiya type comments which instigate mature audiences to watch cheap cinema liked by loafer types

  • Whoever loves comedy movies ( good movies with good cast, big stars.. big production & direction.. with rocking songs.. a none stop laughing movie) watch Dostana.

    My niece saw it (3 times) in cinema and still want to see it.. again and again..
    I saw it for 2nd time yesterday in cinema.. and believe me.. it’s a great comedy.. I enjoyed it for 2nd time more than 1st time watching ( and to hell with the negative comments on this page)

    So never bother about some lousy comments on this page.. as there’re lots of strange ppl in this world.. some ppl don’t go to watch a movie and don’t even allow other ppl to watch it for one purpose: they want the movie to be..a flop!! that’s their purpose as one girl confirmed.. that she stopped some of her family to watch the movie Dostana for this purpose!!!!! such a crazy ppl!!

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