Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani Movie Review: Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani (transl. Youth is Crazy), often abbreviated as YJHD, is a 2013 Indian Hindi-language coming-of-age romantic comedy-drama film. Directed by Ayan Mukerji, the film’s script was co-written by Mukerji and Hussain Dalal, edited by Akiv Ali, and produced by Karan Johar under Dharma Productions. The film stars Ranbir Kapoor and Deepika Padukone, marking their second collaboration after Bachna Ae Haseeno (2008), along with Kalki Koechlin and Aditya Roy Kapur.

The narrative of Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani centers on Naina and Bunny, who connect during a trekking trip. Naina falls for Bunny but keeps her feelings hidden. They part ways, only to reunite years later at a friend’s wedding. With a production budget of ₹40 crore, the film was shot extensively across Himachal Pradesh, Rajasthan, Paris, Mumbai, and Kashmir from March 2012 to January 2013. The film’s music, composed by Pritam, features lyrics by Amitabh Bhattacharya and Kumaar, and the cinematography was handled by V. Manikandan. The soundtrack became a blockbuster, with all songs topping the charts.

Released theatrically on May 31, 2013, Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani was a major box-office hit and garnered widespread acclaim. Critics praised its direction, story, screenplay, soundtrack, cinematography, production design, costumes, and cast performances. The film is currently the 48th highest-grossing Indian film of all time and was the third Indian film to cross ₹300 crore worldwide after 3 Idiots (2009) and Ek Tha Tiger (2012). It also became the tenth highest-grossing Indian film in overseas markets at the time of its release.

At the 59th Filmfare Awards, Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani received ten nominations, including Best Film, Best Director (Mukerji), Best Actress (Padukone), Best Actor (Kapoor), Best Supporting Actress (Koechlin), and Best Supporting Actor (Roy Kapur). Since its release, the film has achieved cult status.

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Naina Talwar is a medical student who feels like an outcast due to her introverted nature. A chance encounter with an old classmate, Aditi Mehra, makes her realize she wants more from life. Impulsively, she decides to join Aditi on a hiking trip to the Himalayas in Manali. During the hike, she reconnects with other former classmates, Kabir “Bunny” Thapar and Avinash “Avi” Shiv. Bunny is a charming wanderer with dreams of traveling the world, uninterested in settling down.

Not wanting to get hurt again, she avoids him. Bunny sees Aditi fighting with Taran, who reassures him that the fight was over Avi’s irresponsible spending. She admits she has moved on from Avi and is happier with Taran. Bunny realizes he has feelings for Naina but feels jealous when he sees her with another man, leading to an argument. Naina confesses she can’t continue spending time with him because she’ll fall in love again, and he won’t. Bunny kisses her, and they confess their love for each other, but neither wants to give up their career. They decide it’s best to part ways, sharing a tearful goodbye.

On the night of Aditi’s wedding, Bunny leaves for Paris. At the airport, he realizes the importance of what he is leaving behind and returns home, reconciling with his stepmother. On New Year’s Eve, Naina, alone at home, receives a surprise visit from Bunny. He turned down his dream job to be with her and proposes marriage, but she fears he might regret his decision. Bunny assures her he is happy and wants to continue traveling – but with her, arguing they can build a life together. Naina agrees, and they call Aditi and Avi to wish them a Happy New Year. The film ends with Bunny and Naina embracing.

Main Casts

Ranbir Kapoor Kabir “Bunny” Deepika Padukone Dr. Naina Talwar
Aditya Roy Kapur Avinash “Avi” Kalki Koechlin Aditi “Adi”
Kunaal Roy Kapur Taran Khanna


Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani was produce by Hiroo Yash Johar and Karan Johar under the Dharma Productions banner. It was co-produce by Apoorva Mehta and UTV Motion Pictures, with a screenplay by Hussain Dalal base on a story by Ayan Mukerji. The film’s title was inspire by a hit song of the same name, compose by R. D. Burman for the 1972 film Jawani Diwani. In December 2011, Pritam was select to compose the music for a Dharma Productions film for the first time, marking a departure from the usual composers Vishal-Shekhar and Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy, who had scored Mukerji’s previous directorial debut, Wake Up Sid (2009).

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