YAAR MOVIE REVIEW
by : Behindwoods review board
Shaam, Mallika Kapur, Lal, Vivek.
C T Pandi
Annam Films International
flick Anthony Yaar is an unimaginative
tale ridden with the age old
elements of retribution, love
and too-good-to-be-true hero
told in an unflattering manner.
Neither the story, nor the way
it is told evokes any sense
of emotion - other than the
one about storming out of the
Shaam is an orphan found abandoned in the
catamaran of a fisherman and raised by a
priest. He grows up to be a fisherman after
losing interest in education. He is a do-gooder
who spends his hard-earned money for the
welfare of the poor. While Shaam’s
reputation builds up, he, inevitably, locks
horns with Lal, the villain who thrives
on the people’s hard-earned catch
buying it off at a much lower price. The
hostility builds up and Lal plots to kill
Shaam. Meanwhile, Shaam falls in love with
Mallika Kapur, the village president’s
sister, a researcher on the lives of fisherman.
Now Shaam’s labor doubles up. He has
to confront not only Lal, from whom he has
to save his life, but also from Mallika Kapur’s family from whom he has to
rescue his lover.
There’s a marginal improvement in
Shaam’s facial expressions from his
earlier movies (where it was equivalent
to wooden) that rises above the I-can-kill-you-with-my-cute-smile-alone
attitude. But that’s hardly anything
to save the movie from the perils of bad
story and unappealing direction. The other
characters put up a dramatic show and none
come across as likable. Not even Mallika Kapur who seems to be participating in
a smile-to-win competition with Shaam.
Vivek’s comedy is showing signs of
slipping into depression with constantly
repeated one-liners and insipid dialogues
that have become a thing of past. Comedy
is not even in microscopic proportion in
Vivek’s antics and we are left with
more distress to deal with in the already
toiling plot. The only thing positive about
the movie is its camera work that captures
the fictional fishermen village beautifully,
again, too beautiful to be true.
the rest, as they say, is as old as history
starting with the movie’s story.
From the past!