Rajeev Masand ReviewsIBN

Despite the uneven writing, the film works because it has heart

Catchy songs, a few good laughs, and a leading man who really tries

By the end, Youngistaan spirals into an abyss of predictable plotting

Well-intentioned yet typical

It's a flight of fancy that I recommend you do not miss

An extraordinary journey of self-discovery, and Rani stays in your heart

Funny, but in a pedestrian sort of way

If you must watch this film, watch it for Juhi Chawla's inspired performance

Predictable and occasionally misguided, but also hopelessly fun

It's meandering and indulgent in many parts, tiring you out well before it's over