Tigmanshu Dhulia feels he could have made Yaara differently for an OTT platform

Director Tigmanshu Dhulia recently announced the digital premiere of his movie Yaara. It looks like he is having some mixed feelings regarding the release. While he is happy that the movie which has been stuck for 3 years will finally see the light. He wanted his Vidut Jammwal and Shruti Hassan starrer movie to release on big-screen.

“Only the producer can answer why the film was stuck all this while. I believe we have no option but to release our films on OTT platforms amid the pandemic. I am thrilled that people will be able to watch this film finally. Despite the delay, it will not look dated because the story is set in a certain period,” he states.


Yaara is an official adaptation of the 2011 French film, Les Lyonnais. The movie, also featuring Amit Sadh and Vijay Varma, revolves around four friends who enter the world of organised crime. Even as several big-ticket films are seeking a digital release, Dhulia acknowledges that he had envisioned his story unfolding on the 70mm screen. He feels bad that such movies are not concept-driven. He wanted this to be mounted on big scale as it was shot across 9 different locations.

The director adds that the medium plays a crucial role in determining narrative style. “I would have made Yaara differently [for the digital platform] because OTT is a mix of films and television. In that case, the writing, blocking of scenes and the treatment of the script would have changed drastically.”

Yaara is set to release on ZEE5