Directed by: Gurbir Singh Grewal
Music: Surinder Bachan, NG and Gurpreet Pandher
Duration: 2 Hrs & 30 Mins
It’s a film which represents today’s youth who are flamboyant yet sensitive to its culture and surroundings.
Yaar Pardesi is a first Punjabi Movie to be shot with Sync Sound (sync sound means is that the voices and sounds are recorded at the time of shooting instead of being dubbed at a later date.) by Canada Trained Sound Designer Avneet Grewal.
The story of Yaar Pardesi revolves around two friends, who land in India. One is an NRI Punjabi girl, Sehaj (Vandana Singh) and the other is a Canadian, Anna (Claudia Ciesla). The purpose of Anna’s visit is to find her sister’s husband who cheats her and vanishes from Canada, with all her sister’s valuables and Sehaj helps her friend as she has her roots in India.
At the airport, there’s a small misunderstanding where Sehaj mistakes Kuku (Gurpreet Ghuggi) as a cab driver. Kuku goes with the flow as he is charmed by these beauties. On the journey, they become friends. Later on, situations makes these girls vanish from Sehaj’s to Kuku’s.
Kuku’s friends RJ Dhanveer () and Navdeep Kaler () learn about these two beautiful guests of Kuku. These two rural folks aspire to move to Canada and they see Visas in these two lovely lasses. As a result, they all gang up to help the girls accomplish their mission.
This results in many comic sequences and everyone lives happily ever after except from Navdeep as Dhanveer is hooked up with Sehaj and Kuku with Anna.
German Model and Bigg Boss fame Claudia Ciesla looks hot and sizzling on screen. Her chemistry with Gurpreet Ghuggi in the movie is quite amazing. This is RJ Dhanveer’s debut movie but he has been very impressive work in his maiden project.
Vandana Singh has acted pretty well and she’ll surely collect accolades from the audience. Navdeep Kaler has supported Dhanveer well. BN Sharma and Binnu Dhillon are at their hilariuos best. They are the the saving grace of the otherwise dull and drab movie.
After portraying his excellence in direction, with “Mannat” and landmark Punjabi serials “Eho Hamara Jeevna” & “Akhiyan Ton Door Jayeen Na”, Gurbir Singh Grewal once again stepped into the shoes of writer, though his last scripted cine tale “Mannat ” was a hit.
The story is an average fair and has some hiccups. It may impress only a limited audience but many will reject it too.
Just like any other movie of Punjwood, Yaar Pardesi too has got a decent blend of musical carols to charm the masses. Besides peppy numbers “Akhan Akhan Wich” and “Apaan wi Canada” Wale, soulful Tu Te Mein offers a good musical delight.
On the whole, this is an avoidable movie until and unless you’re a die hard Punjwood buff.