Yaar Gaddar: A 1994 Bollywood Action Drama Film with a Catchy Soundtrack
Yaar Gaddar is a 1994 Bollywood action drama film directed by Umesh Mehra and starring Saif Ali Khan, Mithun Chakraborty, Somy Ali and Sweta. The film revolves around the story of two brothers, Shanker (Mithun) and Jai (Saif), who are on opposite sides of the law. Shanker is an honest and dedicated police inspector, while Jai is a bank robber who gets involved in a deadly heist. Shanker vows to track down and retrieve his wayward sibling, dead or alive.
The film features a catchy soundtrack composed by Anu Malik, with lyrics by Qateel Shifai and Dev Kohli. The songs are sung by Kumar Sanu, Alka Yagnik, Udit Narayan, Abhijeet Bhattacharya and Bali Brahmbhatt. Some of the popular songs from the film are \"Mera Yaar Aa Gaya\", \"Mere Dil Mein\", \"Mere Samne Hai\", \"Rap Song\" and \"Tum Hi Tum\". The songs are available in MP3 format with VBR encoding and 320Kbps bitrate.
Yaar Gaddar was released on November 4, 1994 and received mixed reviews from critics and audiences. The film was a moderate success at the box office, earning Rs. 5.25 crore in India. The film is rated 3.7 out of 10 on IMDb, based on 169 user ratings. The film is currently available for streaming on Netflix with subscription.
Yaar Gaddar also has some interesting trivia behind its making. The film was the only collaboration between Mithun Chakraborty and Saif Ali Khan, who played brothers on screen. Saif stated that he did the film for emotional reasons, as Umesh Mehra had launched him in Aashiq Aawara. He did not even read the script of the film before signing it. The film also marked the end of the affair between Gulshan Grover and Somy Ali, who had a bitter fallout during the shooting. Somy had lied to the unit that Gulshan was harassing her, while in reality she had written him love letters. Saif confronted Gulshan and saw the letters, and then scolded Somy for lying. He also told her to never speak to him again. The film also had Rekha and Mamta Kulkarni as the original choices for the female leads, but they opted out and were replaced by Somy Ali and Sweta.
The film also features a rap song by Udit Narayan, which was made fun of by many people, including Saif Ali Khan himself. The song was inspired by a famous international song by Yello, titled \"Tied Up\". The same song was also used as a background music in another film starring Vindu Dara Singh, called Karan. The film also has some music parts that were inspired by another song from Indrajeet, called \"Reshmi Zulfien\". The film was released during Diwali in 1994 and had a theatrical release in Canada as well.
Yaar Gaddar was one of the many films that Mithun Chakraborty did in the 1990s, when he was going through a low phase in his career. He had shifted his base to Ooty and started working in low-budget films, mostly produced by his brother-in-law Shakti Samanta. Yaar Gaddar was one of the few films that had a decent budget and a star cast, but it failed to revive Mithun's fortunes. The film was also overshadowed by other big releases of 1994, such as Hum Aapke Hain Koun..!, Mohra, Krantiveer and Andaz Apna Apna.
Yaar Gaddar was also a rare film for Saif Ali Khan, who was still struggling to establish himself as a leading actor. He had made his debut in 1992 with Parampara, but most of his films were either flops or average performers. He had also faced criticism for his acting skills and his choice of roles. Yaar Gaddar was one of the few films where he played a negative role, but it did not help him much. He had to wait till 1999, when he got a breakthrough with Yeh Dillagi and Main Khiladi Tu Anari.
Yaar Gaddar was also the last film of Somy Ali, who quit acting after this film. She had started her career in 1991 with Anth, opposite Sunil Shetty. She had done a few more films with him, such as Krishan Avtaar and Surakshaa. She had also worked with Salman Khan in Buland and Andolan. She had a controversial relationship with him, which ended in 1994. She then decided to leave India and pursue her studies in the US. She later became an activist and founded an NGO called No More Tears, which works for the victims of human trafficking and domestic violence. aa16f39245