With the election season around the corner, many movies are cashing on by keeping the theme around politics.
While the nations eyes are set on Rahul Gandhi, here is a movie which if not based, at least draws inspiration from the life of the Congress prince.
However, unlike Rahul whose personal life we don't know much about, YOUNGISTAAN is a love story parallel to the political track.
Indian Prime Minister Dashrath Kaul (Boman Irani) is crictial and his son Abhimanyu (Jackky Bhagnani) flies down from Japan to be on his dad's side as he breathes his last.
Abhimanyu has no clue about politics and is busy working for a gaming company in Japan, partying hard with girlfriend Anvi (Neha Sharma) and his close buddy (Kayoze Irani).
Abhimanyu doesn't even know the 'P' of Politics and now he has to play a very instrumental role in India's future.
However, Abhimanyu is torn between politics and love. While he does his best to please his sweetheart, he does realize that millions rely on his leadership too.
Jackky Bhagnani is an actor with a huge potential, however, he has only one release a year and that too his home production, giving an impression that he is in the acting business because of his dad Vashu Bhagnani.
With YOUNGISTAAN, Jackky has proved that he is a very promising actor as he handles a complicated role quite well.
Neha Sharma plays her character well too and she looks pretty. Farooq Sheikh is wonderful and his performance is bound to make you emotional about the fact that he is no longer with us. Boman Irani is impressive.
Syed Ahmad Afzal directs the movie well. The first half is more youthful while post interval the movie gets serious. However, he balances both well.
There are few issues with the movie, especially when it comes to the personal life being exposed and also Neha nagging him all the time.
Even though it's a remake, the director has borrowed few incidents from real lives of popular politicians.
The music of the movie is good, 'Suno Na Sangemarmar' is a soulful track by Jeet Ganguly and its sung beautifully by Arijit Singh while lyrics are by Kausar Munir. 'Tanki' is a power-packed track sung by Mika, Apeksha Dhandekar and Bhavin Dhanak.
Screenplay is a reason why YOUNGISTAAN is not able to strike the right chord despite a strong subject.
The film has a good message to it with decent performances. Worth a watch!