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Youngistan  Rating: 2.2/5 

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Ratings:2/5 Review By: Rajeev Masand Site:CNN IBN

Youngistaan starts off promisingly as a fish-out-of-water comedy about a carefree, 28-year-old who is thrown into the messy world of politics when, after the death of his father, he’s roped in to replace him as Prime Minister. By the end, Youngistaan spirals into an abyss of predictable plotting, as Abhimanyu learns the tricks of how to succeed in politics. It’s all unnecessarily stretched out, and co-writer/director Syed Ahmad Afzal brings nothing by way of original treatment or even radical resolution.I’m going with two out of five. There was potential here, but it’s wasted.

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Ratings:3/5 Review By: Taran Adarsh Site:Bollywood Hungama

YOUNGISTAAN looks at scheming politicians, driven by a greed for power and who try to pull the rug from under the feet. The storyteller also borrows episodes from real life — some characters bear a striking resemblance to real-life politicians too — making the spectator relate to the proceedings. The ambience is pitch-perfect, the feel is just right, the upheavals in the life of the young politician are illustrated wonderfully at times. On the whole, YOUNGISTAAN has an interesting premise, a mature act by Jackky Bhagnani and importantly, the message it conveys is just right. The writing could’ve been sharper, but having said that, this movie is worthy of a watch.

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Ratings:– Review By: Komal Nahata Site:Zee ETC Bollywood Business

The first half is boring and slow but the pace definitely picks up after interval. However, since the drama continues to look implausible and forced even in the second half, the impact is minimal. The pre-climax and climax are interesting but the audience, by then, is so bored that their impact is diluted a great deal. On the whole, Youngistaan does not have the soul-stirring quality so necessary in a film of this kind. Although the last couple of reels are fairly nice, the implausibility of the drama makes it rather unpalatable for the audience. It will, therefore, fail to make its mark.

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Ratings:1/5 Review By: Anupama Chopra Site:Star World (Hindustan Times)

Every other year or so, Vashu produces a film in which Jackky stars. These vanity projects have been uniformly mediocre but their fifth film together, Youngistaan, sets a new standard of ridiculous. The premise had the potential for drama and humor but Youngistaan is just an incoherent mess designed to make us fall in love with Jackky, who is in almost every frame. Otherwise Youngistaan is brain-dead and largely insufferable. I’m going with one star.

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Ratings:2/5 Review By: Shubhra Gupta Site:Indian Express

All of these little threads and a few other intrigues make ‘Youngistaan’ an interesting watch, but only up to a point. After a while, the pace slackens, and the focus gets diluted. But instead of building on it, and opening meaningful dialogue on thorny issues (are ‘live-in relationships’ bad things; how the personal becomes public, and so on), it all becomes improbable and a tad costume-drama amateurish.

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Ratings:3/5 Review By: Madhureeta Mukherjee Site:Times Of India (TOI)

‘Youngistaan’ at the core is an interesting idea, far-fetched, but refreshing. The love-story develops tenderly, but the political backdrop and ensuing drama is not crafted with clarity. The story suffers from uninspiring dialogues, with a stretched climax. It’s a well-intentioned drama which vibes with the current political scenario and upcoming elections.The young generation will truly miss this performer par excellence. With a heavy heart…adaab, Farooksaab! Farooq Shaikh, enacting the last screen role of his life. As always, using his warmth and acting prowess to deliver a great performance ‘Youngistaan’ isn’t the perfect concoction of love and politics, but worth one ‘shot’!

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Ratings:1/5 Review By: Paloma Sharma Site:Rediff

Youngistaan neither says something new nor does it reinforce time-tested wisdom in a way that you actually want to pay attention to it. Youngistaan was supposed to be a political drama but ended up being a romance for most of the two hours and 14 minutes. It focuses more on the personal life of the Prime Minister instead of his professional one. All in all, Youngistaan makes claims like Modi, implements policies like Rahul and has a persistent cough like Kejriwal, and I certainly wouldn’t vote for it.

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Ratings:2/5 Review By: Manjari Saxena Site: Gulfnews

A few scenes do induce some laughter. It’s commendable of director Afzal to have chosen such a bold topic for his debut and manage to extract decent performances from his lead actors, even though they have a long way to go before they are called “good actors”. Also, it was endearing to see a tribute clip to Shaikh on the sets of the film. Youngistaan is a utopian story, at least in today’s context. But if you aren’t really busy this weekend, you can consider heading to this Utopia.

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Ratings:2.5/5 Review By: Shubha Shetty Saha Site: Mid Day

To have politics as the backdrop of your script and make the film interesting is not an easy job. This script must have looked great on paper and it had huge potential too. But it’s the shallow treatment that seems to have killed the spirit of the script. Watch it once if politics turns you on, and with election fever in the air, this seems like just the right time too.

