Keeravani’s music is pleasing to the ears especially the title track. Gowtham Raju’s editing is jerky in second half. Ramana Raju’s cinematography is alright, although certain scenes lack consistency due to haywire camera movements. Dasari Narayana Rao handled the story, screenplay, dialogues and direction apart from producing the film. It’s like a one man show and that’s a huge burden considering that there were too many artistes making their debut in this film. There’s a blatant mismatch between the heavy political dramatization and the respective performances. Not that the debutants have done a bad job but it’s certainly a gargantuan task for them to rise above the script and deliver splendid performances. The film’s a little too loud and melodramatic at times. It’s the kind of film which you would have seen in the 80s.
There are films which fail to deliver what they promise. There are films which underwhelm you in the end. ‘Young India’ is neither of them. It’s a film which loses its track midway and ends up taking you to the nadir of emotionally hollow abyss. The fundamental question of whether ‘Young India’ is inspiring enough is forbidden. The only thing left to ask when you walk back into the cinema hall after the popcorn-cola break is, “Have I walked into a different cinema?” The answer would be a resounding…Yes! A big thumbs down for this uninspiring film which ends up preaching more than needed.