Direction: Neeraj Pandey
Cast: Sidharth Malhotra, Manoj Bajpayee, Rakul Preet Singh, Pooja Chopra, Adil Hussain, Kumud Mishra, Naseeruddin Shah, Anupam Kher
Music: Sanjoy Chowdhury (BGM)
Cinematographer: Sudheer Palsane
Editor: Praveen Kathikuloth
Genre: Action, Crime
What is it about: It’s an action thriller which revolves around an honest Army officer, who turns rogue to unveil a scam involving bureaucrats and army officials directed by Neeraj Pandey.
Why it’s disappointing: In spite of being a favourite genre of the director Neeraj Pandey, he somewhere fails to tend to the hour of need. The foreground was perfectly set with a premise for a strong thriller. But it loses its steam with a slow treatment. It takes you through delusion of a gripping thriller but doesn’t deliver what intends to. The story was a very promising one, but somewhere it fails to hold its ground. And you see few really cheesy lines which didn’t go with the personalities which were showcased in the film. These factors kind of brought down the intensity of the film time on time. Still it manages to sail through due to promising performances.
What to watch out for: The film had really good actors, which supported the weak film strong enough. Manoj Bajpai did a great job which was perfectly balanced by a commendable performance by Siddharth Malhotra. Rakul Preet had very little to do in Aiyaari.
Kumud Mishra as Gurinder Singh did a fantastic job. And finally Naseeruddin Shah who may have appeared for a brief time, but he leaves a great impact with his performance.
The cinematography by Sudheer Palsane was delectable and was neatly edited by Praveen Kathikuloth. The music by Ankit and Rochak was good and the background score by Sanjoy Chowdhury.
Verdict: Neeraj Pandey, seemed quite comfortable this time and was missing out the spark he usually has in his thrillers. You can most definitely catch this one for the commendable performances.