138 Min | Drama – Romance | January 2014
IMDB Rating: 3.7
Director: Divya Khosla
Starring: Himansh Kohli, Nicole Faria, Deepti Naval
Yaariyan Review: Set on the backdrop of a college, its principal calls in five students and assigns them a task. They have to save the college from an Australian who is keen to remove the college and make a resort. For that, the five youngsters of Yaariyan need to beat the Australian team in a series of events and competitions. Whether they are successful in their attempt or not forms the rest of the story.
The script of Yaariyan was familiar and the screenplay added none value. The background score was melodious and three songs were worth watching and the music has actually worked well at the charts. Cinematography was impressive nonetheless. Editing was required at few places. Yaariyan appears like a slide show of various sequences as and when Divya may have thought weaving together. Costumes were trendy and suited the backdrop while the art department was appealing. The movie is quite mediocre with no humour, no romance, no chemistry and no entertainment. The turning points are so amateurishly handled that even the work of a film school student would have appear seasoned.
The film Yaariyan comprises its lead cast of debutantes Lakshya (Himansh Kohli), Jiya (Nicole Faria), Neil (Dev Sharma), Pardy (Shreyas Pardiwala) and Saloni (Rakul Preet). They are all entered in a college knock-out by Gulshan Grover who was the principal of this massive college, against the Aussies who planned on building a casino and a hotel in their campus. First round was a rock band faceoff. Aussies win that one by ‘cheating’. One guy gets beaten up and by the time India win the chess round, that dude dies despite getting defibrillated (shock treatment once a person dies), revives, cries a little and dies anyway. That was where the movie broke into an interval and we made a break for it. Yaariyan’s dialogues could very well give someone a seizure.
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