Yodha movie review: Tiger 3 Hee Hee

Yodha movie review: Tiger 3 Hee Hee

Yodha movie review: Tiger 3 Hee Hee

What: Yodha – writer director Sagar Ambre along with his fellow director Pushkar Ojha should give credit to Salman Khan’s Tiger 3 for this extra superficial action thriller starring Sidharth Malhotra.

Yodha movie synopsis

Arun Katyal (Sidharth Malhotra) son of Major Surender Katyal (Ronit Roy) the first commander of the special military task force Yodha is a dare devil soldier who follows his instincts and doesn’t care for protocols.  

In a plane hijack situation, Arun fails to save the passengers and country’s asset a renowned known scientist. The failed mission brings Arun and the special task force Yodha under scanner, an inquiry committee is set up and till the result of the inquiry the task force Yodha is suspended.

Arun is fighting the case for himself and for the task force Yodha but things get worse, Arun’s wife Priyamvada Katyal (Raashii Khanna) an advisor to the Indian defence (that’s what I guessed) asks for divorce.

After few years, a plane from India gets hijack on the day when India and Pakistan are having a ‘peace, friendship’ meet and Arun is the hijacker. What happens next?


Yodha movie review

Nowadays, nationalism is observed in Bollywood from every corner, be it ‘left’ or ‘right’ to send the message at the centre. The ‘right’ owns come with research backed by an engaging cinema for example ‘Article 370’, the others restore to superficiality, fakesim backed by that peacenik mentality for which Bollywood is always criticised.

No doubt, Yodha has nationalism infused throughout but it is such an action drama thriller that grows progressively more incoherent, and it is not at all smart enough to glide over its gaping narrative holes.

What interest the film offers, apart from the handsome Sidharth Malhotra as a soldier (man this actor is too good on screen when it comes to such action packed massy dhamakas. Shershaah, Mission Majnu) is the action choreography by Craig Macrae        and Sunil Rodrigues.

God knows what director Sagar Ambre also credited as writer and dialogue writer was smoking while writing the script of this movie.

Starting with a standard template used in such genres then suddenly like a semi-talented juggler starts juggling unnecessarily making less sense and creating loopholes wider than the Indian Ocean.

Occasionally, Yodha turns out to be unintentionally funny, the script is laced with concurrent clusters resulting in a shallow end product.

Disha Patani shows some action moves and is fine but her character has no back story. The climax inspired by Tiger 3 gets more OTT. In Tiger 3, Salman Khan rescues the Pak PM from terrorist in Pakistan, in Yodha Sidharth Malhotra goes two steps further, he rescues the Indian PM and the Pak PM both from the terrorist played by Sunny Hinduja (sad to see such average acting from him).

Raashii Khanna is also just average.

Yodha – final words

It’s such a pity, Sidharth Malhotra’s previous two avatars as dare devil Indian soldier/spy on OTT (Shershaah and Mission Majnu) were real crowd pleasers and thoroughly engaging. Everybody wondered why such potential money spinners not considered for big screen. Yodha gave that hope but alas, though it had the potential to be a stronger than average action thriller wrapped with deshbhakti, it turns out to be the one which should have been designed for OTT release.

Anyhow, there are two silver linings

One – it’s better that big blunder by Rohit Shetty titled ‘Police Academy’  

Second – a section of the audience may have that extra ability to overlook the huge loopholes in their love for Sidharth Malhotra and make Yodha more salvageable.


Rating : 2/5

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