Youngistaan (2014) Hindi Movie Review | 13 Critic Reviews | Jackky Bhagnani, Neha Sharma


Jackky Bhagnani, Neha Sharma, Farooq Sheikh, Boman Irani, Kayoze Irani, Mita Vashisht


Youngistaan PosterSyed Ahmad Afzal


Syed Ahmad Afzal, Ramiz Ilham Khan, Maitrey Bajpai


Syed Ahmad Afzal, Ramiz Ilham Khan, Maitrey Bajpai



Amalendu Chaudhary


Jeet Ganguly, Sneha Khanwalkar

produced by:

Vashu Bhagnani




weird aggregate rating 5.1/10Drama

release date:

run time:
133 Minutes


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  •  Times of India -Madhureeta Mukherjee Rating-6
Wake up to the new face of modern India. Governed by a 28-year Prime Minister, well-bred, free-thinking and fashionably good-looking in denims and designer wear. And a live-in hottie girlfriend as the First Lady. Howzaat? Read on.Abhimanyu Kaul's (Jackky) funky life of gaming,

  •  India Today -Rohit Khilnani Rating-7
Filmmaker Sayed Ahmad Afzal's debut film Youngistaan is a love story with Indian politics as the backdrop. Abhimanyu Kaul (Jackky Bhagnani) lives in Japan with his girlfriend Anvita (Neha Sharma) and makes video games for a living.Soon life takes a drastic turn and you see Abhimanyu

  •  Bollywood Hungama -Taran Adarsh Rating-6
Politics, besides movies and cricket, is a fav topic of Indians, but the talk on politics has reached a crescendo these days. The forthcoming elections, the political rallies, the debates and arguments on TV channels, the widespread coverage in the print media, the chats on social networking sites...

  •  Mid Day -Shubha Shetty Saha Rating-5
To have politics as the backdrop of your script and make the film interesting is not an easy job. And that's perhaps why most Hindi filmmakers have not ventured out to make such movies. However, 'Youngistaan' attempts to take on the challenge. Twenty eight-year-old Abhimanyu Kaul

  •  IBN Live -Rajeev Masand Rating-4
'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. Giving up his relaxed life in Tokyo, Abhimanyu (Jackky Bhagnani)

  •  The Front Row -Anupama Chopra Rating-2
The Baghnanis - father and producer Vashu, son and leading man Jackky - are the creators of a unique Bollywood franchise. 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,

  •  Indian Express -Shubhra Gupta Rating-4
Some amount of work has gone into making ‘Youngistaan’ somewhat believable as a film about a young man who is propelled into the nation’s highest political seat, not because he wants to but because he is not given an option.Sounds familiar? Many familiar events and political figures pop up,

  •  Koimoi -Mohar Basu Rating-4
The story is borrowed from the life of the political scion in question and don’t be surprised if you stumble upon multiple instances of similarities. What I cannot bring myself to make peace with, is the idea that political heir is determined by lineage. The idea isn’t democratic and

  •  DNA -Sarita Tanwar Rating-6
Abhimanyu Kaul (Jackky Bhagnani) is a 28-year-old game developer settled in Japan with his live-in girlfriend Anvita (Neha Sharma). Life changes for both of them almost overnight when his father Dashrath Kaul (Boman Irani) is on his deathbed. Incidentally, Dashrath also happens to be the

  •  Deccan Chronicle -Kusumita Das Rating-6
The title is catchy, the supporting cast rock solid, but when a film has Jackky Bhagnani as the leading man, it doesn’t allow itself to be taken too seriously, at least not on paper. But Youngistaan manages to break many moulds. A political drama, lightly peppered with romance,

  •  Glamsham -Martin D'Souza Rating-8
We have seen a lot many films on politics; but most of it, nay all of them, are loaded with blood and gore. Not YOUNGISTAAN; Vashu Bhagnani's Silver Jubilee production is full of the flavor of youth and the mood of the moment. The writers have spun a neat tale around the love story

  •  Gulf News -Manjari Saxena Rating-4
You have to make a choice. Either you take the disclaimer at the beginning of the film Youngistaan — that it bears no resemblance to any person living or dead — and see it as a fictional love story, or you watch it as a potboiler based on Indian politics.

  •  Daily Bhaskar Rating-5

A youngster is forcefully made the PM of India after his father’s demise. Unaware about the complexity of politics, the young PM initially goes through a lot of troubles, but later his good polices and clever political strategies make him the most popular politician of the country.
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