Youngistaan has Jackky Bhagnani playing a 28-year-old Abhimanyu Kaul and Neha Sharma playing Anwita as his girlfriend. The film starts with Abhimanyu and Anwita living a normal young live in couple's life in Japan who like to party and go out. Abhimanyu is called up to meet his critical father Dashrath played by Boman Irani who is the Prime Minister of India. Dashrath makes Abhimanyu promise that when he dies, the party will nominate him to be PM candidate and he must not decline. Farooque Sheikh plays the PA to the Prime minister and is by his side throughout. So he stands by Abhimanyu when he is sworn in as the Prime Minister of the country. Anwita is not very happy about all this but still goes along with it. Initially, Abhimanyu is not very sure about how things work and manages to rub some people the wrong way. His relationship with Anwita is not very well accepted by the party members but Abhimanyu insists that they live together. Reluctantly his PA gives in to his demands and lets him have it his way. His party members do not take him seriously but during the course of time and with his PA's help Abhimanyu slowly learns the ropes and is seen making progress. The initial struggle of juggling his political and personal life eases out as his girlfriend embraces the reality and supports him in his decisions. His journey as a young politician has just begun and the film follows him along the way.
Jackky Bhagnani fits the role of the young Abhimanyu and has done a good job of it. His transformation from being goofy to meaning business is interesting to watch and adds interesting moments in the film. Farooque Sheikh is as brilliant as ever and is very convincing of his part. Neha Sharma is just average in her performance and her part could have been better.
The interesting story becomes much more entertaining because of the good direction. Director Syed Ahmad keeps the audience glued to the screen with the timing and clean editing. The length of the film is just right although the end does seem a little predictable. Some moments in the film could have been avoided but they don't really harm the movie much. The background score is engaging and the songs are soulful apart from Tanki, which is a peppy track.
Overall, Youngistaan is a good film with lots of entertainment quotient. There are no dull or boring moments in the film. It keeps you engaged throughout and is definitely value for money. We give it CLAPS for the good story and direction.