Dailybhaskar.com | Last Modified - Jan 13, 2014, 03:25 PM IST
Yaariyan had drawn a lot of attention much ahead of its release, thanks to the peppy songs all over parties, radio stations, television, not to forget the hilarious promos. But it’s going to be a jerky ride for the debutant director Divya Kohsla at the Box Office as the film is full of loopholes and fails to connect with the audience.
A for Average story
Films based on college life usually score well at the Box Office. But Divya Khosla has gone over the top, staging a film that has the stupidest plot. The biggest drawback of the film is -- lack of a surprise element and 100 % predictability. Within the first 15 minutes, you'll be able to easily predict the entire story. In the end, you will end up sayinig, “Dekha, maine kaha tha na. Yeh toh hona hi tha.” But remember your movie companion will also claim, “Mujhe bhi pata tha.” That is the predictability quotient of the film. No doubt, the movie has been shot in some beautiful locations, but the bad plot has ruined everything. The film is so fast-paced that it fails to establish a connect with the audience. Emotional scenes are unapologetically funny. Don’t blame yourself if you start laughing at scenes which are, well, not meant to be funny. There is a desperate attempt to evoke patriotic feelings amongst the audience, but there is no spark.
B for Bad performance
We agree, there is a certain liberty in Bollywood to create senseless action scenes where the hero could virtually do anything to complete a task. But Himansh Kohli looks too innocent (and nowhere close to being called daring) to the average moviegoer to perform such unbelievable action sequences. At times, he appears to be a wrong choice for the lead role. Other actors including Rakul Preet Singh, Dev Sharma and Serah Singh have given a below average performance in the film. The only actor who appears to be acting is Deepti Naval.
C se Copied stuff
While watching the films, you will realise that there are many elements which have been copied from other popular films. For instance, there is a flirtatious girl in the film who will keep chewing a lollypop. She will remind you of Rakhi Sawant in Main Hoon Na. The cycle race will remind you of Student of the Year and the villain’s entry will make you instantly recall Singham.
D se Delightful music
But you can’t completely write-off Yaariyan. What actually rescues the film is its music. If songs like ABCD and Aaj blue hai paani are favourites of party lovers; Baarish is on the playlist of all lovers of soulful music.
THE BIG QUESTION - SHOULD YOU WATCH IT OR NOT?
Only for the teenagers and college goers who wouldn't mind some timepass this weekend. ‘NO’ for everyone else.