Sweeping locales, classy music, good performances and good story line(after a long time) work in Yuvvraaj’s favor. Yuvvraaj is a movie high on drama and visuals. After three back to back debacles in Yaadein, Kisna and Black and White, director Subash Ghai seems to have found his old, classic touch.
Story of Yuvvraaj: Yuvvraaj is a movie which upholds the good old virtues of brotherhood, love and family ties. Deven Yuvvraaj (Salman Khan) is a chorus singer who is in love with Anushka (Katrina Kaif). Her father Dr. P. K.Danton(Boman Irani) does not approve of the relationship because Deven is penniless. The reality is Deven had been shunned by his rich father since 12 years and he was trying to create an identity separate from his father. Later, Deven comes to know that his father is dead. He meets Anushka’s father and tells that he will return a billionaire (because he knows he can get a stake in his father’s property).
Deven has two brothers Gyanesh Yuvvraaj [Anil Kapoor] and Danny Yuvvraaj [Zayed Khan] whom he meets after 12 years at his father’s home. The family’s legal guardian(Mithun Chakraborthy) states that the father before dying had drafted the will in which the property would go to Gyanesh Yuvvraaj. Gyanesh is an autistic patient, mentally incapable of making decisions. There is a clause in the contract that in case Gyanesh dies naturally or through accident or murder, the property will go to a charitable trust.
The ambitious brothers Deven and Danny try various means..threatening, manipulating and buttering up Gyanesh so that he would give in the wealth to them. Deven brings Gyanesh to Austria where he meets Anushka; who finds that Gyanesh has a keen talent for music. Slowly and surely, Gyanesh begins to trust in Deven and in the process; Deven also realizes that his brother is an innocent person who cares more for music than money. Danny on the other hand, becomes trapped in a credit trap, and there is no one to save his financial doom. He feels insecure and runs to his brothers. He vows to leave his philandering ways and becomes one with his brothers. The relatives who have their eyes on the property are not interested in the brothers’ union. They plot to kill Gyanesh so that the blame of the murder would fall squarely on the two brothers. How the two brothers manage to steer clear of the crisis and save Gyanesh’s life form the rest of the plot.
Plus points of Yuvvraaj:
1. Excellent music by A.R.Rahman. The numbers take the movie on a different high altogether especially the three songs “Tu hi meri dost hain”, ” Tu Muskura” and “Dil Ka Rishta” towards the climax. Choreography by Shiamak Davar for the Shano Shano number is also impressive.
2. Subhash Ghai has a penchant for larger than life cinema, and never misses a chance to shoot the grandeur and opulence.He along with cinematographer Kabir Lal catches Prague and Austria in all its beauty. The picture perfect image of Katrina Kaif playing the cello stays in your mind, even after the film is over.
3. Performances are top notch, especially by Anil Kapoor and Salman Khan. More on that below
4. Regal looking sets and interior design by Omung Kumar.Read More