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Aiyaary: Five reasons to watch this Sidharth Malhotra and Manoj Bajpayee starrer

A Wednesday! director Neeraj Pander is back with another thriller and this time it stars Sidharth Malhotra and Manoj Bajpayee in the lead. Aiyaary hits the cinemas on February 16 and here are five reasons to watch it this weekend.

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A Wednesday! director Neeraj Pander is back with another thriller and this time it stars Sidharth Malhotra and Manoj Bajpayee. Set against an army background, Aiyaary is the story of an ex-army officer who plans to oust one of the country's best kept secrets while his former mentor is out to stop him. Here are five reasons to watch Aiyaary this weekend:

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Neeraj Pandery

With films like Baby, Special 26, A Wednesday to his credit, Neeraj Pandey has carved a niche for himself in the industry. His thrillers are edgy, rooted in reality and manage to appeal to critics and audiences alike. In an interview to Indian Express, Pandey shared how Aiyaary came in to being,"It started with someone talking about the story of a whistle-blower making public a scam that stemmed from a very ordinary incident but blew up into something that toppled the then government. I fictionalised it but also padded it up with some research."

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Manoj Bajpayee

Manoj Bajpayee is definitely one of the better actors that our industry has. His work in films like Aligarh, Naam Shabana, Gangs of Wasseypur and Shootout at Wadala among others has won him a lot of fans in recent years. Talking about collaborating with Pandey for Aiyaary, Manoj told indianexpress.com, "He doesn’t succumb to all those stereotypical mainstream formula but still manages to intrigue you with a story which is so unique."

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Sidharth Malhotra

Debuting with Karan Johar's Student Of The Year, Sidharth was last seen in Abhay Chopra's whoddunit titled Ittefaq. And his grey act as Vikram Sethi received decent reviews from critics. In Aiyaary too, Sidharth plays an ex-army officer who decides to bust one of the government's best kept secrets.

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Rest of The Cast

Apart from Bajpayee and Malhotra, Aiyaary also features an impeccable set of actors in supporting roles. Rakul Preet essays the role of Sidharth's love interest and even actors like Naseeruddin Shah, Anupam Kher and Adil Hussain will be seen in minor roles.

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Plot

Set against an army backdrop, Aiyaary traces the story of an army colonel in search of a rebellious army officer who plans to leak some of the country’s biggest kept secrets. While the film faced trouble in its certification from the CBFC because of matters involving the Ministry of Defence, cinephiles are excited for this Neeraj Pandey directorial to hit the screens. Aiyaary releases on February 16.