Mani Ratnam, a dazzling storyteller, unfolds 'YUVA' in
three segments and then brings all the characters together in a finale
that show how the path of these people are crossed to change their lifes.
Ratnam portray all central characters with realism. He very well succeeds
in emphasizing Abhishek's amorality, Devgan's idealism and Vivek's protagonism
throughout the movie. It was a very bold step in the right direction to
produce a movie that deals with politics, corrupt politicians, political
games as well as sociopolitical issues of the youth. Story is different
from the usual Bollywood masala.
Movie brings together a hit man, a student leader, a drifter and their
romantic life with simplicity and sharpness. Ratnam weave the story
in such a way that all characters grow with their role with a remarkable
process of self discovery. Viewers get the feeling that Ratnam believe
in the student power which can change present India. He has presented
a perfect balance of realism and make believe throughout the film.
"YUVA" belong to Abhishek Bachchan and Rani Mukherjee. Bachchan delivers
his best performance so far in a tough role. His Lallan is violent and
vicious. He has proved that he has a future in Bollywood. Bold and beautiful
Rani Mukherjee handles her role with perfect balance of individual style
and charisma. Both of them deserve some awards.
Kareena looks charming and gorgeous. Esha justifies her part. Devgan
is excellent as usual. Vivek also played his role well. Romance between
Vivek and Kareena is very entertaining. Om Puri enacts the corrupt politician
with courage. A.R.Rahman's music is excellent. Mehboob's lyrics are
memorable. Cinematography by Ravi Chandran is very good.