After the debacle of Yaadein, Kisna and Black and White, Subhash Ghai needed to reinvent himself and come up with a trump that wipes his slate clean, unfortunately, Yuvvraaj ((not sure what the double ‘v’ is for) is not that trump. Infact, Ghai has not learnt one bit, he’s back to his old dramatic self, focusing on more the visual aspect rather than toeing a storyline that attracts cinemagoers to the theatres. Ghai does not realize that times have changed and people have become choosy and less tolerant (of long wounding stories).
Yuvvraaj’ treads the ‘Greed destroys All’ storyline where three brothers played by Deven yuvvraaj (Salman Khan), Gyanesh yuvvraaj (Anil Kapoor) and Danny yuvvraaj (Zayed Khan) squabble over their dead father’s wealth. Deven is a chorus singer, in love with Anushka, played by the gorgeous Katrina Kaif, who can’t act for nuts. Anushka’s father, Dr Banton (Boman Irani) , however, is against the relationship. Well, while the lover birds are cooing each other, Deven gets the bad news that his father has passed leaving a fortune behind.
Its left upto Gyanesh to get the brothers to unite and this forms the crux of the story. Amongst the actors Anil Kapoor, Mithun Chakraborty (as the executor of the will) perform their role with panache, the same cannot be said about Salman, Zayed and Katrina. If you can take some positives out of the movie, it’s the stunning visuals, camerawork and soothing music by AR Rahman. The rest can be passed over a cup of coffee.
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