The director-actor duo of Neeraj Pandey and Manoj Bajpayee, known for films like Special 26, Naam Shabana and a short film Ouch, is back with a feature titled Aiyaary, slated to release this Valentine’s Day. Manoj plays the role of an army officer, Colonel Abhay Singh. The film also stars Siddharth Malhotra, Rakul Preet Singh, Naseeruddin Shah, Anupan Kher, Kumud Mishra and Adil Hussain.
Aiyaary is a film about two army officers (Manoj Bajpayee and Siddharth Malhotra) and the events that occur when one of them goes rogue.
Manoj Bajpayee, while speaking to the Indian Express, commented on Neeraj Pandey’s style, he said, “He doesn’t succumb to all those stereotypical mainstream formula but still manages to intrigue you with a story which is so unique. Every time we work, not even one line (in the script) is wasted. So that doesn’t give you the liberty to go ahead and add your own few things because when he is writing each and every word, even the formation of dialogue is such that you can’t really change it. You know, I have tried many times to change the formation, but it didn’t work”
The film was earlier scheduled to release on January 26 this year alongside PadMan but was later rescheduled to February 14, 2018