Definitely not recommended! Only watch if you're bored and interested in musical films for a time-pass!
Verdict = Flop
'Ghai is known as the showman of bollywood, for making epic movies that portray grandeu and a very rich theme like Hero, Meri Jung, Saudagar, Karma, Ram Lakhan, Taal, but recently he proved his barmy yield like in B & W, and in Yuvvraaj.
Yuvvraaj is not a bad but a boring and a potential contender with Drona and Love Story 2050 disappointing films of 2008.
The script is stale, the screenplay unreal,
Ancestral disputes of 3 brothers Anil Kapoor, Salman Khan & Zayed Khan aren't good one another, Anil is mentally crazy like a child nurturing his music love. Salman is cursing his billionaire father for leaving him to the poverty. The age old formula rich girl, poor guy is thrown into picture with the girl's (Katrina) father (Boman Irani) objecting to their marriage. Zayed Khan is living a prosperous life, banking on his fathers money.
Grand sets, visual impact and cinematography are very good so what Yuvvraaj banks on heavily, brilliant locations in Prague, and Austria captured wonderfully. A.R.Rahman is always exceptional but only one track, A. R. Rahman seldom goes totally wrong however it failed to create the mood for the film like 'Taal' even all tracks were impressive with powerful use of instruments and selection of best voices.
Film Yuvvraaj disappoints primarily in the scripting, screenplay and direction.
Anil kapoor was awesum..behaving like a ten year old. Salman was average
Zayed was okay..
poor is such an understatement
Great cast- Salman Khan, Katrina Kaif, Anil Kapoor, Zayed Khan, and Boman Irani. Worthy!
Date: 30 Jan 2009
Time: 11.30 pm
On : PC
Another Masterpiece by Subhash Ghai. Salman acted for once. Anil Kapoor was marvelous, Zayed was just fit in. Good script and Kat was beautiful.
Usually, I can see why films are weird and usually there is an artistic explanation... but in this case... a perfectly good film was ruined by nothing more than a couple of bad actors, and poor directing.
Horrible execution by Subhash Ghai.
Bollywood: 2 stars
With a better director and a few cast changes, this could have easily been a 4 star film.