'Yaana' Movie Review: The movie is fresh take on friendship through women's perspective.
Last Modified On: 12 July 2019 | Reviewed By: Saurabh S Nair
This simple tale of friendship is engaging due to its fresh faces, the debutants Vaibhavi, Vainidhi, and Vaisiri.
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Cast: Vaisiri, Vainidhi, Vaibhavi
Directed By: Vijayalakshmi Singh
The film opens in a college and shows the routine life of the three female protagonists – Maya – an aspiring DJ, Anjali – a small-town girl with big dreams, and Nandini - a passionately wild woman. They are all studying in the same college and have their tryst with love and life. At the lowest phase of life, during their first meeting, the girls decide to go to Goa to escape from their problems. On the way to Goa, they encounter several people and circumstances that change the course of their lives.
The film's plot and the screenplay don't have anything new to offer because we have seen buddy films earlier too, like, Moggina Manasu, Dil Chahta Hai and Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara.
But this film is watchable due to its three debutants who has done the lead role in the film - Vaibhavi, Vainidhi, and Vaisiri. The director of the Vijayalakshmi Singh who is the real-life mother of the leading ladies has churned their screen presence and performance quite well. The trio has played their parts with bubbliness and charisma. But, in some parts of the film, especially in the emotional scenes, the lack of acting skills is visible.
Veteran actor-turned-director Vijayalakshmi Singh has let her daughters be themselves for the film and this has helped Yaana score some extra points. There is no forceful acting or narration. However, the humor in the film feels forced.
The film is youth-centric and shows the issues faced by the millennial generation in an appealing way. Their inability to understand what is wrong and what is right is shown in a not so bad way.
Simple Suni, who has penned the dialogues along with BA Madhu, has managed to keep his original style. Joshua Sridhar’s music is energetic and the songs are fresh.
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The male lead actors Sumukha, Chakravarthy and Abhishek have negligible roles due to its theme being women-centric.
Overall the film gives a good-feel vibe and takes you to a youthful journey as the title of the film itself means journey.