After a near decade long wait, Yaariyan 2, the standalone sequel to the 2014 coming of age film Yaariyan, is set to release in cinemas 20th October 2023. Starring Divya Khosla Kumar, Yash Daasguptaa, and Meezaan Jafri as three cousins navigating the hardships of life together, the movie is a remake of the 2023 Malayalam film Bangalore Days. From the story to the star-cast, here’s everything you need to know about the upcoming comedy-drama.
What is Yaariyan 2 about?
Yaariyan 2 is a spiritual sequel to the superhit 2014 coming of age film Yaariyan. This means that the movie’s story is not a continuation of the previous film. Instead, the upcoming film is based on the 2014 coming of age Malayalam rom-com Bangalore Days.
The upcoming movie is about three tight knit cousins who lean on each other for support to deal with loss, marital problems, and work stress. Similar to its predecessor, this movie also explores the themes of love and friendship through an ensemble of relatable everyday characters, and follows a similar upbeat soundtrack backing the coming of age story.
Who is in Yaariyan 2?
Much like its predecessor, Yaariyan 2 features an ensemble of upcoming actors and several Bollywood debuts.The movie stars the dynamic trio of Yash Daasguptaa, Meezaan Jafri, and Divya Khosla Kumar as the three tightly knit cousins whom the main story revolves around. They’re joined by Anaswara Ranjan, Pearl V Puri, and Warina Hussain. This movie will mark the Bollywood debut for television actor Yash Daashguptaa, Tamil actress Anaswara Ranjan, and TV actor/ ex Bigg Boss contestant Pearl V Puri.
In addition to the young ensemble, the movie also stars Lilette Dubey best known for her role as Jazz Kapoor in Kal Ho Naa Ho, and acclaimed actor Murali Sharma whom you may recognize as Mr Khan in Main Hoon Na. Actors Rahul Bose and Harman Baweja have also been confirmed for the film, however, we don’t have any details about the characters the supporting cast will be playing.
Why is Divya Khosla Kumar not directing Yaariyan 2?
Actor/producer Divya Khosla Kumar made her directorial debut in 2014 with the rom-com Yaariyan after directing 20+ music videos. Following the breakout success of her directorial debut, she then went on to direct another romantic-comedy titled Sanam Re which was also a commercial success. This was her last directorial project and Divya has taken a break from directing since 2016. When T-Series confirmed the news of Yaariyan 2, a lot of fans were hopeful to see Divya Kumar resume her break from directing, however, she surprised fans by returning to the franchise to play the role of the lead actor instead.
But don’t worry, Yaariyan 2 is in safe hands, as Divya Khosla Kumar’s passed her directorial duties to Radhika Rao and Vinay Sapru who run a film production house called Rao & Sapru together.
Is there a trailer for Yaariyan 2?
Yes, T-Series has released a trailer for Yaariyan 2 and you can watch it on Youtube. Narrated by Meezaan Jafri, the video kicks off with the cousins rushing to help Divya Khosla Kumar deal with pre-wedding jitters. The teaser then trails off to show the trio navigate life as they meet their significant others, and lean on each other to deal with marital problems, loss, and other quarter life crises. Released on Youtube a little over a month back on 10th August 2023, the trailer already has over 250 million views.
What was Yaariyan about?
Starring a group of fresh faces; Himansh Kohli, Rakul Preet Singh, Nicole Faria, and Evelyn Sharma, Yaariyan, is a coming of age romantic-comedy about a group of college students with polar opposite personalities who come together to compete in a high-stakes international inter-college competition which will determine the fate of their institution.
Tasked with the responsibility to save their college from shutting down, this group of misfits bond over their shared pressures, and become fast-friends. Yaariyan follows this group as they compete in a series of high-energy games to save their college from closing doors, and navigate love, betrayal, friendship, and other turbulent feelings along the way.
What’s common between Yaariyan and Yaariyan 2?
Even though Yaariyan and Yaariyan 2 have completely different storylines, cast, and directors there are some similarities between the two films. Starting with the fact that they’re both produced by Bhushan Kumar under the banner of T-Series. The film has also retained music composer Yo Yo Honey Singh from Yaariyan to compose a few tracks for the upcoming film.
Keeping the crew aside, both the films fall in the same romantic-comedy genre, feature a cast of new and upcoming actors, and present coming of age themes of love, loss, and relationships.
Where can I watch Yaariyan?
Interested in rewatching Yaariyan? The movie is currently streaming on Disney+ Hotstar. If you don’t have a Disney+ subscription you can also rent/buy the movie on demand on Google Play or Youtube.
When is Yaariyan 2 releasing?
Yaariyan 2 will be released in cinemas on 20th October, 2023. Pre-sale tickets for the movie should go live on ticketing platforms BookMyShow and PayTM sometime early during its release-week. Divya Khosla Kumar’s Yaariyan 2 will be sharing its release date with Kangana Ranaut starrer Tejas, and action drama Bagha Jatin.