Aiyaary is a spy thriller story of two Indian army officers, Colonel Abhay Singh (Manoj Bajpai) and his subordinate Major Jai Bakshi (Siddarth Malhotra). The two officers are part of a military intelligence unit called DSD (Data & System Diagnostics). The motive of this unit is to put important numbers on surveillance and tap phones to gain important information.
The two officers have a fall out after Jai happens to lay his hands on an earth cracking information regarding the Indian army while tapping a phone. This leads Jai to go against the whole system. He does a disappearing act and finally Abhay is assigned to trace Jai. He is given 36 hours to get to Jai, who is the only one who knows of the dirty secret that can bring down the whole government.
Aiyaary released date
‘Aiyaary’ was initially suppose to release on January 26, but after Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s ‘Padmaavat’ and Akshay Kumar’s ‘Padman’, the release date was postponed, the makers of the film decided to defer the film. Now the movie has released today February 16.
Talking about the meaning of the word Aiyaary, Manoj Bajpayee had earlier said that:
“The meaning of the word Aiyaary means imposter, who pretends to be someone else in order to deceive others, especially for fraudulent gain”
Aiyaary Audience rating
Aiyaary rating is 1.5 out of 5, the audience deserves much better than what Aiyaary is willing to offer. The film does not rush itself into throwing any light on the significance of the title. In the movie, Kashmir segment which unfold in the second half, a former army informer in the Valley tells Colonel Abhay Singh that the separatists call him ‘aiyaari’, means they make their any shape. It is another matter that the film does nothing of that sort, playing out in a dull, boring arc. Which clearly indicates that the direction and script of the movie is weak and poor.
The cast, led by the ever-dependable Manoj Bajpayee and bolstered by fine actors like Naseeruddin Shah, Adil Hussain, Kumud Mishra and Rajesh Tailang, provides occasional flashes of capability.
The movie is directed by Neeraj Pandey, I will say very bad. Neeraj is making all the films on one story only but surely, this one is the weakest of all films coming from Neeraj Pandey.