Ravi K Chandran, the most celebrated cinematographer of Indian film industry is far-famed for magnetizing visuals in many films. From Shahrukh Khan to the new generation of actors in Tamil industry, everyone is so much fascinated about his visual magic. We had it all so much evident with the Bollywood stars like Amitabh Bachchan and Ranbir Kapoor coming forward to promote the film. The film is produced by RS Infotainment with Harris Jayaraj composing music. Jiiva and Tulasi Nair have played the lead roles.
Jiiva and Tulasi come across each during a shootout of a deadly mafia lord Malik. After several encounters, Tulasi responds to the love of Jiiva and they decide to get married. Unfortunately, Tulasi’s father Nasser doesn’t accept this proposal saying that Jiiva is a useless fellow with no job and responsibilities. Broken down with hopes, Jiiva with the help of travel and job agent Bose Venkat flies down to Basilistan for a new job. On reaching the airport, he is arrested by the country’s police force for carrying narcotic drugs. He is falsely framed and is adjudged for death penalty, where he would be beheaded in front of public. Will Jiiva manage to make his way out of the prison and would he reveal a secret that the entire world is unaware about.
Jiiva has done what has been offered to him in spite of his role not so much convincing. He tries to evoke laughter at few places and his action sequences are worthy of appreciations. Tulasi Nair looks so odd for the character of what she has donned and again she tries to do something of her best. The romantic chemistry between them goes missing and the reason remains vague, why didn’t work out. The opening few minutes of this film are completely racy and we turn nowhere from the screens, but sooner the screenplay slows down putting us in yawn and restless moments. While there is a moment of twist in the tale before intermission, but nothing helps it regain the momentum that it lost before a hour. There is no proper sketch of characterisations and the scenes are too outdated. The film has a running length of 2hrs35minutes approximately, but it never keeps us engaged. Harris delivers just one good number ‘Aathangara Orathil’ and rest of them are average, but the visuals by cinematographer Manush Nandan is the only reason that keeps us glued to the screens.
Too many problems have been planted into the characters and complications with screenplay. If Ravi K Chandran had focused on one particular plot of either love story, mafia vs hero or the human rights violation, then the film would garnered good response.
To make a final word of verdict, ‘Yaan’ is technically appreciable for fantastic visuals and few places of best background score by Harris Jayaraj and neat ‘n’ sleek editing. But overall, the film fails to offer a fresh experience to audience in spite of carrying some untold theme.
Verdict: Unconvincing film and doesn’t do justice to action, thriller or romance.