Director: Ayan Mukherji
Release Date: 31st May, 2013
Cast: Ranbir Kapoor, Deepika Padukone, Aditya Roy Kapoor, Kalki Koechlin, Kunal Roy Kapoor, Poorna Jagannathan, Naveen Kaushik.
After a long wait, I can say like around 10 days I found a chance to go and watch this movie and I had already planned that this movie shall be watched. The start to the movie was a little sudden but it takes the grip as soon as it moves on. The characters come in and the movie seems intriguing. In my opinion the first half was good and it made me feel that there is a lot to come in the next half, which as expected was there. The movie feels a bit stretched but the point is that you don’t feel bored, you sit back and keep observing the shifts in the movie from character to character and places to places. In between a tinge of music will keep you refreshed if you have already liked the music before you came for the movie. I personally loved almost all the songs prior to watching the movie. Not generalizing but over all the movie was a nice watch but you can consider it watching like around 2-3 times and not more but the plot was nicely done and the story line kept me glued.
The outline of the movie describes how a person differs from other and choices in short makes a person what he/she is. The movie revolves around Bunny (Ranbir Kapoor) who is highly ambitious about his passion for traveling while Naina (Deepika Padukone) is a nerd kind of girl who has kept herself buried in books and education. The movie shows the transition of each character from what they were to what they became in a period of a few years.
Talking about the acting everyone was fairly good. Ranbir was at his best, while Deepika didn’t compromise on her acting skills and gave her best shot though was nothing new. Aditya Roy Kapoor was fair enough, while Kalki Koechlin in this movie has taken all the show for me. From her marvelous acting to the way she appeared in the movie and dialogue delivery was very nice. Poorna Jagannathan and Naveen Kaushik had just momentary roles.
The movie was well in line and there was no feeling of any abruptness but the longevity of the movie slightly bored quite a few of people. There was a good to and fro between the flashbacks and present and the story went quite nicely. Very importantly the cinematography of the movie was beautiful. All the places covered, especially Manali from the highest cliff was spellbinding. Rest all the places covered as well were good to look at and you will wish to visit around the world after watching this movie. The intimate scenes between Ranbir and Deepika were nicely done and the friendship, the importance of having good friends was very well depicted.
At last, but not at all the least. Music. Without good music, never comes a good movie. The music kept me going until the end, the very famous number Kabira gave a heart felt emotion and the perky numbers like Badtameez Dil and Dilli Wali Girlfriend made the crowd cheer. It was a very important part of the movie to give an emotional connect with the story line.
Overall the movie was a good watch and I would recommend you to take a ride and get inspired from the movie to not just run behind your passion, not just sit back and enjoy this moment but make a balance between Career, Love and Life.