Vashishth, Boman Irani (Guest Appearance)
- Daata Di Diwani : Shiraz Uppal /
Shakeel Sohail / Rafaqat Ali Khan, Shiraz Uppal
Khuda : Shiraz Uppal / Shakeel Sohail / Shiraz Uppal
- Suno Na
Sangemarmar: Jeet Ganguli / Kausar Munir / Arijit Singh
- Tanki Hai
Hum: Sneha Khanwalkar / Afzal Ahmed Syed, Jackky Bhagnani / Apeksha Dandekar, Bhavin Dhanak, Hard
Kaur, Mika Singh, Sneha Khanwalkar
Anthem : Sung by Shree D, Ishq Bector
a romantic movie set up in the backdrop of political scenario. It is a very
light movie and indeed different from the usual ones. No melodrama neither when
the romance is handled nor when politics is handled.
Professionally (in a high flying job) and also personally (in a live-in
relationship with Anwita Chauhan essayed by Neha Sharma). Everything is going
great and that is when he learns about his father Dashrath Kaul’s (Boman Irani)
ill-health who is the Prime minister of India. On father’s demise, Abhimanyu is
propelled into the nation’s highest political seat i.e. of Prime Minister. Dashrath
Kaul before dying leaves him in the trusted care of his PA and Advisor, Akbar
politics as the acting Prime Minister until the next election, which is six
months away. He tries to handle the not so popular ruling party (of his
father), the Akhil Bharatiya Kranti Party (ABKP) and its seasoned party
members, at times tactfully, and at times in a shrewd manner. He does take
efforts to balance his professional and personal life.
politics nor romance. We have a young Prime Minister who is unconventional in
his thoughts, who feels, it is absolutely alright not to follow typical neta
type dress-code or even to have a live-in girl friend carrying his child.
timing was absolutely perfect to launch Youngistaan. But somewhere the effort
has fizzled since no current issues are highlighted, no specific change is
suggested and no specific message is mentioned.
Story, Dialogue and Screenplay:
Afzal, has taken a different approach to project this film on political drama
cum romance. He has tried to convey the message very very lightly without
emphasizing on serious things. Probably he did not want to make a hard core
political or romantic movie.
Screenplay by Syed Ahmad Afzal, Ramiz Ilham
Khan, Maitrey Bajpai are simple without much of melodrama. Even the speech at
UN assembly by Abhimayu is written at a very ground level.
dialogue of Abhimayu: When the person whom you love is angry with you, don’t
question him/ her, just go and hug him / her. That person simply needs you.
and their Performance:
personality who is very presentable on screen. He is cool, composed even in
midst of uncertainties, romours, oppositions, criticisms. His temperance is appreciable.
playing a girl-friend of acting Prime-minister, who suddenly finds herself in
house arrest due to security issues. One can not deny that she has done justice
to her role who is possessive, freedom loving, and at times immature and
Kaul , father of Abhimanyu, has a guest appearance only, but his presence is
felt throughout the movie.
friend and Mita Vashishth, Abhimanyu’ office personnel are good.
special mention of Akbar, Abhimanyu’s PA and
Advisor, essayed by Farooq Sheikh. I adored every frame in which he was there. Loved his
expressions and the way he dealt with Abhimanyu and his relationship with
Anwita. Super cool. I am going to miss him on screen since this was his last
Ganguli and lyrics by Kausar Munir) is very good, and it is ranking high in the
chartbusters. Youngistaan anthem (sung by Shree D, Ishq Bector) is good with
its meaningful lyrics.
to watch out for:
Implementation of e-voting. Youngsters shouldering the responsibility to choose
want change. A very light movie without political bloodshed.
Politics. Script and the idea is good, but less clarity as far as the screenplay
is concerned. Abhimanyu’s victory is not justified : what exactly he achieved during
his tenure as Acting Prime Minister, which prompted the country to choose him ?
His personal life and its issues were more in focus rather than the Election
& winning strategies, Country’s issues etc. The story does not develop at
all till interval.
is not the ‘Voice of Change’, but definitely an initiation towards the same.