Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani is Ayan Mukherji's second outing as director after Wake Up Sid. In The Ranbir-Konkana canvas he nailed subtleties of youth and layering of romance. It was just refreshing, that film. YJHD comes after five years of his directorial debut.
What of the cast of YJHD? Ranbir Kapoor, Deepika Paduokone, Kalki Koechlin and Aditya Roy Kapur went around town promoting the film recently. The energy around, when they were in HT office, hinted at the expectation from this one. In one word - HUGE. So does Ayan deliver again? Does Ranbir work the charm again?
Early reviews of the film are heartening.
It gets four stars from Taran Adarsh of Bollywood Hungama who says: "It's pretty evident that Ayan wants to offer that something extra beyond a love story....He nurtures his characters well, garnishing the narrative with episodes that have a lot of heart and which capture the energy and silence astoundingly....Although the narrative congregates vigor, melodrama and gloss dexterously, the only time it totters is when the pacing slows intermittently. Besides, the narrative is stretched towards the middle of the second half. Nevertheless, notwithstanding the trivial blemish, the writing manages to hit the high notes for most parts of the enterprise. Also, it never goes overboard with the drama."
Some celeb reactions Shruti Seth shared on Twitter: "Watched #yjhd last nite. A thoroughly enjoyable film, superb performances & a loud cheer for the director Ayan Mukherji. Go watch!"
Kayoze Irani too cheers: "YJHD brings my favourite on screen couple back. Laughed cried and loved every minute of it. Congratulations @kjohar25"