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Yaara movie release: Highlights

Here's what celebrities, fans and critics are saying about Yaara, starring Vidyut Jammwal, Amit Sadh, Vijay Verma, Kenny D Basumatary and Shruti Haasan.

By: Entertainment Desk | New Delhi | Updated: August 1, 2020 9:07:45 am
yaara film vidyut amit vijay kenny Yaara, a remake of 2011 French movie Gang Story, is available on ZEE5.

Tigmanshu Dhulia directorial Yaara is finally streaming on ZEE5. The film, starring Vidyut Jammwal, Amit Sadh, Vijay Verma, Kenny D Basumatary and Shruti Haasan, revolves around the friendship of four criminals – Phagun, Mitwa, Rizwan and Bahadur – who are part of the Chaukdi Gang, and traces their rise and fall. A remake of 2011 French movie Gang Story, Yaara is set in two periods – 1970s and the present day. As a result, we see its lead actors sporting older looks too.

In what we saw in Yaara’s trailer and other promotional material, the plot follows the crimes committed by four friends (Vidyut, Amit, Vijay and Kenny) and their coming-of-age. But things going awry resulting in Phagun and Mitwa parting ways, only to meet again after 20 years when Mitwa gets arrested. Phagun, despite the fallout, tries to help his former friend for old times sake.

Talking about doing a male buddy film, Vidyut Jammwal told indianexpress.com, “It is quite new. We did not have a story on friendship for a long time. The last I can remember is Zindagi Milegi Na Dobara, which was quite an inspirational film because it motivated my friends to travel. Yaara will do that to our audiences. It is a story of four friends – Amit Sadh, Vijay Varma, Kenny Basumatary and me. All characters are relatable. Kenny is this guy who is intellectual and soft-spoken. He would always tell you ‘ye mat karo’ and ‘wo mat karo’. Then there is Amit Sadh, who is flamboyant.” He added that Yaara having a digital release is a relief. “More than the box office, there is a relief that the audience will be sitting at home and deciding if they liked the movie or not. For example, my film Junglee did not garner 100 crores at the box office, but it is the number one film on an OTT platform. It is bigger than big films you know of. For me, the relief is that people will decide the fate of the film,” the actor said.

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18:19 (IST)30 Jul 2020
Our verdict: Yaara movie

Friendship and betrayal is a long-running thread in Tigmanshu Dhulia’s films. Yaara should have been a uniformly fast-paced ride, studded with interesting performances, but it works only sporadically.

Read more | Yaara movie review: Tigmanshu Dhulia directorial works only sporadically

18:14 (IST)30 Jul 2020
'Absolute delight to watched Yaara'

@imshiva17 tweeted, "It's an absolute delight to watched #YaaraOnZEE5 @VidyutJammwal loved you and the entire cast of #Yaara. STUPENDOUS job done by the entire cast, loved the movie.b #YaaraReview - must be watch it..@shrutihaasan @TheAmitSadh @MrVijayVarma."

18:08 (IST)30 Jul 2020
'Yaara is a gripping story'

@Ankitjhaakela shared via Twitter, "Yet another great masterpiece by the underrated yet multi-talented actor Vidyut Jamwal. Shruti Hassan and Amit Sadh - Splendid work .Yaara is a gripping story with great performances. Must watch !"

17:52 (IST)30 Jul 2020
'Excellent performance'

"I loved the film. Chaukadi Gang proved their #BondOfYaara Excellent performance done by the@VidyutJammwal & @TheAmitSadh What a change in your looks. It's really matching with the time periods. #Yaara is a gud story with twist in the end #Amitsadh #VidyutJammwal.," tweeted @Witty_Alisha.

17:39 (IST)30 Jul 2020
'Brilliant crime drama'

@clemmenSEN17 shared on Twitter, "Just watched #Yaara on @ZEE5Premium. Have to admit it was another brilliant crime drama based on the ground of friendship on friendship Day. Brilliant performances by @VidyutJammwal @TheAmitSadh @shrutihaasan steals the show. This movie can we'll bring a change in Bollywood."

17:05 (IST)30 Jul 2020
'Loved it'

@arijit312 tweeted, "@VidyutJammwal just finished the movie. Loved it.. . U rock... Lots of love and best wishes for this movie..#BondOfYaara."

16:47 (IST)30 Jul 2020
Vidyut Jammwal on his yaara in the industry

"So many! They are not people you know, but they are people who supported me, worked with me and believed in me. They all are my friends, and I am constantly in touch with them. For me, a great friendship is to be able to do what you want. And that sorts, I have many whether they are from inside and outside the industry," shared Vidyut Jammwal in an interview with indianexpress.com.

