Youngistaan (transl. Land of the young) is a 2014 Indian Hindi-language political film directed by Syed Ahmad Afzal. It stars Jackky Bhagnani, Neha Sharma, Farooq Sheikh, Deepankar De and Kayoze Irani. The film is a love story set against the backdrop of Indian politics.
Sheikh’s performance as Akbar Patel was notably praised.
Youngistaan is a love story set in the backdrop of Indian politics. It is the story of Abhimanyu Kaul and the love of his life, Anwita Chauhan.
Abhimanyu Kaul, a young man living an ordinary life in Japan, finds himself in the political spotlight due to the sudden death of his father, the prime minister of India. Abhimanyu struggles to balance his complicated personal relationships with the political resistance against him from his own party. Being a public figure, by reluctantly accepting to represent the governing party, much against his own wishes and at the cost of his private life, is a double-edged sword that Abhimanyu must walk on.
Thought of as an amateur and incapable of handling the issues at large by one and all (except the ever-faithful Akbar Patel, Secretary to the P.M.), the story closes as a victorious Abhimanyu changes the course of events and turns the tide his way, through his hard work, honesty, and above all, a political legacy – a sharp, leading mind that not everyone inherits.
Jackky Bhagnani as Abhimanyu Kaul/Abhi
Neha Sharma as Anvita Chauhan
Farooq Sheikh as Akbar Uncle
Prakash Belawadi as Murli Mukundan
Boman Irani as Dashrat Kaul
Deepankar De as Shubhodeep Ganguly popularly known as Shubho Da (president of ABKP Party, interim prime minister and later president)
Kayoze Irani as Ajay Doshi
Brijendra Kala as Kulfi/Alcohol Vendor
Mita Vashisht as Suhasini Singh Deo
Triveni Sangam Bahuguna as Ajay Thakur
Nilesh Rai as Nilesh