Yuva (2004)



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Directed by Mani Ratnam, Yuva follows three very different youngsters: idealistic student and aspiring politician Michael (Ajay Devgan); Arjun (Vivek Oberoi), who dreams of immigrating to the United States; and Lallan (Abhishek Bachchan) from the wrong side of the tracks. The three cross paths after an accident on a local bridge, and before any of them realize what has happened, they've embarked on a life-altering exchange of ideas, perspectives, and far-reaching life experiences. The film … More

Rating: Unrated
Genre: Drama, Romance, Musical & Performing Arts, Art House & International, Classics
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Written By: Mani Ratnam, Anurag Kashyap
In Theaters:
On DVD: Oct 30, 2004
Box Office: $0.3M
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as Lallan Singh

as Michael Mukherjee

as Arjun Balakrishnan

as Radhika

as Mr. Balakrishnan
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Critic Reviews for Yuva

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Spins a tripartite tale around familiar Bollywood obsessions, here reinfused with new life via clever use of a Pulp Fiction structure.

Full Review… | May 25, 2004
Village Voice
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Mani Ratnam's Bollywood feature has a sharp political edge that is rare in Hindi-language films.

Full Review… | May 20, 2004
New York Times
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Full Review… | March 27, 2009
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Full Review… | June 24, 2006
Time Out
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Offers a lot more substance in both content and performance than most films, regardless of the nation of origin; that it is a product of an industry known for candy floss fluff makes it all the more noteworthy.

Full Review… | January 1, 2009

The kind of juicy, overwrought narrative that was once a Hollywood staple.

Full Review… | May 21, 2004
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Audience Reviews for Yuva


Interesting story plots.

Leo L

Super Reviewer


An awkward movie. The plot was missing the glue to bind its parts, but the acting was good. Rani and Abhishek won Filfare awards for this movie.

Julian Johnson

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