Yaariyan is the directorial debut of Divya Khosla starring Himansh Kohli, Rakul Preet Singh, Aditya Raj Singh and Gulshan Grover. Yaariyan is about a group of five friends who are chosen by the Principal to save their college from an Australian businessman. They have to take part in an inter-college competition against the Australian students, if they lose they will have to give up a portion of the land to the businessman on which he will built a resort or something. These five friends are the last hope to save the college from the evil businessman.
The plot mentioned above is passable. It can be made into an entertaining popcorn movie but because of the awful script, directing, acting, screenplay and all the other technical aspects the movie turned out to be a complete disaster. No dialogue and situations in this movie makes sense, it actually is pretty laughable. There is not a single well written, well acted character in the movie.
While we are at that, let’s talk about the characters in the movie. The main protagonist Lakshya is an obnoxious, lazy, desperate and childish guy who has no direction in his life. But when the movie requires him to be a hero, to motivate other people, to climb huge mountains without any preparation, to ride a mountain bike and defeat the highly trained Aussie player, to cheat on his team because of his desire to study in Australia after the Australians killed his best friend, he will simply just do it out of nowhere.
The actor who plays Lakshya is immature and annoying. All the rest of the characters are forgettable and has no back story whatsoever. You simply just do not care about anyone in the movie. The performances are terrible! And hence we shouldn’t waste our time talking about them.
The direction, as I said, is completely awful. There are a lot of continuation, pacing and editing issues in the movie. The only good thing about the movie is its music. Yaariyan might do well as an album with its catchy tunes and one of the songs really stands out, which is ‘Barish’.
To sum it all up, Yaariyan is terrible and a senseless movie. It literally makes no sense at all with its laughable script and bizarre ending. If you thought Student of the Year was a bit over the top, wait till you see this movie. I advise you to skip Yaariyan and instead sit at home and watch something else on DVD. Yaariyan is the worst movie I have seen in a very long time. I give it one out of five stars.
My Rating – 1/5
Grade – D (Disastrous piece of movie!)
-By Chinmay Chawade