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Ratings:3.5/5 Review By: Rohit Khilnani Site: India Today

Youngistaan is a love story with Indian politics as the backdrop. It’s a light hearted film that’s not to be taken too seriously and that’s the only way one can enjoy this. The production quality of Youngistaan is great and that’s one of the biggest aspects in making Youngistaan watchable. The target audience of Youngistaan is the youth and for them this will be an enjoyable ride.

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Ratings:2/5 Review By: Mohar Basu Site: Koimoi

After surviving two disastrous movies this week, Youngistaan was a much settling respite. With a solid script on paper though trivial direction and sloppy execution, the film manages to remain engaging. For the potential the movie had and the passable entertainment it provides, the film is worth the value of the ticket price. If you have time, it wouldn’t be a bad decision to watch it.

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  1. I am no critic. All I am is a 17 year old who watches 3-4 movies every friday and reviews them. I run a page on FB just for my interest and liking. Please check it, i assure you will like it.

  2. the movie youngistaan is the awsum movie with this movie we youngster gets the knowledge of politics

    …where promises are meant to be left unfulfilled! [2.5/5]

    Indian politics has become an easy target lately, to extract unforced jokes acting as nice silvery wrapper to our hopeless angst being buried down under. So, the consequences of sharing same ‘already travelled before’ path do come handy with debutante filmmaker Syed Ahmad Afzal’s political-romantic drama YOUNGISTAAN. It shows deep promises of being a potential political drama at the very start but sooner or later ends up as a progressive love-story trapped in the devious, dirty and demeaning political scenario in country at present.

    Carrying strong references from real life politicians, scams and political episodes in the past, YOUNGISTAAN is a tale of transition of a young game-developer properly planned & positioned in Japan with his live-in partner, from his carefree life well-spend in night clubs to the inopportune flat & insipid luxury of roaming around in the guarded corridors of India’s most influential PM house.

    Abhimanyu [Jacky Bhagnani plays it cool] is forced to sworn in as the prime-minister of India after his father [Boman Irani in a brief appearance] loses his battle against cancer. With all blurred and vague visions, where Abhimanyu is struggling his hard to make him look more sensible than being just a ‘28 years old good boy’ in the eyes of his haters, his often nagging live-in partner Anwita [Neha Sharma] is only concerned about countless protocols that come between the love-birds’ quality time together. Thank god, Akbar [Late Farooq Sheikh saab] the guardian-cum-friend-cum-philosopher-cum-guide is there with him as his PA. And more thanks and respect to Farooq Saab for making each frame a heartfelt memorial with his presence felt like this uncomplicated idol of minimalism is still with us captured in those moving reels. Alvida, Farooq Saab!

    YOUNGISTAAN scores well in its nature and intent. It talks progressively about live-in culture in Indian society, it talks about necessities to bring vital changes in Indian politics, it also promises potential prospects for youth to join politics but a scattered and unfocussed screenplay minimizes its magnitude to a not-so-sharp and less-smart drama that spends most of its quality time in managing between his personal problems [paparazzi and pre-marital pregnancy for instance] and the cumulative expectations of viewers and the plot of emerging as the unquestionably confident winner all the way. After all, who doesn’t want to see an underdog playing superhero?? Sadly, YOUNGISTAAN lacks that orgasmic moment and like very much our politics, remains a self-centered average Bollywood film where promises are meant to be left unfulfilled!

    As stated in a comment on Abhimanyu’s live-in relationship by a common man in a TV interview, “28 saal ke ladke se aap aur kya expect karoge? (What else would you expect from a 28-year old?), I would say something on the same lines, “Ek Bollywood film se aap aur kya expect karoge?” So, don’t expect and go for an easy watch. Politics in India doesn’t give you much to cherish but entertains in bits and parts, so do this film! [2.5/5]

  4. Guys…do you watch your movies on hand held devices…
    For once the cinema halls had all kinds of people watching a light nice story with a msg. When was last that you saw….don't tell me that was in a KJo movie.
    Youngistan has good performances, high production quality and a Shakespearen (if you don't know that means allz well in the end).
    It DOES NOT PROMISE to be a political drama…for god sake the name's Youngistan….not Bharat 'Ek Gaatha'.
    So if you went with that mindset….sorry wrong audi…Prakash Jha's movie was released earlier.
    Anyways…those reading this..go and watch the movie and enjoy it….

  5. Its quit good

  6. THE WHOLE film appears to have been made in hurry to save sinking ship of congree.The disclaimer of resemblance displayed in the first shot is dishonest.The movie has been clerly designed to project RG as Pm.I have also suspision congress must have financed it thr lootedmoney over past 10 yrs.The 28 yr old future pm inspite of being prof IT man, does not Bother to inform his GF that his father existing pm of Union of India is real bakwas episode.can not digest.There are many like that.RG's interview with Arnav Goswamy has been deleberatly recast to save damage it caused to congress.IT is better to read bakwas manifesto of upa III rather than waste ur time and money.

  7. it is very good movie

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