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Aiyaary (2018)

Not Rated | | Action, Drama, Thriller | 16 February 2018 (USA)
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After finding out about an illegal arms deal, a military intelligence officer goes rogue with highly sensitive data related to his organization, causing his mentor: a colonel, to hunt him down.

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Neeraj Pandey

Writer:

Neeraj Pandey
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Sidharth Malhotra ... Major Jai Bakshi
Manoj Bajpayee ... Colonel Abhay Singh
Rakul Preet Singh ... Hacker Sonia Gupta
Pooja Chopra ... Captain Maya Semwal
Adil Hussain ... Retd. Colonel Mukesh Kapoor
Kumud Mishra ... Retd. Lt. General Gurinder Singh
Naseeruddin Shah ... Baburao Shastri
Anupam Kher ... Tariq Ali
Vikram Gokhale ... Army Chief Pratap Malik
Juhi Babbar ... Abhay Singh's Wife (as Juuhi Babbar Singh)
Nivedita Bhattacharya ... News Reporter Kamya
Rajesh Tailang ... Brigadier K. Srinivas
Lushin Dubey Lushin Dubey ... Jai Bakshi's Mother
Ajit Bhure ... (as Ajit Bhurre)
Gaurav Sharma Gaurav Sharma
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Storyline

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 alex.mjacko@gmail.com

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The Ultimate Trickery

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Action | Drama | Thriller

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Country:

India

Language:

Hindi

Release Date:

16 February 2018 (USA) See more »

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Trivia

Naseeruddin Shah who had given a stunning performance in Neeraj Pandey's debut film A Wednesday 2008 makes acts in his film after 10 years. See more »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

Jai Bakshi: We are dealing with somebody's lack of honesty, sir. And I'm not complaining, I'm just refusing to be a part of all this.
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Crazy Credits

In the beginning, the statement "Dedicated to the unsung officers, men and families of the intelligence fraternity" is seen. See more »

Alternate Versions

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 »

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Lae Dooba
Lyrics by Manoj Muntashir
Music by Rochak Kohli
Performed by Sunidhi Chauhan
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Aiyaary Review: A decent and entertaining action thriller but definitely not the best one of Neeraj!
16 February 2018 | by Prashast_SinghSee all my reviews

Movie: Aiyaary (UA): Action Thriller - Hindi

Positives:

  • The performances of Manoj Bajpayee, Sidharth Malhotra and Naseeruddin Shah are simply the best thing about this film.
  • Some dialogues are crisp and very well written.
  • The action scenes are also good and well executed.
  • The background score is amazing.
  • Some thrills do work big time.
  • Humour has been used very well throughout the film.
  • The visual effects are surprisingly excellent.
  • Cinematography is impressive.
  • The first half starts on a terrific note and the surveillance sequences are gripping.


Negatives:

  • The writing is uneven: The film at times relies a bit too much on subplots.
  • The film doesn't have any major thrills or suspense to keep you glued totally.
  • Rakul Preet's performance is decent but her character is not very well written.
  • Like almost every Bollywood and Neeraj Pandey film, you'll find unwanted romance which slows the pace and affects the film negatively.
  • The climax is good but the ending is dragged a bit.
  • The editing is also disappointing as the film's length could've been easily trimmed.


Repeat value: Only for a few sequences

Overall, AIYAARY, the much-hyped action thriller is a film totally for the class audiences which can even entertain masses but given the fact that above anything else, it lacks the signature thrill quotient of Neeraj Pandey's previously acclaimed films, it might not go down well with everyone. The film clearly misses Neeraj's signature style of writing but as a whole he doesn't disappoint and due to many positives, he renders the film watchable and enjoyable to a certain extent. If for nothing else, just watch the film for Manoj Bajpayee: he just doesn't prove but instead certifies himself as one of the most talented Indian actors ever.


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