A Decent Attempt
50%Overall Score

Streaming on Zee5

A Zee5 original, Yaara stars Vidyut Jammwal, Amit Sadh, Shruti Hasan, Vijay Varma and others. 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 struggles to find its footing

Yaara is a buddy film 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.

Amit Sadh and Shruti Hasan are aces

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.

Director: Tigmanshu Dhulia
Cast: Vidyut Jammwal, Amit Sadh, Vijay Varma, Shruti Hasan
Language: Hindi
Streaming on: Zee5