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Aiyaary Hindi Movie Review, Rating

- 2/5
Aiyaary Hindi Movie Review, Rating

What Is Good

  • Cinematography
  • Army backdrop
  • Action scenes

What Is Bad

  • Forced climax
  • Screenplay
  • No Logic
  • Rakul Preet's character
  • Songs
  • Editing
Bottom Line: An espionage flick that takes a toll on Neeraj Pandey's directorial capabilities.


After proving his talent with interesting flicks like A Wednesday, Special 26, Baby, and with the biopic of MS Dhoni, MS Dhoni the Untold Story, promising maker Neeraj Pandey returns to screen after a year, with the army drama  Aiyaary, with a promising star cast and interesting promos increasing the expectations. Here's team AP Herald's first on net Aiyaary Review.

Jai Bakshi (Siddharth Malhotra), a young officer who works under the powerful officer Col. Abhay Singh (Manoj Bajpai) in the Indian army, goes missing all of a sudden, after witnessing some illegal, antisocial activities within the army premises. Was Abhay able to get hold of the escaping Jai, and was Jai able to expose the illegal happenings, is what Aiyaary is all about?

Star Performance

As the officer with the devil may care attitude and guts, and with his powerful persona and voice, and that typical body language of an army man, the film completely belongs to Manoj Bajpayee. Sidhharth Malhotra has a long way to go in terms of acting, though he is apt in few sequences. Rakul Preet Singh, as the hacker plays an insignificant role, while veterans Naseeruddin Shah and Anupam Kher are adequate.

Techinical Team

Of the songs, Yaad Hai number is appealing, while the background score by Sanjay Chowdary sets the tempo for the espionage thriller mode. Cinematography by Sudheer palsane captures the stunning locales and the high octane stunt sequences perfectly, making Aiyaary a visually engaging experience. Editing by Praveen Kathikuloth could have been taut, as the movie drags big time. After impressing with different flicks in varied genres, the master storyteller Neeraj Pandey returns, this time with an army backdrop thriller, based on a real-life scam. But he failed so bad with the screenplay this time. 


However, as his screenplay, which begins on a promising note, falters halfway, as most of the time is wasted on explaining the characters, rather than the movie's central theme. The film lacks detailing and logic goes for a toss, and most part of it is preachy, and the culmination of a forced climax almost kills the movie. The movie is a huge letdown, saved solely by Manoj Bajpayee, who single-handedly tries hard to rescue this poorly made espionage thriller, where Neeraj Pandey looks like a pale shadow of the master maker he was.

Cast & Crew

3 / 5 - 9019
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