Verdict : Movie is a mix of Dil Chahta Hai and Zindagi Milegi Dobara..
Cast: Ranbir Kapoor, Deepika Padukone, Aditya Roy Kapur, Kalki Koechlin
Direction: Ayan Mukerji
Duration: 2 hours 41 minutes
Ranbir Kapoor(Kabir Thapa aka Bunny), Deepika Padukone (Naina), Kalki Koechlin (Aditi) and Aditya Roy Kapur (Avi) go on a trek. While Bunny, Aditi and Avi have always been close, Naina, the staid, studious girl is a last minute addition to the group. The group just wants to live life king-size. Early enough in the film, Bunny announces—marriage at 25, children at 30, retirement at 50 and then waiting for death—is not how he sees his life playing out. He wants to travel the world, he wants to be free.
Aditi and Avi share his thinking to a degree. But Naina is different. She is studying to be a doctor, believes in family and is a rooted young lady with traditional values.
The first half of the film is a fun-ride. By the end of the adventure-filled sojourn through the ups and downs of the undulating landscape, each of the four is transformed a little, but only to go his/her way.
Eight years later, one of the two girls in the group, Aditi, decides to marry a engineer (Kunaal Roy Kapur) and her old friends descend on a resort in Udaipur for the grand betrothal.
Against the backdrop of the big, fat Indian wedding in picturesque Udaipur, the friends unite for the festivities. But the chinks in the armour show by way of their mixed ideologies and changed priorities. Of course there’s no battle big enough that friendship cannot surmount. So, between tears and cheers, Bunny, Naina, Aditi and Avi forge equations that are more real with one another and with the audience.
Ranbir is delectable and a true-blue superstar. Deepika is first-rate as is Kalki. Evelyn Sharma and Kunal Roy Kapur provide humour.
Verdict : Same old drama with life exploring before and later 8 years.