This movie is a romantic thriller directed by Sudhir Mishra The actors Irrfan Khan Chitrangada Singh Arunoday Singh and Aditi Rao Hydari are in the main lea

Yeh Saali Zindagi Movie Review

Yeh Saali Zindagi Movie Review Hindi
Review for the film " Yeh Saali Zindagi"
Runtime: 2 Hours 15 Minutes
Certificate: UA
Released: 04-02-2011
Genre: Romance
3.5 / 5.0

This movie is a romantic thriller directed by Sudhir Mishra. The actors, Irrfan Khan, Chitrangada Singh, Arunoday Singh and Aditi Rao Hydari are in the main lead.


Arun, played by Irrfan Khan, is a chartered accountant, and he works for Mr. Mehta ( Saurabh Shukla). Arun’s actual work is to help Mr. Mehta run his illegal business. He falls for a bar owner named Priti (Chitrangada Singh). While Arun is away, Priti falls for another man named Shyam (Vipul Gupta).

Meanwhile, a gangster in Delhi named Bade ( Yashpal Sharma) ends up in jail after the politician named Verma ( Anil Sharma), whom he favoured, comes to power. A cop there named Satbir, played by Sushant Singh, works for Bade and helps him. Kuldeep (Arunoday Singh), another inmate in jail, who is also a member of Bade’s gang, is released. He goes to his wife Shanti (Aditi Rao Hydari). Bade’s younger brother, Chote, plans Bade’s release by kidnapping Verma’s to-be son-in-law, Shyam, and daughter, Anjali (Madhvi Singh). The plan doesn’t go well. They actually kidnap Shyam and his girlfriend, Priti. Priti agrees to cooperate on mutual concern. Arun had been following them since the abduction. As Shyam’s affair with Priti comes to Verma’s notice, he refuses to release Bade. Afterwards, Arun transfers illegal money to Verma’s son’s bank account, and also threatens to call the media if Bade is not released. Meanwhile, Bade gets to know that Chote wants to release him from prison, only so he can get details of his bank account. Then afterwards, Chote plans to kill him. Thus, Bade gives the details to Kuldeep.

Later, Bade is rescued. He is surrounded by Chote. Police intervenes. Bade escapes with the help of Kuldeep and other gang members. What happens next is something unexpected. Watch the movie to know the Fate of Arun and Priti’s love, and what happens to Kuldeep.

Star Performances:

Irrfan Khan has proved his versatility time and again. He has done justice to all kinds of roles he has come across. Chitrangada has given an applaudable performance. Aditi Rao Hydari and Arunoday Singh, opposite to each other, have done justice to their characters.

Beyond Storyline:

The movie shows how the police officers and politicians are helped by the gangsters. It shows how unemployment is forcing people to do bad deeds. What could have been improved? The runtime is actually long. It could have been cut down, because at some points the audience tends to get bored. It needs an addition of some catchy and touchy dialogues.


The movie deals with good v/s evil, Hinduism v/s Islam, Brahmins v/s Dalits, North V/s South, man v/s woman, and rich v/s poor. In its run time of about 2 hours and 15 minutes, it has effectively shown the ups and downs of urban life. It is quite an emotional movie.