Yaariyan movie review: This one may appeal to collegegoers; rest, stay away!

Fri, January 10, 2014 1:50pm UTC by 14 Comments
Yaariyan movie review

For the longest time I haven’t been subjected to a film that is so mind-numbing. Divya Khosla Kumar’s Yaariyan will remind you a bit of Main Hoon Na and Student of The Year. But sadly, this college rom-com is no match to Farah Khan and Karan Johar’s hit films

Divya Khosla Kumar’s directorial debut Yaariyan stars Himansh Kholi, Serah Singh, Rakul Preet Singh, Nicole Faria, Gulshan Grover and Deepti Naval. The movie revolves around four college friends who are pretty much good for nothing. Lakshya (Himansh) is desperate to experience his first kiss, but something goes wrong every time he aims to get it. What’s bizarre is that the entire college is gung-ho about Himansh’s first kiss. It doesn’t end there, with the youngsters. Even the teachers suffer from some hormonal locha and cannot keep their hands off each other. I am glad that I haven’t come across any such college in my life! The story shifts from the touchy mode to sports, Australia, racial attacks, patriotism and lots of cleavage popping out of the screen into your face. Divya tries to incorporate too many issues into one plot. That’s why Yaariyan failed to make any impact on me. Maybe collegegoers won’t mind watching a film that hardly makes sense. After all, class bunk marke thodi na koi meaningful picture dekhne jayega!

What’s good about Yaariyan?

Hands down it has to be the music and then the cinematography. The songs are peppy and colourful and will certainly cheer you up every time you regret walking into the theatre. And Yo Yo Honey Singh’s special number is delicious icing on the cake. As for the cinematography – the film has been shot in virgin and unexplored parts of Darjeeling and in Australia. The locales are beautiful and will make you go ‘wow’. There is a motorcycle and bicycle race scene that has been shot brilliantly. Also, the first half is tolerable thanks to some good comic punches. Performance wise, Himansh Kholi is decent and the rest are just okay.

What’s bad about Yaariyan?

The most important element – the script! There is too much happening at one point and then suddenly there is nothing happening at all beyond the bosom popping. Brilliant actors like Deepti Naval and Gulshan Grover are wasted. Also, newbie Himansh Kholi needs to work on his ever-smiling face. He flashes his million dollar grin in every frame, which soon gets very, very irritating.

Verdict

Watch Yaariyan only if you are bored to death. Or if you’re in college and your hormones are driving you crazy. Everyone else should give this one a miss – you will thank us later.

Rating: 1 out of 51 Star Rating

Reviewed by Namrata Thakker

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  • abhisekh

    The first that came to my mind after watching the trailer of this movie was- cheap. Just hate the way Nicole faria (And also evelyn) was portrayed, specially in the songs like paani and abcd. Ew so cheap and vulgar. Movies like main hu na and student of the year were presented beautifully and atleast women were not displayed in a ridiculous manner. DIvya khosla, same on you that even after being a woman youself, you came up with this.

    • divya grover

      you r right abhisekh movie was really bad kuch naya aur acha nahi tha but baarish song is awesome bcoz of arijit singh’s voice

      • Wasaaf Basit

        barish song irfan khan ne gaya hai bhai :P

        • abhisekh

          Jo bhi ho, only the songs are good. Nothing else. Nicole faria is no less than poonam pandey and rakhi sawant

  • Ritu Singh

    awesome movie,, great college fun and all masti… and i love the music of this movie,, sunny sunny sunny… ;)

    • gamersac

      the most boring film of all time…. full of vulgarity…no gud story,,,no good theme.. and too many song’s which take their own time and reduce the actual movie time…please dont go for it

  • Ritu Singh

    abhisekh i dnt think its a bed movie, i really enjoyed…

    • abhisekh

      I am saying about the way girls were shown

    • dt

      Seriously….did ur brain got scrambled, while watching this movie or it was already scrambled during student of the year or chennai express or dhoom 3 or anything with sharukh.

    • gamersac

      except the curves and thighs, what was substantial in the film ritu.
      God knows what have you exactly enjoyed..
      Girls are impossible.. and so their reviews.. ;)

  • Vijay Vijju Vijendra Ramola

    great college fun and all masti… and i love the music of this movie,,

    • gamersac

      yeah,,, the most boring film of all time…. full of vulgarity…no gud story,,,no good theme.. and too many song’s which take their own time and reduce the actual movie time…please dont go for it

  • Ram Talreja

    divya to her producer hubby- darling give me 10 crore, bhushan kumar- 10 crore? do you wanna buy some thing for your birthday. divya- no i want to make movie. bhushan kumar sign cheque and gave it to her wife. so she made movie name “yaariyan”. after saw this movie her producer hubby cries and say it could be better i bought you 10 crore gift.

  • gamersac

    yeah,,, the most boring film of all time…. full of vulgarity…no gud story,,,no good theme.. and too many song’s which take their own time and reduce the actual movie time…please dont go for it


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