Scene of the Week: Yuva

  1. Anjanpur685Miles 11 years ago

    I think he is just violent and aggressive here. his career best I cant decide but he is damn good in light hearted roles – dostana/bluffmaster etc. His sense of humor and dialogue delivery/screen presense is superb in such roles.

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      sputnik 11 years ago

      I don’t like him much in light hearted roles. He was hilarious in one scene in Dostana and he was ok in BluffMaster.

      May be its the height that made Abhishek looked more menacing in the movie.

      • Baba 11 years ago

        i liked abhishek in run. he had a good role. but i dont think he has been very convincing in any film.He seems a bit insincere an an actor. he thinks being unfit is cool. He signs film for the heck of it and he signs them all. he should be more selective and give his all to it. he is 37 now.not much time left. lot of youngsters have come and the scope of making a comeback that much smaller.

  2. Anjanpur685Miles 11 years ago

    His is a relaxed style and at ease in dialogue delivery in humorous roles. Does not have to try hard. He is not good at timing – but the delivery. IMO.

  3. Bored 11 years ago

    he is funny at mimicking gay stereotypes – not sure one want to be in that position.

  4. Suprabh 11 years ago

    I think Abhishek’s career best performance was in Guru.

    I was really impressed with him in Yuva, when I watched it first..but upon repeat viewings I didn’t think much of his performance.

    Here are the movies in the decreasing order of his performance (in my opinion)

    Bunty aur babli

    I think the ghost of being the son of a mega star has always haunted him and works against him

    But people need to set their expectations right with him.. He is just an average actor..He can’t act like Hrithik in Lakshya or Aamir in Lagaan or Shahrukh in CDI..Salman is an average actor too but he is blessed with that instant connection with audience (just like Govinda , Kader Khan,Dharamendra etc.)..while Abhishek doesn’t have that.

    abhishek has very limited range and he hasn’t really pushed himself (barring a Guru)..Whats worse is..his acting has become monotonous…Watch a Dhoom or a Dum maaro dum or Players or Game or whatever…and he is the same.

  5. Bored 11 years ago

    @Sup – I think he had a rawness in Yuva which has been lacking in Guru – Guru is more manufactured and the end part was all about ‘hey i can walk and talk like my dad’. Only Amitabh fans would not be able to detect that wannabe stuff.

    I also thought he was weak in Sarkar where Amitabh was simply superb (even at that age!). A better actor or even a star with more screen presence (say Ranbir or Hrithik) in that part could have taken the movie to another level. Even Kay Kay Menon was more arresting in a shorter role here.

    On BnB, i have said before that Abhishek’s appearance and personality probably fits best with roles of conman from small-town india.

    Everything else he has done is too blaah to even talk abt from an acting standpoint.

  6. Bored 11 years ago

    I will anyday take Yuva over anything he has done after it.
    At the same time, Yuva was hardly a good movie overall. Both Ajay and Vivek were irritating and maybe that helped Abhishek in getting appreciation.

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      sputnik 11 years ago

      Have not seen Bunty Aur Babli but agree with all your comments above.

      I did not like the movie Yuva much either. I don’t know why Vivek agreed to that role coz it was no great acting oriented role and he got beaten up so badly by Abhishek’s character.

  7. Bored 11 years ago

    @Sputnik – u shud check out BnB at some point. I found it a hoot!

  8. Suprabh 11 years ago


    The problem is you are comparing Abhishek with amitabh, Kay Kay, Ranbir or Hrithik…I told you he is not in that bracket at all (btw even Ranbir isn’t even in the bracket of amitabh, Hrithik or kay Kay) 😉

    the list I gave is Abhishek’s performances (not comparing to any other actors)

    and I agree about the rawness part of Yuva- Probably the reason why I liked it the first time–but when I watched it afterwards..It felt like Abhishek didn’t do justice to the lines or just the basic character of Lallan singh..He certainly looked the part but I believe much more intensity and vile was required for that character..

    bunty aur Babli and Run are two movies where i actually liked him quite a bit.

  9. Bored 11 years ago

    @Sup – Dont be so harsh on Ranbir. That guy has shown enuf potential and is quite young – so has the time to evolve and grow. And I am not sure if you can put Hrithik in the same acting bracket as Amitabh or KayKay (i dont). I would put Hrithik and Ranbir in the same bracket though – charming stars who are competent actors.

    Frankly, I hvnt revisited Yuva (i usually find it difficult to rewatch underwhelming movies). But what u say is interesting – coz I remember Anurag Kashyap who wrote the dialogues said something similar after Yuva released – he too felt that Abhishek did not do justice to the dialogues he penned for Lallan.

  10. Bored 11 years ago

    Also in a multi-starer, how one’s acting gets perceived depends a lot on how the co-stars perform. Ajay and Vivek helped Abhishek in Yuva, SRK’s hamming helped Abhishek in KANK, Abhishek and Uday helped Hrithik in D2, Hrithik helped Sanjay Dutt in Mission Kashmir and Sanjay Dutt’s grotesque OTT act helped Hrithik in Agneepath … just some examples over the top of my head.

    But anyways, I think Abhishek deserved all the credit he got for Yuva. But he should not have done D2 and needed to be more careful in script selection after Guru.

    Playing supporting act in Bol Bachchan, D3, HNY or Dostana 2 is perhaps the only survival strategy available right now, but I doubt if this will take him anywhere.

  11. saurabh 11 years ago

    I think guru ws his best role, i liked quite a lot him in yuva,
    rum,bnb, d1, dostana ws ok. Sarkar ws ok(all these things are ok wise)… He dnt try much, he dnt hv good body, screen presence, attitude, dance.. Charm.. ND acting…

    anyway @soutnik, can i post sometime abt of the day.. I feel like there are some songs which many guys hvn’t heard.(movie songs only), like i kinda mail u abt the song, then u can post.. If its ok with u.. My email is
    mail me if u r ok..

  12. Bored 11 years ago

    On Guru i shud add that i felt it is perhaps the most audience friendly movie that Mani made in recent times.

  13. saurabh 11 years ago

    Agreed with u @bored… It took me a lot of time while understanding dil se(i was kinda child at that time), i even didn’t like it, now i kinda like it… I saw yuva twice, nd even guru i was nt convinced abt end(but then jai prakash chousey wrote abt mahatma Gandhi in the article related to guru so i understood wat Mani want to say) nd even madhvan nd mithun role was Lil y mithun dnt believe in god…

  14. hithere 11 years ago

    Am I on the wrong site 😉 People are discussing Abhishek 🙂

  15. saurabh 11 years ago

    @hithere, yes u are, if you cant discuss abhishek….

  16. sunil 11 years ago

    Abhishek didnt make any attempt to look good or be more energetic.Age does not matter as the khans even at 48 are doing well.He doesnt make any effort,and flopped after 2007.

  17. SYED IMRAN 11 years ago

    “Check out this excellent scene from Yuva which had Abhishek Bachchan in his career best performance.”

    ha ha ha…!!!! very good joke of the century…..
    does he give any performance also??????

    crap article!!!

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