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General Gurinder Singh comes with a proposal to General Pratap Malik with the intention of bribing him.Pratap Malik declines in proposal following which Gurinder Singh threatens him that he will expose his secret unit DSD (Data System Diagnostics) which conduct secret operations.DND is lead by Colonel Abhay Singh who finds from his team that one of his honest officer Major Jai Bakshi has been absconding with confidential data of the secret unit.Written by
The first ever Neeraj Pandey directorial to be flopped. See more »
When the Army Chief (Vikram Gokhale) asks Colonel Abhay Singh (Manoj Bajpayee) whether he knows Gurinder Singh, Colonel inquires "Lt. Gen. Retired Gurinder Singh(?)" whereas the actual way of saying it (according to Indian Army Circular July 21, 2014) is Lt. Gen. Gurinder Singh Retired. See more »
My boss always used to say that in surveillance, listening is a fine art.
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In the beginning, the statement "Dedicated to the unsung officers, men and families of the intelligence fraternity" is seen. See more »
The film was given a U/A certificate by the Indian Censor Board after some alterations were made in a few dialogues. These involved deletion of words like 'Uri', 'Army Chief', 'Kargil' and replacing of a dialogue related to Rs. 500 and 1000 note with reducing tax on everything. A standard disclaimer with voiceover and a disclaimer regarding using of helmet while riding a bike were added as well. See more »
A long, wretched story line confused in its own elements.
Neeraj Pandey's 'Aiyaary' is a confused film filled with a number of inter wining with each other. It is an espionage thriller set against the backdrop of Indian Armed Forces although it totally lacks his natural flair.
The film-maker starts the movie in his typical style full of twisted elements. However lack of time-frame and inconsistent narratives hampers the progress very early. The length of the movie also doesn't help the cause. The first half builds promisingly and by the end of it most of the movie unravels.
It starts off with Major Jai Bakshi(Siddharth Malhotra), an covert intelligence team-member gone rogue. He learns about the corruption among the higher authorities of the organisation while performing a surveillance role. At the same time he also holds a number of dark secrets that could set a chain of unwanted events.When Colonel Abhay Singh(Manoj Bajpayee), a highly trained military officer learns of his disappearance, he decides to take the matter in his own hands. Helping Jai is all this hara-kiri is his freelancing hacking expert girlfriend Sonia(Rakul Preet Singh).
The second half is all about the cat-and-mouse chase among the two protagonists trying to outsmart each other at every move. The climax has nothing extraordinary but the movie falls flat way before its end. The pace of the movie is up-and-down throughout. There are too many extra characters with unexplained motives. The director tries to trust the audience during many aspects of the movie which is a valiant attempt but the loopholes in the script doesn't allow him to do that.
Pandey again employs his chosen actors with some new faces. Manoj Bajpayee is in his usual brilliant form. Siddharth Mehrotra again fails to impress keeping more or less the same impression throughout the film. There are a few cameos from Anupam Kher, Naseeruddin Shah, Adil Hussain, Kumud Mishra but they doesn't inspire much confidence.
'Aiyaary' is an ambitious effort but consists of many rookie mistakes and hence is not able to punch above its weight. Although lesser run time and fewer characters could have improved the story.
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