Lack of script in Aiyaary dashed our hopes of a great thriller we hoped it would be!
Thriller is one genre that is undersupplied. Of course, we won’t need it in abundance as it would lessen the craze but we do need films true to the genre.
And Neeraj Pandey films were also among the list of thrillers each one of waited to watch.
But not this time.
This time around all you get is, disappointment. And the sole reason to it is, there is no script.
Watch it If you like -
Cast is strong, The whole Neeraj Pandey charging treatment and score keeps one active, Few quirks
But Beware of -
There is no script and all you find is super lengthy and dragged narrative
Read Detail Review
The expert of thrillers, Neeraj Pandey disappointed this time. This time he went in too deep with his own style of direction: well shot by-lanes scenes, picking few issues from Kashmir to scams, the director forgot about a solid script around this plot.
Alekh (Story) – Patkatha (Screenplay)
A colonel has few hours to capture his former protégé, an agent gone rogue who can reveal some deep secrets. We knew the plot from the trailer.
The film portrayed two army scams and talked about Kashmir as a big industry.
Well that’s it! You want us to tell you those two scams too? We might as you wouldn’t have to spend on this film thinking it would be an out and out thriller. But we avoid spoilers for hard core fans who would go for a movie no matter what.
So, the film makers style of storytelling remains the same, stimulating and gripping, but then it was always absorbed with a good script. This movie just has a plot around which several individual scenes are added to make it a feature film.
The first half is better or maybe we hoped something will happen post interval and that thought gripped. The second half was a complete downslide with nothing to offer. It was a one-line script dragged into a full movie.
While its unbelievable to think that it was written by the director himself, we do understand that even masters fail sometimes.
And when masters fail, even the bestest of actors can’t do a thing. Manoj Bajpayee, always dedicated towards his roles, delivers an ultimate act with wit and passion.
Sidharth Malhotra, it was good to see the actor in varied roles (Ittefaq and now Aiyaary) which he pulled off nicely. One of his disguise scenes was really impressive. Watch out for that.
Rakul Preet Singh is cute and nice in her role. Pooja Chopra was convincing in her scenes and caught our eye. Rest, so many actors, so many good actors, even including the likes of veteran actors like Anupam Kher, Naseeruddin Shah and Adil Hussain weren’t given a convincing role.
Geet Sangeet (Music)
Background music is always great in NP films. Though a song disrupted the movie’s already dragged flow but thankfully that was it, there were no other songs.
Nirnay (FilmyCurry Verdict)
Though the film has an important message at the end but there is nothing that will glue you to your seats throughout the movie.
A thriller movie required closure and revelation, even that was lacking. An average watch considering one wants to know what’s going to happen next!