As the name suggests, the movie is based on 4 cheerful & funny friends. The movie shows the life of the late 1950s and mainly revolves around friendship, betrayal, life, and how these souls stick with each other through thick & thin. However, the movie is a little dragged and slow, and it does not keep the attention of its viewers intact throughout.
Yaara is inspired by and based on Les Lyonnais (A Gang Story), which was a French crime drama. The storyline of the movie flows with the life of the chaukadi gang, a group of four Best friends who do illegal things together. The movie is packed with action and drama, with the gang looting banks, smuggling guns and going on other illegal ventures together. The story takes a turn when something unpredictable happens and changes the lives of the characters.
The movie has highlighted the essence of friendship and how it plays an important role in one’s life. The role of Phagun is played by Vidyut Jammwal and Mitwa is played by Amit Sadh, who become friends in the film, through their fathers. The strength of their friendship and their experiments in the criminal world keep growing as they grow older.
Shruti Hassan makes her entry as Sukanya when the boys go to Delhi. A romantic angle being created can be seen between Sukanya and Phagun.
After a lot of drama involved in between, the four friends split and go their ways. However, they reunite, and yet again, a very dramatic scene takes place.
Yaara has put effort to present quite an intriguing story along with very fascinating characters. However, the movie does not seem to grasp one’s attention and fails to express its emotions correctly. The movie feels a little out of the place as the actors are shown doing certain off-putting scenes. The film has many funny and light scenes as well. Many shots will give you a good laugh!
The vision of the historical events and the independence of India is beautifully portrayed in the movie, the credits for which goes to Tigamanshu Dhulia, the writer-director of Yaara. The glimpses of the Indian cinema back in the day, are shown as well.
Thus, the movie is a one-time watch!
The storyline feels a little slow and a few scenes are dragged a little. The movie could be a lot better.