Cast: Himansh Kohli, Serah Singh, Dev Sharma, Rakul Preet Singh, Nicole Faria, Evyleen Sharma, Gulshan Grover, Deepti Naval, Smita Jaykar
Direction: Divya Khosla Kumar
Production: Bhushan Kumar, Krishan Kumar
Story: Divya Khosla Kumar
Screenplay : Divya Khosla Kumar, Sanjeev Dutta
Cinematographer: Samir Aarya
Music: Pritam, Mithoon, Arko Pravo Mukherjee, Anupam Amod, Honey Singh
Editing : Aarif Sheikh
Studio : T. Series
Release Date: 10th January, 2014
Duration: 2 hours 25 minutes
Yaariyan (यारियां) is a mindless film without any purpose. The theme is based on a College Romance. Bollywood has witnessed wonderful College Campus based movies like Jo Jeeta Vahi Sikandar. The film is made keeping youth-audience in mind, but it is an insult to their intelligence. There is nothing to save this film. Divya Khosla Kumar disappoints as a director. Her characters are superficial, story is shallow and the execution falls apart.
One keeps wondering what the director wants to convey. A bunch of aimless students are shown, who are in the college just for Masti but given a huge task by Principal (Gulshan Grover) to save the college from not being sold. The college campus seems to be more of a party-ground where every now and then parties, racing, swayamvars are thrown. None of the students are shown focused in life which is not today’s youth (who definitely know where they want to head in their lives). The second half tries to build up the story on themes viz. love, patriotism, competition, mother-son emotions etc. but it turns out to be illogical. Dialogues with double meanings, girls in minis are very very unimpressive. Even credible stars viz. Gulshan Grover, Deepti Naval, Smitha Jaykar’s acting skills are under-utilized.
The screenplay and editing both are pathetic. Cinematography in few frames are good. Music is also good upto an extent. The film may get an audience who would love to laugh at silly jokes, but otherwise, it is a poorly crafted film.
“Yaariyan” should have been named as “Yawniyan”.