Yodha Review: Sidharth Malhotra shines in a formulaic drama

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After the success of Shershaah and Mission Majnu, Sidharth Malhotra returns as Flight Lt Arun Katyal in Yodha, a film directed by Sagar Ambre and Pushkar Ojha. Here’s a review of the movie:


Yodha, released on March 15, features Sidharth Malhotra, Disha Patani, Raashii Khanna, and others in lead roles. Produced by Amazon MGM Studios, Dharma Productions, and Mentor Disciple Entertainment, the movie received mixed reviews upon its release.

Plot Summary:

Set against the backdrop of the Indo-Bangladesh border clashes in 2001, Yodha follows Flight Lt Arun Katyal, an officer in the special Yodha task force. When the ‘Air Hindustan’ flight is hijacked by terrorists, Arun finds himself in the midst of a hostage crisis. Despite facing suspension and personal challenges, Arun takes it upon himself to confront the crisis head-on, leading to a showdown with the system.


Sidharth Malhotra delivers a commendable performance as Arun Katyal, showcasing his versatility as an actor. However, the movie’s formulaic plot and predictable climax may leave some viewers wanting more. While the action sequences and patriotic elements are commendable, the film fails to offer anything groundbreaking.

Audience Response:

While some viewers praised Yodha for its action scenes and patriotic themes, others found the story and acting to be average. Mixed reviews have surfaced on social media, with opinions ranging from “outstanding movie” to “bad choice.”

Movie: Yodha

Cast: Sidharth Malhotra, Disha Patani, Raashii Khanna

Director: Sagar Ambre, Pushkar Ojha

Producer: Karan Johar, Shashank Khaitan 

Rating: 2.5 Stars 

Audience Reactions

“Outstanding movie great action scene or thriller and suspense super Siddharth was looking fabulous and great acting by Siddharth Malhotra (sic),” wrote one user.

“Sidharth Malhotra again Delivers One of the Best performance after Shershaah. Yodha is one of the top class Patriotic Films in Recent Time (sic),” was one quick review.

“Yodha is the best ever hijack based patriotic film of Indian cinema. Sidharth Malhotra has given yet another phenomenal film to Indian cinema like Shershaah (sic),” wrote one viewer.

“Movie was average.It was just an Typical average Bollywood movie u just hear of.Dont waste your time watching this (sic),” came from one viewer who did not like the movie.

“Movie was a bad choice.It story was bad and Acting was just average.Not something u should prefer (sic),” another opined.


Yodha offers a decent watch for fans of patriotic dramas, with Sidharth Malhotra holding fort amidst a predictable storyline. However, those seeking innovative storytelling may find the film lacking in originality. Overall, Yodha is a passable addition to the genre, but it may not leave a lasting impression on all viewers.

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