16:16 (IST)30 Jul 2020
'Chaukadi Gang proved their Bond Of Yaara'

"A must watch movie for all... Friendship , romance , thrill , action, music everything is too good.. I love the film.. Chaukadi Gang proved their #BondOfYaara," tweeted @rohitmehra_5.

15:49 (IST)30 Jul 2020
Tigmanshu Dhulia completed Yaara in 2016

Yaara director Tigmanshu Dhulia, in an interview with indianexpress.com, shared about the crushing wait for Yaara’s release, casting for the multi-starrer, and how it became a response to the criticism he received for Bullett Raja.

Read more | Started Yaara after I received flak for Bullett Raja: Tigmanshu Dhulia

15:25 (IST)30 Jul 2020
'Great performance, great songs'

"@VidyutJammwal @TheAmitSadh @MrVijayVarma @kennybasumatary: Chawkri Gang, your #BondOfYaara was a unique one. Great performance, great songs. I loved the movie especially the climax. @shrutihaasan Great acting," posted @Priashvi.

15:11 (IST)30 Jul 2020
'Great dose of action and friendship together'

@sekhonvirender posted, "Watching #Yaara on #ZEE5 First Day First Show, and as always, Vidyut Jammwal is coming to give a great dose of action and friendship together. @VidyutJammwal @TheAmitSadh @shrutihaasan @ZEE5Premium @ZEE5India #YaaraonZEE5 First morning tea and Vidyut's Yara film."

14:52 (IST)30 Jul 2020
Thakur Anoop Singh shared wishes for Vidyut

Thakur Anoop Singh tweeted, "So you made it to the list of worlds top 10 men you don’t wanna mess with! Hmm .. had I known that during commando2 .. I wouldn’t had died in the climax of the film. Congratulations Hero! Watch out for this crazy Action star @VidyutJammwal in #KhudaHaafiz and #YaaraonZEE5."

14:39 (IST)30 Jul 2020
'This movie is fabulous'

@NitishB22239202 shared on Twitter, "Omg.finally @VidyutJammwal Sir much awaited movie #yaara has been done streaming on @ZEE5Premium. trust me guys this movie is fabulous. this movie is a perfect dose of action,friendship and romance.all actors done his job very well and #VidyutJammwal you are a real hero.(Big fan)."

14:10 (IST)30 Jul 2020
'Great performances by everyone'

@Theascendantboy shared, "Nice movie and great performances by everyone in the movie. #Yaara."

13:54 (IST)30 Jul 2020
'Tigmanshu is in full element as a director'

@bhavikksangghvi shared, "#BondOfYaara “YAARA” - A captivating tale of ‘chandal’ chokdi (gang) about friendship, betrayal and love. The awesome ‘foursome’ do full justice to their parts while Tigmanshu is in full element as a director. Mazaa aayega, dekhlo ‘yaara’! 3.5 stars."

13:45 (IST)30 Jul 2020
'Vidyut Jammwal as Phagun is brilliant'

@MrArunSiingh tweeted, "Watched #Yaara This is what one learns after watching this movie is Frndz Will do anything for our frndz @VidyutJammwal as #Phagun is brilliant @TheAmitSadh @kennybasumatary & @MrVijayVarma is fabulous like always killing it @shrutihaasan."

13:27 (IST)30 Jul 2020
'It is a treat to watch'

"#Yaara starring @VidyutJammwal @TheAmitSadh @shrutihaasan @MrVijayVarma & kenny. They done a Great Job . Its Story of friendship and its Treat to watch !!!#BondOfYaara #YaaraonZEE5," tweeted @BBTHIRTEEN1.

13:07 (IST)30 Jul 2020
Our verdict: Yaara movie review

Yaara should have been a uniformly fast-paced ride, studded with interesting performances, but it works only sporadically.

Also read | Yaara review: Tigmanshu Dhulia film works only sporadically

12:46 (IST)30 Jul 2020
Adah Sharma took Vidyut Jammwal's challenge

Adah Sharma took Twitter to share, "our Yaras movie releases today on @ZEE5India guess which one of these isn't true:
@VidyutJammwal gets very emotional if he doesnt speak to his closest yaras at least twice a day.
VJ is a master at saree draping
VJ writes romantic letters
VJ will send u a gift if u guess correctly."

Talking about helming a remake, Yaara director Tigmanshu Dhulia said, "This is the first time I am remaking a film. I was very apprehensive when Sunir Kheterpal gave me A Gang Story to watch. I told him I would not make a remake. If something has been made by someone, let’s celebrate it, and we could make something new. I told him there’s no dearth of good stories. He insisted that I watch it."

Dhulia added, "While watching A Gang Story, I felt it was also a remake of the best film ever made in the world – Once Upon A Time in America. It is a masterpiece. It’s better than Godfather. When I saw this simple version of Once Upon A Time in America, I got really excited. I thought let’s do it. Then I adapted A Gang Story into the Indian scenario."