The ever-rising and superbly-shining Punjabi movie industry has many reasons to celebrate this year. The pinnacle performance of 1984, a period film, has been widely appreciated. Not even a month has passed, and here come another blockbuster in Pollywood. This time, it’s a fun-emotion-romance kind of film where friendship takes the centre stage. The movie has been making News for last one month especially for being a spearhead in cosmopolitan Punjabi cinema which succeeds in breaking the barriers of language and delights the hearts of Hindi-speakers alike. The movie has earned fabulous response in its first week and here is our analysis on the same.
The story of YDK indeed is a plus point. It revolves around three friends who love each other more than they love themselves. They stand together in times of fun as well as difficulties. These college time friends haven’t forgotten each other and get together for a reunion after seven years to celebrate their ‘Ohi Day’. The catch-up destination being Thailand, a lot of twists and turns happen there to add spice it up into a Katchup. The movie is like taking a dip in saucy entertainment where sweet bond of friendship along with their tangy naughty pranks adds up to the taste. The story’s plus point is that it does not drag or lags behind at any time. A fast and moving pace keeps the viewers glued, rather very happily!
The music of the story is no less than brilliance; special mention for the new sensation Gurnazar who has rendered a wonderful depth through his melodic voice in the title song of the movie! Hardy Sandhu, the ‘Soch’ Singer has sung two songs in the movie and both have come up brilliant. ‘Munda Sohna’ is already a chartbuster and ‘Propose Thokna’has been getting wonderful reviews as well. Labh Janjua’s ‘Fateh King Fattu’ may not be as good as the Queen song but it will still delight his fans who have been waiting to hear his voice for long. As per our verdict, the finest track award in this movie goes to the sensual voice of Alisha Chenai who debuts in Punjabi movies with ‘Nede Nede’; the male version of this song is equally mesmerizing.
Coming to the performance of actors, this is where YDK scores a perfect ten. Each one of them has been outstanding and the best part being the awe-inspiring performances of debutants. The movie introduces charming faces and talented actors in Punjabi movies – Hardy Sandhu, Anil Juneja, Shagun Jaswal, Kruti Popat and Ranjan Sehgal to name a few. All of them have shown a depth with their acting in the very first movie. Hardy impresses with his cheeky acting, Varun with his innocent naughtiness and Anil Juneja’s 8-pack body sends ripples all across Pollywood. Their chemistry with their on-screen partners is equally amazing and totally in sync with the story. Anita Hassanandani, Yuvika Chaudhary and Shagun Jaswal as lead heroines raise the standard of beauty as well as acting for Pollywood. The performance of stalwarts Jaswinder Bhalla, Rana Ranbir, B N Sharma and Manoj Tandon is like cherry on the cake.
The movie brings together the finest experts from Bollywood and Tollywood to yield a technically stronger film. Rishi Raja as DoP and Rajo Rao, the popular name from Bollywood, adds emotions to the story through his expressive background score. Even the director Abhay Baiju Chhabra showcases his visionary prowess gained as the associate director in Prakash Jha’s production films like Rajneeti and Apharan, Abhay and after successful run of TV serials like Na Aana Is Des Laado, Bhaskar Bharti etc. The action sequences in the film has earned a thumbs up from the viewers as South India’s leading Action director K Ganesh lends his formidable moves to the movie.