As Bollywood films continues to release on the OTT platforms, Tigmanshu Dhulia’s Yaara is the latest to join the list as the Hindi crime drama film got released on Zee5 Premium earlier this week on 30 July 2020. After watching Dil Bechara last week on Hotstar (Which was fantastic) I had such high hopes from Yaara as it has two amazing rising stars Vidyut Jammwal and Amit Sadh in the forefront and a good looking talented actress like Shruti Haasan but with a heavy heart I am saying that this 2 hour and 10 min long crime thriller has completely failed on all departments. The cast is amazing but the script is awful and knowing from the fact that this film is a Hindi remake of A Gang Story (2011), I can’t even blame the writers here but still the whole story is absolutely a waste of time.
Yaara features Vidyut Jammwal, Amit Sadh, Vijay Verma and Kenny Basumatary in the lead roles of Phagun, Mitwa, Bahadur and Rizwan while Shruti Haasan is playing the role of Sukanya (Vidyut Jammwal’s wife in film). The whole story happens in two separate timelines as we get to see the rise of four friends in the crime world as well as their sudden fall. Sanjay Mishra is playing the role of Chaman in this movie but his role is too short and we did not even get to see any comic punches from his in this film which he is very much known for like ‘Dhondu Just Chill’.
The biggest drawback of Yaara is that there is too less action in this movie, well when we see Vidyut Jammwal on screen the first thing which comes in our mind is thrilling hand to hand combat action which is his biggest plus point but here in Yaara we did not get to see much of that apart from two or three short sequences. Honestly speaking Vidyut Jammwal is the biggest rising action star Bollywood has right now just like Akshay Kumar was used to be at one point in his career so why not ultilize his biggest quality and create something worth watching out of it.
Amit Sadh doesn’t get much on-screen time to shine in this movie and the director completely wasted him as Vidyut is the main focus of the whole story and even Shruti Haasan gets more screen time then Amit Sadh which says a lot about how badly he has been utilized. The other two lead actors Vijay Verma and Kenny Basumatary were just there for the name sake especially Kenny Basumatary as is almost non existent in the story and you will not get attached to these characters at any given point of time.
Now lets talk about the ending of Yaara movie, well its one of the worst I have seen in the recent past in any Bollywood crime thriller. The problem is not that there is no action or drama in the last sequence but it is poorly executed and seems very predictable. Music of the film is just average but Bhedi song by Ankit Tiwari is fantastic and the chemistry between Vidyut Jammwal and Shruti Haasan in that song is sizzling hot. In the end our critic rating for Yaara movie is 2/5* and you can give it a try but only if you have some free time to waste.