Aiyaary’ is yet another scintillating thriller from the director of ‘Baby’ and ‘A Wednesday’, Neeraj Pandey. The film features Manoj Bajpayee, Sidharth Malhotra, Rakul Preet Singh in the pivotal role. ‘Aiyaary’, which means the act of spying is the story of a master and a protégé, their story of chasing and fight against corruption. The spy thriller aimed to expose the corruption in the Army but sadly ended with chasing game. The film lost its way in the mid-way and gets into different mode.

In ‘Aiyaary’, Manoj Bajpayee plays colonel Abhay Singh and Sidharth Malhotra plays Jai, his protege. Young and energetic Jai learnt all the tricks of trade from his master and one day he flew to London with his girlfriend Sonia (Rakul Preet Singh) with a disc containing all the vital information. Following this incident, the underground military intelligence unit came under serious threat to be disclaimed. To save the unit from the crisis, Abhay Singh, the leader of a covert military espionage unit got in the mission to hunt his bright, young and handsome protégé, Jai.

Jai owns the discs which has a lot of ugly secrets of corruption that is spoiling our system from the core.

Arms dealer Gurinder (Kumud Mishra) and an ex-Army officer made a proposal from his boss Mukul (Adil Hussain) to the army chief played by Vikram Gokhale. But the honest army chief declined the offer because the deal is a threat to the secret military espionage unit formed by the army’s chief. The story follows how Abhay will find Jai and what will happen when the secret in the disc will be uncovered.

‘Aiyaary’ did not do justice to Neeraj Pandey’s past flicks which has showed some brilliant intelligence. On knowing it is Neeraj’s film, audience will go to see the flick expecting that level of brilliancy but it will disappoint them. ‘Aiyaary’ is a half-baked movie which lost the grip in the mid-way and go nowhere. He failed to tied many loose ends.

Speaking about the performances, Manoj Bajpayee and Sidharth Malhotra left a mark on the screen. Both are incredible in the role of an intelligence officer. Naseeruddin Shah, Anupam Kher and Adil Hussain are also no less. Rakul Preet Singh looked beautiful and added glamour to the spy thriller.  

Vikram Gokhale, Kumud Mishra, Juhi Babbar, Nivedita Bhattacharya all performed their role well.

Films like ‘Aiyaary’ needs to be technically brilliant but shockingly, it falls flat in their department.  

Praveen Kathikuloth’s editing needs to be improvised. Production values are top rate .

In the nutshell, ‘Neeraj Pandey’ ‘Aiyaary’ fails to live up to the audience’s expectation.