Movie Preview: Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani (2013)

Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani, directed by Ayan Mukerji under Karan Johar’s Dharma Productions is a romantic movie that stars Ranbir Kapoor and Deepika Padukone in lead roles, who star in their second film together after their 2008 hit Bachna Ae Haseeno. Aditya Roy Kapur and Kalki Koechlin will play supporting roles.After initially being aimed for March 2013, the film will now be releasing on May 31, 2013.It is a story of the exhilarating and terrifying journey of four characters as they navigate through their youth; from their carefree laughter as they set off on a holiday together in their colleges days, until their bittersweet tears as they watch the first of their bunch get married.

Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani brings two polar opposite characters, who at one point were from the same batch at Modern School, Naina Talwar (Deepika Padukone), a studious bespectacled young girl and Bunny (Ranbir Kapoor), a carefree young travel show host intent on breaking out of the pattern of getting an education, a career, wife, children, retirement, and eventually death.

With a desire to be free and live a life of wildness, he embarks on a journey with his two best friends, Aditi (Kalki Koechlin), a tomboyish girl and Avi (Aditya Roy Kapur), a satirical joking boy. He meets Naina, fails to completely recognise her, eventually invites her to spend time with him and his friends in Kashmir and ultimately, their crazy journey with the ultimate destination, “Love”. As the two mature from the age of 21 to their 30’s, they recognize their priorities, realize their true desires and celebrate madness, warmth, marriage, wildness, freedom, togetherness, reunions, friendship, breakups, family, and love.


Bunny: Ranbir Kapoor
Bunny is charming and fun loving, full of spirit and an indomitable spirit of adventure. He rejects mediocrity and longs to leave his life at home behind to travel, see the world and embrace the freedom of being unattached. Passionate and resourceful, we see Bunny grow from a young student full of unconventional ambitions to a hard working videographer on a travel show, chasing and concretizing his dreams. He embraces a modern value system and wants to be answerable to no one but himself.

Naina: Deepika Padukone
Naina is a simple, good-natured and extremely focused girl. Frustrated by the restrictions she needs to put on herself to achieve her dreams of being a doctor; she impulsively decides to go on a trekking trip to Manali to give herself a break. Through the film, Naina transforms from the restricted claustrophobic person she thought she was to a free spirited woman with a newfound love for herself and comfort within her choices. She is strong and dependable and stands firmly for rooted family values.

Aditi: Kalki Koechlin
Brazen, loud and boisterous, Aditi finds herself constantly pushed into being “one of the boys”. She is deeply protective to the point of being aggressive towards her two best friends, Avi and Bunny. Aditi doesn’t care much for appearances or money, but extends her own brand of warmth to those she respects or likes. She is fiercely loyal and fiery, almost too ready to fight for what she believes in. Aditi rarely reveals her softer side but her freely swearing, belligerent persona mellows out over time.

Avi: Aditya Roy Kapur
Avi is a carefree, happy-go-lucky boy and Bunny’s best friend. He loves alcohol, cricket and his student life. He enjoys living in the present moment and doesn’t spend much thought or effort into planning his future. He is very attached, almost dependent on his best friend, Bunny who he loves deeply. His lack of a mature worldview stilts him in some ways and he remains largely stuck in his teenaged universe.

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