On the friendship day, A Zee5 original Yaara is now released on the OTT platform. Now let us see, how well the movie shapes up. Will it relish the memories between your friends, or will the film become just another average friendship-wala movie?
The story revolves around two main protagonists – a beefy Vidyut Jammwal and a brooding Amit Sadh. Phagun (Vidyut Jammwal) and Mitwa (Amit Sadh) are two young boys who land up in the crime world because of their circumstances. They are joined by two other young boys and thus the ‘Chokdi Gang’ comes into existence. The boys grow up together and watch each other’s backs. They commit crimes and are incarcerated for a decade. However, as it is known to happen with criminal gangs, a rival and the police are both now on their tails. And there’s a rat!
Yaara is a buddy and a gangster film but it doesn’t establish itself as either. It starts off rocky and takes time to establish a narrative we can finally follow. The plot has potential and the twist, in the end, is a highlight. However, due to a patchy script and a non-linear narrative style, the tone of the film is never set.
Performance-wise, Yaara only scores half the points. While Vidyut Jammwal has proven himself to be a terrific action star, he cannot find his spot in this one. However, Shruti Hasan, Amit Sadh and Mohommed Ali Shah (who plays a cop) shine amongst their fellow actors.
Yaara may not be a masterpiece but it makes for a decent one-time watch. The story is quite interesting and you do not see the twist coming.