New Delhi (Jagran News Network):

Cast: Irrfan Khan, Arunoday Singh, Chitrangda Singh, Aditi Rao Hyadri, Saurabh Shukla, Sushant Singh

Direction: Sudhir Mishra rating: *** and a half

The performances in all of director Sudhir Misra’s films are appreciable and Ye Saali Zindagi (YSZ) is no exception. The film filled with unexpected twists and turns is a perfect blend of romance, comedy and thrill. At any point of the plot, the film never fails to startle the audience.

The story demands viewers intelligence to unravel what is exactly going on as several characters and tracks are introduced subsequently in the film, making it multifaceted. Not all the beans are spilled at all times! 

It is a story about how the love lives of two gangsters, Arun (Irrfan) and Kuldeep (Arunoday) get disheveled with their criminal delinquency and everybody gets trapped in this treacherous web of deceit.

Most of the film is set against the backdrop of national capital, opening with the narration of Arun who is a gangster working for Saurabh Shukla. He falls for Priti (Chitrangda Singh), a singer who seeks a better future with Shyam (Vipul Gupta) who is already engaged to a politician’s daughter. The film’s track gets jolted towards the life of criminal Kuldeep which keeps dwindling between his harassed but passionate wife Aditi Rao Hyadri, who disapproves of his profession. 

The film involves this whole gang of criminals, corrupt politicians and policemen who keep trying to delude each other for the final picking.

The well written script with witty dialogues never loses direction despite recurrent flashbacks. Like any other reality based film, foul language is used as and when required but it certainly goes with the script. And the credit definitely goes to Manu Rishi and Mishra.

Though, the film is too lengthy and grueling, if you’re willing to be alert and attentive you will certainly enjoy this ride where the multi star cast gives fiery and passionate performances!