Set in an army backdrop, Neeraj Pandey’s upcoming drama thriller Aiyaary has a lot to offer. While the director has previously created magic on screen, the unique plot, the actors and the very title add-up to all the elements that are needed in a good film. Let’s explore all of these elements that are creating so much enthusiasm about the movie.
1. It’s a Real-Life Thriller
One thing that makes a thriller irresistible is when it is based on a true story. The very prospect of watching unbelievable twists that actually may have happened in real life is inspiration enough to make you want to know more. Aiyaary too is based on the real conflict of opinion between two army officers. What further intensifies the plot is how this conflict holds the potential to stir-up the whole country.
2. The Title Evokes Curiosity
The title of the film is unique in every way. Not only does it make you want to know its meaning but also how it is relevant to the story that it narrates. Derived from a Persian word that translates into a “shapeshifter,” Aiyaary precisely means “ultimate trickery.” When it comes to its relevance to the story, the title sums up the extreme measures that a soldier needs to take in case of a calamity. Considering how a skilled shapeshifter can fool its enemies, the title draws a parallel with the lead character’s sharpness that he uses to bedazzle his own troop.
3. It’s a Neeraj Pandey Film!
Neeraj Pandey is one of those filmmakers who have been creating a buzz with their path-breaking works. The director is highly acclaimed for giving us movies like A Wednesday, Special 26 and the country’s most celebrated biopic M. S. Dhoni: The Untold Story. Delving again into his favorite themes of espionage and messages that are open to interpretation, Pandey has brought together another film that promises to inspire thought and intrigue in equal measure. It is evident from the trailers that the action-packed Aiyaary will take us on a thrilling ride.
4. Sidharth Malhotra’s Debut Army Avatar
So far, we have seen Sidharth Malhotra in different shades of a gentleman, a college heart-throb, a villain and a writer among others. However, this is the first time that the actor is playing the role of an army officer. Not just that, this army officer actually goes up against his own department and the government itself. It would be quite amazing to watch this novel transition from his earlier performances.
5. The Cast Includes Three of the Most Remarkable Stars
Aiyaary‘s one of the strongest traits is its star cast. The film features celebrated actors Naseeruddin Shah, Manoj Bajpayee and Anupam Kher in crucial roles. The last time Neeraj Pandey brought together Anupam Kher and Naseeruddin Shah, we got the highly acclaimed, award-winning A Wednesday. As always, their performances are something to look forward to.
6. Both the Female Leads Appear in Their First Major Roles
Both Rakul Preet Singh and Pooja Chopra will be seen in their first major roles in a Hindi movie. Rakul Preet Singh has won critical acclaim for her roles in Telugu movies and is also a highly popular star in South Indian cinema. Aiyaari would mark her return to Bollywood in a major role. Pooja Chopra, on the other hand, has played small roles in movies like Fashion and Heroine.
7. The Music Generates Curiosity About the Romantic Angle
The songs of Aiyaary are melodious with highly emotional undertones. Considering the otherwise action-adventure setting of the story, this contrast makes you wonder what it’s all about. Besides, you’d also want to know more about the roles played by the female characters and what makes them a significant part of the whole story.
Packed with suspense and energy, Aiyaary is one of the most anticipated films of 2018. The movie has been shot in real-life locations across Delhi, London and Kashmir. This further enhances its appeal.