When the three young men are brought together by an accident on the Second Hoogly Bridge, their lives change irreversibly. Their change, their conflict, and their interactions with each other is the crux of the film. The film examines the lives of these three men and their families and the complex relationships between individuals who are very different, yet so similar.
Cast: Ajay Devgan, Abhishek Bachchan, Vivek Oberoi, Rani Mukherjee, Kareena Kapoor, Esha Deol
Loosely based on Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu’s Oscar-nominated Spanish film AMORES PERROS, YUVA is divided into three chapters. YUVA tells the story of three youngsters — Michael [Ajay Devgan], Arjun [Vivek Oberoi] and Lallan [Abhishek Bachchan].
Ajay Devgan is Michael Mukherjee, a child prodigy who is invited to America to achieve his PhD under Nobel laureate Weinberg. Michael is violent and cannot tolerate anything he believes to be wrong. Esha Deol is Radhika Michael’s love. She teaches French and studies politics. While Esha is keen on marriage, Ajay wants her to move in with him, not believing in the institution of marriage.
Vivek Oberoi plays Arjun Balakrishnan, an engineer on his way to the US. He believes in minimum efforts and maximum returns. He is ready to do anything to live life fully, lie, bend the rules, and cajol even beg if he has to! Vivek’s girl friend, which he meets in a discotheque, is Mira played by Kareena Kapoor. She plans to settle and raise a family in Kanpur.
The third character in this film, is Lallan (Abhishek Bachchan). Raised on the streets of Calcutta, he believes violence is the only way to get what he wants in life. He is married to Sashi (Rani Mukerjee) who tries to reform him. How these three character interact with each other and go through life’s ups and downs forms the crux of Yuva.
The three youngsters, completely unaware of each other’s existence, cross path one day. And suddenly life undergoes a change…