Yaan Review


Yaan begins with a descent action block between police and mafia, where Chandru [Jeeva] is introduced as one of the cops and an impressive entry by Srila [Thulasi Nair]. Though their relationship starts with eerie, slowly they develop liking for each other ending in a made-for-each-other couple. Circumstances force Chandru to leave to Balikistan, where he gets caught for carrying drugs, which he doesn't commit. Chandru is sentenced to be beheaded by the court of Law. Will Chandru manages to return back to his mother land proving his innocence? Forms the crux of Yaan…


Jeeva looks charming and carries the film on his shoulders, be it action, humour, expressions or the liveliness. Brimming with energy, Jeeva manages to look carefree chocolate boy in the first half and a macho man in the counter part. Jeeva proves he is a perfect choice for Chandru role. He keeps the film going whenever he is on screen.

Thulasi Nair fits the bill and did her parts with a handful of expressions. She is adequate.

Nawab Shah as villain is purely wasted. JP and Nassar could have given more space. Thambi Ramaiah and Karunakaran stand out with the cameo performances.

Technical Analysis:

Ravi K Chandran failed to prove his mettle as a filmmaker. The ace cinematographer, who has delivered scenic frames in award winning films, couldn't wield the megaphone as perfectly as expected. Even after having an engaging script like Yaan, Ravi’s attempt remained unproductive.

Manushnandan take a bow for such an impeccable capturing in the first shot. Lead pair introduction in the midst of an action sequence is grandiose.

Harris Jayaraj had rendered peppy scores for the romantic scenes and the background music is pulsating in the chase sequences. Yaan is Harris’s recent best album, but songs served as speed breakers in the movie.

Art direction equally stands out. Sreekar Prasad's editing is stunning in all the chase sequences, yet trimming is expected from the rest.

Elred Kumar of RS Infotainment has come up with one more visual extravaganza that is eye pleasing leaving best experiences with yawning screenplay.


Jeeva’s Yaan begins at a promising note and is carried out with best performances and technical aspects [Visuals, camera, music, art], yet viewers feel bored for its slow narration and unwanted commercial aspects, which are otherwise an assets.

Jeeva, Thulasi Nair, Manunandan, Harris Jayaraj and Sreekar Prasad have done astounding job for Yaan. All of them beautifully complemented each other’s work helping in pushing movie a level higher.