Out Of Theatre

Yaar Ivan

Out Of Theatre
15 Sep, 2017 2 hrs 05 mins U/A
Sachiin Joshi, Esha Gupta, Prabhu, Kishore, Sathish, Vennela Kishore, Delhi Ganesh
What we get is a serviceable thriller that intermittently hits the right notes, but never seems engaging enough

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  • Critic's Review
  • Times of India
Yaar Ivan Synosis: A man is arrested for murdering his wife and sent to a prison in Goa. A cop assigned to the case believes there is more to this than meets the eye. What's the mystery here?

Yaar Ivan Review: Yaar Ivan starts with a murder. Sathya (Sachiin Joshi) shoots his wife Shruti (Esha Gupta). The scene cuts to a rainy day, and we see Sathya being remanded to custody even as Shruti's father, Jagannathan (Prabhu) wants to know why he murdered her. Eccentric cop Prakash (Kishore) is assigned to find Shruti's missing body, which will help convict Sathya. Meanwhile, the young man is transferred to a prison in Goa, where the prison warden Albert (Supreeth) happens to the brother of Peter (Vamsi Krishna), who died in Sathya's hands during a kabaddi match. Who is Sathya, or in other words, yaar ivan?

There is the potential for a good masala noir in the premise of Yaar Ivan, but the film wants to be much more. It is not wrong for a movie to display some ambition, but let's be clear here. The more in Yaar Ivan is not because it is ambitious, but because it is desperate. The film is a hotchpotch of cliches from various genres — we get the vindictive prison warden versus innocent prisoner formula of prison dramas, there is kabaddi rivalry of a sports film, there is a whodunit element like in a murder mystery, we also have the recent masala movie trend of the hero spouting nursery rhymes as punch dialogues...

But the problem is that these elements aren't brought together into a wholly satisfying narrative. The performances (and the performers), too, are hardly compelling. Given that we see the actors mouthing dialogues in Telugu half the time — only the shots involving Sathish (as Sathya's friend), Kishore and Prabhu seem to be entirely in Tamil — and the two leads' voices are dubbed, it also gives us the feel of watching a dubbed film. So what we get is a serviceable thriller that intermittently hits the right notes, but never seems engaging enough.

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