Before watching Yaariyan, I thought it would be all about college life, friends and the usual stuff. But after watching for half an hour, I got to know that the film is with a theme. Yes, it seems they were trying to focus on the racism faced by Indian students oversees. But, sadly neither the film has the entertainment that the normal romantic comedy has, given that it had a college bandwagon nor does it give justice to the theme – racial discrimination.
Nothing original about the movie, the main male lead and the college looks like replica of Zayed Khan and the institution showcased in Mai Hoon Naa, the cycling race makes you think of Jo Jeeta Wohi Sikander, reminding that legendary race, forgetting about the movie totally. A here and there scenes with the girls reminds you of Karan Johar’s Kuch Kuch Hota Hai and Student of the Year.
Yaariyan is all about how 5 good for nothing students are given the challenge of saving their college from an Australian business man who plans to build up a casino on their college land comprising the girls’ hostel. Now, these 5 people go to Australia where the lead meets up his best friend of childhood who is an Ali Zafar look alike. The male lead also falls in love or should I say lust with an Australian team member who is again a Dia Mirza look alike. But in the process, credits to the atyachaar done on Indians, they lose the Ali Zafar look alike. Now, the male lead after losing his friend realizes his maa ka pyaar.
The team comes back to India and here the male lead falls for the apparent behenji girl from the same group. The transformation is ditto like of Amrita Rao’s as shown in Mai Hoon Naa and then we have a long swift smooch, followed by slow motion kisses in the field. The game continues in India, where the Australian team comes up to playing two more rounds. Now, do I need to mention who triumphs in the end?
The only good think about Yaariyan is its location. Right from the locales of Australia to the mesmerizing Sikkim along with its beautiful temples, the locations are really a treat to your eyes. Besides that , there is nothing else to look for. Most of the audiences were seen fiddling with their mobile phones and talking to each other. The music is good but nothing fantastic about it except the rap by Yo Yo Honey Singh. Senior talents and class actors like Deepti Naval and Gulshan Grover are totally wasted in the movie.
At the end of Yaariyan, the director Divya Khosla Kumar says that the toughest job in the world is to be a good mother and even tougher is the job of directing a movie and looking after the child simultaneously. My personal advice to her – Please don’t attempt to such tough jobs next time, we would rather be happy to see you in a less difficult situation rather than watching such movies and giving ourselves a tough time.
Movie Verdict – Don’t watch it, even if someone takes you for free.
Rating – 1/5 only for the beautiful locations.
By Deepti Verma
Video Source:Yaariyan Theatrical Trailer (Official)@Youtube