Yodha - Ordinary ride

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Yodha Movie Review

Movie: Yodha
Rating: 2.5/5
Cast: Sidharth Malhotra, Raashii Khanna, Disha Patani, Sunny Hinduja, and others
Director: Sagar Ambre - Pushkar Ojha
Produced By: Karan Johar, Hiroo Johar, Shashank Khaitan, and Apoorva Mehta
Release Date: 15th March 2024


The Yodha Task Force is a highly skilled group of fighters renowned for executing dangerous missions as directed by the government. In a tragic turn of events, when a flight is hijacked and Arun Katyal (Sidharth Malhotra), the sole Yodha present, is unable to prevent it, chaos ensues, and he gets suspended. As fate would have it, he gets engaged in another fierce hijack battle as an in-flight commando, and the rest of the story is how he deals with this dangerous mission differently.


Sidharth plays a commando, Arun Katyal, in Yodha, demonstrating his skills as an action hero. The film predominantly relies on his performance. Raashii Khanna effortlessly portrays Arun's romantic interest. Disha Patani plays a significant role as an air hostess who is entangled in the hostage situation. Tanuj Virwani, playing another commando in the special task force, leaves a mark despite his limited screen time. Sunny Hinduja delivers his role with conviction. 

What Worked For The Film:

The movie's essence lies in the final portions, with the over-the-top action banger towards the pre-climax and the climax being the best part of the movie. Even overall, the film's fights were well choreographed, and the film's lead, Sidharth Malhotra, perfectly fits into the avatar of a trained commando. Though it sounds formulaic, the couple of patriotic dialogues work well according to the situation.

What Did Not Work For The Film:

Yodha has all the elements required for an enthralling action ride. The patriotism, the discussion of peace between India and Pakistan, the lead character seeking redemption and getting a seemingly impossible opportunity to regain his name. Also, the classic touch of the romance track is linked with the professional struggle of the hero and heroine. However, all these things look disjointed and never could have a substantial impact collectively. As far as the hijack mission and opponent team are concerned, though the director duo Sagar Ambre and Pushkar Ojha tried to put occasional twists, they seemed to just for the sake of it and added to the frustration. Also, the technical gimmicks done by the hero and villains on the airplane looked too silly after a point. 

Yodha Review And Verdict:

Yodha is an ordinary action ride. Undeniably, the film is deeply entrenched in stereotypes and never could go to the next level. Sidharth Malhotra's charming screen presence, the last half an hour of the film, and a few dialogues work well for the film. 

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