New Year Release Yaariyan is a contemporary young film that takes audiences through the trials and tribulations of the best years of the life of five young people. The cast of the film Himansh Kohli, Rakul Preet, Shreyas Pardiwalla and Dev Sharma along with the director Divya Khosla Kumar were in the city recently for the promotion of this film.
Set in a boarding school of Sikkim, Yaariyan is a story of five close knit friends who are exploring the best moments of their lives in college. They experience different relationships and learn new values every day. “Yaariyan is about different characters, their bonding, their friendship, their problems, their fun, their mistakes and their relations. It is also about first love, first challenge and the first bonds of friendship” said the director. Divya Khoshla Kumar also stressed about the fact that this is a “realistic film and lacks the typical candy floss romance that we often see in the films set in colleges”. The film has romance, patriotic feelings, action, adventure and this sets it apart from the other films set in such college set ups.
Himansh Kohli who has acted in the youth oriented serial called Humse Hain Life as Raghav Oberoi is making his debut on the big screen with this film. “The journey has been big and exciting. Television is very important now as all the major superstars like Big B, SRK, Salman Khan can be seen on shows on Television. Hence I am thankful that I began my career from television” said the handsome hero with a smile. Himansh plays the role of Lakshya who is a lazy and carefree, fun loving boy. Not only is he a Cassanova but also a rebel without a cause.
Rakul Preet in a green off shoulder knee length dress looked beautiful. The actress plays the role of Saloni, the daughter of a teacher. She is a simple and sincere girl who completes all tasks that she is given with dedication. She commented on her chemistry with Himansh as a “Tom and Jerry” kind.
Shreyas Pardiwalla plays the role of Pardi who is a skinny boy who is passionate about drums. He is a funny and cute guy who always makes up for a best friend. Dev Sharma plays the role of Neil who is the son of the local bike mechanic and is an expert bike driver.
The songs in the film are slowly generating hype and gaining popularity among the people. Mithoon, Pritam, Honey Singh and Anupam Amod have composed the music for the film. Baarish, Sunny Sunny and ABCD have been doing immensely well with the masses.
The film releases on January 10 2014.